Christie Garton http://kcur.org en Drinking And Driving: Culture, Infrastructure And The Law http://kcur.org/post/drinking-and-driving-culture-infrastructure-and-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">In recent years, we've heard a lot more about texting and driving than we have about drinking and driving. But drunk driving is still prevalent. According to the </span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html" style="line-height: 1.15;">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a><span style="line-height: 1.15;">, alcohol-impaired car crashes account for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:33:51 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 54712 at http://kcur.org Drinking And Driving: Culture, Infrastructure And The Law 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 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 Passionate Sustainability Advocate Vandana Shiva Visits Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/passionate-sustainability-advocate-vandana-shiva-visits-kansas-city <p>Dr. Vandana Shiva sees issues of diversity playing out in our societies as well as in our grocery stores and on our dinner plates. <em>Central Standard</em> visits with this prolific author and global environmental activist about her unique blend of science and philosophy in which feminism, economic theory, quantum physics and agricultural history combine to create a compelling world view.</p><p>Dr. Shiva stops by the studio to explain her perspective and to tell her personal story.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:04:17 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 54339 at http://kcur.org Passionate Sustainability Advocate Vandana Shiva Visits Kansas City 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 Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Find Support in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/where-women-entrepreneurs-can-find-support-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent </span><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2014/01/08/11-reasons-2014-will-be-a-break-out-year-for-women-entrepreneurs/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Forbes.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> article headline touted “11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs.”&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, indeed, the statistics are looking good.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Christie Garton 53591 at http://kcur.org Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Find Support in Kansas City Food Critics: Best Noodles In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-best-noodles-kansas-city <p></p><p>There<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> is one ingredient that you'll find in almost every culture and <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1012_051012_chinese_noodles.html">has been around for almost 4,000 years</a>: noodles.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:01:45 +0000 Christie Garton & Matthew Long-Middleton 53003 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Best Noodles In Kansas City Regina Carter Shares Inspiration Behind New Album http://kcur.org/post/regina-carter-shares-inspiration-behind-new-album <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regina Carter is considered one of the most prolific contemporary jazz violinists.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient, she has a discography that draws upon a wide range of musical influences from Motown to Folk, and now her Southern roots, with her latest album </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Southern Comfort</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:01:47 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 53127 at http://kcur.org Regina Carter Shares Inspiration Behind New Album What Happens To Foster Children When They Turn 18? http://kcur.org/post/what-happens-foster-children-when-they-turn-18 <p>Foster children often overcome a great deal in life. Many have to take charge of their own wellbeing at a young age, and learn to navigate a complex system of care-providers from state to local agencies.</p><p>But the real obstacles can begin when they leave the system. In a number of states, children age of out foster care at 21 years old, but in Kansas it is 18.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On today's</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Central Standard,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;we explore the foster care system in Kansas.</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 53138 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Regional Day Trips For Families, Foodies And Lovers http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-regional-day-trips-families-foodies-and-lovers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The relentlessly cold winter just might be over, and the sun is starting to shine — at least on occasion.</span></p><p>So, enjoy the spring weather and all our region has to offer with day trips that are big on fun, but won't break the bank or cost you precious vacation time.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 52942 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Regional Day Trips For Families, Foodies And Lovers The Rise Of Craft Brewing In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/rise-craft-brewing-kansas-city <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">One might assume that with such well known craft beers available from brewers like Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo., </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">and Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">, Kan. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 52237 at http://kcur.org The Rise Of Craft Brewing In Kansas City Movie Critics: Oscars 2014 http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-oscars-2014 <p></p><p>Best Picture:</p><ul><li>"American Hustle"</li><li>"Captain Phillips"</li><li>"Dallas Buyers Club"</li><li>"Gravity"</li><li>"Her"</li><li>"Nebraska"</li><li>"Philomena"</li><li>"12 Years a Slave"</li><li>"The Wolf of Wall Street"</li></ul><p>Best Supporting Actor:</p><ul><li>Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"</li><li>Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"</li><li>Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street"</li><li>Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"</li><li>Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"</li></ul><p>Best Supporting Actress:</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:24:55 +0000 Christie Garton 51966 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Oscars 2014 How Technology is Changing Kansas City Classrooms http://kcur.org/post/how-technology-changing-kansas-city-classrooms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Shawnee Mission School District in January announced it would be putting laptop computers into the hands of all of its staff and students when the next school year begins.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Christie Garton 51969 at http://kcur.org How Technology is Changing Kansas City Classrooms