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Nick and Jason welcome Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street’s Julie Cook and Velocity Lee’s Summit’s Ashley Smithson to the show for some celebration and conversation. With the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market set to return to its downtown home this weekend, the group talks about planning the return of other popular events and what the things they…
 
Your weekly NewsLink for the week of May 5, 2021. This week’s headlines come from the City of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.By Fredcasts
 
Nick and Jason check in on the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education and the Lee's Summit City Council, before making way for Amy Johnson, who kicks off a new segment of the Town Hall podcast where listeners get an opportunity to introduce the community to someone they think we should all know. For more information on the "I'd LIke you to meet..." se…
 
20th April 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 272: Revolutions: How women changed the world on two wheels SPONSOR: Jenson USA — www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Hannah Ross TOPICS: A one-hour chat with Hannah Ross, author of "Revolutions," a new book which explores how the world was changed by women riding bicycles, …
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of April 19, 2021. The proposed downtown Market Plaza development may be gaining some momentum as the City Council takes up a recommendation for development and management partners. The Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education tabs Ryan Murdock to remain as president and elects Megan Marshall to serve as Vice President;…
 
The Market Plaza development, which includes the voter-approved downtown performance space is taking a big step forward and Nick & Jason take a quick read of the tea leaves after the recent LSR7 BOE election. Ben Rao joins Nick in the second segment to talk about his new book and work to help people care for loved ones as they age and need more car…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of April 12, 2021. The City of Lee’s Summit and a host of partners are offering a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event this week at Legacy Park; a local resident has created a unique fundraiser and opportunity to put your pet in some unique art; a reminder on some changes to the LSR7 AMI schedule and summer camp i…
 
Nick and Jason take just a few minutes to review Tuesday’s election results (read: plead with more people to show up and vote) before turning to a conversation with Lee’s Summit resident Sharon Newman Edwards. Edwards hosts a true crime podcast called Justice… delayed, documenting her dive into an unsolved murder from Abilene, Texas.…
 
4th April 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 271: White House Recognizes Induced Demand Exists Meaning There's Now a Bicycle-Shaped Overton Window That Needs Jamming Open SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Meredith Glaser and Kevin Krizek TOPICS: Discussing President Biden's American Jobs Plan and how Pete Buttigieg is shaping u…
 
In a continuing series of interviews with the four candidates for two available seats on the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education, Christine Bushyhead joins hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury. The conversation covers her thoughts, on leadership, the district's budget and its equity mission. Previous interviews with candidates Rodrick Sparks and Rya…
 
21st March 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 270: Streets for kids SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Alison Stenning and Sally Watson TOPICS: Play streets, cycling and the pop-up protected cycleway on the NE England coast, the Sunrise Cycleway LINKS: https://twitter.com/alisonstenning https://twitter.com/salawatson https://twi…
 
20th March 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 269: Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Tim Gill TOPICS: For too long, we have neglected children's independent mobility. Author and play expert Tim Gill expounds on the theory that children are the cana…
 
Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury sit down with Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education candidate Rodrick Sparks. This is the first of the podcasts annual candidate interviews. Succeeding weeks will include interviews with Ryan Murdock, Christine Bushyhead and Michele Surber. Responses to Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s candidate Q&A from all four candidates c…
 
There are many ways to evaluate the candidates in the upcoming election for two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. In past years, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have talked about their own perspectives and the lens they use to evaluate candidates and the role of the Board in the district. In an effort to offer mo…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 1, 2021. One of five candidates for the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education has halted his campaign; a Lee’s Summit North junior tallies a perfect ACT score, Summit Christian Academy speech and music students earn honors; and four people are added to the LSR7 administration team.…
 
The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 268: Bike Freak: Being Gary Fisher SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Gary Fisher TOPICS: I walk him Gary backyards through his life, starting now and ending in 1950, the year he was born. LINKS: https://twitter.com/gary_fisher https://www.bluetrainpublishing.com/books-blog/being-gary-fisher https://…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 22, 2021. This week’s headlines come from Summit Theatre Group; the City of Lee’s Summit; the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District; Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and the Downtown Community Improvement District.By Fredcasts
 
