Kate Baxendale http://kcur.org en Mother's Day: A Radical History, Plus Kansas Citians' Stories http://kcur.org/post/mothers-day-radical-history-plus-kansas-citians-stories <p>You could be forgiven if you happen to believe that Mother's Day is a holiday invented by florists, candy stores and greeting card companies. In point of fact, however, this holiday has a hard-won, grassroots history that puts today's celebrations in context.</p><p>On <em>Central Standard</em>, a historian introduced us to three women who lobbied for a mother's day of sorts: the first out of a desire for peace, the second to decrease infant mortality through education, and the third in service of her own professional yearnings.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:50 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross & Kate Baxendale 55415 at http://kcur.org Mother's Day: A Radical History, Plus Kansas Citians' Stories Share Economies On The Rise http://kcur.org/post/share-economies-rise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Share economies are trending in the Kansas City marketplace. These are networks that give people access to goods and services without ownership. </span><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Airbnb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, for example, is a service in which travelers can rent a living space from a complete stranger for a short time.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:15:25 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 55322 at http://kcur.org The Latest On The Lyft Situation In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/latest-lyft-situation-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a new kid in town, and Kansas City&nbsp;government officials are concerned about its unconventional arrival. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.lyft.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyft</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a San Francisco-based transportation network company that connects people through a mobile app, started </span>business<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the area on April 24. Users request a ride and they are matched with a driver from the </span>Lyft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:47:15 +0000 Kate Baxendale 55308 at http://kcur.org The Latest On The Lyft Situation In Kansas City Graduation Anxiety http://kcur.org/post/graduation-anxiety <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 55239 at http://kcur.org Graduation Anxiety National Geographic Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds http://kcur.org/post/national-geographic-photographer-captures-hidden-worlds <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">National Geographic</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> photographer </span><a href="http://www.jodicobb.com/#mi=1&amp;pt=0&amp;pi=1&amp;p=-1&amp;a=0&amp;at=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jodi Cobb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> travels great distances to discover the secret realms of world culture. She has documented fascinating visual stories about many subjects, including the quirky nature of twins, the hidden lives of Saudi Arabian women and Japanese geishas. </span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:00:55 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54948 at http://kcur.org National Geographic Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds Kansas City Actor Emerges On A Bigger Stage http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-actor-emerges-bigger-stage <p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:40:13 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54944 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Actor Emerges On A Bigger Stage The Role Of Food During World War I http://kcur.org/post/role-food-during-world-war-i <p></p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, culinary historian Andrea Broomfield joins us to discuss the importance of food during the first World War.</p><p>Broomfield explains what the food industry was like during that time at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theworldwar.org/chowchallenge">War Fare: Chow Challenge</a> on April 30. Chefs from area restaurants will compete in an <em>Iron Chef</em>-style event using food available during World War I.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Guest:</span></strong></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:28:07 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54897 at http://kcur.org The Role Of Food During World War I How Does Yelp Affect Restaurants? http://kcur.org/post/how-does-yelp-affect-restaurants <p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:51:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54882 at http://kcur.org How Does Yelp Affect Restaurants? Movie Critics: Hollywood Embraces Religious Films http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-hollywood-embraces-religious-films <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie critics are here to discuss new releases. The critics tell us which movies to see and which ones to skip.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Later in the show, host&nbsp;</span><a href="http://fox4kc.com/author/simmonsruss/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Russ Simmons</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the faith-based film phenomenon.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Released April 4:</span></strong></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Kate Baxendale 54871 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Hollywood Embraces Religious Films Shopping Mall Closures And What They Mean For Our Cityscape http://kcur.org/post/shopping-mall-closures-and-what-they-mean-our-cityscape <p>Shopping malls across the city and across the nation are closing their doors or re-imagining their futures. With the recent closure of Metro North and a meeting called to gather community input on redevelopment possibilities for Metcalf South, <em>Central Standard</em> convened local experts to look back on the significance of the shopping mall, in our city and in our lives.