Central Standard Friday

Friday at 10 a.m.
Monroe Dodd, Charles Ferruzza & Russ Simmons

A weekly special series celebrating the food, movies and history in and around Kansas City.

Central Standard Friday is the continuation of the weekday program, Central Standard. On Fridays the show features regular segments on history, food and film.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:51 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

The Movie Critics: Academy Awards Predictions

On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will take a look at recent movie releases, including A Dangerous Method, The Grey, Big Miracle,  and Star Wars Episode 1 3-D.

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Walt Bodine Show
11:47 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Food Critics: Your Nontraditional Valentine

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Forget the lobster and candlelight... how about spicy ceviche and mango smoothies? On this Walt Bodine Show, the Food Critics share ideas for taking your Valentine out for a nontraditional evening.

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Walt Bodine Show
10:43 am
Fri January 27, 2012

KC History: Remarkable Kansas Women

On Friday's Walt Bodine Show, historian Monroe Dodd discusses the history of remarkable women in Kansas, with past KCUR contributor and author, Gina Kaufmann. Her new book More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women tells the stories of women who shaped the Sunflower State, including a dentist, an orator, a pilot, a mayor and a fugitive slave.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:59 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

The Movie Critics: Nice Start, 2012

Gary Oldman stars in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Don't you think it's a perfect time of year if you like to go to the movies? There’s no holiday shopping to do, no garden to tend, no snow to shovel, and no nice weather to miss. But when it comes to picking what films to see, that’s where the Movie Critics come in.

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Walt Bodine Show
4:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Food Critics: Vegetables That Aren't Boring

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Eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore.

On Friday's Walt Bodine Show, join co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics for a conversation about finding tasty, yet nutritious food options in Kansas City.

Walt Bodine Show
4:00 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

KC History: Americans by Choice

Coming up Friday on the Walt Bodine Show, we'll take a look at "Americans by Choice," an exhibit that tells the history of immigration and naturalization in the state of Kansas.

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Walt Bodine Show
3:54 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

The Movie Critics: Best Films of 2011

On the Walt Bodine Show Friday, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will take a look at recent movie releases, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, We Bought a Zoo, and War Horse. Plus, we'll hear our critics favorite films of 2011.

TELL US:
What's been your favorite film of 2011?

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Walt Bodine Show
9:20 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Food Critics: New Years Eve Dining

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New Years Eve isn't just about the bubbly these days. This Friday morning, join co-host Charles Ferruzza, and the Food Critics for a conversation about great places to go out and celebrate the arrival of 2012 over a great meal.

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KC History
6:52 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

KC History: Prairie Fire

UPDATE: Our past guest Julie Courtwright will be speaking this Sunday at 2pm at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. More info here.

Coming up on the Walt Bodine Show this Friday, an environmental history of the Great Plains through the lens of prairie fires.

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New Movie Releases
7:00 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

The Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters

Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics join Walt Bodine for a look at recent movie releases, including The Decedents, The Muppets and New Year's Eve. Plus, we want to know what new releases you're hoping to see before the year ends.

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Food & Drink
12:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

The Best Burgers in Town

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Join the conversation with Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics as we discuss great places to dine around town. Plus, in the second half of the hour, critics and callers gab about their favorite places to grab a burger around town.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Food Critics: Table for One

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When was the last time you sat down at a restaurant for a nice meal... alone? Join co-host Charles Ferruzza, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, Chris BecickaIngram's MagazineGloria Gale435 South Magazine, and Emily Farris, food writer.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Food Critics: Hotel Dining, Past & Present

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When was the last time you headed to a hotel just to enjoy a great meal? Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine and Emily Farris of Casserole Crazy, as they stop in to discuss the evolution of hotel dining in the Kansas City area.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Food Critics: Eating Well While Eating Out

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Eating out is often an indulgence... but when we stretch our budgets, must we also stretch our waistlines? Join the conversation with Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, Chris Becicka of of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as we discuss making healthy choices without compromising the pleasure of eating out.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Food Critics: Desperation Foods

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What's the last thing you ate during your lowest moment? At an airport? A food court? What about that time you woke up hungry at 3am with only expired eggs in the fridge? Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, and the Food Critics Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine and Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine  for a look at what we eat when we're feeling desperate.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Food Critics: Too Darn Hot

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Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it's just too darn hot to eat... not that we've ever experienced that.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Food Critics: Too Darn Hot

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Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it's just too darn hot to eat... not that we've ever experienced that.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Food Critics: Drive-Ins and Food Trucks

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When was the last time you visited an old fashioned drive-in? Or walked over for a late night snack from one of KC's great food trucks? Our hosts today are Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Block of Around the Block. Join the conversation about the fun summer tradition of eating on the go.

KCUR News
10:55 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Marilyn Maye Sings "Happy Birthday" to Walt [VIDEO]

Kansas City, Mo. – On August, 27, 2010, Kansas City cabaret singer Marilyn Maye serenaded Walt Bodine on air on his 90th birthday.

Music: "It's Today" (Jerry Herman, Alice Borden)
Lyrics and vocals: Marilyn Maye

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Redistricting
5:01 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Boundary Issues: The Politics and Practice of Redistricting

Kansas City, MO –

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Sat October 4, 2008

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