Central Standard

Monday - Friday at 10 a.m.

Each weekday morning Central Standard looks at the different worlds within Kansas City. Regular topics include personal finance, information technology, the environment, music, cognitive therapy and the arts.

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THIS WEEK:

Monday: Sibling Rivalries 

Tuesday: Aging In The Arts: How Different Life Stages Affect Careers

Wednesday: Boys Grow

Thursday: TBA

Friday: TBA

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Central Standard
7:36 am
Mon October 15, 2012

KC Sports Report

flickr / Jeremy Brooks

We’re unfolding the newspaper for a look at the latest headlines from the sports section. Did you miss a game this season? ...or all of them?

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Central Standard
8:55 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Transgendered KC

Gender identity is central to one's sense of self. So, when an individual undergoes a physical transformation, they alter more than just their appearance. It's an emotional journey that transforms lives.

On Thursday’s Central Standard, we'll be joined by members of our local transgender community.

Learn about a group that's still struggling for visibility, recognition and equality. Plus, find out about the step-by-step process to constructing a new identity.

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Central Standard
9:52 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports

During the second half of Wednesday’s Central Standard, a look into the legacy of a sports icon... not to mention the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs.

We’ll be talking with Michael MacCambridge, author of the new biography Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports.

Central Standard
9:12 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Building A Sustainable Community

Bridging the Gap

It's a lesson in energy conservation and resource sustainability for anyone and everyone.

First up on Wednesday’s Central Standard, we'll discuss some local efforts to help the environment. Plus, hear some tips and tricks for incorporating green habits into our daily lives.

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Central Standard
9:05 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Atheism in Kansas City

American Atheists are speaking out louder than ever before.

As a matter of fact, you might've caught the billboard Godless Government Now while driving along the highway. Did you catch yourself wondering "What’s that all about?"

On Tuesday's Central Standard, we’re talking with local supporters of the secular movement, including Sarah Hargreaves, president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

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Central Standard
11:57 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Financial Advice: 10 Commandments of Financial Planning

flickr / SurvivalWoman

Our CASH MONEY CLIQUE is back for this Monday’s Central Standard. They're going to offer 10 (simple) guidelines that might help straighten out your personal finances.

Joining us will be members of the Financial Planning Association of Greater KC, including Ken Eaton of Stepp & Rothwell, Lucas Bucl of KHC Wealth Management and Sandi Weaver of Financial Security Advisors.

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Central Standard
9:13 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Drop Dead Healthy

In recent years A.J. Jacobs has lived by George Washington's rules of conduct, outsourced his entire life of everyday tasks to Indian service representatives, posed as a woman on an online dating site and grown a long beard to adhere to Old Testament doctrine as part of a year of living biblically.

His latest quest: Getting fit.

On Thursday's Central Standard, we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book Drop Dead Healthy, where explores the latest cultural obsessions and trends in healthy living. He'll discuss this latest grueling experiments, as he literally strives to be healthy from head-to-toe.

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Central Standard
9:37 am
Wed October 3, 2012

KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar

There were happy days for soccer star Kei Kamara growing up in war-torn West Africa. But then, there were also days that haunt his dreams to this day.

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Central Standard
9:52 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn

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You might've noticed a few tell tale signs of Autumn: the beginnings of fall foliage in the trees, flocks of birds migrating overhead... But one has to wonder, how did all that dry heat this summer affect our natural world as we fall into the Fall season? And how is the lingering drought impacting local wildlife?

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, we take an early Autumn look at Nature in the City with Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.

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Central Standard
9:56 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Economic Roundtable: Post-Keynesian Theory

Want to satisfy your inner econ geek? 

You've come to the right place. On Thursday's Central Standard, we’re having a roundtable talk on all things Post-Keynesian with distinguished UMKC research professors William Black, Randall Wray and Michael Hudson.

Find out why the dynamics of private sector are essential to understanding the economy. Plus, we’ll discuss government transparency and accountability. If you're just little rusty on your economic theory and policy, join us at the table for the perfect refresher course.

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Central Standard
10:16 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Adult Studio Art Classes / ACT, SAT Prep

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During the first half of Wednesday's Central Standard, a discussion about broadening artistic learning opportunities for adults.

Then later in the hour, since it's that time of year for students... we'll talk about preparing for the ACT and SAT. Hear about a program aiming to level the playing field with college prep services for local low-income and underprivileged students.

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Central Standard
4:00 am
Tue September 25, 2012

The Man Who Quit Money

Imagine life in a moneyless world.

Daniel Suelo probably has. For the last 12 years, he's has no job, no mortgage, no car... nothing that would require the use of cash. And for Daniel, it’s freedom. 

On Tuesday’s Central Standard, hear one man’s journey into a pennyless lifestyle in rocky caves in the Utah canyons. Plus, author Mark Sundeen joins the conversation to talk about writing “The Man Who Quit Money,” a book based on Daniel’s life.

Central Standard
4:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Why Do We Dream?

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On Monday’s Central Standard, a look into dreams with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese.

We’ll learn about the history of dream research and analysis. Plus, we’ll explore lucid dreaming, or dreaming when you know you’re dreaming.

GUEST:
Dr. Bruce Liese, KU Family Medicine

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Central Standard
10:45 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Tribute To The Late Local Writer Tom Ryan

In the second half of Thursday's Central Standard, we remember the late local writer Tom Ryan. If you knew him, please share your memories in the comment section below.

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Central Standard
7:52 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Tomorrow's College: How Higher Education Is Changing

University of Phoenix, a public, for-profit institution

Even with the price of tuition reaching record highs, going to college might be more common than ever. However, less than 10 percent of students actually finish with their bachelor’s degree by age 24.

