Cable TVLand has renewed for a second season “The Soul Man,” starring Jeff City’s own Cedric Antonio Kyles aka Cedric the Entertainer. He appears as an R&B superstar who retires to St. Louis to become a preacher in his father’s church. “The Soul Man” is the second highest-rated series on the channel. . .Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis will be here Nov. 28-29 to draw attention to Women and Girls Lead, which focuses and connects people in support of issues facing women and girls. . .St. Louis-raised Angel Olsen has gotten rave reviews in NYC for her warbling and strumming her guitar. In one review: “People stopped buying drinks; the bartenders put their elbows on the counter and were stunned.” “She points toward English folk music and Patsy Cline“. . .The League of American Orchestras Conference will be held here June 17-20, 2013, a first for our town in 60 years. Star bass vocalist Eric Owens has been inked to perform with the symph at a special concert for the hundreds of attendees from across the country. . .The New York Times ranked WashU as 102 of 150 universities in the world based on employability after undgrad studies. ..The board of the United Network for Organ Sharing met this week in our town. Members quickly endorsed a policy to require hospitals to inform kidney donors of the risks they take, fully evaluate their suitability and track their health for two years. The risk of donor dying during the procedure is three in 10,000, according to the docs. . .Staffers at KFNS radio are still jabbering about Kevin Slaten’s rapid dismissal. “There was pushing, shoving and even spitting!,” said an employee. “The Webster Groves cops were there”. . .Digital TV Research reveals that global online advertising revenue will reach $92 billion for 2012. . .In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and in light of global warming and the extreme weather it’s bringing, environmental thinker and writer Bill McKibben suggests we stop giving the storms the names of people, and start naming them after oil and coal companies, he argues, are a key cause.