Central Standard Friday

Friday at 10 a.m.
Monroe Dodd, Charles Ferruzza & Russ Simmons

A weekly special series celebrating the food, movies and history in and around Kansas City.

Central Standard Friday is the continuation of the weekday program, Central Standard. On Fridays the show features regular segments on history, food and film.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Noisy Restaurants

Credit wineanddineusa.com

Ambience or irritation?  That is the question.

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Central Standard Friday
6:48 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Movie Critics: Best Films Of 2012

Join Central Standard Friday as our movie critics Russ Simmons of KKFI and Fox 4 News, Marie Asner of Metro Voice, On Air Prep & Phantom Tollbooth, and John Tibbets, Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU, discuss the recent releases and look for your feelings about what have been the best movies and performances of 2012.

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Central Standard Friday
5:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Food Critics: Fabulous Fish

We're up to the gills in grouper, trout, and tuna on this week's Central Standard Friday.


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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

KC History: Eisenhower

President Eisenhower

In his life Eisenhower lead the allied forces to victory in Europe, built the interstate system, and oversaw school integration, but what experiences built this man of action from Kansas?


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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Food Critics: Super Soups

Mmmm, warming.

Ludwig Van Beethoven once theorized: "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Movie Critics: Alcoholism On Film

Paramount Pictures

The movie critics are back this week with a look at alcoholism on the silver screen.


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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Food Critics: Comfort Food

Baked Potato Soup
Credit savourthesensesblog.com

As the weather cools off, and the hours of daylight become scarcer, our culinary musings turn to comfort food.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

KC History: Wornall/Majors House Museums

The John Wornall House
Iknowthegoods

You've driven past those historic houses in Kansas City, and no doubt they've piqued your curiosity.  What's inside?  Who once lived there?  And how do these places figure into our area's history?

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Central Standard Friday
2:37 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Food Critics: Best Meals Under $10

ny.eater.com

You're staring at an empty refrigerator realizing if you want to eat you're going to have to go out.  A quick check of the wallet shows it not much fuller than the fridge. So where can you find a decent meal for less than $10?

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Central Standard Friday
4:29 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Movie Critics: Fall Flicks

Join the Movie Critics for a look at new releases in theaters near you, including Looper, ARGO and End of Watch.

This week for Central Standard Friday, we've got host Russ Simmons of KKFI, Fox 4 News, Eric Melin of Lawrence.com and Scene-Stealers.com and John Tibbetts, Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU.

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Central Standard Friday
9:30 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Highlight Reel

flickr / Ronan_C

We've got a rare treat for you.

Tune in this week when Food Critics Charles Ferruzza, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, and Emily Farris, of Feed Me KC, join forces with history host Monroe Dodd to bring you a very special edition of Central Standard Friday.

Central Standard Friday
7:42 am
Fri September 28, 2012

KC History: Kansas Bureau Of Investigation

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, a look at some of the most high-profile criminal cases spanning the past 70 years in the state of Kansas.

For this show, we'll get a detailed history of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. History host Monroe Dodd talks with Larry Welch, author of Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI from Ma Barker to BTK.

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Central Standard Friday
9:13 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Food Critics: Non-Traditional Dining

flickr / toastforbrekkie

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics discuss the best non-traditional places for delicious eats.

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Central Standard Friday
8:16 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless

On this week's Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including Lawless, The Bachelorette, Cosmopolis and The Words.

Plus, our critics discuss the re-release of Finding Nemo 3D. Is it worth seeing again?

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Central Standard Friday
9:42 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence

flickr / Kansas Poetry (Patrick)

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots in Lawrence. We're talking the best coffee shops, bars and even fine dining in that fun college town west of KC.

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Central Standard Friday
9:30 am
Fri August 31, 2012

KC History: What Led To Vietnam

How did America end up in Vietnam? Coming up on Central Standard Friday, a look at the 40 years of political, military and diplomatic decisions that led to U.S. involvement in Indochina, going back to Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

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Central Standard Friday
9:25 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Food Critics: Sweet!

Brownie, meet waffle. From Charles' review of Remedy Food + Drink in this week's Pitch.
Angela C. Bond The Pitch

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots for a sweet treat in town. From ice cream to macaroons to a slice of coconut cake – we’re coming by with the dessert tray.

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Central Standard Friday
9:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Movie Critics: Films For 50+

For this week's Central Standard Friday join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including The Bourne Legacy, Hope Springs and The Campaign.

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Central Standard Friday
8:56 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Food Critics: Brunch

Brunch is really a cult for some. Yes, that is a mimosa, a bloody mary, and coffee.
Librarian Avenger Flickr

Would you like a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary with that pile of food? Join us for brunch on this Central Standard Friday, as host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics discuss the best spots in town for a leisurely brunch. From chicken and waffles to eggs benedict to corned-beef hash -- where do you love to go on a lazy Saturday?

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Central Standard Friday
2:53 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

KC History: This WWI Memoir Isn't A Major Motion Picture, Yet

U.S. Army Medal Of Honor, World War I

Around the time that the 19th Century turned into the 20th, the most extraordinary man grew up in the woods of Western Missouri. There he learned to track and shoot with consummate skill.

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Central Standard Fridays
2:23 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Food Critics: Late Night Dining

Thomas Hawk / flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite late night dining spots. Where can you get a good meal after 10 o'clock, but before the last bar closes at 3?

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Central Standard Friday
9:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Movie Critics: The Acceptable Spiderman

For this week's Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including The Amazing Spiderman, Moonrise Kingdom, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ted. Also, in light of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, our critics will discuss how the news has changed the way they understand The Dark Knight Rises.

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Central Standard Friday
9:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Food Critics: Restaurant Etiquette

rwphotobug flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics offer up a lesson in dining etiquette – from what to do with your cell phone, to how to eat BBQ with your boss.

This topic was inspired an e-mail we received from listener Mak (thanks!) who wrote us with this question:

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Central Standard Friday
3:33 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

KC History: Forgotten Tales of Missouri

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, join host Monroe Dodd for a history of the Show Me State rarely shown, including the chamber pot war of 1812, Long’s Dragon Boat, and wind wagon technology from 1846.

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Central Standard Friday
9:38 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Food Critics: Lunch Time

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich at the Big Biscuit, 12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS
David LaCrone KC Lunch Spots

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots for a midday meal -- whether you're in the mood for a food truck taco, pork tenderloin sandwich, burger, or bento box.

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Central Standard Friday
4:01 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Movie Critics: Get Thee To A Chilly Theater

Tom Cruise is creeping us out.
Rock of Ages

For this week's Central Standard Friday join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including Prometheus, Brave, The Intouchables and Rock of Ages.

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Central Standard Fridays
9:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Food Critics: Destination Dining

Justice Drugstore dessert
Willowtree2005 flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots outside the KC metro area for dining -- including Baldwin City, Leavenworth, Atchison, and Rocheport.

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Central Standard Friday
4:26 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

KC History: Waldo & The Westport Presbyterian Church

From "The Waldo Story" by LaDene Morton
The History Press

Next time on Central Standard Friday, join historian Monroe Dodd for the history of the Waldo neighborhood with LaDene Morton, author of The Waldo Story.

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Central Standard Friday
5:14 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Food Critics: Party Of 10+

inju flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite places for taking a large group out to eat on a special occasion.

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Central Standard Friday
4:06 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Movie Critics: Summer Blockbusters

For this week's Central Standard Friday join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including Dark Shadows, The Dictator and Men in Black 3.

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