Andrea Silenzi http://kcur.org en Urban Empowerment Flash Mob http://kcur.org/post/urban-empowerment-flash-mob <p>It's not the first dance symbolizing a deeper message, but who knew one day we'd have something called the Urban League Slide?</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we talk dancing, empowerment and flash mobs with <strong>Gwendolyn Grant</strong> of the Urban League of Greater KC.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:10:01 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 24054 at http://kcur.org Urban Empowerment Flash Mob Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read http://kcur.org/post/literacy-kc-writers-place-team-help-adult-students-learn-read <p>Approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at how illiteracy is closely linked to poverty, unemployment and health issues, and an area class working to bridge that gap.</p><p>Then, in the second half of our show, a quick legal bootcamp for musicians. From copyrights to royalties, our guest <strong>Donald Simon</strong> has advice for all the legalese that can put a jam in your jamming.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:48:10 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 23984 at http://kcur.org Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read Jacob Andrews Remembered & Recognized http://kcur.org/post/jacob-andrews-remembered-recognized <p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, 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.</p><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:58:11 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23915 at http://kcur.org Jacob Andrews Remembered & Recognized KC History: What Led To Vietnam http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-what-led-vietnam <p>How did America end up in Vietnam? Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, a look at the 40 years of political, military and diplomatic decisions that led to U.S. involvement in Indochina, going back to Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:30:54 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Monroe Dodd 23770 at http://kcur.org KC History: What Led To Vietnam Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio http://kcur.org/post/inside-jim-leedys-art-studio <p>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.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:42:40 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 23663 at http://kcur.org Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio AgLocal: An App for Farm Country http://kcur.org/post/aglocal-app-farm-country <p>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.”</p><p>Joining us for the second half of today's show is <a href="https://twitter.com/NaithanJones">Naithan Jones</a>, Co-founder of <a href="http://aglocal.com/">Aglocal</a>, a technology company that has created a platform to create new markets for farmers who want to connect with meat buyers and distributors.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:24:13 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23636 at http://kcur.org AgLocal: An App for Farm Country BREAD KC! Kneading Needs http://kcur.org/post/bread-kc-kneading-needs <p>On this Wednesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> how a group of Kansas City artists are putting an end to that whole starving artist thing.</p><p>Joining us is Andrew Erdrich, Sean Starowitz and Erin Olm-Shipman for <a href="http://breadkc.wordpress.com/">BREAD KC!</a>, 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.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:41:21 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23633 at http://kcur.org BREAD KC! Kneading Needs Up To Speed: KC's Timothy "Speed" Levitch Hosts Hulu Travel Show http://kcur.org/post/speed-kcs-timothy-speed-levitch-hosts-hulu-travel-show <p>On this Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, urban philosopher Timothy "Speed" Levitch shares his love for skipping across State Line Road.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:14:35 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23572 at http://kcur.org Up To Speed: KC's Timothy "Speed" Levitch Hosts Hulu Travel Show Death & Dying http://kcur.org/post/death-dying <p>I know it’s a beautiful summer day outside, and you’re busy thinking of a million things you have planned for the coming week, but sometimes, we have to step outside the day to day for a deeper discussion about what it means to be human, to be alive.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:26:39 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23479 at http://kcur.org Death & Dying Food Critics: Sweet! http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-sweet <p>Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots for a sweet treat in town. From ice cream to macaroons to a slice of coconut cake – we’re coming by with the dessert tray.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:25:05 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Charles Ferruzza 23373 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Sweet! Get Your Busk On http://kcur.org/post/get-your-busk <p>On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> an extreme pogo performer, a sword swallower, and a look at this year’s <a href="http://lawrencebuskerfest.com/">Lawrence Busker Festival</a>.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:29:49 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23310 at http://kcur.org Get Your Busk On Economic Roundtable: Why Are We Screwed? http://kcur.org/post/economic-roundtable-why-are-we-screwed <p>The Eurozone debt crisis is only half over according to a major credit rating agency. American economic growth is still slow, unemployment still relatively high, and lawmakers continue to argue over the budget deficit. We have the solution: a roundtable discussion with UMKC Economists.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:42:03 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23243 at http://kcur.org Economic Roundtable: Why Are We Screwed? Contribute To KCUR's Up All Night Project http://kcur.org/post/contribute-kcurs-all-night-project <p>What are you up after midnight and before sunrise? What are you thinking about? Doing? Eating? We want to hear about what goes on in your neighborhood or place of work.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:33:15 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Suzanne Hogan 23187 at http://kcur.org Contribute To KCUR's Up All Night Project Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It http://kcur.org/post/discrimination-report-it-dont-ignore-it <p>On this Tuesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> a look at a new campaign to address issues of discrimination in our community. The campaign includes newspaper ads, radio spots, billboards, flyers, posters&nbsp;and also a 12-week informational radio show. (This radio show not included.)</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:20:26 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23184 at http://kcur.org Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It Financial Advice: Thirty Days Until Retirement http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-thirty-days-until-retirement <p>It’s estimated that half of America's middle-class workers will be poor or near poor come retirement. Many will find themselves living a $5 a day food budget.