Northeast Newscast Episode 44 – an earnest conversation with 3rd District KCMO Councilman Jermaine Reed

3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed.

By Paul Thompson

Northeast News

In this week’s episode of Kansas City’s Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed to discuss a variety of subjects, including Reed’s connections to the Historic Northeast and his thoughts about KCPS superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell; Marvel’s Black Panther; the City’s Ban the Box legislation, which Reed championed; the City’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Edgemoor for the construction of a new single terminal airport; the 1/8-cent sales tax for economic development on the Kansas City’s east side, approved by voters in April 2017; the possibility of getting an Independence Avenue MAX line; the latest news regarding the Parks Department’s organizational review of the American Jazz Museum; and finally, the economic development potential of Major League Baseball’s new Urban Youth Academy.

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