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Steele: Have Kansas Teachers Become The Rural Aristocracy?

Although rural Kansas school districts do not have anything like the seventy-four $100K-plus employees of the Blue Valley District or the sixty-two $100K-plus employees in Shawnee Mission, they don’t do half bad – especially compared to the people paying their … Continue reading

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Glazer: Is Bill Self Mailing It In, Waiting for the NBA?

KU basketball coach Bill Self is out to win his 11th straight Big 12 title… And the Jayhawks just  might get that job done – maybe. But it will be a season long battle for Self’s solid but not overpowering ball … Continue reading

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Hearne: Is Winter 2015 History?

Heard on the street; that Winter 2015 is o-v-e-r… Retailers are fire selling off winter coats, Paul Wilson’s primping his new above ground pool in Olathe, Harley’s waxing his surfboard and Jack Frost is nowhere to be found. Time to mothball the … Continue reading

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Steele: Do Black Lives Really Matter in Missouri?

The Kansas City Star reports rather matter-of-factly that for the fourth time in the last five years, Missouri led the nation in the percentage of its black citizens who were victims of homicide… Quick: name two black people in the … Continue reading

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Steele: ‘She’s A Pistol’ Owner Did What He Had To Do

The best testimony we have to date on the actions of gun shop owner Jon Bieker comes from his wife Becky… “I have lost my husband in this senseless murder. Although tragic, he saved my life because he carried a … Continue reading

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Steele: Isn’t “Dismemberment” Just a Wee Bit Intrusive?

I’ve always been a bit squeamish when the subject comes to abortion… That’s one reason I’ll be avoiding Planned Parenthood‘s upcoming “Chili for Choice” chow down in Wichita. However a new bill being proposed in Kansas makes me more squeamish still. Then … Continue reading

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Hearne: Glenwood Arts & Leawood Movie Theaters to Close

This is a little complicated, but you guys can handle it… On January 25th the Glenwood Arts Theatre – in what’s left of the Metcalf South shopping mall – will go for a dirt nap. While the exact future of the historic, but mostly … Continue reading

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Steele: New Biz Opportunity–Renting Getaway Cars

This past Friday the Kansas City area experienced two major crimes… One was tragic, both were incredibly stupid. What the would-be robbers of  Shawnee gun shop She’s a Pistol and the downtown Commerce Bank had in common was the absence of … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Rebelution @ Liberty Hall, Zola Jesus @ the Granada

After Coachella did their big reveal last week – which included local darlings, Radkey (!) – Wakarusa got in on the act.  But Waka didn’t roll out its entire lineup, just a little taste. The biggest name so far has got to … Continue reading

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Steele: Shawnee Shoot-Out Stumps Star

Without a hint of irony, the Star headlined its Sunday coverage of the lethal Shawnee Mission shoot-out, “Shawnee gun shop co-owner is remembered as a gentle giant and a loving husband.” The editors apparently do not understand that “gentle giant” … Continue reading

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Steele: Star Uncovers Plot to Keep Kansas Women Out of Office

Some called the fact that no women currently hold statewide office in Kansas a coincidence–Duh! But the Star’s Dave Helling prefers the more conspiratorial explanation, namely that “a toxic political culture” has driven the weaker sex away. Confirms state rep Stephanie … Continue reading

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Hearne: The December 2014 Radio Ratings (They Really Do Matter)

Nobody listens to the radio anymore, right? Wrong… Well, nobody halfway young listens to radio anymore, right? That’s not what a McVay Media study entitled “State of the Media: Audio Today 2014” has to say on the subject. “No matter … Continue reading

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Hearne: Star Flubs Telling Readers Where to See ‘The Interview’ Christmas Day

My wife and I will be going to see “The Interview” on Christmas Day… And although Jack warned me I’d have to stay up for a late, late show if I wanted to see it – and  Tim Engle at the Star choked … Continue reading

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Hearne: Moderated Comments, Anyone? Smartman, Scribe?

A funny thing happened late last week… Not ha-ha funny, more curious funny. I’d just added a pair of words to the KC Confidential “forbidden words list” – the one I started four years ago to combat that clever rascal smartman. … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Flip Side of News-Talk Station KMBZ’s New Split Personality

Once upon a time – not that long ago actually – KMBZ 980 AM was taking down in excess of $6 million a year in billing… But you know,  times change – listeners get older, advertisers loose interest or boycott … Continue reading

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Hearne: Rumored KMBZ Radio Format Change Could Backfire, Experts Say

It took nearly four years for Entercom to admit it made a mistake… To confirm that blowing up adult contemporary powerhouse KUDL (98.1 FM) in order to simulcast News Radio KMBZ (980 AM) on the FM band to try and attract younger listeners was a failure. … Continue reading

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Hearne: Don’t Miss KC Confidential’s Christmas Wilding Wednesday @ Stanford’s

Brace yourselves… This year’s KC Confidential Christmas Wilding is about to unfold. Better and badder than ever, btw, in part because we’re shedding our in-town ways and holding the shindig in South Johnson County. That’s right, in the land of milk and honey where propped up two-income … Continue reading

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Glazer: Lawrence Strip Club Cop Stop & This Weeks Picks

Lawrence strip club Allstars sent a limo to take me and comic Trevor Moore and his Whitest Kids U Know crew to Lawrence last night… Stanford’s had featured the playmate appearing at Allstars on our pod cast Wednesday so they invited us to come to … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Sporting KC Overhauling Roster After Disappointing Season Finish

Sporting Kansas City spent the second half of the 2014 season on an epic slide that finally and mercifully ended with a first round playoff loss to the New York Red Bulls. There’s a lot of blame to go around, to … Continue reading

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Glazer: The End is Near (And It Ain’t Looking Pretty)

Seems like just a few weeks ago the Chiefs, MU and K-State football was just starting… Now it’s all coming to an end and – unfortunately – the Chiefs are becoming the team we all thought they were, as in not … Continue reading

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