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
4:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Remembering Those Lost In 2011

Myra Taylor

On Wednesday's Central Standard, we pay tribute to lives lost last year, including the late jazz singer Myra Taylor and late Fox 4 meteorologist Don Harman.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Leadership And Risk Taking In Tough Economic Times

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Starting a business in tough financial times can be a smart move . . . if it's worth the risk.

So, what makes a venture worth the gamble? How do you tell a good risk from a poor one?

Harvard Business School professor and Kansas native Robert Kaplan joined Tuesday's Central Standard for a discussion on leadership and risk.

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Central Standard
8:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Misbehaving In The Workplace

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Cliques, harassment, inappropriate jokes... It's no wonder getting up to go to work can be work.

On Monday's Central Standard: a discussion about conflict and misbehavior on the job with Dr. Bruce Liese.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

The Toll of KC Crime and Homicide

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Every couple of days, another person is murdered in Kansas City.

On Thursday's Central Standard, we ask, how do we make the killings stop? Is it even possible to turn things around in 2012?

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Conference with the Urban Summit

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On Wednesday’s Central Standard, we’re previewing the next Urban Summit, a meeting of minds that addresses the needs and concerns of the urban core.

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Central Standard
11:05 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Forecasting Social Media for 2012

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Tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling... What's next? Where is social media headed in 2012?

On Tuesday's Central Standard, we'll discuss social media in unique angles, for business, news and entertainment.

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Central Standard
1:55 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

The Secret Lives of FBI Agents & Private Investigators

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Thursday on Central Standard, we're searching for clues about the real lives of FBI agents and Private Investigators. We'll ask how much of their time is spent in a trench coat chasing dames vs. doing ordinary desk work.

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Central Standard
6:22 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

A Memoir of Farm and Family

Growing up on a farm made Jo McDougall a poet. She remembers walking around barefoot, and taking in the sights and the sounds of her families rice farm in - no, not Asia - but in rural Arkansas. She points out that many people may not realize that rice is grown in the US, and Arkansas is the largest rice-producing state in the country.

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Central Standard
10:12 am
Thu December 22, 2011

A Light Goes On

What do your childhood memories of holiday’s past look like? Sound like? Today on Central Standard, a look at an ambitious homemade gift – from Lawrence musician Sam Billen.

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Central Standard
9:41 am
Wed December 21, 2011

The Gift of Tax Advice

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in this episode of Central Standard, a gift that every household needs for 2012  – good tax advice. We'll be join today be Elaine Smith, Enrolled Agent and Master Tax Advisor for H&R Bloch, with tips for wrapping up 2011 right – with advice for your charitable contributions, IRAs, and that receipt and bank statement filing system you’ve been meaning to start.

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Central Standard
10:23 am
Tue December 20, 2011

The Rebuild Joplin Studio Project

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at UMKC's Rebuild Joplin Studio Project. For those working on it, they quickly learned that this is more than just another class, but an opportunity to rebuild a resilient Joplin.

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Central Standard
10:14 am
Mon December 19, 2011

The Psychology of Giving

Today on Central Standard, we ask - what's the greatest gift you've ever received? What do you like about giving gifts in the first place? Dr. Bruce Liese joins us for a look at the psychology behind giving.

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Central Standard
10:58 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Holiday Party Playlist

Join Central Standard this Thursday as we enjoy a selection of nontraditional tunes, perfect for this time of the year.

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Central Standard
12:59 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Repairing Missouri River Levees

Water flows from Missouri River over levee L-550
USACE Public Affairs

Wednesday on Central Standard, we drive our proverbial Chevy to Missouri River levees, and ask where the funds went dry.

Our guest Jud Kneuvean, Chief of Emergency Management for the US Army Corps of Engineers, will tell us about their plans to fix 11 of the 68 Missouri River levees in time for the Spring, and how they determined the crucial sites for repairs.

Central Standard
9:24 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Saving Up For A Future

Today on Central Standard, a look at the United Way of Greater Kansas City, and how they're partnering with area non-profits to teach financial literacy.

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Central Standard
10:45 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Inside Hyperlocal Sports: Metro Sports at 15 Years

Joining us for the second half of Central Standard, anchor Brad Porter from Metro Sports joins us for a look at what makes KC one of the best sports cities in the country. Plus, we'll hear latest on the Chief’s decision to fire coach Todd Haley.

Central Standard
10:02 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Christmas Carol #31

Kansas City loves their winter dose of A Christmas Carol, and the KC Rep is always coming up with new ways to present the classic tale.

