Kansas City Roundup: Gearing Up, Charges Against Toxic Suspect & Rethinking Love

We've always admired Siri because she seems to get a tad more "real" than most performers and whilst we'll PROBABLY RETIRE THIS TRIBUTE, right now she inspires us as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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EPIC Lady In Red

Chiefs super fan wears her gear literally every day

Kansas City's Joyce Bess has been a fan of red and gold pretty much since Lamar Hunt put the two together.She's a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. A big fan. "When I was in high school, I used to sit in the bleachers and watch them practice," Chiefs super fan Joyce Bess said.

Community News Considered

279: 2022 Year in Review

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, the Northeast News staff recaps 2022 in our historic neighborhoods, discusses all of our goals for 2023 and shares some big news. Thanks for joining us and listening to the Northeast Newscast in 2022!

Golden Ghetto Drives It Home

Developer tees up plan for new driving range in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, Kan. -Wednesday the Shawnee Planning Commission will review a preliminary plan to create a new golf driving range at 19950 Johnson Drive. The Kansas City-based architect firm LOOK, a Design Studio, is requesting permission to create Swing Time Golf in the city's Valley of Champions corridor.

Artsy Building Admired

A guide to the home and studio of Thomas Hart Benton, Kansas City's most prolific painter

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. KCUR's Creative Adventure email launched in May 2019. One of our earliest adventures was a visit to the Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site, which was the home of the famous Missourian for over three decades.

Saving Planet Helps Discover So Many Suburban Winos

Roeland Park and Ripple Glass to begin curbside recycling program in January

ROELAND PARK, Kan. - The new year brings a new curbside recycling program to Roeland Park. The city says the program is made possible through a partnership with Ripple Glass. It will be partially funded by The Recycling Partnership. The recycling company started delivering recycling bins to the 2,900 households across the community in December.


The year of rethinking sex

If the 1960s heralded the start of the sexual revolution, the 2020s might be the decade of rethinking sex. The past couple of years have seen the publication of Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent, The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, The Case...

Braggadocio Brings Down Brah

Inside the toxic life of influencer Andrew Tate, who is accused of sex trafficking

Online provocateur Andrew Tate doesn't just engage in hateful, violent attacks against women online; he also does so in real life, authorities allege. The 36-year-old social media influencer - once banned from Twitter for saying women should "bear responsibility" for being sexually assaulted - was arrested in Romania Thursday on human trafficking and rape charges.

Deets On Euro-Trash Life

Andrew Tate 'kept six women under house arrest 24/7 "like prisoners"

Officials close to the case said the victims were constantly shadowed by staff Women caught with 'lover boy' method and forced to make pornographic videos Abuse they endured described as 'physical and emotional' by Romanian source Tate arrested as part of human trafficking and rape investigation yesterday The social media influencer Andrew Tate, arrested as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation, kept six women under 'house arrest 24/7 like prisoners', it was alleged last night.

MAGA Found Phrase That Pays

Donald Trump asked Jared Kushner if he could trademark the phrase 'Rigged Election,' January 6 interview transcript shows

Donald Trump requested that Jared Kushner try to trademark "Rigged Election!" This comes from a newly released transcript of Kushner's interview with the Jan. 6 House panel. The former president has relentlessly spread false claims about the 2020 election being "rigged." Former President Donald Trump wanted to trademark the phrase "Rigged Election!"

Prez Offers Catholic Tribute

Biden pays tribute to 'renowned theologian' Pope Benedict

President Biden paid tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as a "renowned theologian" following the former pope's death at the age of 95 on Saturday. Biden said in a statement that he spent time with Benedict in Vatican City in 2011 and will always remember his generosity and their "meaningful" conversation.

