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
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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Central Standard
12:47 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Exploring The Paranormal

C.R.E.E.P.Z Ghost Commandos

A sudden drop in room temperature, a recorded EVP, and a motion detector going off.  All signs that you are not alone.

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Central Standard
12:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Ghosts, Ghouls And Monsters Of Missouri

The History PRess

New York may have Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman but Missouri is not without a headless story or two of its own.

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Central Standard
5:15 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Saving Public Education In America

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.
bk1bennett

What will transform America's public high schools?

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Central Standard Turns Two!

Central Standard
6:39 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Books And Publishers: Doomed To Extinction?

blackgate.com

In the face of electronic readers and digital downloads, it's easy to point a finger and say there lies the reason books and, by extension, those who write and publish them are going the way of the dinosaurs.

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Central Standard
5:51 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Back In The Swing After Breast Cancer

Andrews McMeel Publishing

You weathered the diagnosis, underwent surgery, and made it through multiple rounds of chemotherapy.  In short, you've survived breast cancer.

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Central Standard
11:37 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Sneak Peek: Central Standard's Second Anniversary

Can you believe it? It's our two-year anniversary.

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Central Standard
9:43 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Pizza!

weneedacoma.blogspot.com

In 1987 Congress designated October as National Pizza Month and we at Central Standard are nothing if not dedicated to the observance of this acknowledgment of one of our favorite foods.

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Central Standard
6:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Aptly Named Gem Theater Celebrates 100 Years

The Gem Theater celebrates its 100th anniversary this month.
Downtown Council of Kansas City

It started as the Star Theater in 1912.  Back then it was a one-story building presenting silent films.  Just one year later it was renamed the Gem Theater.

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Central Standard
3:54 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Computer Guys: OS Monogamy And Special Needs Accessibility

Computer mouse alternatives allow control of a computer's cursor for those challenged by a regular mouse.
especialneeds.com

For the longest time the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) was the dominant player in computing.  Then Apple introduced its OS and has since overtaken Microsoft.

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Central Standard
2:04 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Biggest Deal

What does $20.1 billion get you?  Well, if you're Japan's SoftBank Corp., it gets you 70% of the third-largest wireless carrier in the United States.

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Central Standard
10:48 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Adania Shibli: Growing Up In Palestine

Author Adania Shibli
Stavros Petropoulos

Adania Shibli grew up in Palestine which became a source of inspiration for her writing. 

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Central Standard
9:40 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Art As Therapy

arttherapyforchildren.com

Part of viewing art is interpreting the artist's intent, figuring out what the creator is trying to say.  Because it can be so personal, is a physical form of expression, and allows communication of thoughts and feelings that might not be articulated otherwise, art makes for good therapy.

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Central Standard
10:08 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Distance Between Us

On Tuesday’s Central Standard author Reyna Grande describes her experience living as in illegal immigrant in the U.S.

Her memoir, The Distance Between Us, is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Central Standard
7:36 am
Mon October 15, 2012

KC Sports Report

flickr / Jeremy Brooks

We’re unfolding the newspaper for a look at the latest headlines from the sports section. Did you miss a game this season? ...or all of them?

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Central Standard
8:55 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Transgendered KC

Gender identity is central to one's sense of self. So, when an individual undergoes a physical transformation, they alter more than just their appearance. It's an emotional journey that transforms lives.

On Thursday’s Central Standard, we'll be joined by members of our local transgender community.

Learn about a group that's still struggling for visibility, recognition and equality. Plus, find out about the step-by-step process to constructing a new identity.

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Central Standard
9:52 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports

During the second half of Wednesday’s Central Standard, a look into the legacy of a sports icon... not to mention the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs.

We’ll be talking with Michael MacCambridge, author of the new biography Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports.

Central Standard
9:12 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Building A Sustainable Community

Bridging the Gap

It's a lesson in energy conservation and resource sustainability for anyone and everyone.

First up on Wednesday’s Central Standard, we'll discuss some local efforts to help the environment. Plus, hear some tips and tricks for incorporating green habits into our daily lives.

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Central Standard
9:05 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Atheism in Kansas City

American Atheists are speaking out louder than ever before.

As a matter of fact, you might've caught the billboard Godless Government Now while driving along the highway. Did you catch yourself wondering "What’s that all about?"

On Tuesday's Central Standard, we’re talking with local supporters of the secular movement, including Sarah Hargreaves, president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

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Central Standard
11:57 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Financial Advice: 10 Commandments of Financial Planning

flickr / SurvivalWoman

Our CASH MONEY CLIQUE is back for this Monday’s Central Standard. They're going to offer 10 (simple) guidelines that might help straighten out your personal finances.

Joining us will be members of the Financial Planning Association of Greater KC, including Ken Eaton of Stepp & Rothwell, Lucas Bucl of KHC Wealth Management and Sandi Weaver of Financial Security Advisors.

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Central Standard
9:13 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Drop Dead Healthy

In recent years A.J. Jacobs has lived by George Washington's rules of conduct, outsourced his entire life of everyday tasks to Indian service representatives, posed as a woman on an online dating site and grown a long beard to adhere to Old Testament doctrine as part of a year of living biblically.

His latest quest: Getting fit.

On Thursday's Central Standard, we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book Drop Dead Healthy, where explores the latest cultural obsessions and trends in healthy living. He'll discuss this latest grueling experiments, as he literally strives to be healthy from head-to-toe.

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Central Standard
9:37 am
Wed October 3, 2012

KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar

There were happy days for soccer star Kei Kamara growing up in war-torn West Africa. But then, there were also days that haunt his dreams to this day.

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Central Standard
9:52 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn

flickr / Dr.RawheaD

You might've noticed a few tell tale signs of Autumn: the beginnings of fall foliage in the trees, flocks of birds migrating overhead... But one has to wonder, how did all that dry heat this summer affect our natural world as we fall into the Fall season? And how is the lingering drought impacting local wildlife?

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, we take an early Autumn look at Nature in the City with Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.

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