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From the airwaves to your earbuds, FOX4 on-air talent talk to guests and break down the latest in Kansas City news.


Episode 1: Film critics Shawn Edwards and Russ Simmons

Have you heard? Atlanta, Georgia is the new Hollywood. So what does Atlanta have that KC doesn’t? FOX4 Film Critics Russ Simmons and Shawn Edwards chat about what it would take to bring more filmmakers to the metro. Plus, they discuss the movie that revitalized one of Kansas City’s most iconic landmarks.


Episode 2: Problem Solver Linda Wagar

Ever signed a bad contract? Ever fallen victim to a scam? FOX4 Problem Solver Linda Wagar gets between 80 – 100 requests for help per day on problems just like these. Nick chats with the Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist about what to watch out for before you sign a contract and what types of problems she gets the most. Problem Solving aside, Linda has a wildly interesting history. She chats about her year before college in Norway… then starts speaking in Norwegian.


Episode 3: Sporting Kansas City’s Brad Evans and Graham Smith

Nick sits down with Brad Evans and Graham Smith to talk about World Cup and Sporting KC.


Episode 4: The Kansas City Zoo’s Randy Wisthoff

Randy Wisthoff is the CEO of the Kansas City Zoo. Nearly 15 years ago, he came to KC from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, one of the most successful zoos in the world. He goes back to his early days in rural Iowa and how his uncle helped him discover his love for animals. He chats about how much fish they ship to the Kansas City Zoo each year and what’s in store for the future of America’s zoos.


Episode 5: Royals Commentator Rex Hudler

Royals Color Commentator Rex Hudler dodged a lot of social media “arrows” when he first came to Kansas City from Orange County, California in 2012. Now, he’s made an impact on not just Royals players and staff, but also within his community.


Episode 6: FOX4’s Al Wallace and John Holt

Chiefs training camp kicks off on Sunday, July 22, and the Chiefs will be seeking their third-straight AFC West title. What’s in store for the Chiefs this season? FOX4’s Al Wallace and John Holt break it down.


Episode 7: FOX4’s Al Wallace and John Holt

This edition of Signal Hill takes us to Training Camp for the Kansas City Chiefs. There will be a lot of focus and attention on starting QB Patrick Mahomes, and that’s just one of the subjects that FOX4’s John Holt and Al Wallace talk about in this edition of Signal Hill.


Episode 8: KC Sports Commission’s Kathy Nelson 

Kathy Nelson, president and CEO of the KC Sports Commission, sits down with FOX4’s Nick Vasos to discuss plans to bring a Women’s Final Four, the NFL Draft and the World Cup to Kansas City.


Episode 9: Voice actor Tom Kane

Chances are you’ve heard his voice before.  FOX4’s Nick Vasos sits down with legendary voice actor and Kansas City native, Tom Kane.


Episode 10: FOX4’s Al Wallace and John Holt

In honor of the return of football season, FOX4’s Al Wallace and John Holt sat down for the first preseason chat of the 2018 season.


Episode 11: Stan Hays of Operation BBQ Relief

The people of Kansas City that know him, love him, and CNN just recently named him as one of their Top 10 Heroes of 2017. FOX4’s Nick Vasos sits down with Stan Hays, the man behind Operation BBQ Relief. Since 2011, the nonprofit has prepared almost 1.7 million meals for disaster survivors and first responders — including during the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.


Episode 12: Tech N9ne

Have you ever wondered how KC native Tech N9ne got his name? Or how he got started in the rap business? FOX4’s Nick Vasos sat down with Tech N9ne to not only talk about music but also what he does when he’s not on stage or writing new songs.


Episode 13: Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner

FOX4’s Nick Vasos sits down with Trooper Ben Gardner of the Kansas Highway Patrol to talk about his wildly popular Twitter account, his association with Eric Stonestreet, and traffic in general.


Episode 14: Kansas City Chiefs announcer Mitch Holthus

The voice of Chiefs Kingdom sits down with FOX4’s Nick Vasos to talk about his roots, his broadcast beginnings and Chiefs football.


Episode 15: FOX4 Meteorologist Joe Lauria

Meteorologist Joe Lauria has been forecasting the weather in Kansas City for nearly 25 years. From forecasting the weather on your TV, to writing a weather blog or hosting classes to educate the community Joe does it all, and he sits down with Nick Vasos to talk about his passion for weather.


Episode 16: Daniel Brazzell of Team Fidelis

Twenty veterans die by suicide every day.  Nick chats with Daniel Brazzell, executive director of Team Fidelis about the invisible injuries our service men and women feel everyday.


Episode 17: KC Comets

The Kansas City Comets home opener is December 15th at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.  Nick chats with the Comets Marketing and Communication Manager, Jeff Husted and Comets defender John Sosa.


Episode 18: Chris Stout of Veterans Community Project

Nick Vasos chats with Chris Stout, co-founder and CEO of Veterans Community Project, about placing homeless veterans in 13 new tiny homes.


Episode 19: Signal Hill Presents: Abby Asks – localE

Abby sits down with localE to ask them about fashion, social media, and life as an influencer.


 

Episdoe 20: Abby Asks — What’s life like as an influencer?

Abby sits down with Kasim Hardaway to discuss his life as a social influencer.


 

Episode 21: Google Arts and Culture

Smoke Rings and the Finer Things! Google Arts and Culture has launched a new project where they focus entirely on one city, and their first choice is Kansas City! Nick chats with Simon Delacroix, US Lead for Google Arts and Culture and Sean O’Harrow, Executive Director for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art about this exciting new project.


Episode 22: Abby Asks: The Black Mambas

A new documentary short playing at the Kansas City Film Festival sheds light on South Africa’s first and only all female anti-poaching unit called the Black Mambas. Abbys asks founder Craig Spencer and member Goodness Mhlanga about standing on the front lines to help save rhinos from extinction.


Episode 23: Mr. Stinky Feet

Jim Cosgrove, better known as Mr. Stinky Feet, has entertained children over a 20 year career including thousands of live performances and 10 albums. In addition he is also a motivational speaker and author. Nick catches up with Mr. Stinky Feet to discuss where he has been, what’s ahead and family.


Episode 24: Abby Asks: Jill Tran

Abby asks Jill Tran of Tran+Thomas Design about the psychology of interior design.


Episode 25: FOX4 Love Fund for Children

For nearly 40 years the FOX4 Love Fund for Children has been helping local children in need. Nick sits down Executive Director Allyson Summers and Development Coordinator Veronica Champion to discuss the various ways the charity helps the community.

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