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
10:23 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Kohn: A Storyteller Is Born From His Own Story

At eight-years-old Kohn Ashmore was hit by a car and spent five months in a coma. Because of the accident he moves and speaks... very slowly... but he experiences the world at the same speed as the rest of us. For freelance radio producer Andy Mills, their friendship developed even faster.

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Central Standard
8:29 am
Thu April 12, 2012

KC Artists' Tribute To Etta James

Kansas City artists love reasons to get together, and who's more tribute-worthy than the late Etta James? On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look back at the singer’s many styles, from early jump blues to country soul.

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Central Standard
8:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Inside The New Mormon Temple

Our guest Jeremiah Morgan, President of the Liberty Stake of the Church of Latter Day Saints
Andrea Silenzi KCUR

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn what the erection of the new Mormon temple means for area Mormons, and join us for a virtual tour.

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Central Standard
2:30 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Who Killed Commercial Radio?

Jill McKeever and Kevin McKinney

On this Tuesday's Central Standard get to know two local filmmakers who asked, "What happened to the radio industry, and what's the cost to our communities?"

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Central Standard
1:09 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Happiness Is An Inside Job

shoot head flickr

What’s the key to happiness? Is it money? Status? Your own lake house with jet skis?

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Central Standard
1:01 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Creativity & Stealing

People always ask artists “Where do you get your ideas?” Only the honest ones will answer, “I steal them."

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Central Standard
12:25 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

The Middle Of The Map Fest Is Blowing Up

Capybara

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn about a SXSW-style festival in our own backyard. Hear why the Middle of the Map Festival is drawing exponentially more bands, more people & more attention in its second year.

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Central Standard
1:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Windows Down, Stereo Up: New Music Releases With KCUR Hosts

Lee Fields, from the album "Faithful Man" (2012)

Is your musical taste stuck in a rut? Don’t you wish you had cool friends to take you out to a record store for a music makeover? Well, now you do.

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Central Standard
1:26 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Child Abuse Awareness / Visiting Artist Nico Phooko

Kansas and Missouri courts are facing a spike in the number of child abuse and neglect cases... but why?

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Central Standard
1:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Demystifying Public Relations, Player Engagement

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at the dark art of public relations.

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Central Standard
9:29 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Farm & Food Controversies With Harvest Public Media

Still image from a recent Chipotle commercial.

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at the role of semantics when we discuss industrial agriculture. What does it mean when we say pink slime vs. lean beef trimming? Biotech vs. GMO?

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Central Standard
12:39 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Modern Monetary Theory

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, Modern Monetary Theory. It’s nowhere near as dull as it sounds.

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Central Standard
1:13 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Computer Guys: Tech Tools For Entrepreneurs

Maurits Doetjes Flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the technology tools available to help you launch your new business.

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Central Standard
1:08 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers

KeyStroke Flickr

On this Thursday's Central Standard, we take a look at Nature in the City in it's most colorful season.

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Central Standard
1:42 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Attica Locke: Black Water Rising

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, author Attica Locke. She's a screenwriter who has written movie and TV scripts for Paramount, Disney, HBO and Dreamworks, to name a few.

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Central Standard
12:54 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

The History Of Gospel Music In KC

Genetter Bradley at the Apollo Theatre

Back in the 1940-60s, Black gospel music gave a voice to people living in troubled times.

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Central Standard
12:59 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Financial Advice: Investing In The New Normal

om5com flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, we discuss investing strategies.

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Central Standard
11:14 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Sporting KC: Players Tell All

Three Sporting Kansas City players - left to right - Jimmy Nielsen, Jabulani Leffall, Seth Sinovic and Kei Kamara.

Get to know a sliver of this season’s Sporting KC soccer team, including the leading goal-scorer from Sierra Leone, a hometown boy from Rockhurst High & the Danish goalie fans call the white puma.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Economic Dignity, Health Screenings

Pastor DeForest “Buster” Soaries

Today on Central Standard, a look at the role of faith based organizing in restoring economic dignity to the neighborhoods that need it most.

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Central Standard
12:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

A Vibe Called Mesh: Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

Miles Davis

On this Monday's Central Standard, we explore how area artists honor Jazz’s heritage and progression, through the language of Hip-Hop.

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Central Standard
9:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

The Beautiful Bodies Work It

Thomas Becker

On the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, meet energetic lead-singer Alicia Solo. Her hip-thrusts and dance moves have sent her home with cuts, bruises and chipped teeth.

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Central Standard
5:57 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

The Kansas City Collection

Don Kottmann’s “Bubble Sun”
The Kansas City Collection

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we'll look at a unique program that allows local corporations to support and enjoy the work of KC area artists.

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Central Standard
5:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

A Call For Arts Criticism In KC

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a conversation about the importance of art criticism in the process of art-making and reception. We’ll hear why a San Francisco arts publication called Art Practical devoted an entire issue to our local scene.

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Central Standard
9:56 am
Tue March 6, 2012

"Kick Me" Kicking Off in KC

Mitch Brian, Leone Reeves, Elizabeth Constance Gran, Santiago Vasquez, Angel Lemus, Gary Huggins
Charlie Upchurch KCUR

In the second half of this Tuesday's Central Standard, we interrogate a KCK cop about his emerging career as an indie film star, before he becomes famous.

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Central Standard
9:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Civil Rights Pre-NAACP

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we’ll learn about largely forgotten 19th-century African American activists and civil rights organizations that created the groundwork for groups like the NAACP.

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Central Standard
1:22 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Ego & Self-Esteem

How did you develop a clearly defined sense of yourself?
thezartorialist flickr

On this Central Standard, we get to know a hungry ghost with a gigantic tummy: your ego.

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Central Standard
12:23 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

MAD Art Toy Designer

Jeremy "Mad" Madl

In the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, get to know an illustrator and toy designer who’s built an international brand around his name: Jeremy “MAD” Madl.

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Central Standard
12:20 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

The KC Heat Wave Of 1980

Coming up on this Thursday's Central Standard, a look back at pivotal time in Kansas City's history: the heat wave of 1980.

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Central Standard
12:30 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

The Great Immensity: The Fine Art Of Edutrainment

Rebecca Hart
Don Ipock KC Rep

Can any topic make a good song – even climate change? On this leap day edition of Central Standard, meet the cast from a musical mystery about the environment showing now at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.

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Agriculture
11:56 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Gleaning Farmers' Fields For The Hungry

Phil Roeder Flickr

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, learn about an area organization that gleans sweet corn fields, apple orchards, and more, transporting fresh fruits and vegetables to the hungry in our area.

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