Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kansas City Valentine's 2019 Morning News

We start this lovely #TBT with classic Jordan and some insight about today's pop culture festivities:

Forbes: Valentine's Day Fast Food Deals

CNN: Why flowers get so expensive on Valentine's Day

Vulture: 11 Valentine’s Day Movies for Sad People

New Yorker: Don’t Let Naysayers Ruin Dining Out on Valentine’s Day

Vox: The hidden environmental cost of Valentine’s Day roses

Closer to home, here are the somewhat lovable news links we're checking right now . . .

Show-Me Guv Bridging The Gap

Gov. Parson tours KC bridge in need of repair

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to borrow $350 million to fix worn-out bridges all over the state.

Golden Ghetto Instagram Trap

Oak Park Mall debuts Wonder Wonder immersive concept | The Kansas City Star

The owners of Made in KC and Kindred are opening Wonder Wonder - an immersive, interactive, experiential retail concept - in Overland Park's Oak Park Mall, as well as in a shopping center in Boulder, Colo.

Teaching For The Test

Why Do Most Charter High Schools In Kansas City Focus On College Prep?

Career and technical education is having a moment, but not in all schools. Most charters still focus almost exclusively on college preparedness. "University Academy seeks to prepare students for higher education and to be leaders in society," said superintendent Tony Kline. "The vision is to be the best college prep school in the country."

Loved And Lost

'It's fearful': Woman says man she met on dating app stole her car

A Tennessee woman has some advice for those seeking love on dating apps this Valentine's Day.Dominique Robinson had just moved to Nashville and found a new love interest using a dating app.Their love took off. Then he took off with her car, Robinson said."Oh, he was wonderful. Charming - charming as a boyfriend.

Footballers On The Prowl

Two Kansas City Chiefs land on CBS Sports' top 30 free agents list

The NFL contract resource website Spotrac lists 16 unrestricted free agents for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. Three of those Chiefs were listed among Pro Football Focus' top 50 free agents published just a few weeks ago. On Tuesday, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco published his list of the top 30 NFL players set to hit the free agent market.

Hipster Pink Drink

The Campground's Gimlet Wants You To Play With Your Gin

True adventurers wrestle the essence of nature into a lowball glass and drink their victory. The Campground, the pocket bar that grew into an established love letter to the outdoors, opened in the West Bottoms this past December. "We got inspired by other people doing fun things," co-owner Christopher Ciesiel said.

Cuddle Up As Kansas City Gets Colder

Falling temps on Valentine's Day hint of winter's return this weekend

Just when you think Kansas City will get a break from the cold and snow, winter returns.You'll begin to notice it Thursday afternoon with dropping temperatures.FRIDAY: Snow and sleet could start by midday. Any snow that falls will be light. It will be a powdery snow, but it will accumulate.

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Anonymous said...

“Charter schools prepare kids for college” hmmmmm, isn’t that what all high schools are supposed to do.

Kcps doesnt understand that’s what they’re supposed to do, all they’re interested in is getting high numbers of kids out the door so they can keep the government gravy train rolling.

Anonymous said...

^^^^so? Start your own school if you have a problem with it. See how that goes.

Anonymous said...

College is overrated and teaches attendees that the unskilled are skilled and the skilled are unskilled

Anonymous said...

The Dept Of Education determines what student goes to prison by 4th grade testing. The bureaucrats just shooting for the stars and bars.