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Business & Tech
10:00 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Tech Jobs: The Ticket to the Easy Life?

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In this episode of Central Standard, we ask if all IT jobs are handsomely paid and future-proof.

Let's take a look at some common myths and important realities of the IT industry with the Computer Guys. Plus, we'll hear from local IT recruiters about where growth is happening here in Kansas City.

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Urban Youth
8:07 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Mentoring For Urban Youth

Legacy Foundation

There's an old proverb that asks, how do you eat an elephant? The answer, one bite at a time. Join us for a look at two area organizations that are doing their part, bite by bite, to help address the needs of KC's urban youth in the areas of childhood obesity, literacy and youth violence.

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COMEDY
7:36 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Comedian Mike Baldwin

Meet a KC comedian who just took first place at the Seattle International Comedy Festival, the competition that launched comics like Mitch Hedberg. We'll hear how he's developed his technique and routine, and some common myths of stand-up comedy.

GUEST:
Mike Baldwin, comedian

Nature
10:30 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Francis Bacon And The Gulf Oil Spill

On today's show, a conversation about the influence of 17th Century Renaissance poets on modern environmental thought. Modern environmental thought breaks down into two different schools. One says science can create new technology to solve the environmental crisis, and the other school of thought calls that approach pure hubris, and argues for a more ethical treatment of nature in the first place. We'll speak with Johnson County Community College English professor Anthony Funari about how the origins of this modern debate lies in the 17th Century writings of Francis Bacon.

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People
10:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

What's in a Name?

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These days, parents like giving their kids unique names. That means using Google, naming kids after celebrities, and just plain making names up. But does what we're called affect who we turn out to be?

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MARKETING
12:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Multicultural Marketing

Nicholas Segura

 The U.S. has long been known as a melting pot of different races and cultures. But the diversity within our country isn’t always reflected in the TV commercials, billboards, and other forms of advertising that are ubiquitous. Hispanic people represent more than 10% of the population in the U.S. But according to our guest Nicholas Segura, only about 5% of advertising spending targets the Hispanic market.

GUEST:
Nicholas Segura, 385 Agency

Cognitive Therapy
12:00 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Parenting

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Can you ever love your child too much? Today on the show, join Dr. Bruce Liese for a look at what happens when parents are too attuned to their children, and how our culture’s obsession with happiness can lead our children towards an unhappy adulthood.

GUEST:
Dr. Bruce Liese, University of Kansas School of Medicine 

POETRY, MUSIC
12:00 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Rememering Phil Miller, The Story of Fishbone

Poet and mentor Phil Miller believed that anyone can write a good poem who's willing to do the work. Join poets Randy Ratliff and Eve Ott as we remember Phil's determinedly democratic approach to poetry, and his contributions to the Riverfront Reading series.

GUESTS:
Randy Ratliff, poet
Eve Ott, poet

SECOND HALF

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People
12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

A New Life at Any Age

For today's show, a reminder that it's never too late to find true love. Newlyweds Fern Shurr, 96, and Paul Tredo, 83, join us to share their story. On her wedding day, Fern told KCTV 5 that it felt like she was embarking on a "whole new life," with Paul.

GUESTS:
Fern Shurr, newlywed
Paul Tredo, newlywed

Health
3:26 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Alzheimer's Awareness

Just before the end of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we sit down with experts in the field. We'll talk warning signs, stages, treatments, and new research happening in the Midwest. Plus, another story from The Creativity Connection.

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Food & Drink
12:00 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Recipes Remixed

Beth Bader

Here’s an idea for mixing up Thanksgiving dinner this year – hide your old recipes. Today on the show local food writers Beth Bader and Emily Farris are joining us with some incredibly easy and creative twists on traditional dishes.

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Central Standard
9:00 am
Thu August 11, 2011

How Joe Holt Copes

Joe Holt
New York Times

In a recent New York Times, you might have spotted a profile of Joe Holt from Lee's Summit. The article was part of a series looking at people who function normally despite severe mental illness. Today on Central Standard, we'll hear his story, and invite you to join the conversations about how you came to peace with your own inner struggles.

Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Remembering Veteran Jacob Andrews

Jacob Andrews
Courtesy of Lauri Turner

Every day, on average, 18 U.S. veterans commit suicide. On April 5th of this year, infantryman Jacob Andrews went into the woods behind his Kansas City home and joined that grim statistic. We'll hear his story from his mother Laurie Turner and reporter Bill Murphy Jr., who told Andrews' story in Stars and Stripes magazine.

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