William Volker’s Legacy | Pandemic Pension Plans | KCUR 89.3

Segment 1, starting at 1:00 a.m .: The William Volker Charities Fund, launched in 1932, focused on progressive welfare programs for the less fortunate in Kansas City, but was used aggressively after his death to pursue a “pro-capitalist, pro-Christian and anti-communist agenda” to support. “”

The name Volker will soon appear on street signs in Kansas City by Dr. Martin Luther King replaced. But few know the story of the man whose name adorned the boulevard for decades. William Volker’s life was more than an immigrant success story. Known for his charitable works, Volker’s money went on after his death to promote libertarian and conservative ideology well into the 1960s.

Segment 2, starting at 2:00 p.m .: How the pandemic is affecting retirement savings.

For some who contemplated retirement over the past year, the pandemic was a sign that the time was right. For others, the coronavirus meant rethinking the way out of the workforce. “There is a lot of economic uncertainty out there because the pandemic is not over yet,” says David Jackson.

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