holidays http://kcur.org en Is Memorial Day About Grief, Glory Or Hot Dogs? http://kcur.org/post/memorial-day-about-grief-glory-or-hot-dogs <p>Memorial Day is one of America’s most confusing holidays. Depending on the celebrant, it can be a day of grief, glory — or backyard barbecues.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">To understand America’s "most confusing holiday," you’ve got to ponder why we get the day off in the first place.</span></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gregory Rodriguez 56242 at http://kcur.org Is Memorial Day About Grief, Glory Or Hot Dogs? 7 Lucky St. Patrick's Day Parades In And Around Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/7-lucky-st-patricks-day-parades-and-around-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Patrick's day is officially on Monday, March 17, but some of the parades start this weekend in and around Kansas City.</span></p><p>For optimal Irish fun, here is a list of some of the activities going on in the area:</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:41:03 +0000 Chris Prewitt 52643 at http://kcur.org 7 Lucky St. Patrick's Day Parades In And Around Kansas City Kansas City Company Pushes Holiday Light Recycling http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-company-pushes-holiday-light-recycling <p>Miles of Christmas lights could be headed out the door as more consumers look at switching from traditional holiday lights to their LED counterparts. Kansas City-based Southeast Enterprises is looking to keep the discarded strands out of landfills.</p><p>Southeast Enterprises Business Director Megan Gurera says they accept any unused or broken strands of lights.</p><p>“You know the ones you pullout, get ready to put up, and half of it works,” says Gurera.</p><p>Southeast Enterprises is a sheltered workshop, employing 160 people with development or intellectual disabilities.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:52:43 +0000 Maria Carter 47428 at http://kcur.org Food For The Fourth http://kcur.org/post/food-fourth <p></p><p>There are many traditions associated with the Fourth of July: parades, fireworks and food. Just as America is a melting pot of its people, so are the picnics and barbeques we sit down to as we mark our nation’s birth.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Kaitlin Brennan 39486 at http://kcur.org Food For The Fourth Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-eating-disorders-how-handle-problem <p>A plump roast turkey, creamy mountains of mashed potatoes and thick wedges of pumpkin pie are what <strong>many people look forward</strong> <strong>to</strong> during the holiday season. </p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 27715 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem The Psychology of Giving http://kcur.org/post/psychology-giving <p>Today on <strong>Central Standard</strong>, we ask - what&#39;s the greatest gift you&#39;ve ever received? What do you like about giving gifts in the first place? <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese </strong>joins us for a look at the psychology behind giving. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:14:14 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 9271 at http://kcur.org The Psychology of Giving Holiday Party Playlist http://kcur.org/post/holiday-party-playlist <p>Join <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard </em></strong></a>this Thursday as we enjoy a selection of nontraditional tunes, perfect for this time of the year. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:58:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 9001 at http://kcur.org Holiday Party Playlist Holiday Stress And Your Pets http://kcur.org/post/holiday-stress-and-your-pets <p>Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful, between decorating the house, putting up the tree, throwing a party and out-of-town guests. It’s enough to push even the most well-behaved pet over the edge.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 8840 at http://kcur.org Holiday Stress And Your Pets Secret Santa Pays Tribute to Grandview Friend http://kcur.org/post/secret-santa-pays-tribute-grandview-friend <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c29eb6a88e0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c29eb6a88e0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c29eb6a88e0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-941962.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Grandview, MO – As many children await the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, Kansas City's Secret Santa has already been busy. He's made seven "sleigh rides," and some of his elves have brought that total up to more than a dozen from coast to coast. It's a tradition stretching back more than 30 years to Larry Stewart, who gave out hundred dollar bills to strangers, those in need, every December.</p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 02:18:04 +0000 Laura Spencer 7393 at http://kcur.org Secret Santa Pays Tribute to Grandview Friend Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/poverty-rise-johnson-county <p>The Johnson County Christmas Bureau, has opened its doors to their annual Holiday Shop at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, KS. This is their 50th year creating a shopping experience for low income families around the holidays.</p><p>Director Barb McNeil says that &ldquo;Poverty&rdquo; and &ldquo;Johnson County&rdquo; aren&rsquo;t words often heard in the same sentence, they should be. Though the population in Johnson County grew by 2% last year, the number of families below the poverty line grew by 64%.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15476 at http://kcur.org Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County