Saturday, April 11, 2020

Kansas City Saturday News Look

Of course CharMac is keeping it tight during the lockdown . . . Accordingly, we share info regarding pop culture community and and more . . .


List of locations to get free food during stay-at-home order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With many people out of work and school, organizations across the metro are offering options to make sure no one goes hungry. We've compiled a list of links to help you find out where you can pick up food: Harvesters provides food to a network of agencies that then provide help to individuals and families.

Local Big Rig Careers???

Big-rig truck driver shortage worsened by coronavirus - Marketplace

There's a shortage of big-rig truck drivers in the U.S. The trucking industry needed tens of thousands of drivers even before the coronavirus hit. And now, the industry's worried that the pandemic is going to make that shortage even worse. Dylan Francis, in Kansas City, Missouri, is ready to get out on the road.

Low-Key Border War Cont'd

Oak River Farms, tied to billionaire, moves headquarters to Kansas City area - Kansas City Business Journal

An agricultural company with ties to billionaire Bill Gates will move its headquarters to Lenexa. Oak River Farms will lease 4,595 square feet in the Penn II building of The District at City Center. The company, which has been based in Monterey, La., will occupy the space this summer, according to a release from Copaken Brooks.

KC Crash Postscript

Police: Man who crashed pickup into Kansas City home dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who crashed his pickup truck into a Kansas City house, causing both the truck and house to burst into flame, has died of his injuries, police said.

Not Quite The Peak

Outbreak 'levelling off' in US - Fauci

Experts on the White House Covid-19 taskforce say the coronavirus outbreak is starting to level off across the US. Dr Deborah Birx said there were good signs the outbreak was stabilising, but cautioned: "As encouraging as they are, we have not reached the peak."

Coronavirus Stimulus Waiting Game Starts Now

Not everyone is getting a $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check. Here's who will be left out.

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans who expect to receive a $1,200 stimulus check from the federal government could start to see the payouts arriving as early as next week. But many Americans won't get a check at all.

Question Push Back

PBS's Yamiche Alcindor mocked for confronting surgeon general over 'offensive' remarks appealing to minority groups

PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was ridiculed after a bizarre exchange with Surgeon General Jerome Adams over his appeal to minority groups to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Recent reports have shown that the virus has disproportionately impacted the black and Latino communities, particularly in urban areas.

Prez Trump Timeline Concern

Coronavirus live news: Trump faces 'biggest decision' on curbs as WHO warns on second wave

US president says he is 'not determined' to open up the country in May; global death toll passes 100,000


White House rips U.S.-funded outlet Voice of America in daily newsletter

Among the White House's complaints raised Friday: VOA's comparison of China's death toll to that of the U.S., where more than 16,000 people have now died of Covid-19. The Trump administration has cast doubt on the Covid-19 numbers coming out of China, pointing to the lack of transparency and cooperation from Beijing from the earliest days of the outbreak, as well as the Chinese government's history of fudging official statistics.

Check Local Easter Directory

LIST: Places of worship in Kansas City offering livestreamed services for Easter, Passover

Below is a list of religious services and places they will be livestreamed online this weekend. If you would like to have your place of worship added to our list, please email with the name, time and a link to the livestream.Coronavirus in KC: The latest resources and how to keep your family safeCOVID-19 maps of Missouri, Kansas: Latest coronavirus cases by county39th Street Church of Christ in IndependenceSunday at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Life ChurchSundays at 8 a.m, 9:35 a.m.

KCK Help Line Connected

KCKPS opens multi-language call center to field questions

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - School districts across the Kansas City metro are working to stay connected with their students and their families during this time. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools has had success with its multi-language call center. Staff members are busy, fielding questions about the district's continuous learning plan.

Cowtown Tech Cinema Debuts

Kansas City FilmFest International spends next week streaming online

Royal Crest Lanes // Courtesy KCFFI Three weeks ago, the 24th annual Kansas City FilmFest International was still planning to go ahead as scheduled. Then came Coronavirus. "Initially, we were going to postpone, but as soon as we did that, the world blew up," Veronica Elliott Loncar, KCFFI's Executive Director, said.

Hayley Williams - Over Yet is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Char by far is the breast.

Anonymous said...

I think they made the right decision and that they should keep this down until there is not a single case of china flu left in the world if only the life of one already sick 85 year old can be saved for a few months longer.

Anonymous said...

Wow free food? I'll bet my special friend in Central Hyde Park was the first in line for that. Very talented moochers. Takes and gives nothing in return. Steals too.