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: KU Professor Helping Kazakhstan Switch To Latin Alphabet

Tuesday: Citizen Koch Filmmakers / Sunshine Laws

Wednesday: Barn Restoration

Thursday: Midwestern Values / Tell KCUR

Friday: Food

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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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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

The Mystery Of Irma Vep

L to R: Mark Robbins (Lady Enid Hillcrest) and Ron Megee (Jane Twisden)
KC Rep

Mummies, ghosts, and werewolves - oh my!  The new production at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre is a real scream.


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Central Standard
12:48 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Financial Planning For Non-Traditional Couples

SurvivalWoman flickr

When you are part of a non-traditional couple, understanding your financial options is crucial

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Campus Censorship & The Decline Of Critical Thinking

College enrollment in the United States is at an all-time high.  But as these students seek a higher education, are universities inhibiting critical thinking and free speech?

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Central Standard
6:46 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

A Conservative, A Liberal, And A Moderate Walk Into A Bar...

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in 'The Campaign' released by Warner Brothers Pictures.
Credit experiencefilm.com

Sometimes politicians are funny on purpose, and other times what politicians say in all seriousness is the greatest joke of all.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Dealing With The Loss Of A Child

Credit http://catalystsforhealth.com

When a parent outlives their child, the amount of grief, remorse, and guilt can be overwhelming.  These emotions are compounded when dealing with the matters of death that follow.

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Central Standard
9:17 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Leadership

George Tames New York Times

What are the characteristics of a leader?  Is it a constant, even temperament?  The ability to command respect?  Possessing an unwavering state of courage?

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Central Standard
6:27 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

'Working Words' Literary Event Comes To First Friday

beggarstablechurch.com

The worlds of creative writing and visual art are woven together for an upcoming First Friday event in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

'Last Bite' Cookbook Features Kansas City Chefs

Cover of Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City's Best Chefs and Cooks
Photography by Roy Inman. Book design by Eric Schotland.

In Kansas City, not only do we love to devour tasty dishes, we pay homage to the culinary folk who prepare them.

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Food & Drink
9:08 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Are Healthy & Halloween Mutually Exclusive?

Spooky Soup
Beth Bader http://expatriateskitchen.blogspot.com/

On Halloween it's not just ghosts and goblins you need to fear.  There's enough candy out there to fuel a perpetual sugar high.

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