Central Standard

Monday - Friday at 10 a.m.

Each weekday morning Central Standard looks at the different worlds within Kansas City. Regular topics include personal finance, information technology, the environment, music, cognitive therapy and the arts.

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Monday: 
The Response to the Jewish Community Center Shooting, The History of Education in Kansas that Lead to Brown v. Board of Education
Tuesday: 
The Importance of Play
Wednesday:
Butterflies and Bees
Thursday: 
Dr. Vandana Shiva: Cultivating Diversity, Culture and Hope
Friday: 
Food Critics: Best Places for Lunch in the KC Area

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Central Standard
11:41 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The State of the Black Economy

Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment rate among Black, White and Hispanic Americans.

On the coattails of President Obama's second inaugural address yesterday and the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central Standard looks at the economic situation for the African-American community in the United States.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Reflections on high school

Watching the teenage experience

In 2008, High School Confidentiala documentary-type show that followed 12 high school girls at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park through their four years of high school, aired on WE tv. Sharon Liese is the filmmaker who created this show, and conceived the idea to create a documentary about the high school experience when her own daughter was going through high school.

 

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Growing up with Sickle Cell

The experience of growing up from a child to an adult includes awkward experiences with friends, family and one's own body add to that the challenge of living with a chronic disease. Brian Ellison speaks with one teenage girl who is growing up with Sickle Cell Anemia.


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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry

Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy.

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Central Standard
3:05 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

A Note Regarding Central Standard

Jabulani Leffall has indicated to us that he wants to pursue a different career direction. We respect his decision and wish him well in his future endeavors, and we remain committed to providing high-quality local programming.

Brian Ellison, one of our regular guest hosts, will be filling in for the next few weeks.

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Central Standard
2:29 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Surviving The College Application Process

Most of the time, the long and winding road of choosing a college is forgotten in the subsequent years of hazy academic exploits.  But for most high school seniors, this time of year is an involved process that can lead to anxious days and sleepless nights.

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Central Standard
4:36 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Crime & Safety In The Urban Core

In 2008, elected officials and urban residents came together under the direction of 2nd District Jackson County Legislator, Bishop James Tindall, Sr. to discuss community change in the urban core.  This was the first convening of the Kansas City Urban Summit.

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Central Standard
3:11 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Animal Shelters Of Kansas City

Local shelters are seeing a record number of animals coming into their facilities each day.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Hypnotism

What do Franz Mesmer, James Braid, and The Professor from Gilligan's Island have in common?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Stretching Your Palate

www.grinderspizza.com

Chances are you have eaten at his restaurant, taken in a show at his venue, or even met the dude.  But did you know about his plan to curb regional invasive species by cooking and eating them?

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Central Standard
1:55 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Transformation In The New Year

With each new year, comes the inevitable setting of lofty personal improvement goals.

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Central Standard
1:35 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Corner To Corner Pt. II - The Northeast

The Kansas City Museum regally resides in the historic Northeast.

Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.

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Central Standard
4:16 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Corner To Corner Pt. I - The Plaza

Getting to know Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time.

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Central Standard
12:53 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention

*** This is an extended encore presentation of a show originally aired October 1st, 2012 ***

They warned him, “Once you get in, there’s no getting out.”

Journey with us on Monday’s Central Standard for a discussion with former Black Panther Jamal Joseph. We're stepping back in time to the late 1960s and early 1970s, and looking through the eyes of one of the youngest Black Power leaders in New York.

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Central Standard
3:13 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Underreported Stories Of 2012

A peek inside the newsroom of KCUR and Harvest Public Media.

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Central Standard
3:05 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Miles Bonny

Miles Bonny

Central Standard's music curator stops by the studio to say goodbye.

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Central Standard
12:48 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Holiday Fish Fry

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Roll back your Christmas rug for an abbreviated holiday public radio party.

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Central Standard
12:05 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

A Christmas Carol

The annual holiday production of Dickens' classic returns to the KC Rep.

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Central Standard
4:33 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

The State Of Mental Illness In KC

Mental illness is a problem in every community, but what resources and services are available in Kansas City?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Green Impact Zone & The Missouri River

Credit moravings.blogspot.com

You probably know that the Missouri River is the longest river in North America.  But did you know that it's also one of the most polluted?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

The New American City Part II

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The year 2012 is drawing to a close.  Weren't we all supposed to be driving hover cars by now?

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Central Standard
6:50 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Apps & Tablets

It is expected that there will be 68.5 million more tablets in this world by the end of this year, providing roughly $29.1 billion in sales

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Buying Local?

If you don't think regional commerce has become en vogue, just type "buy local day" into your Google machine and see how many results come up.


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Central Standard
6:05 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

David Wayne Reed

What happens to a young man who spends his childhood off the grid,  growing up in a rural area with no formal creative outlets?


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Central Standard
5:44 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Inlaws & Outlaws

A long-haired rock n' roll combo from Liverpool once mused that "All You Need Is Love."  If this is true, then the food, housing, and clothing industries may be in trouble.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Professor Komagum & Peace Journalism

A local professor/journalist spent 11 months in war-torn Uganda.  This is his story.


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Business & Tech
2:38 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Holiday Budgeting

You don't have to be a Scrooge this Christmas to keep away those post-holiday credit card blues.

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Central Standard
7:01 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Better Off When Off The Grid

Credit Mr. Brende's book

As you wonder at what gifts you might be getting this holiday season, have you ever consider what you could live without?  What modern conveniences would you be willing to give up?  How far "off the grid" do you think you could live?  We're joined by Eric Brende, a man who dropped out of an MIT graduate program and moved with his wife to a remote community that lives entirely off the grid.  He shares his 18 month experience on Central Standard.


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Central Standard
5:28 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Project Fly-Threads Inspired By History

Project Fly - The Wilkinson Dress Shirt

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has teamed up with the KC clothing boutique Method to provide young men with a smart "fly" dress shirt as they embark on interviews that can transform their lives.

  

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Flu Vaccine

Credit Bill Hand/Sun Journal

Every year, approximately 36,000 people die from influenza.  This flu season is the worst in the last decade and yet the flu vaccine is readily available. 


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