Segment 1, beginning at 00:26: Groups like the Proud Boys aren’t operating on emotion but on ideology.
Late last year, the Department of Homeland Security’s first homeland threat assessment labeled white supremacist extremists as the largest threat facing the U.S. Members of those groups, including several from Missouri, have been charged with crimes connected to the January 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. With Donald Trump no longer in the White House, white supremacists groups are beginning to splinter apart.
Segment 2, beginning at 32:16: A weekly open mic event for Kansas City artists is boosting careers and fostering the live music scene at 18th and Vine.
Soul Sessions is an open mic event held every Monday at the KC Jukehouse Blues & Jazz Restaurant in the historic 18th and Vine District. The show’s host and creator joins us to discuss how his event is giving artists a platform.
- Simeon Taylor, host and creator of KC Soul Sessions
- Aaron Rogers, performs as rap artist GetItRogers
KC Soul Sessions’ open mic event is every Monday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the KC Jukehouse Blues & Jazz Restaurant at 1700 E 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.