On tonight's Straight No Chaser we hear a compilation of old and new. New selections from swing & bebop jazz guitarist, Russell Malone, and international jazz saxophonist Greg Abate. Some old features from "the King," Benny Carter, and legendary Oliver Nelson. Plus hear some slightly old pieces from four time Grammy award nominee Karrin Allyson.
Hear uplifting gospel music from singer/songwriter arranger and choir director, Thomas Whitfield. Known as the Maestro by colleagues and supporters, the Detroit native is credited with helping to shape contemporary gospel music with other musical styles from jazz to classical. He’s worked with artists including Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Quincy Jones, and Aretha Franklin.
Republican Governor Sam Brownback has signed a $4.1 billion plan to overhaul Kansas' school funding system.
The governor signed the bill into law Wednesday during a private ceremony in the presence of GOP leaders.
It scraps the current formula for determining state aid and replaces it with "block grants" to school districts based on their current aid. The grant system will be in place for two years while the Legislature develops a new formula.
There are hundreds of practically unknown board games available that are incredibly fun to play, but have fairly complex rules. I love playing them, but it’s hard to get my friends interested in playing.
A proposal to allow Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit has won final approval from the Legislature.
The measure was headed to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback despite some lawmakers' misgivings about the state dropping its requirement that anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm undergo at least eight hours of training.
Brownback's office didn't say what his plans are, but he's signed every other major gun-rights measure sent to him since taking office in January 2011.