Spring http://kcur.org en Fighting Off Allergies http://kcur.org/post/fighting-allergies <p>There's one topic that keeps on giving year after year: allergies. From seasonal, to year-round, gluten to peanuts, allergies affect over 65 million people in the United States alone.</p><p>In the first segment of Thursday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske&nbsp;discusses all things mold, pollen, and food protein with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Jay Portnoy</strong>​, who heads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:36:32 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 55768 at http://kcur.org Fighting Off Allergies 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 How To Know When It’s Really Spring In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/how-know-when-it-s-really-spring-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s official. Winter is over.</span></p><p>After months of snow storms in Kansas City, Thursday marked the first day of spring.</p><p>Calendar or not — we wanted to know when you really know spring is here.</p><p>This week, we asked listeners: <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-you-what-s-first-sign-spring">For you, what’s the first sign of spring?</a></p><p>Many of your answers stemmed from nature, such as peeping frogs, chirping birds before sunrise and crocus flower sightings.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:34:29 +0000 Alyson Raletz 52967 at http://kcur.org How To Know When It’s Really Spring In Kansas City Tell KCUR: For You, What’s The First Sign of Spring? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-you-what-s-first-sign-spring <p></p><p>Spring makes its <a href="http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox">official debut on Thursday</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>But we want to know what you think are the more telling indicators that winter is behind us.</p><p>Perhaps it’s March Madness basketball or the blooming of tulips.</p><p>Maybe spring is here when it’s warm enough to go outside without a jacket — or when Easter candy hits the stores.</p><p><strong>Tell KCUR: For you, what’s the first sign of spring?</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:37:51 +0000 Alyson Raletz 52776 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: For You, What’s The First Sign of Spring? Allergies: Indoor, Outdoor & Everywhere http://kcur.org/post/allergies-indoor-outdoor-everywhere <p>With the <strong>temperatures soaring</strong> this week, spring has burst onto the scene… and <strong>that means lots of pollen</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:29:09 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36795 at http://kcur.org Allergies: Indoor, Outdoor & Everywhere Nature In The City: KC In Spring http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-kc-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a drawn out winter where we in Kansas City found ourselves hibernating through the snow and ice of March, spring has finally sprung. The trees are blooming and the landscape is finally peppered with color as plants and wildlife emerge from dormancy. On this Central Standard, we explore the nature around us as we transition into Spring.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:39:34 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 34778 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: KC In Spring A Fan's Notes: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-why-night-different-all-other-nights <p>Tonight, once again, families throughout Kansas City will gather together and reflect on a simple question: “Why is this night different?”</p> <p>For anyone who believes in carrying on tradition from one generation to the next, the answer should be obvious, says "A Fan's Notes" commentator Victor Wishna: tonight is the first night…of the Royals’ new season. … And yes, it’s also the first night of Passover.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:46:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Victor Wishna 15564 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?