Kansas City Saturday Night News Hangout: Magic Mushrooms & More!!!

Right now we share a peek at Brit hottie Danica before the lad mags went bust . . . Still her memory inspires a peek pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Here's TKC news gathering tonight . . .


Kansas Citians Embrace Magic Mushrooms and Altered States

Daniel Harkins was working as a cook at Café Gratitude, a groovy vegan café on Southwest Boulevard, when a group of coworkers invited him to try psychedelic mushrooms. The 2017 trip introduced Harkins to the hallucinogenic effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring chemical that members of the 1970s counterculture referred to as "magic" mushrooms. Fifty years after the height of the hippie movement, Harkins calls mushrooms "life-changing."

Kansas City Burnout Confronted

4 people displaced following Kansas City apartment fire

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four people are now without a home following an apartment fire Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. Crews with the Kansas City Fire Department responded to the fire just before 3:30 p.m. near E. 81st Street and Campbell Street.

Doggie Style Endures

Kansas City area animal rescue plans to build 100 self-sustaining dog homes for strays

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Pawportunities Animal Rescue is asking the public for help keeping Kansas City area animals warm this winter. Members are hoping to build 100 insulated dog homes for stray animals in the community.

Social Justice Argument

'Exonerate him': Activists call for review of Kansas City man's wrongful conviction claim

Gathered inside the Jackson County Courthouse, activists with Getting to the Heart of The Matter and It's Time for Justice called on lead prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to reopen the case of Thomas Simmons, who they say in 2009 was wrongfully convicted of burglary.

Pitch Picks Faves

Streetwise podcast breaks down the best of 2021 as an editorial squad

This week on the Streetwise podcast we bid a temporarily farewell, enjoy a reading of Tyler Schnedier's story on boxing, and roundtable the best of 2021 with Brock Wilbur, Nick Spacek, and Abby Olcese. Interested in seeing Brock, Liz Cook, and Patrick Moore live-dunk on Jack Frost next Monday?

Hottie Confessional STILL Resonates

'I don't regret a thing': Celebrity Big Brother's Danica Thrall reveals steamy lesbian romps on sex channels

She's made her name by taking money and gifts from rich men, but Celebrity Big Brother evictee Danica Thrall has revealed a darker side to her ambiguous career. The 24-year-old model has admitted to hitting rock bottom after acting out steamy lesbian sex scenes on X-rated channels after finding herself in desperate need for cash.


Biden to deliver Tuesday speech on omicron variant as Covid cases rise

President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Tuesday addressing the omicron variant, where he will unveil new steps the administration is taking to help communities in need of assistance, a White House official told NBC News on Saturday.

Talkers Don't Know Loyalty

CNN's Anderson Cooper reveals who was eager to grab Chris Cuomo's time slot

CNN's Anderson Cooper addressed this month's firing of colleague Chris Cuomo during a late-night conversation with Stephen Colbert last week - and also revealed who was eager to claim Cuomo's coveted 9 p.m. time slot. Cooper, host of CNN's "AC:360," admitted to Colbert that he didn't learn Cuomo had been let go Dec.

X-Mas COVID Shut Down Looms

Omicron forces wave of closures nationwide as Biden warns winter of 'death' encroaching

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus is poised to become the new leading variant in the United States, many schools and businesses are closing their doors over what President Biden is predicting to be a winter of 'severe illness and death.'

Tech Giant Unstoppable?!?

Amazon worker reportedly told to 'keep delivering' during deadly tornado

An Illinois Amazon driver was threatened with termination if she stopped delivering packages during the deadly tornado that recently ripped through the state and killed six other workers at a distribution facility. The unidentified Amazon driver was told to "keep delivering" amid the wails of emergency sirens before a tornado hit the area on Dec.

Party Time Persists

Rahm Emanuel among dozens of late-night diplomatic post confirmations by the Senate

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Rahm Emanuel, the longtime Democratic insider who served as chief of staff to President Barack Obama before being twice elected as mayor of Chicago, was one of 41 ambassadorial nominees confirmed overnight. Emanuel will serve as ambassador to Japan.

