Central Standard http://kcur.org en Food Critics: Best Unleaded Drinks In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-best-unleaded-drinks-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The dog days of summer are upon us and everyone is looking for good ways to keep cool. Though cocktails might do the trick, not everyone wants to get intoxicated while they sip a cold drink.</span></p><p>On Friday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, guest host Charles Ferruzza is joined by the Food Critics to find out where the best refreshing non-alcoholic drinks in the Kansas City area are.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are their picks:</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:52:50 +0000 Cody Newill 58037 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Best Unleaded Drinks In Kansas City Kansas City's Historic Northeast Balances History With Urban Reality http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-historic-northeast-balances-history-urban-reality <p></p><p>Kansas City’s Historic Northeast is known for its great cuisine and iconic old homes.</p><p>But it also grapples with a reputation of vandalism and other crime, says Lisa Donnici, who moved to the Historic Northeast roughly 14 years ago.</p><p>Her relationship with the area — made up of six distinct Kansas City neighborhoods that are just south of the Missouri River — goes back much farther, however.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:14:03 +0000 Alyson Raletz 56960 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Historic Northeast Balances History With Urban Reality 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 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 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 Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline http://kcur.org/post/precariousness-pollinators-monarch-butterflies-honeybees-decline <p>Insect ecologist Chip Taylor is a friend to both the monarch butterfly and the honeybee. He's been tracking monarchs and restoring their habitats since 1992. And he's worked with bees in French Guiana, Venezuela and Mexico.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:57 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Suzanne Hogan 54337 at http://kcur.org Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline 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 Music In The '90s: Was There A 'KC Sound'? http://kcur.org/post/music-90s-was-there-kc-sound <p></p><p>As the national media look back at grunge and Nirvana is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=301469595">inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</a>, Central Standard revisits Kansas City's hole-in-the-wall venues of the 1990s and asks: Was there a Kansas City sound? And are the musicians and fans active at that time still making, promoting and listening to music today?</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:13:49 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 53983 at http://kcur.org Music In The '90s: Was There A 'KC Sound'? 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 What You Asked Our New Host, Gina Kaufmann — And Her Answers http://kcur.org/post/what-you-asked-our-new-host-gina-kaufmann-and-her-answers <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s new host had a lot to answer for on her first day on the new job Thursday. And it’s all because of you.</span></p><p>Gina Kaufmann doesn’t <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kcur-announces-new-host-daily-talk-show-central-standard">officially sit in the talk show host chair </a>until 10 a.m. Monday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But on Thursday, we welcomed and introduced her with a live interview on </span>KCUR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:20:24 +0000 Alyson Raletz 53295 at http://kcur.org What You Asked Our New Host, Gina Kaufmann — And Her Answers Super Bowl XLVIII: The Advertisement Showdown http://kcur.org/post/super-bowl-xlviii-advertisement-showdown <p></p><p>Some watch the Super Bowl for the football. Others watch it for the multi-million dollar advertisements. Today we talk about the iconic cultural symbols presented in between the action on the field. Which ads resonated with audiences<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and which missed the mark?</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:21:09 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50718 at http://kcur.org Redefining Marriage In The 21st Century http://kcur.org/post/redefining-marriage-21st-century <p></p><p>Today we are talking about tying the knot. How has marriage changed over the past 250 years?</p><p><strong>Guests: &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Jennifer Frangos</strong>​, professor of English at UMKC</li><li><strong>Jennifer Phegley</strong>, professor of English at UMKC</li><li><strong>Jessica Halliday Hardie</strong>, professor of Sociology at UMKC</li></ul> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:55:09 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50345 at http://kcur.org Philosophy Of The Mind And A Look Back At KC Currents http://kcur.org/post/philosophy-mind-and-look-back-kc-currents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard explores the possibility of &nbsp;emotions and thoughts being more than just a brain function. Is there more to being human than just our physical realm?</span></p><p>Also, we bid farewell to <em>KC Currents</em> and take a look at what's ahead for <em>Central Standard</em>.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Susanna Rinard</strong>​, professor of philosophy at UMKC</li><li><strong>Augustin Rayo</strong>, professor of philosophy at MIT</li></ul> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:28:12 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50344 at http://kcur.org The Missouri Death Penalty Controversy And Voter ID In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/missouri-death-penalty-controversy-and-voter-id-kansas <p></p><p>Will Missouri inmates on death row face death by firing squad someday? After <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/16/ohio-killer-executed-with-new-lethal-drug-combo/4512651/">a recent debacle in a Ohio execution</a> and shortages of lethal injection drugs, legislators are considering alternative methods.