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:23:48 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christie Garton, Kate Baxendale & Suzanne Hogan 54633 at http://kcur.org Shopping Mall Closures And What They Mean For Our Cityscape The Psychology Of Hatred And What Defines A Hate Crime http://kcur.org/post/psychology-hatred-and-what-defines-hate-crime <p>In the aftermath of the shootings at the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom on April 13,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a suspect has been charged with murder and hate crime charges will likely be filed against him. </span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:18:20 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54570 at http://kcur.org The Psychology Of Hatred And What Defines A Hate Crime Artificial Intelligence In The Palm Of Your Hand http://kcur.org/post/artificial-intelligence-palm-your-hand <p>This week, innovators in mobile technology descend upon Kansas City for the <a href="http://www.mobilemidwest.com/">Mobile Midwest</a> conference hosted by Kansas City IT Professionals (KCITP.) Among them is Raj Singh, the developer of a mobile calendar application that goes beyond storing and retrieving scheduling information. This application is actually designed to help you make your appointments, arrive at meeting places and in some cases, communicate with your colleagues to let them know you're running late.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:22:44 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54515 at http://kcur.org Artificial Intelligence In The Palm Of Your Hand Cash Money Crew: Managing And Investing A Financial Windfall http://kcur.org/post/cash-money-crew-managing-and-investing-financial-windfall <p>Many of us fantasize about receiving a large sum of money unexpectedly. This is the very fantasy that sends people to the grocery store for lottery tickets.</p><p>But it's not <em>just</em> a fantasy. Situations do arise when people who are not necessarily experienced in dealing with money find themselves on the receiving end of a financial windfall.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:05:12 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54504 at http://kcur.org Cash Money Crew: Managing And Investing A Financial Windfall Food Critics: Kansas City's Best Lunch Spots http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-kansas-citys-best-lunch-spots <p></p><p>It's not uncommon for Americans to work through lunch, thoughtlessly scarfing down sustenance at a desk or —worse — in a car.</p><p>But at its best, lunch can be a time to unwind and savor the moment, getting out in the city while nourishing body and soul.</p><p>Some Kansas Citians are keeping the mid-day meal alive in all its glory. Hosted by Charles Ferruzza,&nbsp;KCUR's food critics led a search for exquisite lunch experiences in Kansas City on Friday.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are some of their recommendations:</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:50 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christie Garton & Kate Baxendale 54395 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Kansas City's Best Lunch Spots The Importance Of Play http://kcur.org/post/importance-play <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:26 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christie Garton & Kate Baxendale 54336 at http://kcur.org The Importance Of Play Coping With Targeted Violence In The Aftermath Of Shootings In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/coping-targeted-violence-aftermath-shootings-overland-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The day after a harrowing series of shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> convenes community leaders to take the first steps toward healing and understanding. Do we find answers in spirituality? Ethics? Shared humanity and friendship? Tune in for this half-hour segment to hear how Kansas City's communities are responding to a tragic act of targeted violence.</span></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:02:45 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54177 at http://kcur.org Coping With Targeted Violence In The Aftermath Of Shootings In Overland Park Brown V. Board Of Education: 60 Years Later http://kcur.org/post/brown-v-board-education-60-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of next month 60 years will have passed since </span><a href="http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/get-involved/federal-court-activities/brown-board-education-re-enactment/history.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Brown v. Board of Education</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took place in Topeka, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The landmark case ruled that "separate but equal" was in fact unequal, and all public schools began the desegregation process.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:33 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54175 at http://kcur.org Brown V. Board Of Education: 60 Years Later Ray Bradbury Remembered By Loving Biographer http://kcur.org/post/ray-bradbury-remembered-loving-biographer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writer Ray Bradbury was an American icon. His work straddled genres, uniting the seemingly-disparate worlds of science fiction and high literature, haunting readers' imaginations with side shows, skeletons, bright stars, the dark skies of space, solitary front porches and late night train whistles.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:57:27 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53874 at http://kcur.org Africa World Documentary Film Festival Brings Global Stories To Lawrence http://kcur.org/post/africa-world-documentary-film-festival-brings-global-stories-lawrence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kansas is hosting the Africa World Documentary Film Festival this Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12.</span></p><p>The convener of that festival, Daniel Atkinson, visited the KCUR studios to talk about the films he chose to show and the ideas he hoped to convey through the wide range of stories these documentaries tell.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:53:19 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53854 at http://kcur.org Africa World Documentary Film Festival Brings Global Stories To Lawrence The Missouri River Environment And The Pallid Sturgeon http://kcur.org/post/missouri-river-environment-and-pallid-sturgeon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri River is a significant natural resource for our community. It is a place for recreation and enjoyment, and it provides farmers with water for their crops. The "Big Muddy" is also home to a diverse ecosystem, including the <a href="http://kcur.org/post/genetic-mapping-gives-endangered-missouri-river-pallid-boost">pallid sturgeon</a>. On today's </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we discuss the history of the Missouri River, its wildlife and efforts to protect it.