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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THIS WEEK:
  Monday: Graffiti in KC / Kyle Hatley Leaving KC Rep. for Chicago
  Tuesday: John Hope Bryant: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism
  Wednesday: Fishin' in the City / Going to Kansas City
  Thursday: Beyond Our Borders: Are we talking about race when we talk about Troost?
  Friday: Food Critics

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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

Credit http://victrolagramophones.proboards.com

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

Credit vintagefuture.tumblr.com

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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Central Standard
8:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The New American City

Kansas City at dusk
ZTW1 flickr

We're live from the Kauffman Center at the CityAge, New American City Conference as part of a double bill featuring Central Standard and Up To Date.


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Central Standard
6:20 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Addiction

Miles Cave flickr

The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family in cheer.  The holidays also are a time of high stress and anxiety which can lead to addictive behaviors.


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Central Standard
5:53 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Davy Rothbart

Mr. Rothbart is a man exploring the events that have shaped him.  In his newest work, My Heart is an Idiot he strikes up conversations with a 100 year old black man on a bus to buffalo, admits to having phone sex, plays tricks on his deaf mother and ended up naked in New York.  His conclusion is that perhaps throughout these misadventures perhaps his heart has been an idiot.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

The Joy Of Being Lazy

The band formerly known as Lazy K

The hardest working band in Kansas City? 


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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Gordon Parks' 100th Birthday

On Wednesday’s Central Standard, we examine the legacy of Gordon Parks; the photographer, essayist, film maker, and native Kansan whose 100th birthday is this Friday.

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Central Standard
6:04 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Lonely In KC

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in Kansas City and not know anyone?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

The Government Cloud

Credit Jackson's book GovCloud II

This year the US Government mandated that federal agencies consider cloud computing as they make new IT investments and by 2014 that mandate will expand.  What benefit does this technology have to taxpayers and to the agencies themselves?  Where do these projects currently stand? And what has been the impact to Kansas City?

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Central Standard
7:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Top O' The World, MAW!

The ladies of MAW, post-floorboard-wearing-out of local porch.

What do you get when three band wives get together with friends to make their own music?  Well, you get MAW, a Lawrence-based, all female string band with an attitude.


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Central Standard
8:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Fiscal Cliffhangers

This year, January 1st will not be just another day to nurse a hangover, it also marks the deadline for the United States government to enact regulations to avert a  prospective economic crisis.

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Central Standard
6:13 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Computer Guys: Threads Stretched To The Limits

Credit From knowyourmeme.com

The internet is a limitless source of information and has provided us a new avenue for dialog and discussion.  But, when conversations are logged in perpetuity, open to the world and never ending, do they lose relevance?

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Central Standard
6:58 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Diverse And Achieving Schools: Where Are They And Are They Worth It?

Credit Michael Petrilli

Often parents seeking to give their children an education filled with diverse racial and socioeconomic peers struggle to find schools that are also high-achieving.  Michael Petrilli and Dr. Lawson Bush give insights into overcoming this sometimes daunting challenge and the varying merits behind its thinking.

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Central Standard
3:28 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Missouri Mavericks: Winning In Independence

Credit Missouri Mavericks

Name the area professional sports team to make it to the playoffs the last two seasons.  Hint: it doesn't play in Kansas City.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Sterling Witt: Upside-Down And Backwards

Sterling Witt

A  man who plays his guitar upside-down and backwards.  Sounds difficult, but it's also beautiful.

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Central Standard
12:08 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Growing From Local to International Business

World Trade Center Kansas City

Are you a metro-area small business looking to expand into the global market?  Well you're in luck.


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