Outburst Worth 2nd Look

Kamala Harris lets Charlamagne tha God know who the real President is

Vice President Kamala Harris forcefully defended President Joe Biden when recently asked whether he or Sen. Joe Manchin is the president of the United States, as Biden's agenda remains stalled in part because of the West Virginia Democrat.

Variants Stump Veep

Kamala Harris concedes White House 'didn't see' Delta and Omicron coming

Kamala Harris has conceded that the Biden administration was blind to the emergence of the Delta and Omicron variants of Covid-19, and said she fears "misinformation" over vaccines will prolong the pandemic well into a third year.

Administration Circles Back

White House clarifies Harris' statement that the admin 'didn't see' delta, omicron variants coming

The White House is attempting to clarify previous comments from Vice President Kamala Harris about the government's foresight into the COVID-19 delta and omicron variants. "The Vice President's comments referred to the exact kind of mutation," said a statement by a Harris adviser obtained by Fox News on Saturday.

Historical Veep Perspective

Will - or should - Kamala Harris become the Spiro Agnew of 2022?

The last vice president of the United States to resign was Spiro Agnew in October 1973. Should Vice President be the next? This is not a partisan attack against Harris. If anything, what I write is likely to upset a number of Republicans and conservatives who would prefer to bury any options to upgrade the Democratic Party's 2024 ticket.

Next Shut Down Is No Joke

'SNL' ditches audience, Charli XCX pulls out as omicron spreads

NEW YORK - People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2021 is set to be inducted into the vaunted Five-Timers Club on "Saturday Night Live," but the surging omicron variant of the coronavirus means there won't be a live audience to see it happen.

Career Switchroo Exposed

Former Connecticut GOP digital director now working as a porn star

He was porn in the USA. A former top official of the Connecticut Republican Party has found a new calling as a male porn star working in Florida. Patrice Thibodeau, 33, served as digital director of the state GOP from January 2018 to December 2019, according to his LinkedIn and published reports from the time.

GF Social Celebration

Travis Kelce's GF & Patrick Mahomes' Fiancee Go Crazy After Chiefs' Walk-off Win

Play video content Brittany Matthews finally wasn't the only one going crazy after a Chiefs win ... 'cause her BFF and Travis Kelce 's GF, Kayla Nicole , joined her for the wild celebration -- with the two losing their minds following K.C.'s walk-off dub!

Power Couple Reconsidered

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, the NFL's Best Duo, Is All the Way Back

When the Kansas City Chiefs needed a spark, down by eight points in the fourth quarter against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce came through in the clutch.

EXCELLENT Review For Classic Rock Fans

Lindsey Buckingham w/ Sammy Brue at Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO (2021-12-15)

12/15 Lindsey Buckingham at Uptown Lindsey Buckingham Setlist Not Too Late In Our Own Time Soul Drifter Stars Are Crazy I Must Go Doing What I Can Shut Us Down Trouble Never Going Back Again* Big Love* Scream I Don't Mind On the Wrong Side Swan Song Second Hand News*...

Chicken Shack Spreads Wings

Popular Westport restaurant opens franchise in south Kansas City

Women can often have strange cravings during pregnancy. But rarely do the products of those cravings turn into restaurant franchises. Yet that is the story behind the success of Chick-in Waffle, a popular Westport restaurant that has opened its first franchise at 4800 E. Bannister Rd.

Help For The Holidays

Community Services League launches annual Christmas Store

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A nonprofit social services organization based in Independence, Missouri, anticipates serving more people than previous years with its annual Christmas Store. Community Services League opened its Christmas Store Monday. The store is open through Saturday. Pre-registered families in need scheduled a time to "shop" through the store.

Saturday Night Chill

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Cloudy skies tonight with an isolated showers south this evening . Colder air is on the way this weekend! A winter feel returns for the weekend with highs in the 30s. Bitter cold expected Sunday morning with temperatures in the teens. Another warmer push returns by next week.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.