Media & Appearances, 2018
KCPT Ruckus - June 21st, 2018 – Mike Shanin, Lisa Johnston, Steve Mirakian, Jon Stephens and Patrick Tuohey discuss the implications of announced delays for the new KCI terminal, the push for a sales tax for pre-K in KCMO & the recent Inspector General's report.
KCPT Ruckus - April 26th, 2018 – Mike Shanin, Terry Riley, Lisa Johnston, Laura McConwell and Steve Rose discuss the latest details in the Eric Greitens saga including a new felony charge, the Kansas school finance bill and correcting the $80 million error and the mounting problems in Jackson County government.
KCPT Ruckus - February 22nd, 2018 – Mike Shanin, Ron Freeman, Lisa Johnston, Jason Grill & Steve Rose discuss whether Jeff Colyer or Kris Kobach is the front runner for the GOP nomination in the KS governor's race, Trump's proposed military parade and Josh Hawley's suggestion that MO should host the parade & the gun control debate.
KCPT Ruckus - January 25th, 2018 – Mike Shanin, Patrick McInerney, Lisa Johnston, Annie Presley and Steve Mirakian discuss the future for Gov. Eric Greitens in wake of blackmail allegations, Sam Brownback's ambassadorship confirmation, the council's action on the streetcar expansion measure and the government shutdown.
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