Friday, January 04, 2019

Kansas City Friday Morning News Chill

We have a passion for chill music and hotties, here's both . . .

Rolling Stone: Meet Alina Baraz, the Serene Singer Who Went From Isolation to Streaming Stardom 

Harper's: Alina Baraz Didn't Know She Could Sing When She Made Her First EP. Now She's a Rising R&B Star.

Austin Chronicle: The Color of Alina Baraz

Closer to home, here are the local news links worth looking at right now . . .

Freaky Morning Haze

Mysterious smoke rolls into Kansas City overnight

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A smokey mystery rolled into the area Friday morning. A thin layer of smoke rolled through Kansas City overnight. But no one can figure out where it is coming from. Local fire departments are stumped by this one.

Prez Trump Thwarts Booze Biz???

Government shutdown impacting Kansas City breweries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The government shutdown that's brewing in Washington, D.C., has put local breweries, including Boulevard Brewing Company and the KC Bier Company, in a bind. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is in charge of approving labels and license for any new beer, wine and spirits.

Lesson In Local Life

Seg. 1: Lee's Summit Superintendent Seeks Equity. Seg. 2: Brookside Shop Moving After 82 Years.

Segment 1: Lee's Summit R-7 schools superintendent says achievement gap for some students ranges from 17% to 34%. When Dr. Dennis Carpenter became head of the district in 2017 there were contentious initiatives already underway. Among those were needed changes to school boundaries and gaining education equity.

Partisan Smackdown 2019

Josh Hawley, Sharice Davids sworn-in to 116th Congress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 116th Congress started Thursday with Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley officially being sworn-in. The new congress is in session. It includes the most women in history and it's the most diverse.

Golden Ghetto Sugar Rush

From Bullied To Biz

TV exposure weaves new challenge for once-bullied teen wig maker

Fifteen-year-old Trenton Lee found his purpose on the brink of suicide, he recalled, glossing through the pages of a portfolio chronicling the first months of his newly launched Kansas City wig business - a path that ultimately led him to a couch alongside TV and radio personality Steve Harvey.

The Fanboy Narrative Now

The NFL's best playoff storylines involve the Kansas City Chiefs

With the start of another postseason, the NFL has turned its patented Playoff Storyline Generator up to eleven, scanning the field of Super Bowl hopefuls and exhausting every possible way to package and market a deep playoff run from each team.

KC Forecast For Now

Warmer weekend ahead

We're looking at temperatures in the 50's for the next several days.

Alina Baraz - "Feels Right" is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

"Equity" has become the new buzz word of the racial grievance industry. Using it helps them avoid demanding "quotas" and "preferences," which is really where they're heading.

Hyperblogal said...

I would check city hall as the origin of the smoke. CH has lots of it, and mirrors.

Anonymous said...

Watch Lee's Summit schools go down as the racists blacks take over with their laziness and cries of suppression! Maybe if they kneel before class it will make everything all better.

Anonymous said...

8:52 FTW, like Chuck and Super Dave seldoms says anything but when they do it's the truth.

Anonymous said...

Headline: Local breweries seek attention by political virtue signaling.

The breweries typically brew and bottle before the labels are even printed; approval can occur at any point after that. Its unfortunate that they feel the need to politicize themselves; they are not being affected at all by this non approval. That said, I truly don't know WTF the BATF should have to do with anything label related. Frankly I don't see the purpose of the BATF regulating State commerce period. Breweries are permitted on a local and state level, alcohol content is regulated on a State level, facility inspections on a County level. Anyone of those agencies could determine "appropriateness" of a fvkin' label. For those wondering, I don't know WTF the Fed is doing regulating drugs on a Federal level either. It is a State right to do so.

Anonymous said...

Smell of smoke was in the air in Gladstone at 8pm Thursday evening.