Kansas City Back To The Grind Link Snap


No, we didn't get shot but felt like the note about record breaking murder was an important enough place to take pause.

And now, let's take a peek at all the news that's important enough to compile and witness along with this testament to culture war celeb curves . . .

Peeps: Kanye West Sweeps Kim Kardashian Off Her Feet on Ice Cream Trip After Pal 2 Chainz’s Wedding

Metro: A dehydrated Kim Kardashian really wants us to know how hard she’s been working on her booty

MarketWatch: Hernia Repair Devices Market Size is Projected to be Around US$ 10 Billion by 2025

Closer to home, we're getting a firm handle on these local news links . . .

Kansas City Agenda This Week

From Charlie Parker to Open Spaces, Downtown is groovin'

From the "Yardbird" Celebration to the start of Open Spaces; from Paul Thorn to the Redneck Throwdown Feat; and from KC Dance Day to the season finale of Hot Country Nights... Downtown will be swayin' to the music all week long. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts and entertainment - Monday to Sunday, Aug.

Cowtown Needs Tech Workers

Want to strengthen KC's job market? Narrow skills gap, digital division

Digital division in Kansas City is taking its toll on the local workforce, said Jeremy Hegle. More must be done to allow skilled workers access to technology - in turn offering them a chance to succeed in a rapidly growing electronic economy.

Golden Ghetto Wait Time Redux

Extended hours at Johnson County DMVs to end Monday

Long lines at driver's license offices in Johnson County forced officials to keep offices open longer as they worked to meet the needs of the public. But, beginning Monday, those hours will be taken away. Johnson County residents have had the option for most of the summer to come to the driver's license offices in Olathe and Mission for extended hours on Mondays.

Kansas City Girl Power Money Talk

Local organizations join together to teach women how to negotiate higher pay, close the gap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City, Mo., is one of the top ten cities for women to work in, but when you compare a woman's paychecks to a man's paycheck - not so much. A recent study shows that women working full time in Missouri earn 78-cents for every dollar earned by a man doing the same job.

All The Local Music Links

Sounding Off

Friends and associates are chagrined by my indifference to sonic fidelity. I defend my lackluster stereo equipment by noting that a disproportionate percentage of my favorite recordings consist of hiss-imbued R&B, wobbly dub, murky jazz, scratchy honky tonk, ruffian rockabilly, disheveled punk and extemporaneous Soundcloud rap.

Local Real Life Testimony

StoryCorps In Kansas City - A Mother Confronts Her Doubts About Her Father's Final Years At Home

StoryCorps' MobileBooth is in Kansas City until September to collect the stories and memories of residents. This is one in a series of stories KCUR has chosen to highlight. Facing the end of life often brings hard choices. Diane Botwin decided to have her father, Dr. A. E.

TKC Sweet On Readers!!!

Kansas City's 5 Best Cupcakes

Whether it's your birthday, anniversary or simply a Tuesday, it's always a good day for cupcakes. There are a few things that make a standard cupcake great. Quality ingredients are a must. The cake's consistency should be fluffy and bouncy to the touch. A cupcake that is soft and moist on the inside, is perfect.

Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee - Made For Now is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD right now . . .


  1. Rachael Santschi has the best cupcakes on local TV.


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