Lee’s Summit Social Services executive director Matt Sanning drops by the show to talk about the recent weather and its effects on some in our community. The weather, combined with the current economic crisis caused by the pandemic, has led the agency to ask the community for additional financial support. Donations can be made in person (108 SE 4th…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 15, 2021. This week’s headlines from throughout the Lee’s Summit community including: Downtown Lee’s Summit; Summit Christian Academy; Lee’s Summit CARES; Lee’s Summit Medical Center and the City of Lee’s Summit.By Fredcasts
 
Podcast host and craft beer ambassador Nigel Woodberry and Reggie Gray, a Lee’s Summit resident and business owner join hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury for a conversation about Black History Month and how we, as a community, can better facilitate effective dialogue on race and diversity.By Fredcasts
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 8, 2021. Downtown Lee’s Summit and surrounding bars and restaurants announce cancellation of popular parade and pub crawl; UCM-Lee’s Summit offers more professional training; local elementary students see project come to life in special field trip and the City’s Human Relations Commission preps for a ci…
 
Sunday 7th February 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 267: Put money on the table and let's get these modes moving SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Francois Bausch, Deputy Minister, Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Luxembourg Claudia Dobles Camargo, First Lady, Costa Rica Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport, Ethiopia…
 
Let’s be honest here, folks. It’s February, we’re still in a pandemic and the news train is chugging a little slow. So, we’re keeping it short this week with a shoutout to our favorite Robot Shade Overlords, discussing our big game menus, thinking about our hometown team and spending our off air time gearing up to meet the Board of Education candid…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 1, 2021. This week’s headlines come from Lee’s Summit North High School, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and the Jackson County Health Department. Click here to fill out the County’s COVID-19 vaccine survey.By Fredcasts
 
Friday 29th January 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 266: Move More With The Miracle Pill Author Peter Walker SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Peter Walker TOPICS: A one-hour long conversation with Guardian political journalist Peter Walker talking about his new book, "The Miracle Pill." LINKS: https://www.the-spokesmen.com h…
 
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has come to a settlement in a discrimination case stemming from 2018 and Jason and Nick are gearing up for candidate conversations as we look ahead to the April Board of Education election. And Phil Hanson, of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation joins the show to talk about the organizations work to suppor…
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of January 25, 2021. This week’s headlines feature news from Summit Art, the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit Pleasant Lea Middle School and Lee’s Summit North High School.By Fredcasts
 
Monday 25th January 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 265: Desert Skies, Warm Showers and Church Bells SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Donna Tocci and Sylva Florence TOPICS: Solo cycle touring. Donna and Carlton chat with Sylva who — among many other bike trips — rode solo from Berkeley, California to St. Augustine, Florida …
 
Nick and Jason take some time to catch up with Lee's Summit R-7 Superintendent Dr. David Buck. In addition to a conversation about the recent decision on learning modes, they talk about some current construction and development projects and some new educational programming beginning next fall.By Fredcasts
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of January 18, 2021. Each week, we take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings and events around Lee’s Summit. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, City of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit.…
 
Saturday 16th December 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 264: Bike Nerds Kyle and Sara of People for Bikes SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Kyle Wagenschutz and Sarah Studdard of People for Bikes TOPICS: Bike lanes, mobility motivations, and Mayor Pete's high-profile potential impact on transportation.…
 
Man, the holiday break was just too long and Nick & Jason are ready to get back to conversations about our community and with people doing good work around town. In their first episode of the new year, Jason and Nick throw out an idea for the next holiday season before opening the window for looksy at City Council and the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of …
 
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of January 11, 2021. Each week, we take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings and events around Lee’s Summit. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Summit Christian Academy and the City of Lee’s Summit City Council.…
 
Wednesday 30th December 2020 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 263: Loading close pass videos to the cloud with a smart bike dashcam that looks like a cute Pixar character SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Crispian Poon and Liz Yu of Pelation, maker of the Rebo smart bike light and dash cam. TOPICS: Pelation is a UK-government back…
 
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