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Brian Ellison talks to death penalty opponents. Later, Kansas Secretary of State Kris&nbsp;Kobach&nbsp;will discuss voter identification laws.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50335 at http://kcur.org Cash Money Crew: Identity Theft And Managing Your Credit Score http://kcur.org/post/cash-money-crew-identity-theft-and-managing-your-credit-score <p>Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Cash Money Crew is here to discuss what you should do in case your identity is stolen. Also, the Crew will cover how to manage your credit whether it's good, bad or even nonexistent.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:12:37 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50325 at http://kcur.org 5 Things You Should Know About The Genetically Modified Food You’re Probably Eating http://kcur.org/post/5-things-you-should-know-about-genetically-modified-food-you-re-probably-eating <p></p><p>Would you feed your family genetically modified food? Chances are, you already have.</p><p>On Thursday's Central Standard, the science behind genetically modified (GMO) and genetically engineered (GE) food. The guests:</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:31:47 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 36877 at http://kcur.org 5 Things You Should Know About The Genetically Modified Food You’re Probably Eating School Choice http://kcur.org/post/school-choice <p>With education options more diverse than ever, some parents are eschewing the standard public school system.&nbsp; With this choice, comes the debate on where taxpayer dollars should be going.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:59:03 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30831 at http://kcur.org School Choice Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry http://kcur.org/post/captive-audience-telecom-industry <p>Ten years ago, <strong>the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution.</strong> With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30553 at http://kcur.org Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry Surviving The College Application Process http://kcur.org/post/surviving-college-application-process <p>Most of the time, the long and winding road of choosing a college is forgotten in the subsequent years of hazy academic exploits.&nbsp; But for most high school seniors, this time of year is an involved process that can lead to anxious days and sleepless nights.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:29:14 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30401 at http://kcur.org Surviving The College Application Process Crime & Safety In The Urban Core http://kcur.org/post/crime-safety-urban-core <p>In 2008, elected officials and urban residents came together under the direction of 2nd District Jackson County Legislator, Bishop James Tindall, Sr. to discuss community change in the urban core.&nbsp; This was the first convening of the <a href="http://kcurbansummit.com/" target="_blank">Kansas City Urban Summit</a>.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:36:16 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30184 at http://kcur.org Crime & Safety In The Urban Core Animal Shelters Of Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/animal-shelters-kansas-city <p>Local shelters are seeing a record number of animals coming into their facilities each day.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:11:50 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30120 at http://kcur.org Animal Shelters Of Kansas City Hypnotism http://kcur.org/post/hypnotism <p>What do Franz Mesmer, James Braid, and The Professor from <em>Gilligan's Island</em> have in common?</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30053 at http://kcur.org Hypnotism Stretching Your Palate http://kcur.org/post/stretching-your-palate <p>Chances are you have eaten at his restaurant, taken in a show at his venue, or even met the dude.&nbsp; But did you know about his plan to curb regional invasive species by cooking and eating them?</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30060 at http://kcur.org Stretching Your Palate Transformation In The New Year http://kcur.org/post/transformation-new-year <p>With each new year, comes the inevitable setting of lofty personal improvement goals.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:55:01 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30047 at http://kcur.org Transformation In The New Year Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast http://kcur.org/post/corner-corner-pt-ii-northeast <p>Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:35:24 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29860 at http://kcur.org Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast Corner To Corner Pt. I - The Plaza http://kcur.org/post/corner-corner-pt-i-plaza <p>Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:16:05 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29856 at http://kcur.org Corner To Corner Pt. I - The Plaza Underreported Stories Of 2012 http://kcur.org/post/underreported-stories-2012 <p>A peek inside the newsroom of KCUR and Harvest Public Media.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:13:49 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29619 at http://kcur.org Underreported Stories Of 2012 Miles Bonny http://kcur.org/post/miles-bonny-0 <p><strong>Central Standard's</strong> music curator stops by the studio to say goodbye.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:05:29 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29608 at http://kcur.org Miles Bonny Holiday Fish Fry http://kcur.org/post/holiday-fish-fry <p>Roll back your Christmas rug for an abbreviated holiday public radio party. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:48:23 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29600 at http://kcur.org Holiday Fish Fry A Christmas Carol http://kcur.org/post/christmas-carol <p>The annual holiday production of Dickens' classic returns to the KC Rep. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:05:30 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 29565 at http://kcur.org A Christmas Carol