Tomeka Weatherspoon http://kcur.org en Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention http://kcur.org/post/panther-baby-life-rebellion-and-reinvention <p><strong>*** This is an extended encore presentation of a show originally aired October 1st, 2012 ***</strong></p><p>They warned him, “Once you get in, there’s no getting out.”</p><p>Journey with us on Monday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> for a discussion with former Black Panther <a href="http://arts.columbia.edu/film/jamal-joseph" target="_blank"><strong>Jamal Joseph.</strong></a> We're stepping back in time to the late 1960s and early 1970s, and looking through the eyes of one of the youngest Black Power leaders in New York. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:53:48 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Jabulani Leffall & Matthew Long-Middleton 25261 at http://kcur.org Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention The Distance Between Us http://kcur.org/post/distance-between-us <p>On Tuesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> author <strong><a href="http://www.reynagrande.com/" target="_blank">Reyna Grande</a></strong> describes her experience living as in illegal immigrant in the U.S.</p><p>Her memoir, <em><strong>The Distance Between Us</strong>,</em> is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:08:53 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 26032 at http://kcur.org The Distance Between Us KC Sports Report http://kcur.org/post/kc-sports-report <p>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?</p> <p>Well, join us for Monday’s Central Standard. It's a local sports roundup with reporter Greg Echlin. Let's all catch up on the Chiefs, Sporting KC and local college football: the Missouri Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks and K-State.</p> <p>Plus, what does it mean to be a 'sports town?'</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:36:01 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25914 at http://kcur.org KC Sports Report Movie Critics: Fall Flicks http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-fall-flicks <p>Join the Movie Critics for a look at new releases in theaters near you, including <em>Looper, ARGO </em>and <em>End of Watch.</em></p><p>This week for <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard Friday,</em></a> we've got host <b>Russ Simmons</b> of <a href="http://www.kkfi.org/" target="_blank">KKFI</a>, <a href="http://www.fox4kc.com/about/station/newsteam/wdaf-russ-simmons-bio,0,5981562.story" target="_blank">Fox 4 News</a>, <strong>Eric Melin</strong><em> </em>of <a href="http://www.lawrence.com/">Lawrence.com</a> and <a href="http://www.scene-stealers.com/" target="_blank">Scene-Stealers.com</a> and <strong>John Tibbetts</strong>, <a href="http://www.johnctibbetts.com/" target="_blank">Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU</a>.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:29:04 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Russ Simmons 25860 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Fall Flicks Transgendered KC http://kcur.org/post/transgendered-kc <p>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.</p><p>On Thursday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we'll be joined by members of our local transgender community.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:55:09 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Jabulani Leffall & Bill Anderson 25798 at http://kcur.org Transgendered KC Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports http://kcur.org/post/lamar-hunt-life-sports <p>During the second half of Wednesday’s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>,</em> a look into the legacy of a sports icon... not to mention the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs.</p><p>We’ll be talking with<strong> Michael MacCambridge</strong>, author of the new biography <em>Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports</em>.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:52:21 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25736 at http://kcur.org Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports Building A Sustainable Community http://kcur.org/post/building-sustainable-community <p>It's a lesson in energy conservation and resource sustainability for anyone and everyone.</p><p>First up on Wednesday’s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>,</em> we'll discuss some local efforts to help the environment. Plus, hear some tips and tricks for incorporating green habits into our daily lives. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:12:20 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25737 at http://kcur.org Building A Sustainable Community Atheism in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/atheism-kansas-city <p><strong>American Atheists</strong> are speaking out louder than ever before.</p><p>As a matter of fact, you might've caught the billboard <em>Godless Government Now</em> while driving along the highway. Did you catch yourself wondering "What’s that all about?"</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we’re talking with local supporters of the secular movement, including <strong>Sarah Hargreaves</strong>, president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:05:22 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25692 at http://kcur.org Atheism in Kansas City Financial Advice: 10 Commandments of Financial Planning http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-10-commandments-financial-planning <p>Our<strong> CASH MONEY CLIQUE</strong> is back for this Monday’s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>. They're going to offer 10 (simple) guidelines that might help straighten out your personal finances.</p><p>Joining us will be members of the<a href="http://www.fpakc.org/home_blank_1.aspx?spid=110450&amp;ptype=HOME" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>Financial Planning Association of Greater KC</strong></a>, including <a href="http://www.steppandrothwell.com/workstaffke.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Ken Eaton</strong></a> of Stepp &amp; Rothwell, <a href="http://makinglifecount.com/pages/index.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Lucas Bucl</strong></a> of KHC Wealth Management and<a href="http://www.financial-security-adv.com/index.php/about-us/our-owner.html" target="_blank"> <strong>Sandi Weaver</strong></a> of Financial Security Advisors.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:57:12 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25598 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: 10 Commandments of Financial Planning Highlight Reel http://kcur.org/post/highlight-reel <p>We've got a rare treat for you.