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Chiefs' New Tailgating Rule Irks Fans, But Seems Not To Be Enforced

The Kansas City Chiefs' first home game of the season brought a packed stadium, loud fans — and the rollout of a new tailgaiting policy. The Chiefs announced last month the new rules, which require fans in the parking lots to either enter the stadium or leave at kickoff, not allowing for people to watch the game or keep partying.So far, the rules have not gone over well, and fan reactions on Sunday were no exception.

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There’s no way I could not take a walk this morning. Aside from the intensive lobbying of my Airedale friend Ollie, the blue Kansas sky and ruby leaves of our pin oaks overpowered me. So I hitched Ollie to the leash and out we went, fully engulfed in another splendid crispy November autumn morning.

Sport Burger

Nov 5, 2010

I have found that most people like to talk about food.  If you can’t think of anything clever to say at a party, you can always break the social ice by asking people what they like to eat.  It’s a nice way to start a conversation, and you might even learn something.

How exactly do robo-calls help politicians? You know what I’m talking about—those automated, prerecorded phone messages we get on our landlines (those of us who still have landlines).

I don’t know anyone who ever says, “Wow, I got the nicest, most informative robo-call the other day.  The information was so pertinent and it really convinced me that that person was the right one for the job!”

I lost a good friend last week and, in a way, so did you. His name was Arthur Schuetz. He died six days from his 99th birthday.

He was my neighbor for years in the College Hill area. Art lived a quiet life, to my knowledge never making any newscast, never getting his photo and name splashed across the newspapers, never running for public office, never having streets or schools or businesses named for himself.

Paleteria La Reyna

Oct 8, 2010

I’ve been walking a lot lately, and not just because the weather is finally behaving.  I’ve been trying to balance the amount of exercise I get with the number of popsicles I have been eating.  This summer was the summer of the the paleta for me.  A paleta is a Mexican popsicle, and I have been quite obsessed with them, to the point where I was eating one a day during the month of August, hence, the new exercise regime.

Greetings from The Land That Time Forgot, also known as Wichita, Kansas. We’ve been a little slow to accept some of them new-fangled things that other towns have had for years. Take bicycles, for instance. We weren’t too sure they’d catch on so we waited a while. Then the other day I noticed an actual bike lane on First Street in the College Hill area. Right there against the curb was the white outline of a bicycle indicating a bike lane. At first I thought it was a crime scene. Like on TV where the police draw a chalk outline around the victim, in this case a bicycle.

Manna Wok

Sep 24, 2010
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If you didn’t already know this, I’m half Asian-- half Filipino, specifically. I grew up eating rice with every meal, fish with heads on, chicken with feet on, fermented things, and every soy product known to man.  My parents are adventurous eaters, so my brother and sister and I ate all kinds of weird stuff from the get-go.  There is no food I won’t try at least once.

My Tho

Sep 10, 2010

I have good news. We are seriously blessed with wonderful Vietnamese food in Wichita.

If you are unfamiliar with Vietnamese cooking, it is easy to like, even for a beginner. It’s fresh and healthy, relying on noodles and rice, small amounts of meat, and lots of vegetables and fresh herbs. Oftentimes raw ingredients will be used to garnish cooked dishes by the diner to her own tastes, so it’s a great cuisine for people who like to play with their food.


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Ashe Walker

Marginalia: Hank Green

For the last 11 years, Hank Green and his brother, John, have been making videos back and forth to each other on a YouTube channel called Vlogbrothers, which has over 3 million subscribers.

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Sunday, September 30

Sunday on Soulsations hear a motivating tune from music icon Quincy Jones. The 28-Grammy-winning, legendary producer is the subject of the new documentary Quincy on Netflix. Jones’ new single "Keep Reachin" is a collaborative effort featuring British producer Mark Ronson and the soulful sounds of lead vocalist Chaka Khan.

Monday 9.24.18

Night Train marks birthdays of pioneering bongo player Jack Costanzo, singer (and pioneering African American Western movie star) Herb Jeffries, and vibes player Jay Hoggard. Plus more music from September featured artists Horace Silver, Frank Foster (this time with Count Basie), and Cannonball Adderley, including a special in hour two featuring Cannonball and several other players who helped shape the role of the alto in jazz post-Charlie Parker.

Tuesday 9.25.18

Night Train marks the birthday of German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein and continues with the September 90th birthday celebrations for Horace Silver, Frank Foster and Cannonball Adderley.  We’ll hear Adderley live in Japan with his classic sextet, Foster as part of the lineup on a soulful set headed up by Illinois Jacquet, and music from a classic album from Horace Silver and then a special all-star tribute to him in hour two of the show.

