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The 41 Files Podcast takes a deeper look every week at the stories and trends in Kansas City, hosted by the staff of 41 Action News.
76 Episodes
Ever wondered what it takes to bring you local stories from the Super Bowl? In this episode, 41 Action News Anchor Taylor Hemness talks to the people you don't see about the weeks of planning needed to bring you in-depth coverage.
More than a year after her daughter’s death, a local mother is struggling to obtain information from law enforcement about what happened to her youngest child, 26-year-old Noelle Ishkuntana. 41 Action News anchor Taylor Hemness hears the story from reporter Sarah Plake, who’s been following the case closely. This podcast contains a discussion about suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, someone is available. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
The Chiefs Kingdom is in full deployment at training camp in St. Joseph. In this week’s 41 Files, host Taylor Hemness talks to reporter McKenzie Nelson about the record turnout from fans and what to expect for fans planning a trip. At the 16:15 mark, Taylor talks about his recent trip to Tyler, Texas, a place he’s spent time and a place where Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes grew up. Produced by Sam Hartle.
In this week’s edition of the 41 Files podcast, host Taylor Hemness is joined by reporter Andres Gutierrez to talk about a bizarre case in Caldwell County, Missouri where two brothers from Wisconsin who were in the area on business disappeared. At the 15-minute mark, reporter Sarah Plake joined the conversation to talk about an ICE arrest in Kansas City that was broadcast live on Facebook. As a bonus segment at the 29-minute mark, Taylor narrates a technical challenge. Produced by Sam Hartle.
The National Football League announced Friday morning that Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill did not violate the league’s code of conduct policy, clearing Hill to return to the team. In this week’s 41 Files podcast, host Taylor Hemness is joined by 4th and 1 Chiefs podcast host Tod Palmer to discuss the news. Produced by Sam Hartle.
Less than a year after Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana, state and local officials are in the process of establishing the rules of what the state’s medical marijuana industry will look like. In this week’s edition of the 41 Files podcast, host Taylor Hemness is joined by reporter Nick Starling to discuss KCMO’s medical marijuana rules. Later, we play a segment from the 4th and 1 Chiefs podcast as they talk about this week’s news involving Tyreek Hill. Music: Yah Mon by Song Zu. Produced by Sam Hartle.
As confusion and questions of the Jackson County, Missouri property tax assessment process mount, property owners are left with just days to file their appeal. In this week’s 41 Files, reporter Sarah Plake talks about the latest developments in the property tax saga. Elsewhere in the podcast, host Taylor Hemness and reporter McKenzie Nelson talk about Kansas City’s Women’s World Cup fever and recirculation buttons in cars. Produced by Sam Hartle.
In a special edition of the 41 Files podcast, we recap Tuesday night’s race for Kansas City mayor, which saw Quinton Lucas outlast fellow council member Jolie Justus. Reporters Cat Reid and Steven Dial talk surprises and what’s next for Kansas City. Hosted and produced by Sam Hartle. Music: Get Funky by Songzu.
In the latest 41 Files podcast profile, we sat down with Kala Linck and Zach Elkinton to talk about their podcast, Bar Hoppin' and House Shoppin’, which details Kansas City’s restaurant and bar scene and the couple’s months-long journey to buy a house. Music by Songzu - Clap Your Hands.
Tens of thousands of Jackson County property owners received notice this month that the value of their property jumped, sometimes by more than double. On this edition of the 41 Files podcast, host Taylor Hemness is joined by reporter Steven Dial to recap Schlitterbahn and USDA news. Then, reporter Sarah Plake hops on to detail spikes in property values. Produced by Sam Hartle. Music courtesy PMOL - Sell it.
As this spring’s flooding enters the summer, citizens and politicians are increasingly turning their focus for changes to the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In this week’s episode of the 41 Files podcast, host Taylor Hemness is joined by reporters Cat Reid and Steven Dial to talk about the heat facing the corps and how we got to this point. Produced by Sam Hartle. Music by PMOL's Seeking Answers.
Residents in Kansas and Missouri saw first-hand the destructive nature of tornadoes that tore through parts of Lawrence, Linwood and Jefferson City the last two weeks. They also saw neighbors helping neighbors. Meteorologist Gerard Jebaily and reporters Ariel Rothfield, Steven Dial and Sarah Plake talk about covering the storms. Hosted and produced by Sam Hartle.
In this week’s 41 Files podcast, Kansas City Mayoral hopefuls Quinton Lucas and Jolie Justus swing by for an interview ahead of the June 18 general election. Hosted by Taylor Hemness, with reporters Steven Dial and Cat Reid. Produced by Hailey Godburn and Sam Hartle.
Even with the votes likely in hand, there was still plenty of drama at the Missouri capitol Friday as legislators approved an abortion ban on pregnancies past eight weeks. 41 Action News reporter Steven Dial was in Jefferson City during the vote and provided an update on the drama surrounding the vote. Later, at 13:30, Christa Dubill joined the podcast to give an update on her recent story surrounding young men and addiction. Hosted by Taylor Hemness. Produced by Sam Hartle.
In a special Mother’s Day edition of the 41 Files podcast, we sat down with three moms from the Kansas City area – B.J. Thomas, Jan Marrs and Sylvia Harrell – who have experienced a trauma that has brought them together in hopes to spare other moms the same experience. Host Taylor Hemness and reporter Jordan Betts spoke to the trio as part of Betts’ ongoing coverage of the mom’s efforts to raise awareness and help other families. Produced by Sam Hartle.
About one in 10 of us deal with some sort of substance abuse. For those that have asked for help, the path to recovery is full of road blocks, setbacks and heartbreak. Despite the hurdles, a human with hope remains. In this week’s edition of the 41 Files podcast, we detail the addiction and recovery journey of Henry Costigan. We’re also joined in the studio by Henry’s mom, Kathy Costigan, and Kevin O’Grady, founder of the Midwest Recovery Center. Hosted by Taylor Hemness and Christa Dubill. Produced by Sam Hartle. (Music: Stephen Green, PMOL 165)
A recent report by 41 Action News investigator Jessica McMaster detailed the zip codes in Kansas City, Missouri with the highest percentage of children testing positive for lead. In this week’s 41 Files podcast, McMaster joins host Taylor Hemness to discuss her story. They are joined in studio by Amy Roberts, program manager for the Kansas City Health Department’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes Program. Produced by Sam Hartle
In a special Thursday edition of the 41 Files podcast, reporter Ariel Rothfield and 4th and 1 Chiefs podcast host Tod Palmer sit down to discuss the announcement Wednesday by Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe his belief that a crime occurred in his review of a child abuse investigation, but that he didn’t have evidence to charge anyone, including Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Hosted and produced by Sam Hartle.
Reporters Cat Reid and Charlie Keegan discuss the fire that gutted Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and why the moment resonated even in Kansas City with host Tod Palmer. We also discussed smart-meter shenanigans in Independence and how the Kearney School District handled a recent threat by a student on the latest 41 Files podcast.
As the mayoral race heats up in Kansas City, Missouri, talk about economic development and tax incentives are expected to heat up, too. 41 Action News reporter Sarah Plake takes a deeper look at the audit that shined light on how much the city has and is spending on downtown parking garages in this week’s 41 Files podcast.
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