</p><p>Tune in this week when <a href="http://kcur.org/term/food-critics" target="_blank">Food Critics</a> <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, and <strong>Emily Farris</strong>, of Feed Me KC, join forces with history host <a href="http://kcur.org/term/monroe-dodd" target="_blank"><strong>Monroe Dodd</strong></a> to bring you a very special edition of <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:30:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Bill Anderson & Charles Ferruzza & Monroe Dodd 25568 at http://kcur.org Highlight Reel Drop Dead Healthy http://kcur.org/post/drop-dead-healthy <p>In recent years <a href="http://www.ajjacobs.com/content/home.asp" target="_blank"><strong>A.J. Jacobs</strong></a> 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.</p><p>His latest quest: Getting fit.</p><p>On Thursday's <em><a href="http://www.ajjacobs.com/content/home.asp" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>, </em>we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book <strong><a href="http://www.ajjacobs.com/books/drop_dead_healthy.asp" target="_blank">Drop Dead Healthy</a></strong>, 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. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:13:25 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25467 at http://kcur.org Drop Dead Healthy KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar http://kcur.org/post/kei-refugee-soccer-superstar <p>There were happy days for soccer star <strong>Kei Kamara</strong> growing up in war-torn West Africa. But then, there were also days that haunt his dreams to this day.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:37:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25410 at http://kcur.org KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-falling-autumn <p>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 <em>dry </em>heat this summer affect our natural world as we fall into the Fall season? And how is the lingering drought impacting local wildlife?</p><p>On this Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we take an early Autumn look at <strong>Nature in the City</strong> with <strong>Larry Rizzo</strong>, natural history biologist, and <strong>Joe Werner</strong>, biologist and urban ecologist. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:52:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25347 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn KC History: Kansas Bureau Of Investigation http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-kansas-bureau-investigation <p>Coming up on <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank">Central Standard Friday</a>, </em>a look at some of the most high-profile criminal cases spanning the past 70 years in the state of Kansas.</p><p>For this show, we'll get a detailed history of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. History host <strong>Monroe Dodd </strong>talks with <strong>Larry Welch</strong>, author of <em>Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI from Ma Barker to BTK</em>. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:42:27 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Monroe Dodd 25198 at http://kcur.org KC History: Kansas Bureau Of Investigation Economic Roundtable: Post-Keynesian Theory http://kcur.org/post/economic-roundtable-post-keynesian-theory <p>Want to satisfy your inner econ geek?&nbsp;</p><p>You've come to the right place. On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we’re having a roundtable talk on all things Post-Keynesian with distinguished UMKC research professors <a href="http://law.umkc.edu/faculty-staff/people/black-william.asp" target="_blank"><strong>William Black</strong></a>, <a href="http://cas.umkc.edu/economics/people/facultyPages/wray/default.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Randall Wray</strong></a> and <a href="http://cas.umkc.edu/econ/economics/faculty/Hudson/Hudsonmain.html" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Hudson</strong></a>.</p><p>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. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:56:05 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25134 at http://kcur.org Economic Roundtable: Post-Keynesian Theory Adult Studio Art Classes / ACT, SAT Prep http://kcur.org/post/adult-studio-art-classes-act-sat-prep <p>During the first half of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, a discussion about broadening artistic learning opportunities for adults.</p><p>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. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:16:08 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Maria Carter, Danie Alexander & Jabulani Leffall 25099 at http://kcur.org Adult Studio Art Classes / ACT, SAT Prep The Man Who Quit Money http://kcur.org/post/man-who-quit-money <p>Imagine life in a moneyless world.</p><p><strong>Daniel Suelo</strong> 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.&nbsp;</p><p>On Tuesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, hear one man’s journey into a pennyless lifestyle in rocky caves in the Utah canyons. Plus, author <strong>Mark Sundeen</strong> joins the conversation to talk about writing “The Man Who Quit Money,” a book based on Daniel’s life.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Maria Carter & Jabulani Leffall 24922 at http://kcur.org The Man Who Quit Money Why Do We Dream? http://kcur.org/post/why-do-we-dream <p>On Monday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, a look into dreams with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese.</p><p>We’ll learn about the history of dream research and analysis. Plus, we’ll explore lucid dreaming, or dreaming when you <em>know</em> you’re dreaming.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong><br><strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong>, <a href="https://referral.kumed.com/weblink/phyPro.do?poid=4439" target="_blank">KU Family Medicine</a></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Maria Carter & Jabulani Leffall 24917 at http://kcur.org Why Do We Dream? Food Critics: Non-Traditional Dining http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-non-traditional-dining <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 discuss the best <em>non</em>-traditional places for delicious eats.