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Kansas City NPR Reporter Passes Away After Being Shot

Okeson-Haberman was on life support for several days before she passed away. KCPD said they are now investigating the case as a homicide.

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A 24-year-old NPR reporter that was shot while sitting inside of her apartment in Kansas City, Missouri last week has died, police said. Aviva Okeson-Haberman was reportedly struck by a bullet that pierced one of the windows of her first-floor apartment in the Santa Fe neighborhood.

Okeson-Haberman was on life support for several days before she passed away. KCPD said they are now investigating the case as a homicide.

She joined KCUR in June 2019 as the Missouri politics and government reporter, having interned at the station a year earlier. Okeson-Haberman was transitioning into her new role at the station covering social issues and criminal justice.

“She was just relentless in the pursuit of the truth,” said news director Lisa Rodriguez. “She was going to change people’s lives in this beat.”

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver expressed shock and sadness on Twitter Monday.

“Her passion for justice and truth-seeking was palpable; her commitment to the community was inspiring; and her journalistic ability at such a young age was impressive,” he wrote. “I’m heartbroken I won’t get another phone call with her on the other end.”

Aviva graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in 2019. While there, she garnered fistfuls of awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting for her investigation of Missouri’s elder abuse hotline.

“I’m heartbroken that I won’t have another opportunity to make her a pizza while we sat in my backyard talking about life,” Rodriguez said. “I’m heartbroken I won’t hear another story pitch or work through another hours-long edit. I will miss her so much.”

Aviva is survived by her mother and father, her two younger sisters and her maternal grandparents.

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Glenn Beck: CNN Tried to ‘Bully’ Ticketmaster Into Ending Tucker Carlson Live Tour

“So, who’s the real ‘threat to democracy’?”

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Earlier this week, Tucker Carlson announced a nationwide tour of live events that included conservative guests like Glenn Beck. Now, the nationally syndicated radio host is claiming that CNN attempted to get the tour shut down.

In a post to X, Beck alleged that CNN tried to interfere in the tour by pushing Ticketmaster — who is handling all ticket sales for the events — to end its relationship with the conservative firebrand.

“After the announcement of Tucker’s tour with ‘dangerous’ guests like me, CNN tried to bully Ticketmaster & arenas into canceling him,” Beck asserted. “For SPEECH. THAT. HASN’T. HAPPENED. So, who’s the real ‘threat to democracy’? Tucker or the Saul Alinsky activists pretending to be journalists?”

Beck failed to elaborate on what steps CNN took in its attempt to “bully” the ticket platform into severing its ties with Carlson.

Tucker Carlson Live will feature a series of live programs where the former cable news host will be joined by a rotating group of fellow conservative commentators in the run-up to the 2024 presidential election.

Carlson has announced 10 tour dates in September in cities like Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Kansas City, and Milwaukee, among others. Beck insinuated in his post he will be a guest at one of Carlson’s tour stops, but has not been announced as one. However, the former Fox News host has yet to announce a special guest for his stop on Wednesday, September 18th in a suburb of Houston, Texas. Glenn Beck is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano Added to 830 WCCO, KDWN Daily Lineups

“Listeners tell us they can’t go to sleep because stay up to hear what Frank is going to say next!”

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The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano has been added to the daily lineup at a pair of Audacy news/talk stations, 830 WCCO in Minneapolis and KDWN in Las Vegas.

The program, which originates from New York news/talk station 77 WABC, airs live from 1-5 AM ET.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be on both of these great radio stations. I’ve dreamt of being on the radio in Minnesota ever since Jesse Ventura ran for Governor. It’s great to be on a station that has so many independent thinkers,” said Morano.

He added his excitement for being added to the KDWN lineup by saying, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be on the air in Las Vegas, a 24/7 city. It’s great to talk to an audience in a city that’s up all night.”

“We’re thrilled to add these two great affiliates to The Red Apple Audio Networks,” added Red Apple Media and 77 WABC President Chad Lopez. “Listeners tell us they can’t go to sleep because stay up to hear what Frank is going to say next!”

In addition to now being heard in Minneapolis and Las Vegas, overnight program hosted by Frank Morano is also part of lineups at KMOX in St. Louis, WCBM in Baltimore, and WFDF in Detroit, among others.

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Dominic Carter to Helm 3 PM Timeslot on 77 WABC

Carter will continue to host his late-night programs in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

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77 WABC has announced that Dominic Carter will take over the 3-4 PM timeslot previously helmed by Rudy Giuliani in the station’s daily lineup.

Carter will continue to host his late-night program from Midnight to 1 AM on weekdays and 11 PM to midnight on Sundays, in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

“I’m excited about hosting an afternoon slot and grateful for the trust that Mr. Catsimatidis and Chad Lopez have shown in me,” said Carter. “It’s an honor to serve the New York City area listeners, especially on a powerhouse station like WABC Radio, as well as WLIR 107.1, our sister station on Long Island.”

“It is with great pleasure that I announce Dominic as our 3 to 4 pm host,” added Red Apple Media and WABC Radio owner John Catsimatidis. “Dominic is an exceptional broadcast journalist and political commentator, who presents all sides of issues relevant to our listeners. He’s done an excellent job with his overnight programs, and I know he will do the same with the 3pm hour.”

Carter steps into the timeslot previously held by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He departed the station last month after continually dismissing edicts relating to the way WABC would discuss the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani — who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump — has continually claimed the election was “stolen” in favor of Joe Biden.

Red Apple Media President Chad Lopez shared he was excited to promote from within to fill the vacancy.

“Dominic brings a lot of energy to his programs, and he is an exceptional interviewer,” Lopez said. “Growing our own from within is always a recipe for success.”

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