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Banking on KC

Dec 1, 2021

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tammy Buckner, founder and CEO of WeCode KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the nonprofit’s programs build technology skills among youth, propelling them to a better future.

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  1. Why Tammy believes coding is a path to economic prosperity for underserved...


Nov 17, 2021

On this episode of Banking on KC, Natasha Kirsch, founder of The Grooming Project, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization, the only nonprofit dog grooming school in the country, helps to break the cycle of poverty through job training that inspires love and hope.

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  • How a...


Nov 10, 2021

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Roy Jensen, vice chancellor and director of KU Cancer Center, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the Cancer Center continues to transform the care experience for patients while providing access to breakthrough ideas and new treatments.

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  1. The KU Cancer...


Nov 3, 2021

On this episode of Banking on KC, Joy Beth Scammahorn-Orr of Plaza Academy, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the mission and community impact of Plaza Academy.

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  1. Surprising way in which Plaza Academy got its start 50 years ago.
  2. Diversity among the students Plaza Academy serves.
  3. Plaza...


Oct 27, 2021

On this episode of Banking on KC, Barnett Helzberg, former chairman of Helzberg Diamonds and founder of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP), joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss entrepreneurship in Kansas City.

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  1. How Barnett’s inspiration for starting HEMP stemmed from...