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:13:45 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Charles Ferruzza 24837 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Non-Traditional Dining Tribute To The Late Local Writer Tom Ryan http://kcur.org/post/tribute-late-local-writer-tom-ryan <p>In the second half of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we remember the late local writer <strong>Tom Ryan</strong>. If you knew him, please share your memories in the comment section below. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:45:55 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24757 at http://kcur.org Tribute To The Late Local Writer Tom Ryan Tomorrow's College: How Higher Education Is Changing http://kcur.org/post/tomorrows-college-how-higher-education-changing <p>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.</p><p>Why are so many students struggling, or dropping out? Just who is shaping the future of higher education?</p><p>During the first half of Thursday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we learn how today's college is changing. Education reporter <strong>Emily Hanford </strong>stops by to talk about her radio documentary series <a href="http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/tomorrows-college/" target="_blank"><em>Tomorrow’s College</em></a>. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:52:56 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24756 at http://kcur.org Tomorrow's College: How Higher Education Is Changing Appy Hour: Developments On The Silicon Prairie http://kcur.org/post/appy-hour-developments-silicon-prairie <p>On this Wednesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> join a discussion on app development with tech innovators from the Silicon Prairie.</p><p>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.</p><p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:57:54 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24686 at http://kcur.org Appy Hour: Developments On The Silicon Prairie Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects http://kcur.org/post/connecting-visual-arts-plug-projects <p>On this Tuesday’s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>,</em> 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.</p><p>Later in the hour, visiting artist <strong>Carrie Scanga</strong> talks about "BREATHE: The Emergent Colony," her new experimental, collaborative exhibition that's transforming PLUG's gallery space. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:27:20 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Jabulani Leffall & Julie Denesha 24617 at http://kcur.org Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects Computer Guys: Data Storage http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-data-storage <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 Monday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>learn about data centers and cloud storage. Just how secure is our data?</p><p>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 <a href="http://kcur.org/topic/computer-guys">Computer Guys</a>, I.T. Pro <strong>Thos. O'Brien</strong> and Mac expert <strong>George </strong><strong>Costello.</strong> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:19:15 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24587 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: Data Storage Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-lawless-not-flawless <p>On 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>Lawless, The Bachelorette, Cosmopolis</em> and <em>The Words</em>.</p><p>Plus, our critics discuss the re-release of <em>Finding Nemo 3D</em>. Is it worth seeing again?</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:16:01 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Russ Simmons 24461 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless Drepung Gomang Monks / LGBTQ Youth Activism http://kcur.org/post/drepung-gomang-monks-lgbtq-youth-activism <p>On Thursday’s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>,</em> special guest host <strong><a href="http://kcur.org/people/brian-ellison" target="_blank">Brian Ellison</a></strong> is joined by a group of <strong>Tibetan monks</strong> currently touring the city. We'll talk about their simplistic, yet powerful values. Plus, hear some chants for peace and healing.</p><p>Then, later in the hour, we’ll talk with an ambitious group of young people about <strong>LGBTQ activism</strong> in schools and in the community. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:11:18 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Brian Ellison 24423 at http://kcur.org Drepung Gomang Monks / LGBTQ Youth Activism Why Do We Work? http://kcur.org/post/why-do-we-work <p>On Wednesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, special guest host<strong> <a href="http://kcur.org/people/brian-ellison" target="_blank">Brian Ellison</a> </strong>talks with psychologist <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong> about the meaning of work.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:19:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Brian Ellison 24374 at http://kcur.org Why Do We Work? The Scent Of Scandal http://kcur.org/post/scent-scandal <p>Whether light, vibrant or dark, this exotic and elegant beauty is among the world's most popular flowers.</p> <p>This Tuesday’s Central Standard is all about Orchids.</p> <p>During the first half of the show, Tampa Bay Times writer Craig Pittman takes us on a journey as he talks about his book "Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid."</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24277 at http://kcur.org The Scent Of Scandal Financial Advice: Senior Scams http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-senior-scams <p><strong>Please excuse the technical difficulties during this program.</strong></p><p>Americans 65 and older are a top target for scammers. Right now, Kansas City investigators are <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/07/3803114/scammers-focus-on-elderly-victims.html" target="_blank">reportedly looking into a $350,000 sting, and the number of reports are going up</a>.</p><p>On this Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, our <strong>CASH MONEY CLIQUE </strong>is back to talk about protecting seniors from becoming victims of money scams. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24159 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Senior Scams Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-eating-out-lawrence <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 in Lawrence. We're talking the best coffee shops, bars and even fine dining in that fun college town west of KC.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:42:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Charles Ferruzza 24082 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence