Quick glimpse at local links, pop culture hotness and all manner of news items topping our agenda this evening . . . Take a peek:
Santa Brings Liver Damage???
Thanksgiving is over, which means it's time to stuff our work refrigerators with Thanksgiving leftovers, and make room in our bellies for more holiday goodness. Very soon, we'll load up on eggnog, brisket, holiday pastries and, best of all, beer!
Brew Dudes Doubt Prez Trump
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) - Local brewers are expressing concern about taxes and what might happen after the new year when a tax law expires. The beer is flowing in Raytown at Crane Brewing Company. Business is good now, vice president and co-founder Chris Meyers said.
Celebrate Sleaze Scummit Toilet Good Cause
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - It's not uncommon to see lights strung up on rooftops, in yards and around the home during the holiday season. But how about on a toilet? The Lee's Summit Magic Potty is gearing up for its third annual lighting ceremony, and they're looking for a donation blowout.
JoCo Good Life Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Home shoppers will have a new place to shop for decor, and it's all inspired by a popular HGTV host. Bargain Mansions host Tamara Day gave a sneak peak of her new store, Growing Days Home on Thursday. The store contains many pieces from the show, which is shot in Kansas City.
Hottie Trolling Fans
Arianny Celeste showed off her curvy backside in a pair of ripped up jeans for her latest Instagram update on Wednesday night. In the sexy snapshot, Arianny had her back turned toward the camera as she rocked a pair of light-washed denim pants, which has a huge tear just underneath the pocket.
Wrap Up This Luxury
The world's most elite sex club is opening doors for an "evening of unrestricted erotic excess". This Saturday, rich and famous guests are set to descend on Snctm's "ultra VIP" mansion in Miami. Once inside, they "step into a world of intrigue and sensuality". The exclusive venue provides the opportunity to explore your most hidden desires.
Billionaires Can Talk As Much Smack As They'd Like
Billionaire Elon Musk called British caver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" on Twitter.
Show-Me SLIGHT Raise
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri's minimum wage rate is set to go up again soon. The state minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The is $8.60, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, after 62 percent of voters approved annual raises to the state minimum wage in November 2018.
Kansas Earns Help Keeping Old School Crooks Locked Up
TOPEKA, Kansas - One solution to Kansas prisons' woes could come with a $35 million price tag for three new specialty prisons. The state's corrections system only treats half of its inmates who struggle with substance abuse. And as some people serve decades-long sentences, the system finds itself home to more elderly prisoners who need special care as they age.
Doggie Exercise Tech Debuts
As the weather gets colder, it can get harder to stay active for both us and our pets. A Kansas City company hopes its new product can help, while also giving better insight into your dog's health. When siblings Davide and Sara Rossi launched their company, FitBark, they had no idea how quickly it would grow.
Annual Sweet Life Look
On this very special edition of KCUR's Up To Date, one of Kansas City's most renowned chocolatiers discussed responsible sourcing of cacao beans, his approach to the combining of other flavors with his favorite ingredient, and how non-experts can stear clear of junk when shopping for something to satisfy a chocolate craving.
Kansas City Final Act
Actress and singer Debra Bluford, known for her work in comedies and musicals, died on Thursday of pancreatic cancer. She had been diagnosed three weeks ago, according to a friend. A regular on many Kansas City stages, Bluford performed in nearly 20 shows at the American Heartland Theatre before it closed in 2013.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .