Today’s Buzz theme on the first of November is Bonanza!  14 seasons, 431 episodes, and it continues to live today in our hearts.

Right Now with Ben DeClue

What I’m reading: The latest issue of Game Trader magazine

What I’m watching: Falling Water on USA (if you’re not watching, you’re missing out!)

What I’m doing: Counting the days until Veterans Day and then Thanksgiving


Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia: After lengthy investigations, officials also believe that a hacking of Democratic emails was aimed at disrupting the election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

With election nearing, Comey advised against publicly accusing Russia of hacking: FBI Director James B. Comey advised against the Obama administration publicly accusing Russia of hacking political organizations on the grounds that it would make the administration appear unduly partisan too close to the Nov. 8 election, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

That Historic Cocktail? Turns Out It’s a Fake: The bartender behind Louisville’s celebrated Seelbach cocktail and its quirky back story admits that he made it all up.



  • Webinar: How to Get Started with Open Data Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Technology Efficiency Series: CRMs Thursday, November 17, 2016  from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST


  • Comey’s Actions Are Just the Latest Symptom of Trumpism: On October 31, 1938, a New York writer named Howard E. Koch woke up in his West Side apartment. It was his day off, and and he decided that he would get a haircut. On the way to the barbershop, he overheard snatches of frantic conversation about “invasion” and “war.” “I thought Hitler had made a move,” he wrote later. “I rushed into the barbershop and said to the barber, ‘Are we at war or something?’”
  • The Feedback Loop of National Upheaval and Personal Anxiety: It was the hives that made Caroline Moss think something was wrong. The New York-based creative director had been getting itchy bumps on her arms and chest since late September, and allergy tests came back negative. She made small talk with her doctor at a follow-up appointment: “I was like, ‘This election, huh?’ And then he asked me if the election was stressing me out. The doctor told me my body may be manifesting my anxiety in this way.” Moss had broken out in hives just after the first two U.S. presidential debates, which she watched and discussed extensively with her friends and on Twitter.

  • How Rom-Coms Distort Romance: Here is one of the good things to come out of Donald Trump’s recent hot-mic revelations: The scandal, in its assorted horrors, furthered a much-needed national conversation about the contours of sexual violence. In response to Trump surrogates’ attempts to dismiss the candidate’s misogynistic comments as “locker-room talk,” media outlets and individual Facebook-opiners alike came forward to insist that, on the contrary, what Trump was describing in Access Hollywood’s recording was in fact a form of assault. Trump’s words, in spite of themselves, ended up bringing a bit of ironic clarity to a culture that is living in the aftermath of patriarchy—a time in which feminism and Puritanism and sex positivity and sex-shaming and progress and its absence have mingled to make everything, to borrow Facebook’s pleasant euphemism, Complicated.

  • Vedge Cafe bringing homemade, vegan touches to Ann Arbor food scene: “It’s been a dream of ours for years, so we eventually bit the bullet,” said co-owner Amanda Ratke.

  • How to remove Joe Buck from your life: Because I am too cheap to pay for cable, last night’s World Series game between the Cubs and the Indians was the first one all season I’ve been able to watch on TV in the peace and comfort of my own living room. Usually it’s my custom to listen to Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on the radio, WSCR (670 AM).…

#LocalGov Confidential

Class-action suit accuses Florissant of operating debtors prison: ArchCity Defenders file the lawsuit.

New app allows St. Louisans to pay property, real estate taxes and water bills from their phones: The app is free to download, but users will be assessed a 2.45 percent convenience fee when paying bills.

Slay initiates racial equity training for city employees: The mayor has directed city departments to evaluate budget requests and policies through the lens of racial equity.

From Pruitt-Igoe to NGA, St. Louis Place neighborhood has long been development target: Those who grew up in the area long expected a mega-project to come to their neighborhood.

Alderman push developer Paul McKee’s planned NorthSide Regeneration project forward: It’s unclear when construction will begin on the planned grocery store and gas station at North 13th Street and North Tucker Boulevard.

Wilmette To Create Marketing Plan: The Village of Wilmette and Wilmette-Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create a comprehensive marketing plan for Wilmette’s businesses.

Highland Park House in Limbo: The decision of whether a Highland Park home will move onto the next step of becoming a designated landmark against the owners’ wishes has been postponed until Novemeber 10.