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
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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Central Standard Friday
2:14 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Food Critics: Dining Al Fresco

Cafe Des Amis, 112 Main St, Parkville, MO

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite places for dining outdoors, including a patio in Parkville that feels like a tree house and a deck overlooking Lake Lotawana.

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Central Standard Friday
12:14 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

KC History: Friends Of The Sheffield Cemetery Prepare For Ed Asner Fundraiser

Sheffield Cemetery

The Sheffield Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in the Kansas City area and certainly one of the oldest, but until recently, it didn't look like such an area of prestige.

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Central Standard Friday
1:29 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

KC History: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

What comes to mind when you think of famous Missourians? Brad Pitt, or Thomas Hart Benton, or Sheryl Crow? Well, of course, but even more long-enduring is the beloved author and satirist Mark Twain.

On Central Standard Friday, our host Monroe Dodd interviews Cindy Lovell, executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. The museum celebrates its 100th anniversary on May 15th.

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Central Standard Friday
9:25 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Movie Critics: Avengers, Summer Blockbusters

In this hour of Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in the box office, including Marvel's The Avengers.

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Thank You, Walt
1:48 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

The Last Walt Bodine Show

Thank you all for joining KCUR this Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the very last Walt Bodine Show, and showing such outstanding support for Walt, and his contributions to local journalism.

Walt was join for the hour by his friends Monroe Dodd, Charles Ferruzza and Russ Simmons. The three have known Walt over the years as regular guests and co-hosts, and will talk with Walt today about his influence in Kansas City.

 

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
10:17 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Requiem For A Heavyweight

Walt with Pierre Salinger, press secretary for JFK and LBJ.
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Walt Bodine's final show has inspired a lot of emotions and fond farewells, including this haiku from longtime listener Greg Hack.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
6:58 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Marilyn Maye's Song For Walt Bodine

Thank you all for joining KCUR this Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the very last Walt Bodine Show, and showing such outstanding support for Walt, and his contributions to local journalism.

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Thank You, Walt
5:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

One More Broadcast For A Living Legend

The final Walt Bodine Show was heard Friday, April 27th, celebrating 72 years of originality and honesty across print, TV and radio platforms, as pioneering journalist Walt Bodine retires from KCUR.

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Thank You, Walt
4:53 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: Walt And The Lion

After 72 years as a broadcaster, at the age of 91, Walt Bodine is heading into full retirement. The end of an era approaches; the very last Walt Bodine Show will take place this Friday. What can anyone say to that?

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Thank You, Walt
1:51 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: The Documentary

Join us Thursday morning at 10, as Charles Ferruzza presents an audio documentary about Walt Bodine, originally titled, "To Kansas City, With Love."

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
7:00 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill

Walt's friends are a diverse group: from a lion to famous authors, Walt grilled them all and won their hearts in the process.

One of these folks is Senator Claire McCaskill, who recorded a special thank you message for Walt to congratulate him on his retirement and the years of service he provided to Kansas City:

Thank You, Walt
2:57 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass

Join us Tuesday morning for a special Walt Bodine Show from 2004, when Walt chats with fellow storyteller Ira Glass of This American Life about the ins and outs of radio journalism, and what happens when, inevitably, things go awry.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
1:39 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview With Werner Von Braun

Walt at Crown Center overlooking Kansas City
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Interview with Werner Von Braun

Broadcast discusses uses for rockets including military, space travel, visiting the moon, Von Braun youth, and his coming to America.

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Thank You, Walt
12:45 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Walt's 'Loveable Joints' On KMBC

Walt Bodine has been a ubiquitous voice for Kansas City over the years, but he's also been a face as well. In these human-interest shorts that he did for KMBC starting in 1982, Walt reaches out to Kansas City by doing what he does best: telling stories and sharing information.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
11:58 am
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: Walt the Humorist

The Walt Bodine Family
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Walt the Humorist

Walt discusses his stint writing gags for Harry O'Connor.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
11:46 am
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: Interview with Robert Kennedy

Walt with a cohost
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Interview with Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy discusses his brother John F. Kennedy’s campaign for President and the various issues of the 1960 campaign. Richard W. Bolling, the Missouri Democratic Representative to U.S. Congress between 1949-1983, is also a guest.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
11:32 am
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

1981 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

Presswatch Hyatt Regency walkway collapse edition (featuring our own Dan Verbeck)

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
11:28 am
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: Race Riots

Walt interviews on the go
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

1968 Kansas City Riots April 9-11, 1968

The recording is from Thursday April 11, the third day of the 1968 Kansas City riots. Walt speaks with Jackson County Sheriff Arvid Owsley, Kansas City Mayor Ilus Davis and Jackson County Prosecutor Joe Teasdale. There is also a statement from Fred “The Hammer” Williamson.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
1:39 am
Tue April 24, 2012

The Walt Bodine Collection: The 1951 Flood

Walt in the newsroom
Courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Enjoy this selected audio from the Walt Bodine Collection, courtesy of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Walt Bodine Show
9:33 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Tournament Town

Before March Madness infected the nation, Kansas City was patient zero.

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Walt Bodine Show
5:01 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters, KC FilmFest

On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics take a look at what's new in the box office, including a few highlights from Kansas City FilmFest.

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Walt Bodine Show
4:18 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Food Critics: Finding A Great Sandwich

French Dip at Room 39 - roast beef, arugula, and caramelized red onions sandwiched between French baguette slathered with garlic aioli
Ulterior Epicure Flickr

Coming up on this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, a conversation about the greatest sandwiches in town – from Reubens and Clubs, to Meatball Subs and Tortas.

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Walt Bodine Show
11:26 am
Fri March 30, 2012

KC History: The Upcoming 1940 Census Release

The 1940 census tells a story of the economic dislocation that took place in America during the Great Depression. On April 2, those records will be made publicly available online for researchers everywhere.

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Walt Bodine Show
4:11 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Movie Critics: New Releases, Hunger Games

On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will review recent movie releases, including John Carter, Jeff Who Lives At Home, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, and We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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Walt Bodine Show
1:40 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Food Critics: The Service Show

There's more to going out to eat than what's on your plate. On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, we turn the tables for a look at area dining from the service perspective.

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Walt Bodine Show
4:45 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

KC History: Mobsters In Our Midst

For three decades, organized crime in Kansas City was ruled by one mobster: Nick Civella. On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Monroe Dodd will be joined by longtime FBI Agent William Ouseley for a look at how the mob emerged into the public eye, and ran every aspect of our city, as told in his books Mobsters in our Midst, and Open City.

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Walt Bodine Show
9:42 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Movie Critics: Academy Awards Recap, New Releases

From the film "A Seperation"

On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will review the results of this year’s Academy Awards. Plus, reviews of recent movie releases, including Wanderlust, Act of Valor, and A Separation.

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Walt Bodine Show
9:41 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Food Critics: Takeout

pirate johnny flickr

On some nights, there’s no greater luxury than ordering a meal to go. In this edition of the Walt Bodine Show, the Food Critics share their favorite take out spots – from Mediterranean kebabs, to Chinese noodles.

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Walt Bodine Show
11:53 am
Fri February 17, 2012

KC History: Small-Scale Slavery In Missouri

Louisa and Harry E. Hayward. Circa 1858. Louisa was the slave nurse for Harry, who was seated in her lap. The image suggests the intimate and complicated relations that existed between slaveholding family members and their slaves.
Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum Phoographs and Prints Collectiojns, St. Louis.

On Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Monroe Dodd discusses the history of small-scale slavery in Missouri with Diane Mutti Burke.

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