Public affairs with an entertaining spin! Longtime reporter Kathy Quinn discusses all things Kansas City and beyond.
International Women’s Day, Bartle Hall, The Mission Project and Lullabelle the Cow
Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn celebrates International Women’s day by talking to Ursula Terrasi who left a corporate job to run her own business on the plaza. Ken Vick from Benilde Hall Program is asking the public to help with the homeless issue at Bartle hall after the closing of the warming center. Eli and Dan Walker have downs syndrome and have grown up living normal lives with the help of the Mission Project. Their mother Sharon Walker talks to Quinn about how the project has helped her son and daughter believe in themselves. And Quinn visited Kari Hamilton’s farm to learn all about milk and nutrition and where the milk comes from. Hamilton travels across the metro with Lullabelle the cow teaching kids about milk.
Drugs killing teens, energy bill anxiety & help for renters
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn talks to KCPD Captain Dave Jackson about a round of illegal drugs laced with fentanyl that is killing many young people in the metro. Also, the latest round of frigid temperatures has many people very anxious about their upcoming energy bills. Quinn talks with a representative from Evergy. And finally, Kansas City has been awarded 4.5 million dollars from the second round of COVID-19 funding to help with immediate rent and utility assistance. Restart’s Stephanie Boyer is so excited her agency will be able to help people with this funding.
Kansas unemployment, vice counseling and teen homelessness
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn has heard from several people who live in Kansas about the troubles with unemployment and pandemic assistance checks. Chantele tells Quinn how it is affecting her life. Also, life during the pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. In fact, one local counselor describes how many of her clients are dealing with the anxiety and stress through alcohol and drugs. Finally, Rebecca Welsh, founder and CEO of Halo Worldwide is spreading the footprint of her organization to help more homeless teenagers.
Guns for girls, Hope for Autism and the COVID couple
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn talks to a gun store owner who says that guns are flying off the shelves at Frontier Justice and a large percentage are first time gun buyers. Next, Mauria Stonestreet is passionate about kids living with autism and so are the other founding members of the non-profit, Building Hope for Autism. And finally, two former broadcasters are teaming up for a COVID couples podcast, sharing the story of their 35 years of marriage called “How Are We Still Married?”
New KC health rules, immune system tips and hiking the metro
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn talks to the owner of Bobby Baker’s bar about the effect the Mayor’s COVID-19 order has had on her business. The Mayor announced a new order allowing bars and restaurants to close at midnight. Also, a fourth generation doctor says the key to preventing sickness like COVID-19 is a healthy immune system. Dr. West explains what vitamins are necessary for a healthy immune system. And finally, Quinn talks to a hiker who has used his time during the pandemic to explore trails in the metro area. He has created a website to share his experience with the public.
The Welcome House, a winter weather warning & The Safety Lady
First, the Welcome House celebrates five decades helping Kansas City men recover from substance and alcohol abuse. Next, FOX4’s Kathy Quinn loves dogs and cats, and so does the Great Plains SPCA. They assist nearly 200 families with their pets during the cold weather. And finally, Quinn finds out about the latest gadgets to keep people safe from crime.
A Christmas tradition, restaurant woes and starting vaccinations
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn talks to retired police officer Richard White as he delivers meals for Christmas, a tradition 44-years-old. Next, Southside Grill owners discuss continuing, updated health restrictions as they work to stay in business during the pandemic. Sticking with the coronavirus, Kathy finishes off the podcast talking to the CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center as they begin vaccinations.
COVID-19 surge in KC, musician Ashley Davis and Team Fidelis
This week we get an update on the current COVID-19 surge from the Chief Medical Director at St. Mary’s Medical center, who says people need to remain vigilant. Kathy Quinn also talks to international singer Ashley Davis, based in Lawrence, who tells us about her experience producing her latest album within the pandemic atmosphere. Finally, Team FIdelis is looking for volunteers to help them assist veterans in the community with PTSD.
