Jabulani Leffall

Former Host of Central Standard

Jabulani Leffall is an award-winning journalist and writer who attended Journalism School at the University of Missouri. His work has appeared in the Financial Times of London, Dow Jones Marketwatch, The Baltimore Sun, Investor’s Business Daily, Variety, CFO Magazine, Compliance Week, Black Enterprise, the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Los Angeles Daily News among other publications.He has appeared numerous times on ABC World News and CNN as a commentator of business and world affairs. Mr. Leffall was most recently Associate Editor at Large for FactSet Estimates and Fundamentals News, a subsidiary of Norwalk, CT-based financial data company FactSet Research Systems.

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Central Standard
3:06 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Remember Mott-ly

David Goodrich mottly.com

For the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, a new tribute to local legend Mott-ly.

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Central Standard
2:25 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Get Your Rag On This Summer

Scott Joplin

On this Thursday's Central Standard, ragtime music and one of its earliest composers, Scott Joplin. A man of mystery, Joplin moved from place to place but left his heart in Sedalia, Missouri. This is where he wrote his famous Maple Leaf Rag, which was the first piece of sheet music to sell over one million copies.

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Central Standard
4:49 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

The Kansas City Farmer Of The Future

Cultivate Kansas City's apprentices at the Gibbs Road Farm are training to be farmers of the future.

For this Wednesday's Central Standard, we bring you our second show asking-- what will the farmer of the future look like?  But this time we're looking for answers in our own metro area.

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Central Standard
9:09 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Let's Move: Childhood Obesity Prevention In KC's Urban Core

BHCC Facebook

Historically Black Americans have marched for freedom and ran the long race for equality. In modern times there is a different race to be ran, a literal movement to be undertaken and that’s keeping pace with personal health, running the race against time itself.

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Central Standard
7:38 am
Thu May 24, 2012

What Will The Farmer Of The Future Look Like?

Dan Heryer, Brooke Salvaggio and son Percy of Badseed Farmers Market and Urbavore Farms
Badseed Facebook

For this Thursday's Central Standard, we've teamed up with Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa and Harvest Public Media to produce a talk show on the challenges facing young farmers today.

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Central Standard
1:24 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Everyone's A Critic: Yelp Reviews

Victor1558 Flickr

There's that old saying everyone’s a critic, and at no point in human history does this ring more true. In our wired world, we love to discover new places to whine and dine.

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Central Standard
1:24 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Reuiniting Joplin With Their Lost Photos

Joplin's Found Photos

When the Joplin tornado struck one year ago, so much was destroyed or scattered that can never be replaced. And it became up to a few creative heroes to restore some of that order.

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Central Standard
3:15 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Endemic Financial Fraud (AKA. Green Slime)

Gregory Mankiw

Every president and presidential candidate has an economic advisor, but how influenced are these positions by politics?

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Central Standard
8:09 pm
Sun May 20, 2012

Financial Advice: Graduates

om5com / flickr

This Monday on Central Standard, we ask recent grads to put down their diplomas and take a look at their bank statements. We'll be joined by our Cash Money Clique of Financial Advisors with tips for recent grads who may know enough to be Doctors and Biology Teachers, but need a quick course in paying off those loans.

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Central Standard
10:26 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Where Do You Go To Be Around Water?

"Fishing @ Smithville" (winning photo)
listener Matt Shepard

During the month of May, we've been collecting photos sent by listeners participating in our photo contest. Check out these entries, and feel free to continue to submit your photos to centralstandard@kcur.org.

Central Standard
7:31 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Swimming & Pools

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday’s Central Standard, it’s the final chapter in our three part series on how we seek out water. Part one was fountains. Then, we looked to local lakes and rivers. Now, we’re going to explore a childhood classic: swimming pools. Well, swimming and pools.

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Central Standard
2:02 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

MLK's Spiritual & Intellectual Father

We may see Martin Luther King, Jr., as the father of the civil rights movement, but history teaches us that the 'family' around movements has its roots in previous generations.

