Jabulani Leffall

Former Host of Central Standard

Jabulani Leffall is an award-winning journalist and writer who attended Journalism School at the University of Missouri. His work has appeared in the Financial Times of London, Dow Jones Marketwatch, The Baltimore Sun, Investor’s Business Daily, Variety, CFO Magazine, Compliance Week, Black Enterprise, the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Los Angeles Daily News among other publications.He has appeared numerous times on ABC World News and CNN as a commentator of business and world affairs. Mr. Leffall was most recently Associate Editor at Large for FactSet Estimates and Fundamentals News, a subsidiary of Norwalk, CT-based financial data company FactSet Research Systems.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry

Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy.

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Central Standard
2:29 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Surviving The College Application Process

Most of the time, the long and winding road of choosing a college is forgotten in the subsequent years of hazy academic exploits.  But for most high school seniors, this time of year is an involved process that can lead to anxious days and sleepless nights.

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Central Standard
4:36 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Crime & Safety In The Urban Core

In 2008, elected officials and urban residents came together under the direction of 2nd District Jackson County Legislator, Bishop James Tindall, Sr. to discuss community change in the urban core.  This was the first convening of the Kansas City Urban Summit.

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Central Standard
3:11 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Animal Shelters Of Kansas City

Local shelters are seeing a record number of animals coming into their facilities each day.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Hypnotism

What do Franz Mesmer, James Braid, and The Professor from Gilligan's Island have in common?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Stretching Your Palate

www.grinderspizza.com

Chances are you have eaten at his restaurant, taken in a show at his venue, or even met the dude.  But did you know about his plan to curb regional invasive species by cooking and eating them?

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Central Standard
1:55 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Transformation In The New Year

With each new year, comes the inevitable setting of lofty personal improvement goals.

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Central Standard
1:35 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast

The Kansas City Museum regally resides in the historic Northeast.

Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.

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Central Standard
4:16 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Corner To Corner Pt. I - The Plaza

Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.

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Central Standard
12:53 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention

*** This is an extended encore presentation of a show originally aired October 1st, 2012 ***

They warned him, “Once you get in, there’s no getting out.”

Journey with us on Monday’s Central Standard for a discussion with former Black Panther Jamal Joseph. We're stepping back in time to the late 1960s and early 1970s, and looking through the eyes of one of the youngest Black Power leaders in New York.

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Central Standard
3:13 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Underreported Stories Of 2012

A peek inside the newsroom of KCUR and Harvest Public Media.

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Central Standard
3:05 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Miles Bonny

Miles Bonny

Central Standard's music curator stops by the studio to say goodbye.

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Central Standard
12:48 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Holiday Fish Fry

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Roll back your Christmas rug for an abbreviated holiday public radio party.

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Central Standard
12:05 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

A Christmas Carol

The annual holiday production of Dickens' classic returns to the KC Rep.

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Central Standard
4:33 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

The State Of Mental Illness In KC

Mental illness is a problem in every community, but what resources and services are available in Kansas City?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Green Impact Zone & The Missouri River

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You probably know that the Missouri River is the longest river in North America.  But did you know that it's also one of the most polluted?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

The New American City Part II

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The year 2012 is drawing to a close.  Weren't we all supposed to be driving hover cars by now?

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Central Standard
6:50 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Apps & Tablets

It is expected that there will be 68.5 million more tablets in this world by the end of this year, providing roughly $29.1 billion in sales

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Buying Local?

If you don't think regional commerce has become en vogue, just type "buy local day" into your Google machine and see how many results come up.


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Central Standard
6:05 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

David Wayne Reed

What happens to a young man who spends his childhood off the grid,  growing up in a rural area with no formal creative outlets?


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Central Standard
5:44 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Inlaws & Outlaws

A long-haired rock n' roll combo from Liverpool once mused that "All You Need Is Love."  If this is true, then the food, housing, and clothing industries may be in trouble.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Professor Komagum & Peace Journalism

A local professor/journalist spent 11 months in war-torn Uganda.  This is his story.


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Central Standard
7:01 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Better Off When Off The Grid

Credit Mr. Brende's book

As you wonder at what gifts you might be getting this holiday season, have you ever consider what you could live without?  What modern conveniences would you be willing to give up?  How far "off the grid" do you think you could live?  We're joined by Eric Brende, a man who dropped out of an MIT graduate program and moved with his wife to a remote community that lives entirely off the grid.  He shares his 18 month experience on Central Standard.


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Central Standard
5:28 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Project Fly-Threads Inspired By History

Project Fly - The Wilkinson Dress Shirt

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has teamed up with the KC clothing boutique Method to provide young men with a smart "fly" dress shirt as they embark on interviews that can transform their lives.

  

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Flu Vaccine

Credit Bill Hand/Sun Journal

Every year, approximately 36,000 people die from influenza.  This flu season is the worst in the last decade and yet the flu vaccine is readily available. 


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Central Standard
8:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The New American City

Kansas City at dusk
ZTW1 flickr

We're live from the Kauffman Center at the CityAge, New American City Conference as part of a double bill featuring Central Standard and Up To Date.


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Central Standard
6:20 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Addiction

Miles Cave flickr

The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family in cheer.  The holidays also are a time of high stress and anxiety which can lead to addictive behaviors.


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Central Standard
5:53 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Davy Rothbart

Mr. Rothbart is a man exploring the events that have shaped him.  In his newest work, My Heart is an Idiot he strikes up conversations with a 100 year old black man on a bus to buffalo, admits to having phone sex, plays tricks on his deaf mother and ended up naked in New York.  His conclusion is that perhaps throughout these misadventures perhaps his heart has been an idiot.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

The Joy Of Being Lazy

The band formerly known as Lazy K

The hardest working band in Kansas City? 


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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Gordon Parks' 100th Birthday

On Wednesday’s Central Standard, we examine the legacy of Gordon Parks; the photographer, essayist, film maker, and native Kansan whose 100th birthday is this Friday.

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