This fair use snip inspires us to consider the tense relationship betwixt celebrities vs. paparazzi as social offers a way to bypass the traditional mainstream media and voyage into murkier tech waters . . . And all of this precedes our examination of pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Classy Cowtown Tech Sound Off
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - No matter the instrument, members of the Kansas City Symphony play on as their symphony performance schedule is postponed into 2021 during the pandemic. They're not performing, but teaching their students. "There's a really noticeable brightening when they come on the screen when you see them each week," said cellist Allen Probus between offering pointers with his student, Kiersten Leeper.
KC Diversity Note: Dogs ‘Love’ Anybody Who Feeds Them
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, more businesses are looking to engage and better include their Black customers and clients.
Hoping For Rock Chalk Cure
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Researchers at the University of Kansas medical school will begin testing one of the more promising vaccines for COVID-19 in the next two weeks. Doctors say they're excited by this trial. There are five potential vaccines currently supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Burb Masks Up
ROELAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - The city of Roeland Park will be handing out free masks starting Thursday. The masks will be provided to residents, customers and businesses starting July 30 at City Hall located at 4600 W 51st St Ste 200, Roeland Park, KS 66205.
International Hottie Celeb Culture Seems Flexible
She's marked her first holiday since UK coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased by treating herself to a break in Spain. And Gabby Allen kept the good times rolling as she enjoyed a boat ride with her friends in sunny Ibiza on Saturday afternoon.
Veep D-Day Delayed
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday he will choose his vice presidential running mate next week.
Trump Lite Suffers Social Media Crackdown Harsh Times
Donald Trump Jr. has limited access to his Twitter account after sharing a video on the social media platform that violated its Covid-19 misinformation rules, the company confirmed Tuesday. A Twitter spokesperson called out the president's son for violating its policy on "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to Covid-19."
GOP Against Free Money
Divisions within the Republican conference spilled out once again Tuesday as GOP senators dismissed key pieces of their own leadership's stimulus proposal not even a day after its release.
GLOBAL POWER PLAY!!!
The world's biggest nuclear fusion project has entered its five-year assembly phase. After this is finished, the facility will be able to start generating the super-hot "plasma" required for fusion power. The £18.2bn (€20bn; $23.5bn) facility has been under construction in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, southern France.
Fanboy Shares Stat Plea
For most things, you can get your news and analysis in a lot of different places. There's NPR, CNN, the New York Times, the Kansas City Star, and a slew of other traditional media. YouTube, Twitter, and podcasts are increasingly valuable in the media landscape.
Hipster Tortillas Will Never Replace Your Latina Grandma
A new retail operation in Kansas City's Westside neighborhood is a sign of massive growth, hot on the griddle for Yoli Tortilleria. "There's nothing, for me, better than once you put that warm tortilla in your hands and just experience it," said Marissa Gencarelli, who co-owns and operates Yoli with her husband, Mark.
Rain Down This Week
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