Car Santa, global nativities and Della Lamb
Kathy Quinn talks one-on-one with the big man with the beard, the Car Santa. Terry Franz gives gently used vehicles to veterans and families in need every Christmas. Kathy’s second podcast guest is the owner of World’s Window in the Brookside area of Kansas City. Jan describes her special holiday nativity window with nativities from all over the world. And for decades the Della Lamb Community Center has helped needy families in the metro with food, shelter, clothing and other basic services and needs. Ryan Hudnall took over the reins of Della Lamb when things were normal one year ago, and now, he has to navigate through the pandemic.
Policing the inner city from an officer’s eyes, and rescuing birds
A retired Kansas City Missouri Police officer writes about his life in the inner-city and how his decisions shaped his life. It’s called “Failure to Comply.” Bobby Irvin Jr. talks about how his book would help young people of today. It’s also so cool to be able to talk to Yvonne from Wings of Love, a bird rescue, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Angels, veteran support and the longest running haunted house
A husband and wife team call themselves the Wyandotte Angels. They help people in the “Dot” with clothing and food but never collect a dime. Also, Team Fidelis supports veterans who may be thinking about suicide, many who suffer from PTSD, like Daniel Brazzel, the founder of the group. And, get ready to be scared, because Amber from Full Moon Productions is the Queen of Haunts. Her family has the longest running haunted house in the country.
Record violence, hiking in KC and hospitals rejecting COVID patients
Kansas City reached a record high number of homicides recently. It’s something the community and the police are working on together to try and solve. Sgt. Jake Becchina with the KCPD joins Kathy Quinn with his reaction to the 154th homicide of the year. Also, people are getting cabin fever during the pandemic, but for Roy Harryman, it’s been a time of inspiration. He created a website of Kansas City hiking trails for those looking to get outside. Finally, recent news stories reported local hospitals turning ambulances away because of COVID-19. Prime Healthcare CEO Mark Benz talks about his hospitals and why they will never turn any patient away.
Celebrate Fatigues, virtual doctors and the Midwest Music Foundation
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn meets a former corporate executive who retired only to start a non-profit to honor veterans and men and women in the military. It’s called Celebrate Fatigues, and she came up with the idea after finding her husband’s old fatigues. Also, COVID-19 has changed the way we live our everyday lives, including connecting with our doctors. Sano Orthopedics has changed with the times in a positive way by connecting with their patients virtually. And finally, musicians have been hit pretty hard economically because gigs have been canceled, and they have no income. The Midwest Music Foundation is a local non-profit that assists musicians with emergency expenses — so far during the pandemic, they have handed out $90,000. The closing song is “Golden Ghost,” by The Elders, www.eldersmusic.com”
Actress Dee Wallace, a Wahlberg book on addiction and remembering Steve Phillips
Actress Dee Wallace is on a mission. The famous E.T. actress from KCK wants people to remember that we need to include love in our lives—especially during these crazy COVID times. FOX4’s Kathy Quinn also spoke with Jim Wahlberg and his book called, “The Big Hustle.” He describes addiction and how he turned it around after serving two stints in prison. Wahlberg says it was a God thing after he met Mother Teresa. His two brothers, Mark and Donnie, are singers and actors. Finally, Kansas City’s Celtic rockers, The Elders, lost their guitarist from pulmonary fibrosis. We dedicate a song at the end of the podcast to Steve Phillips.
Opening in a pandemic, Mothers in Charge and alopecia
FOX4’s Kathy Quinn talks to JJ Mirabile about opening up his restaurant after the shutdown and how tough it was on him and his employees. She also talks to Rosilyn Temple from Mothers in Charge about the protests and homicide rate and how nothing will get fixed until the people admit they need to do something about killing each other. Finally, she talks with Tanika Cherie about a medical issue called CCCA a form of alopecia — Cherie wants to help other people with the issue.