Why are so many students struggling, or dropping out? Just who is shaping the future of higher education?

During the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard, we learn how today's college is changing. Education reporter Emily Hanford stops by to talk about her radio documentary series Tomorrow’s College.

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Central Standard
7:57 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Appy Hour: Developments On The Silicon Prairie

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, join a discussion on app development with tech innovators from the Silicon Prairie.

Find out how mobile fundraising is making it easy to donate funds across the world. Plus, an app turns the smartphone into part of the live music experience.

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Central Standard
9:27 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects

Artist Carrie Scanga makes an adjustment to a honey-colored tissue paper panel in PLUG Projects’ gallery space. Scanga has created a hive-like structure for the new exhibit, "BREATHE : The Emergent Colony."
Julie Denesha KCUR

On this Tuesday’s Central Standard, plug into a conversation with the artists behind the new arts gallery PLUG Projects. We’ll discuss their efforts to bring more thought-provoking works to Kansas City, local fundraising initiatives and resources to help develop local art writing and critique.

Later in the hour, visiting artist Carrie Scanga talks about "BREATHE: The Emergent Colony," her new experimental, collaborative exhibition that's transforming PLUG's gallery space.

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Central Standard
8:19 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Data Storage

On this Monday's Central Standard, learn about data centers and cloud storage. Just how secure is our data?

We'll also discuss Apple's new iPhone5, and the upcoming iPad Mini. Plus, news on new ultra-high-definition television. Join us as we discuss these and other technology news headlines with the Computer Guys, I.T. Pro Thos. O'Brien and Mac expert George Costello.

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Central Standard
9:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Drepung Gomang Monks / LGBTQ Youth Activism

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On Thursday’s Central Standard, special guest host Brian Ellison is joined by a group of Tibetan monks currently touring the city. We'll talk about their simplistic, yet powerful values. Plus, hear some chants for peace and healing.

Then, later in the hour, we’ll talk with an ambitious group of young people about LGBTQ activism in schools and in the community.

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Central Standard
10:19 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Why Do We Work?

On Wednesday’s Central Standard, special guest host Brian Ellison talks with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese about the meaning of work.

Why do we work? Are we searching for more than a job, more than a paycheck? How does one find their “calling?” Plus, we’ll discuss the role that the modern-day office job plays in the development of personal relationships.

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Central Standard
6:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

The Scent Of Scandal

Light, vibrant or dark, this exotic and elegant beauty is among the world's most popular flowers.

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Central Standard
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Financial Advice: Senior Scams

flickr / Don Hankins

Please excuse the technical difficulties during this program.

Americans 65 and older are a top target for scammers. Right now, Kansas City investigators are reportedly looking into a $350,000 sting, and the number of reports are going up.

On this Monday's Central Standard, our CASH MONEY CLIQUE is back to talk about protecting seniors from becoming victims of money scams.

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Central Standard
10:25 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Documenting KC Barbeque

flickr / Thomas Hawk

During the second half of Thursday's Central Standard, filmmaker Martin Diggs and producer and writer Kevin Fossland stop by to talk about their upcoming documentary. Hear about their plan to capture BBQ culture in the heart of the “barbeque capital of the world.”

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Central Standard
10:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Urban Empowerment Flash Mob

flickr / Aniket Thakur

It's not the first dance symbolizing a deeper message, but who knew one day we'd have something called the Urban League Slide?

On Thursday's Central Standard, we talk dancing, empowerment and flash mobs with Gwendolyn Grant of the Urban League of Greater KC.

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Central Standard
9:48 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read

Approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at how illiteracy is closely linked to poverty, unemployment and health issues, and an area class working to bridge that gap.

Then, in the second half of our show, a quick legal bootcamp for musicians. From copyrights to royalties, our guest Donald Simon has advice for all the legalese that can put a jam in your jamming.

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Central Standard
9:58 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Jacob Andrews Remembered & Recognized

Lauri Turner receiving a badge in her late son Jacob Andrew's honor.

On Tuesday's Central Standard, we’re joined by Laurie Turner, the mother of the late military Specialist Jacob Andrews. She was on the program last year, mere months after her son took his own life.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio

The legendary artist Jim Leedy gives this piece of advice to any budding artist: always be conscious of where you've been when heading in a new direction. Jim Leedy’s known for his many journey's and new directions, now documented in an upcoming film.

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Central Standard
2:32 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Remembering KC Writer Tom Ryan

He's here forever, but gone for now, succumbing to a sudden heart attack.

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Central Standard
10:24 am
Wed August 29, 2012

AgLocal: An App for Farm Country

Local farmers markets are great for finding fresh fruits and vegetables, but today's guest was wondering around an area farmer’s markets and said to himself: “You know this is quality produce at a good price, but... I like meat.”

Joining us for the second half of today's show is Naithan Jones, Co-founder of Aglocal, a technology company that has created a platform to create new markets for farmers who want to connect with meat buyers and distributors.

Central Standard
9:41 am
Wed August 29, 2012

BREAD KC! Kneading Needs

A recent BREAD! KC dinner, a collaboration between Coffee Girls and Remedy Food + Drink

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, how a group of Kansas City artists are putting an end to that whole starving artist thing.

Joining us is Andrew Erdrich, Sean Starowitz and Erin Olm-Shipman for BREAD KC!, a group that raises the unleavened bread of artists through microgrants from community dinners. We'll hear how the easiest grant process ever has helped launch innovative new works in our community.

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