Kansas City Monday Night News Link Digest

Here's just a bit of rising star singer hottie promo for those not too bogged down in the endless culture war waged mostly to power car insurance commercials . . .

The Blast: Bebe Rexha Is Anything But a ‘Mess’ After Hair-Raising TCA Win

Rolling Stone: Bebe Rexha on Her Long Road to Solo Stardom

ETonline: Bebe Rexha Is Having Her Moment After Record-Breaking Country Crossover

Tonight's news link line-up check-in:

12th & Oak Takes Away Prizes

Selections for KCMO Innovation Partnership Program Announced

Kansas City, Missouri has announced the selection of six companies as part of its 2018 Innovation Partnership Program. Partners represent a range of services, and will work with various City departments over a 13-week test program.

Kansas City Improv Commits Hate Crime Against Comedy

Ahead Of Improv Festival, Buzz Builds Around 'Subversive' Kansas City Troupe

"Subversive minstrelsy." That's how Brandey Chandler describes the inspiration for an upcoming performance at the Kansas City Improv Festival. Chandler is one of nine members of the troupe U People, which was formed in February by a group of Kansas City-based black improvisers.

Show-Me Tagging Fix

New law to curb expired license tags in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new state law aims to reduce the number of Missouri residents driving vehicles with expired temporary license tags. The measure taking effect Aug. 28 will require drivers to turn in temporary tags to a state license office when obtaining permanent plates and paying sales tax on newly purchased vehicles.

KCI Security Questions

Stolen plane in Seattle prompts concerns about airport security

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a Seattle airport worker flew off in a stolen plane last week, it's prompted the question: Could an impromptu air show happen in Kansas City? On Friday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport employee Richard Russell stole a Horizon airplane and performed several stunts in the air before crashing to his death in a remote area.

Local Journalism Most Fowl

Can Markets Save The Prairie Chicken In Kansas?

The booming calls of the lesser prairie chicken once rung out across western Kansas. Accounts from the 1800s mention bands of hunters bagging dozens of birds each. Railways advertised special trains that brought sportsmen to shoot the birds in the Texas panhandle, complete with ice cars to preserve the meat on the ride home.

Golden Ghetto Doggie Style Fix

Shawnee off-leash dog park closed for ADA renovations

SHAWNEE, Kan. - The dog days of summer are coming to an end and so are the hours of operation at one local dog park. "I don't take my dogs very often," said Lea Klepees. As much as she would like to, Klepees hardly ever gets out to the dog park.

More Middle-Class Kansas City Hipsters Share Love For Drake

Drake and the Migos' tour-opening show, last night at Sprint Center

A few short months ago, the Drake-Pusha T beef was dominating rap headlines and shaping up to be the hip-hop narrative of the summer. How things change. Pusha has canceled half his tour, likely due to poor sales.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. What the fuck is Drake?

    1. Your gay son loves you8/13/18, 9:08 PM

      Grandpa, you're only revealing your own ignorance. Now you be nice or I'll take away the remote control and send you to bed without your applesauce.

  2. Can't you just imagine the hilarity that improv troupe must provide?

    I'll bet it's right up there with the latest black guy dresses up as a fat woman movie.

  3. Oh boy, this will send the blm crowd into of freakin out of control rage, I can see it now, protesting and burning shit down all because it’ll be racist to have to turn in their paper tags they’ve been copying and selling on the black market, yup, they’ll be pulling the ole race card for sure on this one

  4. I’ve been to the prairie chicken capitol of the world in Kansas and it’s some of the most beautiful country I’ve seen, absolutely amazing, saw a perigrine falcon catch one while I was there, really freakin cool!

  5. Drake is a male duck and a closeted gay singer from Canada. Who needs google.

  6. Ha 10:51 !

  7. Did Drake earn enough to make a couple more bus payments ?

  8. I read the KCUR article but couldn't find the info.

    When is the "U People" group's next Minstrel Show?
    Their Blackface makeup is superb, which one is "Mister Interlocuter" and which one is "Mister Bones"?
    Where are the tambourines?


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