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“Missouri Viewpoints” First Taping Tomorrow

August 17th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

“Missouri Viewpoints”, a new program dedicated to promoting a civil, informative discussion of the social, political and economic issues that affect our state, will make its debut taping tomorrow. If you’re in the area, stop by and give Mike your support!

August 16th, 2007Contact: Mike Ferguson (cell – 816.668.9495).

(Grandview) – Grandview’s Hard Bean Cafe will be a busy place this Saturday, as the first episodes of a new public affairs television show will be recorded and two of the Kansas City area’s state legislators will meet with the public.

Starting at 8:45, three ten-minute interviews will be recorded for “Missouri Viewpoints”, a new program dedicated to promoting a civil, informative discussion of the social, political and economic issues that affect our state.

At 8:45 – Brent Toellner, Legislative Chair of the KC Dog Advocates, will discuss animal rights issues and laws like those than ban specific breeds of dogs as well as talk about the fallout of the Michael Vick dog fighting controversy and what that means for awareness of animal based legislation.

At 9:00 – Tim Asher, the Executive Director of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, will discuss that group’s efforts to put a Constitutional amendment before voters in 2008 that would stop any state government entity from considering race or sex in employment, contracting and admission decisions. This issue is sure to be among the most hotly debated of the 2008 campaign season.

At 9:15 – Rep. Jason Holsman, a Democrat who represents Missouri’s 45th District, will discuss the upcoming special legislative session as well as a variety of other issues the Legislature will be addressing in the coming months.

From 9:30 to 11:00, Holsman and Rep. Kate Meiners (D-45) will be available to meet with the public at the Hard Bean Cafe. There will be no speeches, no screening of questions or any other process that is typical of political events.

Reps. Holsman and Meiners will meet with anyone and discuss the issues on the minds of those who show up. This is the second in a series of events designed to help the public better communicate with our elected leaders.

Who: State Representative Jason Holsman, State Representative Kate Meiners, KC Dog Advocates Legislative Chair Brent Toellner, MCRI Executive Director Tim Asher

Where: The Hard Bean Cafe (801 Main Street in Grandview)

When: Saturday, August 18th. TV tapings at 8:45. Reps. Holsman and Mainers meet with the public at 9:30.

Mike Ferguson

http://www.mikefergusononline.com

816.817.1817

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