We Have Issues IndependenceNov 26, 2023
And its Gone.....Discussion on the potential move of Kauffman stadium and the Royals
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan discuss the impact and issues surrounding the potential move of Kauffman stadium away from the Truman Sports Complex.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan prepare for Thanksgiving and talk about gratitude and things they are thankful for.
Podcast Potluck #6
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan dive into numerous topics such as the new Frontier Trails Museum and other things happening in Independence.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan discuss the evaluation of the future of Independence Power & Light.
IPD Body Cams
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan are joined by Independence Police Chief Adam Dustman who will share information about the recently acquired grant which will fund body cameras for Independence police officers.
Go Go Bond
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss the proposed GO bond and the potential impacts it could have on the future growth of Independence.
Re-Election, Selection, and Reflection
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss Dan's plan to run for re-election for the District 4 seat.
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss the Jackson County Assessment issues and potential outcomes of the lawsuit filed by several area cities.
Local Election Issues
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan take a look some potential upcoming election issues that will likely come forward in the next year.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan dive into a variety of community issues.
A Conversation with IPD Chief Adam Dustman
This week, Laurie Dean has a sit down conversation with Independence Police Chief Adam Dustman as they discuss challenges and opportunities within law enforcement.
We have an arch too
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss programs from across the country as well as the Arch program in Independence and how they are addressing mental health issues in their communities.
Raising the Roof
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean tackle the topic of housing the challenges of dealing with rental housing, overlay districts, and multi-family.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about the annual SantaCaliGon Festival which is celebrating its 51st year.
Getting to Know You
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan pull back the curtain to share a little bit about themselves.
Boards & Commissions
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean talk about the numerous committees that citizens have the opportunity to serve on and the important role they play in local government.
Pick Up Artist
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan dig into the proposed overlay district for Englewood.
This week Laurie Dean and Dan discuss the tourism master plan which includes the potential concept of a new trails museum.
Shake Off the Past
This week Laurie Dean and Dan discuss how our community can look forward instead of dwelling on issues in the past.
This week Laurie Dean and Dan talk about the issue of transparency in government and the importance it plays in building trust with your constituents.
Economic Development Update
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan discuss several economic development projects, their impact on the community, and how structuring incentives can make it a win-win for everyone.
Dan....Why Do You Hate the Square?
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about the Independence Square. What has happened and what may happen in the future.
Things That Go Ruff
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about the recently repealed breed ban ordinances and what regulations may be coming forward to protect the public from dangerous animals.
We Heart Independence.....But We Don't Always Love It
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan discuss some of the challenges of "loving" our community.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about a number of issues including the city budget, breed specific language, and economic development.
Methdependence to Breaking Good
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan discuss the history of meth in Independence and what is being done to rid Independence of the title of Methdependence.
Mr. Hobart Goes to Washington
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss the process of lobbying for federal funds in Washington DC and Dan's recent trip to secure funding for projects impacting Independence.
Westward Ho - Part 2
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan continue to discuss the future of the Frontier Trails Musuem.
Westward Ho - Part 1
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean dive into the topic of the future of the Frontier Trails Museum.
This week, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about "Leaving Independence" and what that means to them and why they choose to stay in the community and help it grow.
Honoring the Past...Rewarding the Future
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean review some of the more recent positive things happening in Independence with a look toward what the future might hold.
What is the reality of Independence Power and Light
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean dig into the latest discussion by the City Council regarding the future of Independence Power and Light.
Mini-Episode: Uptown Garden Fair
In this week's promo, Laurie Dean shares information about the upcoming Uptown Garden Fair on April 29th.
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean dive into a number of issues including updates on the breed specific ban, economic development, and long term planning for the City.
Mini Episode: Invite to Powerhouse Theater production
In this week's mini-episode, Dan invites our audience to the Powerhouse Theater production of Moonlight and Magnolias.
The Marijuana Tax
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean are joined by Independence City Manager Zach Walker as they talk about the April 4th ballot issue which would place a 3% tax on recreational marijuana.
Mini-Episode: Play Chess at George Owens Nature Park
This week's mini-episode is an invite to test your chess skills on March 23rd at George Owens Nature Park.
Meet Laurie Dean Wiley
This week, Dan Hobart interviews co-host Laurie Dean Wiley to understand what drives her and those things she is passionate about.
Mini-Episode - An Invite to the JSL Bingo, Brunch and Bubbly event
Laurie Dean extend an invitation to take part in the Bingo, Brunch and Bubbly event on Saturday, February 25th.
Update on the specific breed dog ban
Today, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss the latest conversation about the specific breed dog ban which is in effect in Independence and how that could change in the future.
Mini-Episode "We love bugs"
Dan shares an invite to an event being held this month at the George Owens Nature Park.
Dan and Laurie Dean continue their discussion about how to address "houselessness" and some of the changes in the zoning codes that will help set the table for providing support services for this segment of our population.
Mini-Episode: The Purpose of the We Have Issues podcast
Mini-Episode: Invitation to attend the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Laurie Dean extends an invite to attend the Independence Chamber of Commerce annual Banquet which is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, 2023.
This week, Dan and Laurie Dean discuss some of the big topics going on with the City Council such as trash, council rules and procedures, the charter commission and more.
Happy New Year
In this mini-episode, Laurie Dean and Dan reflect on the past year and look forward to what is to come in 2023.
The Future is Our Past
In this week's episode, Laurie Dean and Dan talk about a concept for development of a new museum to honor the history of the trails in Independence.
Mini Episode - Marijuana Sales Tax on the Horizon
In today's mini-episode, Dan Hobart shares an upcoming vote to put a marijuana sales tax on the ballot in April.
Christmas Memories and Traditions
Laurie Dean and Dan share with you some of their fondest Christmas memories while growing up in Independence.