Thursday at 9:00 am

Cowtown Conversations

Cowtown Conversations is a weekly public affairs show where we discuss various social, political and everyday topics that impact our lives as resident’s of the Metropolitan Kansas City Area.

Upcoming episodes

Discussion On Diabetes January 25, 2018 | 9:00 am

People in the Kansas City area are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes, with thousands of people suffering from the disease locally. Many others have diabetes and don't know it. More than 290,000 people in the metropolitan area are affected by diabetes, and it is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.

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Recent episodes

Discussion with Alzheimer’s Association
January 18, 2018 | 9:00 am

A discussion about Alzheimer's with Ms. Trish Weatherspoon, Health Advocate. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia.

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Heart Health with the American Heart Association
January 11, 2018 | 9:00 am

A discussion on heart health with the American Heart Association Association volunteer Kelly Stanze, who was diagnosed with high blood pressure at the young age of 26.

Heart disease is the a top five cause of death for residents who live in the third and fifth district in Kansas City Mo.

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Prenatal healthcare and its importance on child development
January 4, 2018 | 9:00 am

A conversation with Dr. Devika Maulik, Associate Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology at Truman Medical Center.

She will talk about prenatal health and how it is important to the health of children born in the metropolitan area as well as the health of those born in our community.

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Exceeds Expectations with Marilyn Chappell
December 28, 2017 | 9:00 am

Exceeds Expectations, Inc. is an organization determined to transform lives by educating and inspiring hands on financial literacy. We take time to get to know who you are and where you are trying to go.

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Women’s Business Center – Brandi Stitt
December 21, 2017 | 9:00 am

The mission of the Women’s Business Center is to develop, counsel and mentor women in all stages of business development and growth. We do this through classes, seminars, peer roundtables, one-on-one consultation, networking and referrals. We also educate women entrepreneurs on sources of funding to include micro-loans and angel funding through the Women’s Capital Connection.

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KCK Youth Violence Prevention Project Grant
December 14, 2017 | 9:00 am

A discussion with Professor Jomella Watson-Thompson of the University of Kansas and Deputy Chief Tyrone Garner of the Kansas City Kansas Police Department on the new 1.4 Million dollar grant to help reduce youth violence in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Rediscover, Hope, Health and Healing
December 7, 2017 | 9:00 am

ReDiscover is a nonprofit community mental health center. It provides comprehensive programs and services for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. We help a broad range of individuals and families, including those with limited financial means or without insurance.

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Holiday Safety With Kansas City Police Dept
November 30, 2017 | 9:00 am

We will have a conversation with Detective Lori Meadors of the Kansas City Police Department Economic Crimes Division on Financial Holiday Safety.

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Holiday Suicide Prevention with Lindsey Doolittle of SASS
November 23, 2017 | 9:00 am

Lindsey Doolittle is an elementary art teacher, author, mental health advocate, and a suicide prevention activist in Kansas City. On April 22nd, 2015 her husband, Brett, ended his life by suicide and her life changed forever. It became her goal to turn this devastating tragedy into something good, open, and honest

SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) believes the public must be educated about suicide.

We sincerely feel that "Suicide is everyone's business." With this in mind, SASS has five steps that we’re taking to make sure that "Suicide is everyone’s business." Those steps are:

Public awareness
Networking with healthcare agencies
Uniting survivors; and
Providing information to area support groups.

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Discussion on Health Care Enrollment
November 16, 2017 | 9:00 am

This week we will be discussing health care options, Medicare Open enrollment ends December 7th and enrollment for the Affordable Care Act or ACA ends on December 15th.

If you want to change your plan you must do so by the deadline or you will be locked into your current plan until the enrollment opens in 2018 for 2019.

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Joseph Jackson is a veteran of the United States Air Force and former member of the Kansas City Missouri School Board and Treasurer for the Kansas City Public Schools. He is a community advocate and former neighborhood President of Santa Fe Area Council and member of the Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council. He enjoys movies and reading.
Favorite Quote Information is knowledge and knowledge is the key that will open any door.

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