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:26:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54163 at http://kcur.org The Missouri River Environment And The Pallid Sturgeon Nature In The City: Spring 2014 http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-spring-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring has arrived in the Midwest and there are many wonders of nature to explore in our area. On today's <em>Central Standard</em>,&nbsp;our Kansas City nature experts discuss s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pring peeper and western chorus&nbsp;frogs, bald&nbsp;eagles, peregrine falcons, plus some&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">natural features that really shine in the spring. </span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:24:38 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53804 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Spring 2014 Energy Standards In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/energy-standards-kansas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas Senate voted to repeal a state mandate that required utility companies to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, the House refused to repeal House Bill 2014 less than 24 hours later. </span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:15:04 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54160 at http://kcur.org Energy Standards In Kansas Middle Of The Map Fest Kickoff http://kcur.org/post/middle-map-fest-kickoff <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:58:07 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54161 at http://kcur.org What The Affordable Care Act Means For Kansas City Artists http://kcur.org/post/what-affordable-care-act-means-kansas-city-artists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage under the </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform" style="line-height: 1.5;">Affordable Care Act</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was March 31</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. By law, all U.S. citizens must have some form of insurance or face a tax penalty for the year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But does the law help people, like artists, who have been &nbsp;unable or unwilling to buy health insurance in previous markets?</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53449 at http://kcur.org Thomas Hart Benton's 125th Birthday At The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/thomas-hart-bentons-125th-birthday-kansas-city-museum <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas Hart Benton was one of Kansas City's most famous artists. This year marks the </span>125th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of his birth, and the Kansas City Museum is throwing a birthday party by displaying some of Benton's most prominent lithographs in a </span><a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/BENTON/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">special exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:01:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53452 at http://kcur.org Thomas Hart Benton's 125th Birthday At The Kansas City Museum When Cupid Strikes Again: Financial Planning For A Second Marriage http://kcur.org/post/when-cupid-strikes-again-financial-planning-second-marriage <p>According to the <a href="http://www.smartstepfamilies.com/view/statistics">U.S. Bureau of the Census</a>, about 75 percent of those who divorce will eventually remarry. So how do you prepare financially for a second or even third marriage?</p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard, </em>the Cash Money Crew will help navigate those difficult but necessary conversations two people need to have before they get married, again.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52754 at http://kcur.org Where Should You Go To Get Good Financial Advice? http://kcur.org/post/where-should-you-go-get-good-financial-advice <p>In today's culture of money talk shows and numerous financial publications, how can we discern legitimate advice versus bogus information? On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, the Cash Money Crew tells us where to get good financial planning advice, and which so-called experts to ignore.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52756 at http://kcur.org Where Should You Go To Get Good Financial Advice? Seven Life-Changing Inventions Created In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/seven-life-changing-inventions-created-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas&nbsp; City is the birthplace of many inventions that have changed the way we perform everyday tasks. For example, your neck might be a lot hairier if it weren't for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Samuel&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coffman, who invented the electric clippers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Today on the KCUR program&nbsp;<em>Central Standard</em>, we discussed just a few of the most prominent products, icons and improvements invented here. Check out this list of seven life-changing inventions, born right here in KC:</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52783 at http://kcur.org Seven Life-Changing Inventions Created In Kansas City Police Training On How To Respond To Mental Health Situations http://kcur.org/post/police-training-how-respond-mental-health-situations <p>Police officers often respond to situations that involve people suffering from mental health problems.</p><p>Since they are called first for help, there is a growing effort to train the officers in how to handle the situations.</p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, we discuss how police training is changing in order to accommodate mental health crisis response techniques.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Laura Spencer, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52773 at http://kcur.org StartupBus: An Innovative Entrepreneur Competition http://kcur.org/post/startupbus-innovative-entrepreneur-competition <p></p><p>Picture this: a group of "buspreneurs" convene on a bus equipped with laptops and just three days to create a startup company. That is what happened when the area's best hackers, hustlers and hipsters got on the Midwest StartupBus. They also made stops in Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Smith, Ark., along the way.</p><p>KCPT's Caitlin Cress went along for the ride, which began right here in Kansas City on March 2.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Caitlin Cress</strong>, reporter at the Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT</li></ul> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52772 at http://kcur.org StartupBus: An Innovative Entrepreneur Competition