Seg. 1: Missouri Leads In Black Women-Owned Firms. Seg. 2: Making It Work As Married Co-Anchors. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Missouri Leads In Black Women-Owned Firms. Seg. 2: Making It Work As Married Co-Anchors.

Aug 27, 2018

Segment 1: KC Fed releases results of study looking at black women starting businesses.

The growth rate of businesses owned by black women exceeds that of any other group in the country, male or female. But these entrepreneurs also face disproportionate challenges in finding financing, advice and support. The author of a recent study on black women business startups and two entrepreneurs who participated in the studied detailed the hurdles they face in creating and maintaining their enterprises.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host two events around the study 'Black Women Business Startups' — at 11:30 a.m. for small business support providers and at 6:30 p.m. for community members — on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Chess, Inc., 3125 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64109. The event is free, but registration is requested. Visit KCSourceLink.com for more information.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:26:  Rhiannon Ally used life with co-anchor and husband Mike Marusarz as inspiration for children's book.

Few couples work as closely together as the duo found side-by-side most nights in anchor chairs for KSHB's 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Mike Marusarz says one of the advantages of the situation is a greater appreciation for just how good wife Rhiannon Ally is at her job. The struggles of working mothers is the subject of Ally's new children's book, "Mommy, Please Don't Go to Work!"

The Kansas City Public Library and the Kansas City Moms Blog will co-present 'Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!' at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. For more information, go to KCLibrary.org.