Kansas City Sunday News Look: Defund Backfires, Midterms, Nukes & COVID Cont’d
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Local History Redefined
256: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Museum Field
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we’re talking to the staff of the Kansas City Museum, who are tasked with managing the Home of the Whole Story. Within that role, they are conscious to hire a thoughtful and diverse staff who hold each other accountable, challenge norms within the museum industry, and focus on making all visitors feel welcome.
Show-Me Meal Bag Cautionary Note
USDA: Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. ready-to-eat meat products possibly contaminated by listeria
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. is recalling various ready-to-eat meat products after discovering the items were possibly contaminated with listeria. Produced from July 7 to Sept. 9, around 87,382 pounds are included in the recall of items shipped to retail locations and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri.
Kansas Aviation History Remembered
Amelia Earhart statue unveiled in Atchison, Kansas
SOURCE: KMBC Amelia Earhart’s hometown is celebrating her legacy with a new statue in Atchison, Kansas.The Amelia Earhart Foundation unveiled a bronze statue at the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. It’s a sister statue to a new one at the U.S. Capitol.Kansas Governor Laura Kelly was there for the occasion, along with Earhart’s great-great niece.
Betting Big On Kansas Tech
From ‘wise guys’ in barrooms to flat screens and apps, how Kansas gambling has evolved
In the first 10 days of legal sports wagering in Kansas, people made almost $40 million in bets. While that may sound like a windfall for the state’s treasury, it is not.
Local Memories Stolen
Couple pleading for return of wedding photos after U-Haul reportedly broken into
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A couple is desperate for the public’s help in finding items reportedly stolen from their U-Haul when they stopped in Kansas City, Missouri. Samuel and Shelby Koesling operate a wedding photography business . The newlyweds stopped in Kansas City halfway into their cross-country move from Portland, Oregon, to South Carolina.
Hottie Angel Hits Milestone
EXCLUSIVE: Inside Karlie Kloss’ glamorous 30th birthday bash in NYC
Karlie Kloss looked nothing short of sensational in a low-cut green minidress as she rang in her 30th birthday with pals Irina Shayk, Kate Hudson, Christy Turlington, and more at Torrisi restaurant in New York on Wednesday.
American Political Dialectic Confounds Prez Biden & Democratic Party
Biden says the election is a battle against ‘MAGA Republicans.’ He’s been silent about Democrats elevating them.
Huddled with top Democratic donors in a recent meeting, party operatives got an uncomfortable question. Democrats had been spending millions of dollars in Republican primaries elevating extreme candidates who falsely insist Donald Trump won the 2020 election, in hopes of facing weaker opponents in the general election.
Midterm Blame Game Already Underway
Beto O’Rourke blames Biden for more Texas Latinos voting GOP: ‘Didn’t spend a dime or day’ in border region
AUSTIN, Texas – Beto O’Rourke, who is facing off against Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in November’s election, said that the rightward shift of Latino voters in recent years is partly due to a disregard for the demographic by Democrats.
Defund Police Clap Back Report
Once nicknamed ‘Murderapolis,’ the city that became the center of the ‘Defund the Police’ movement is grappling with heightened violent crime | CNN
Marnette Gordon was doing laundry at home in Minneapolis one summer morning last year when a call came from her 36-year-old son. She figured her son, Telly Blair, was checking in to see if she wanted a soda from a gas station down the street, where he often went for fuel and snacks.
More Migrants Moves Ahead
Biden’s watchdog in the skies can’t ground Air DeSantis
The FAA itself has shown little eagerness to join the fray. When asked to discuss the bounds of the agency’s authority on DeSantis’ gambit, a spokesperson said only: “The FAA’s mission is safety.” The agency’s parent, the Department of Transportation, referred back to the FAA’s statement.
RINO Exit Interview
Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024
Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune Festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican.
Make Italia Great Again???
Europe holds its breath as Italy prepares to vote in far-right leader
Italians are voting in an election that is forecast to deliver the country’s most radical rightwing government since the end of the second world war, and a prime minister ready to become a model for nationalist parties across Europe.
Ukraine Rightfully Fears Vlad’s Nukes
“I don’t think he’s bluffing”: Zelenskyy says Putin’s nuclear threats “could be a reality”
CBS News Washington – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that he does not believe Russian President Vladimir Putin is bluffing with his threats to use nuclear weapons, and urged Ukraine’s allies to continue putting pressure on Putin to deter him. “Maybe yesterday it was a bluff.
Sketchy Far East Financial Hot Mess Threatens Global Economy
A Ponzi scheme by any other name: the bursting of China property bubble
little more than a year ago, a Chinese property developer largely unknown to the outside world said its cashflow was under “tremendous pressure” and might not be able to pay back some of its eye-watering debts of $300bn (£275bn). Today, that company, China Evergrande Group, is all-too well-known as the poster child of the country’s economic woes.
Today’s Vaxx Irony
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 again | CNN
Albert Bourla, CEO of drugmaker Pfizer, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is “feeling well,” he said in a tweet Saturday. Bourla said he does not have any symptoms. “While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us,” he said.
El Papa Offers Loving Advice
Pope urges Italians to have more children, welcome migrants
MATERA, Italy — Pope Francis traveled to southern Italy on Sunday to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy’s national election, and delivered a message that hit on key domestic campaign issues including immigration.
Old School Workout
Good for the Heart, Good for the Soul: Group Fitness for Active Older Adults
“Get ready to roll!” hollers the woman in front as classic rhythms of ’50s soul music fill the large gymnasium. Forty-two seniors start marching and grooving to the beat – some seated and most on their feet – as veteran instructors, Carolyn King and Guietta Payne, lead them through two heart-pounding warm-ups.
Rock Chalk Resignation Impact
Kansas nursing homes are closing because they can’t find enough workers
WICHITA, Kansas – Kansas finds itself in a budding nursing home crisis. A lack of workers and money troubles forced dozens of nursing homes and assisted living centers to close their doors during the pandemic, and more look doomed to follow. Homes that remain open stand more than twice as likely to see staff shortages as the country overall.
Local Cash Success Story
Tech piloted in KC classrooms went viral, now Boddle has raised $3M in seed funding
TULSA – Funding for its rapidly scaling education gaming platform is expected to fuel Boddle Learning’s nationwide growth, as well as help the startup expand its product offerings outside of math and develop new interactive multiplayer experiences. “It’s always been one of our goals to inspire learning anywhere,” said Edna Martinson, co-founder of Boddle, describing the tech’s surge of popularity during the pandemic.
Glorified Beer Pong For Great Cause
Pickleball tournament raises money for Brookside boy with rare disease
RISK. TODAY, PEOPLE PICKED UP PADDLES FOR A PURPOSE AT CHICKEN AND PICKLE IN OVERLAND PARK. IT WAS THE SECOND ANNUAL A CURE FOR CHARLIE PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT. WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOUR YEAR OLD CHARLIE FRYE ON HIS JOURNEY WITH A RARE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER. FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, IT’S CALLED SLC 61.
Amazing Autumn Underway
Week ahead is sunny in the 70’s
Hide Transcript Show Transcript GAME OF THE YEAR FOR THE KANSAS ROYALS TODAY. I THINK THAT’S WHY WE HAVE ONE BUILDING LIT UP IN BLUE. THE REST ARE IN RED. THIS MORNING. AND WE LOOK AT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING IN KANSAS CITY, BY THE WAY, IT IS 61 DEGREES RIGHT NOW.
Journey – Faithfully is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
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