Beloved Baba Wawa Offers Words Of Wisdom Amid Sign Off

Barbara Walters left behind messages about her 'sense of isolation' as a child - and what drove her success

Millions of Americans are mourning Barbara Walters, a pioneer in broadcasting and an Emmy Award winner, who died this week at age 93. Walters was a longtime ABC News anchor who also hosted the primetime show "20/20" and created the women's talk show "The View" in 1997.

Putting Off Pay Day 

AMC CEO asks board to freeze his pay, wants other top execs to forego raises - 'No increase for those at the top is the right thing to do'

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Adam Aron said Tuesday he has asked the company's board to "red circle and freeze" his target cash and stock pay for 2023. Aron, who has led the movie-theater chain and meme-stock darling since 2016, described his move in a series of tweets as AMC shares headed for their third consecutive decline since Aron announced another equity sale and plans for a reverse stock split.

Housing Crash Coming Soon

US suffering from the second biggest home price correction of the post-WWII era

The U.S. housing market is experiencing its second-biggest home price correction of the post-World War II era. Macro Trends Advisors founding partner Mitch Roschelle attributed the massive correction to Americans' uncertainty for the markets and their "uneasiness" regarding the economy. He explained on " Varney & Co."

Social Media Sparks History's Greats Money Waste

Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever To Lose $200 Billion

Elon Musk was the second person ever to amass a personal fortune of more than $200 billion, breaching that threshold in January 2021, months after Jeff Bezos. The Tesla Inc. chief executive officer has now achieved a first of his own: becoming the only person in history to erase $200 billion from their net worth.

Faces Forsaken Forever

The Case for Wearing Masks Forever

A ragtag coalition of public-health activists believe that America's pandemic restrictions are too lax-and they say they have the science to prove it. Save this story for later. Save this story for later. Last December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was shortening the recommended isolation period for those with COVID-19 to five days.

Vlad Lashes Out

Putin says in New Year message West is using Ukraine to destroy Russia

Dec 31 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday his country would never give in to the West's attempts to use Ukraine as a tool to destroy Russia. In a New Year's video message broadcast on Russian state TV, Putin said Russia was fighting in Ukraine to protect its "motherland" and to secure "true independence" for its people.

Far East & Moving Forward

China's New Phase With Covid: Critical Implications For The Global Economy

While people around the world get ready to ring in the new year, it would seem that wearing masks or massive testing is a thing of the past. However, for millions of people who live in China, daily Covid testing has been a reality for this past year and ever since Covid started.

Of Age & Numbers . . . 

Woman Defends 17-Year Age Gap With Her 23-Year-Old Husband - People Say He's Also 'Too Pretty' For Her

A couple on TikTok has recently gone viral and has been getting a lot of attention over the age gap in their relationship and the contrast in their physical appearances - with more people believing that he's far "too pretty" to be with her.

TKC Fave Siri Always Deserves Another Look . . . 

Siri Dahl: Powerlifter, Performer and Brand Ambassador

Do you even lift, bro? Siri Dahl does. She deadlifts. Deadass she even once decided to swap out "my H-cup tits for an epic powerlifter ass" and now she crushes all comers with maximum gluteus maximus. Having my inspiration as a performer rooted directly in the sex-positive, queer porn movement has always informed my approach to performing, and my career in general.

Top Of The Game

JuJu Smith-Schuster: playing with Patrick Mahomes is like playing Madden

When former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in March, he bet heavily on himself by agreeing to an incentive-laden contract. His gamble appears to be paying off. Through 15 games teaming with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Smith-Schuster leads Kansas City wide receivers with 74 catches for 877 yards - his highest yardage total since 2018.

Wildcats Tamed

Bama blasts Kansas State in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - Kansas State finishes a remarkable season with a loss to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. A second-half offensive explosion by the Crimson Tide led to a 45-20 win over Kansas State. The Wildcats jumped to a quick 10-0 lead in the first quarter before Alabama scored 35 straight.

Katie Calls Weather Right Now

Warm and calm for last day of 2022


Marlon Williams - Don't Go Back is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.