Wednesday 9.26.18

Night Train marks birthdays of trumpeter Nicholas Payton, singer Julie London, and composer George Gershwin (including a Gershwin special in hour two of the show), Plus more music from September featured artists Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, and Frank Foster, along with new music from Houston Person with Ron Carter, Bill Anschell, and Jared Gold.

Thursday 9.27.18

Night Train wraps up the September feature, marking 90th birthdays of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver and Frank Foster, and celebrates birthdays of bop trumpeter Red Rodney, drummer Matt Wilson, and piano legend Bud Powell (including a special featuring Bud Powell in hour two of the show). Plus new music from Buster Williams and the Ted Nash Quintet.

September 28/30

Crossroads wraps up the September Three Kings & A Queen feature with a special emphasis on Ben E. King and “Queen of the Blues” Koko Taylor who share September 28 for a birth date. We’ll hear Ben E. with the Drifters and as a solo artist; and Koko from her early Chess days, later music on Alligator, and in a concert special in hour two of the show.

Plus a bit more from the other two Kings born in September – B.B. King and Freddie King – some music from swamp blues pioneer Lazy Lester who passed away last month, new releases from Shemekia Copeland and Mud Morganfield, and a festival preview.

Monday, September 24

The final Monday of every month, it’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series featuring world music artists and groups who have appeared at the prestigious annual festival that takes place each spring in Savannah, Georgia.

This time, in conjunction with the September Music of Mali feature, it’s Trio da Kali. The balafon, bass ngoni, and vocal trio burst onto the world music scene last year with the Ladilikan album done with the acclaimed contemporary classical ensemble, Kronos Quartet. Trio da Kali is deeply rooted, both personally and musically, in the traditions of Malian music and their debut appearance at the Savannah Music Festival this past spring proved the versatile and moving Trio brilliantly adds to its long and rich history.

Tuesday, September 25

Global Village highlights music from and inspired by Turkey – including selections from the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble, the folkloric group Kardeş Türküler; U.S.-based Turkish artist Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Kansas City-based world jazz group Alaturka; and some ‘70s Turkish psychedelic rock from Edip Akbayram.

Wednesday, September 26

In conjunction with the September Music of Mali feature, Global Village devotes a show to female singers of Mali. The country is distinct and somewhat unusual for the prominent role female singers have. We’ll hear some of the legends – including Oumou Sangare, Caoumba Sidibe and Kandia Kouyate, along with such raising stars as Rokia Traore and Fatoumata Diawara; plus Trio da Kali, featuring the powerful voice of Hawa Diabate, and the collaborative project, Les Amazones d’Afrique, that featured several Malian singers.

Thursday, September 27

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Robbie Shakespeare, bassist and half of the legendary Jamaican ‘Riddim Twins’ with Sly Dunbar. We’ll hear recordings the duo did together, along with guest appearances they made with Grace Jones, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Monty Alexander, Barry Reynolds and more in this special edition of the show.

Friday, September 28

Global Village celebrates birthdays of soul singer Ben E. King and Brazilian soul and funk pioneer Tim Maia – and wraps up the September Music of Mali feature with music from Songhoy Blues, Boubacar Traore, the pioneering Les Ambassadeurs band, Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and a preview of a new album from Sekou Bah.

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September 25

13 Rivers is the latest release from Richard Thompson. Listen for selections from that recording as well as music from Neko Case’s Hell-On.

September 26

Formed in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1970s, Angel was signed to Casablanca Records, the home of the era’s biggest band, KISS. A new boxed set spotlight’s Angel’s progressive and hard rock roots. We’ll hear selections from that set as well as music from KISS guitarist Ace Frehley’s 1978 solo album, notable for the hit single, “Back In The New York Groove.”

September 27

Guitarist Marc Ribot’s latest, Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018 features contributions from Tom Waits, Steve Earle and others. Listen for music from that collection as well as Todd Rundgren’s Runt.

September 28

We celebrate the birthday of musician Ben E. King as well as hearing music from Atlanta’s Dead Now’s self-titled debut.

September 29

Listen for music from Yes’s 1973 double LP Tales From Topographic Oceans as well as from former Yes drummer Bill Bruford’s One Of A Kind.


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Where Does The Time Go: Judy Collins And Stephen Stills Remain Optimistic About Present, Future

Judy Collins and Stephens Stills briefly dated in the late 1960s, though their relationship has endured through song. Stills' "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" has become a staple of classic rock radio and one of his quintessential compositions. Though the two had bumped into each other occasionally, they'd never found time to do sustained work until 2017. With Stills' regular gig in Crosby, Stills & Nash on indefinite hiatus (Crosby and Nash might insist that it's over for good), he and Collins...

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