Mike Shanin leads this ensemble of conservatives and liberals who provide lively round table talks about issues that face our community today.


  • Ruckus - Jun 25, 2020

    26/06/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to KCMO City Councilwoman Melissa Robinson about the push for police reform in the wake of protests against police brutality. Gwen Grant, Annie Presley, Mary Anne Murray Simons and Patrick Tuohey discuss potential police reforms in Kansas City including local control and defunding, the twists and turns in the Kansas Senate race and potential Joe Biden running mate picks.

  • Ruckus - Feb 27, 2020

    28/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Rosilyn Temple, Executive Director of KC Mothers in Charge, about the organization's efforts to curb violent crime in Kansas City. Annie Presley, Arthur Benson, Chris Reeves and Ron Freeman discuss the earnings tax in KCMO and efforts in Kansas to add an earnings tax, the push by Mayor Lucas to pardon pot convictions and the remaining Democratic candidates for president.

  • Ruckus - Feb 20, 2020

    21/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Rashida Phillips, Executive Director of the American Jazz Museum, about efforts to revitalize the museum. Lisa Johnston, Steve Mirakian, Patrick Tuohey and Shawn Saving discuss details of the proposed KCMO budget plan, the battle over abortion rights and Medicaid expansion in Kansas and the effects of Twitter and other social media on today's politics.

  • Ruckus - Feb 13, 2020

    14/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin interviews KCMO 6th District At-Large City Councilwoman Andrea Bough about some of the city's key agenda items. Ron Freeman, Mary O'Halloran, Laura Isabel Alvarez and Woody Cozad discuss County Administrator Troy Schulte's grim forecast for 2021 property tax assessments, Bob Hamilton's potential run for U.S. Senate in Kansas and the Democratic presidential candidates.

  • Ruckus - Feb 6, 2020

    07/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Glen Alan Philips, President and CEO of the American Royal Association, about the organization's history and upcoming new facility in Wyandotte County. Alana Roethle, Mary Anne Murray Simons, Dave Trabert and Pat McInerney discuss the debate about moving Kauffman Stadium downtown, the future of the American Jazz Museum & the pros and cons of local versus state police control.

  • Ruckus - Jan 30, 2020

    31/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Kansas 3rd District GOP candidate Amanda Adkins about her decision to challenge Sharice Davids and how she differs from her primary opponents. Michele Watley, Patrick Tuohey, Joni Wickham and Dustin Morris discuss the proposed sales tax in KCMO to provide funding for the Kansas City Fire Department, the battle over abortion rights in Kansas and funding a free fare bus service.

  • Ruckus - Jan 23, 2020

    24/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Jackson County Legislature Chairman Theresa Cass Galvin about property taxes, the jail and the County Administrator. Ron Freeman, Annie Presley, Jon Stephens and Jason Grill follow up on the interview and discuss lingering issues in Jackson County, the new Lee's Summit superintendent and the battle over equity training and the impact of the Chiefs going to the Super Bowl.

  • Ruckus - Jan 16, 2020

    17/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Kansas City Fire Department Chief Donna Maize about the key issues and challenges for the department. Terry Riley, Jim Heeter, Alana Roethle and Dave Trabert discuss Gov. Laura Kelly and Senator Jim Denning's deal to expand medicaid in Kansas, the parameters of the search for a new city manager in KCMO and the key contenders in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas.

  • Ruckus - Jan 9, 2020

    10/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas about the city's homicide problem, search for a new city manager, free bus system and other top priorities for the new year. Jeremy LaFaver, Gwen Grant, Woody Cozad and Steve Mirakian follow up on the discussion with Mayor Lucas, discuss recent lawsuits in Jackson County relating to the property tax assessment issue and the latest on impeachment.

  • Ruckus - Nov 21, 2019

    22/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to KCMO City Manager Troy Schulte about his retirement and potential new role in Jackson County. Alana Roethle, Shawn Saving, Theresa Garza and Woody Cozad discuss Troy Schulte's departure from his City Manager position and potential new role as County Administrator for Jackson County, McClatchy's financial issues and struggles for local journalism and the impeachment inquiry.

  • Ruckus - Nov 14, 2019

    15/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Adrienne Vallejo Foster, a GOP candidate in the Kansas 3rd District race, about her top priorities and decision to challenge Sharice Davids. Mary O'Halloran, Annie Presley, Jim Heeter and Steve Mirakian discuss Kansas budget issues despite increased tax revenues, the push for a tenant bill of rights in KCMO and Michael Bloomberg's potential impact on the 2020 presidential race.

  • Ruckus - Nov 7, 2019

    08/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Dr. Matt Naylor, President and CEO or the National WWI Museum, about Veteran's Day festivities at the museum and the opening of a new Vietnam exhibit. Michele Watley, Laura McConwell, Joni Wickham & Patrick Tuohey discuss voters overwhelmingly deciding to change Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard back to Paseo Boulevard, debate over the tomahawk chop & details of the USDA move.

  • Ruckus - Oct 31, 2019

    01/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Diane Euston and Andre Logan from the Save the Paseo committee about next week's vote on which street name to keep. Theresa Garza, Patrick McInerney, Danedri Herbert and Steve Mirakian discuss efforts in KCMO City Hall to restrict public input during committee meetings, the latest developments and speculation in the Kansas U.S. Senate race and restricting the use of TIF in KC.

  • Ruckus - Oct 24, 2019

    25/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Kansas 3rd District candidate Sara Hart Weir about her effort to unseat Congresswoman Sharice Davids. Jon Stephens, Annie Presley, Terry Riley and Woody Cozad discuss Barbara Bollier and her chances in the Kansas U.S. Senate race, the Jackson County tax mess and whether residents may lose their homes and the vague results of new Kansas City Public Schools test scores.

  • Ruckus - Oct 17, 2019

    18/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to KCMO Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw about her new role on the city council and her top priorities. Gwen Grant, Ron Freeman, Jason Grill and Dave Trabert discuss recent reports that rank Kansas as the tenth most taxed state and the fifth most popular state to leave, the frontrunners in the 2020 Missouri gubernatorial race and the most recent Democratic presidential debate.

  • Ruckus - Oct 10, 2019

    11/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to KCATA’s CEO Robbie Makinen about the logistics and potential impact of a free bus system as well as how the KCATA factors into the downtown stadium discussion. Alana Roethle, Jeremy LaFaver, Patrick Tuohey and Mary Anne Murray Simons discuss Kansas City transit issues, the lingering problems in Jackson County & concerns about management of the $5 million for public art at KCI.

  • Ruckus - Oct 3, 2019

    04/10/2019 Duración: 26min
  • Ruckus - Sep 26, 2019

    27/09/2019 Duración: 26min
  • Ruckus - Sep 19, 2019

    20/09/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC, about KCMO Master Bike Plan misconceptions. Ron Freeman, Alana Roethle, Theresa Garza and Arthur Benson discuss recent issues for Clay County and Jackson County government, the Kansas GOP decision not to have a caucus in advance of the 2020 presidential election and how Democratic candidates addressed gun control in recent debate.

  • Ruckus - Sep 12, 2019

    13/09/2019 Duración: 26min

    Mike Shanin talks to former KC Star editorial writer and Ruckette Yael Abouhalkah about his recent Peace Corps experience in Namibia. Michele Watley, Jim Heeter, Patrick Tuohey and Steve Mirakian discuss the debate over implementing bike lanes in Kansas City, the speculation about moving Kauffman Stadium downtown and Mike Pompeo's recent visit and odds for him entering the Senate race in Kansas.

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