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:27:15 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23006 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Thirty Days Until Retirement Movie Critics: Films For 50+ http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-films-50 <p>For this week's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em>Central Standard Friday </em></a>join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including <em>The Bourne Legacy, Hope Springs </em>and <em>The Campaign.</em> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:00:50 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Russ Simmons 22986 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Films For 50+ KC's Sparkling Cocktail Culture http://kcur.org/post/kcs-sparkling-cocktail-culture <p>On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>how local bartenders are helping KC reclaim its status as the Paris of the Plains.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:23:10 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22927 at http://kcur.org KC's Sparkling Cocktail Culture Clay Town: 3D Arts Education at Red Star Studios http://kcur.org/post/clay-town-3d-arts-education-red-star-studios <p>On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a></em>, learn what makes Kansas City a Clay Town.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:54:51 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22921 at http://kcur.org Clay Town: 3D Arts Education at Red Star Studios Appy Hour: More Silicon Prairie Innovators http://kcur.org/post/appy-hour-more-silicon-prairie-innovators <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>On this Wednesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,&nbsp;</em>updates from the Silicon Prairie.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22825 at http://kcur.org Appy Hour: More Silicon Prairie Innovators Milk & Honey (& Haunts!) http://kcur.org/post/milk-honey-haunts <p>What can be done when you hear blood curdling screams and shrieking coming from your oven? Offer the ghosts a salted caramel macaroon, of course.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:13:28 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22786 at http://kcur.org Milk & Honey (& Haunts!) Heeere Comes Woody! http://kcur.org/post/heeere-comes-woody <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> a look at the history of greyhound racing in Kansas City, with the familiar voice behind &ldquo;HEEERE COMES WOODY!&rdquo;</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:36:07 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22783 at http://kcur.org Heeere Comes Woody! Computer Guys: Technology News Galore http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-technology-news-galore <p>On this Monday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>learn about the new <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/world/europe/in-sweden-taking-file-sharing-to-heart-and-to-church.html?pagewanted=all">Swedish religion </a>with a central dogma that file sharing is sacred.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:43:41 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22603 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: Technology News Galore Food Critics: Brunch http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-brunch <p>Would you like a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary with that pile of food? Join us for brunch on this <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, as host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics discuss the best spots in town for a leisurely brunch. From chicken and waffles to eggs benedict to corned-beef hash -- where do you love to go on a lazy Saturday?</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:56:07 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Charles Ferruzza 22553 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Brunch Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene http://kcur.org/post/java-jive-kcs-local-roasting-scene <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, java jive! </em>Let&#39;s take a look at the emerging coffee scene here in town. Representatives from <a href="http://www.theroasterie.com/">The Roasterie</a>, <a href="http://oddlycorrect.com/">Oddly Correct</a> and <a href="http://benettiscoffee.com/">Benetti&rsquo;s</a> stop in to tell us about their beans, blends and brews. Plus, answers to your questions about home brewing.<br /><br /><strong>GUESTS:</strong> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:34:49 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22485 at http://kcur.org Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene Meet The Ukesters http://kcur.org/post/meet-ukesters <p>It's lightweight, inexpensive, and fun to play, with a sound that's both deeply sentimental and incredibly silly. Is there a more perfect instrument than the ukulele?</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:14:39 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22368 at http://kcur.org Meet The Ukesters How To Be Black http://kcur.org/post/how-be-black <p>How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston? Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22331 at http://kcur.org How To Be Black The Secret Lives Of Secrets http://kcur.org/post/secret-lives-secrets <p>On this Monday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at the psychological implications of the secrets we keep. Are all secrets created equal?</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:32:38 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Bill Anderson 22135 at http://kcur.org The Secret Lives Of Secrets KC History: This WWI Memoir Isn't A Major Motion Picture, Yet http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-wwi-memoir-isnt-major-motion-picture-yet <p>Around the time that the 19th Century turned into the 20th, the most extraordinary man grew up in the woods of Western Missouri. There he learned to track and shoot with consummate skill. When the United States went to war in 1917, he went to war, used those skills, and came home with the highest decoration his country could bestow. He was an independent guy, who loved nothing more than doing combat in his own way. And when peace came, he handled it his own way, too.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:53:51 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Monroe Dodd 22058 at http://kcur.org KC History: This WWI Memoir Isn't A Major Motion Picture, Yet A Butcher Shop With A Garden http://kcur.org/post/butcher-shop-garden <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at a new kind of butcher shop in the East Bottoms, offering whole-pig butchering classes, homemade chutneys, and locally sourced meats.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:38:16 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 22032 at http://kcur.org A Butcher Shop With A Garden Goodbye Green Hand, Hello Snot Cat http://kcur.org/post/goodbye-green-hand-hello-snot-cat <p>One of the most special spots in Kansas City is getting a new look. Sprawled atop the storefront at 124 West 18th Street is a snotty, smoking feline texting on its cell.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:14:20 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22030 at http://kcur.org Goodbye Green Hand, Hello Snot Cat