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Central Standard
1:16 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

How Animals Help Heal

Dale Smith and his dog Keegan, on their first backpacking trip post cancer treatment, in Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest

In 2007, Dale Smith was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the head and neck. Throughout his treatment, his pet dog Keegan, normally an energetic border collie, lay patiently by his side, waiting for Dale to get better.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things

Andy Bardill Flickr

As of 2008, the number of inanimate objects connected to the Internet exceeded the world population. Experts predict that by the year 2020, there will be more than 50 billion things, from animals to toasters, connected to the web.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Boating & Fishing On KC Waters

Bill Anderson KCUR

On  Thursday’s Central Standard, we embark on the next installment in our three-part series looking at how we find water in our city. This time we look to the lakes and rivers, where fishers cast their nets, canoes glide across the water and boaters set sail.

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Central Standard
10:15 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media

Charlie Upchurch KCUR

In 1955, Emmitt Till was a young boy visiting family in the South, and was brutally murdered. After his death, his mother made the decision to send the explicit photos of his autopsy to the media, saying, “Let the world see what I’ve seen.”

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Central Standard
2:10 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

David Ford / Freedom School

Artist David Ford at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Coming from a long line of what he calls “prairie people”artist David Ford is the quintessence of politically incorrect and this is exemplified through his works. On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we learn about his journey to West Africa for National VooDoo Day.

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Central Standard
12:49 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Who Are You Really?

paurian flickr

Are you who you say you are? Do other people see you that way? Can you be one person at home and another person at work? Is that ideal?

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Central Standard
3:12 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Fountain City: A Search for Water

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday's Central Standard, we dive into our first of three programs exploring how we seek out water in this part of the country. First up: fountains. Learn how to get involved in our photography contest, and our interactive water map.

If you live in KC, you’d have to drive hours to see the nearest waterfall. At least eight hours to sail on one of the Great Lakes. Drive a thousand miles to see the nearest ocean… water is an exotic luxury in this middle-American city. Is that why we’ve got all these fountains around?

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Central Standard
1:44 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Regina Brett: Don't Audit Life & Other Lessons

Author and Radio Host Regina Brett

It can be difficult in day-to-day life to make sure you aren't just addressing problems, but looking for possibilities to make life better.

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Central Standard
2:06 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Presidential Policies and Black Entrepreneurship

Robert Weems, Professor of Business History at Wichita State
Wichita State University

An American president once said that black power is the power that people should have over their own destinies, the power that comes from participation in the political and economic process of society. That president? Richard Nixon.

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Central Standard
12:07 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Financial Advice vs. Infotainment

photophonic Flickr

Staying more frugal than foolish is increasingly complicated. Sources for financial advice no longer come from a few trusted sources, and in the realm of the 24-hour news cycle, there are more and more venues for amateur advice. On this Monday's Central Standard, our CA$H MONEY CLIQUE discusses where to turn.

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Central Standard
3:18 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Main Street Kansas City

During our last presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Main Street vs. Wall Street. But here in Kansas City, our Main Street is home to big-business and to small-businesses, to restaurants and to empty storefronts, to innovative theaters and payday lending shops.

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Central Standard
10:01 am
Mon April 23, 2012

KC Civil Rights Summit

Auntie P Flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard we speak with Ayanna Hightower-Mannon and Paul Pierce, who work in Kansas City's Civil Rights Division.

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Central Standard
5:04 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area

The Solar Panel at Travois Holdings in the Crossroads
Beth Heap Travois

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration might be the father of innovation.

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Central Standard
2:39 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

The Traveling Trunk Of African American & Latino Inventors

Students from the Youth Leadership Summit from the Urban League's national conference in Boston last year
tibit.biz

If you're a young black or latino student plotting your future, do you look up to athletes or entrepreneurs? Entertainers or innovators?

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Central Standard
2:13 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Spring-Inspired Recipes

Asparagus and Potato Salad with Mint and Lemon Dressing
Beth Bader

With each season comes exciting seasonal produce – but now what? On today's Central Standard, how to give your go-to recipes a spring makeover with seasonal ingredients including peas, garlic scapes & herbs, to name a few.

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Central Standard
1:39 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

New Trends In Clowning

Our guest Dennis Porter of Happy Faces Entertainment

In the second half of this Wednesday's Central Standard, we send in a clown.

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Central Standard
1:31 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Multicultural Education

There’s a lot asked of our teachers today - and here’s another thing to add to that list - the ability to recognize and teach to a student’s cultural background.

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Central Standard
1:28 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Computer Guys: What Privacy?

Google

In a world where we might all someday wear glasses that check the weather, give us directions, and let us take photos… where do you draw the line?

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