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: Cash Money Crew: Preparing Financially For A Baby

Tuesday: Wyandotte County Fair

Wednesday: Architect Clarence Shepard / Armadillos Invade / Musical Duo Victor & Penny

Thursday: TBA / Tell KCUR

Friday: Movies: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

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Central Standard
7:57 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Appy Hour: Developments On The Silicon Prairie

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, join a discussion on app development with tech innovators from the Silicon Prairie.

Find out how mobile fundraising is making it easy to donate funds across the world. Plus, an app turns the smartphone into part of the live music experience.

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Central Standard
9:27 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects

Artist Carrie Scanga makes an adjustment to a honey-colored tissue paper panel in PLUG Projects’ gallery space. Scanga has created a hive-like structure for the new exhibit, "BREATHE : The Emergent Colony."
Julie Denesha KCUR

On this Tuesday’s Central Standard, plug into a conversation with the artists behind the new arts gallery PLUG Projects. We’ll discuss their efforts to bring more thought-provoking works to Kansas City, local fundraising initiatives and resources to help develop local art writing and critique.

Later in the hour, visiting artist Carrie Scanga talks about "BREATHE: The Emergent Colony," her new experimental, collaborative exhibition that's transforming PLUG's gallery space.

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Central Standard
8:19 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Data Storage

On this Monday's Central Standard, learn about data centers and cloud storage. Just how secure is our data?

We'll also discuss Apple's new iPhone5, and the upcoming iPad Mini. Plus, news on new ultra-high-definition television. Join us as we discuss these and other technology news headlines with the Computer Guys, I.T. Pro Thos. O'Brien and Mac expert George Costello.

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Central Standard
9:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Drepung Gomang Monks / LGBTQ Youth Activism

flickr / mr.gibbs

On Thursday’s Central Standard, special guest host Brian Ellison is joined by a group of Tibetan monks currently touring the city. We'll talk about their simplistic, yet powerful values. Plus, hear some chants for peace and healing.

Then, later in the hour, we’ll talk with an ambitious group of young people about LGBTQ activism in schools and in the community.

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Central Standard
10:19 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Why Do We Work?

On Wednesday’s Central Standard, special guest host Brian Ellison talks with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese about the meaning of work.

Why do we work? Are we searching for more than a job, more than a paycheck? How does one find their “calling?” Plus, we’ll discuss the role that the modern-day office job plays in the development of personal relationships.

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Central Standard
6:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

The Scent Of Scandal

Light, vibrant or dark, this exotic and elegant beauty is among the world's most popular flowers.

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Central Standard
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Financial Advice: Senior Scams

flickr / Don Hankins

Please excuse the technical difficulties during this program.

Americans 65 and older are a top target for scammers. Right now, Kansas City investigators are reportedly looking into a $350,000 sting, and the number of reports are going up.

On this Monday's Central Standard, our CASH MONEY CLIQUE is back to talk about protecting seniors from becoming victims of money scams.

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Central Standard
10:25 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Documenting KC Barbeque

flickr / Thomas Hawk

During the second half of Thursday's Central Standard, filmmaker Martin Diggs and producer and writer Kevin Fossland stop by to talk about their upcoming documentary. Hear about their plan to capture BBQ culture in the heart of the “barbeque capital of the world.”

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Central Standard
10:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Urban Empowerment Flash Mob

flickr / Aniket Thakur

It's not the first dance symbolizing a deeper message, but who knew one day we'd have something called the Urban League Slide?

On Thursday's Central Standard, we talk dancing, empowerment and flash mobs with Gwendolyn Grant of the Urban League of Greater KC.

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Central Standard
9:48 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read

Approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at how illiteracy is closely linked to poverty, unemployment and health issues, and an area class working to bridge that gap.

Then, in the second half of our show, a quick legal bootcamp for musicians. From copyrights to royalties, our guest Donald Simon has advice for all the legalese that can put a jam in your jamming.

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Central Standard
9:58 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Jacob Andrews Remembered & Recognized

Lauri Turner receiving a badge in her late son Jacob Andrew's honor.

On Tuesday's Central Standard, we’re joined by Laurie Turner, the mother of the late military Specialist Jacob Andrews. She was on the program last year, mere months after her son took his own life.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio

The legendary artist Jim Leedy gives this piece of advice to any budding artist: always be conscious of where you've been when heading in a new direction. Jim Leedy’s known for his many journey's and new directions, now documented in an upcoming film.

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Central Standard
2:32 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Remembering KC Writer Tom Ryan

He's here forever, but gone for now, succumbing to a sudden heart attack.

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Central Standard
10:24 am
Wed August 29, 2012

AgLocal: An App for Farm Country

Local farmers markets are great for finding fresh fruits and vegetables, but today's guest was wondering around an area farmer’s markets and said to himself: “You know this is quality produce at a good price, but... I like meat.”

Joining us for the second half of today's show is Naithan Jones, Co-founder of Aglocal, a technology company that has created a platform to create new markets for farmers who want to connect with meat buyers and distributors.

Central Standard
9:41 am
Wed August 29, 2012

BREAD KC! Kneading Needs

A recent BREAD! KC dinner, a collaboration between Coffee Girls and Remedy Food + Drink

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, how a group of Kansas City artists are putting an end to that whole starving artist thing.

Joining us is Andrew Erdrich, Sean Starowitz and Erin Olm-Shipman for BREAD KC!, a group that raises the unleavened bread of artists through microgrants from community dinners. We'll hear how the easiest grant process ever has helped launch innovative new works in our community.

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Central Standard
9:14 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Up To Speed: KC's Timothy "Speed" Levitch Hosts Hulu Travel Show

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, urban philosopher Timothy "Speed" Levitch shares his love for skipping across State Line Road.

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Central Standard
9:26 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Death & Dying

bendingself flickr

I know it’s a beautiful summer day outside, and you’re busy thinking of a million things you have planned for the coming week, but sometimes, we have to step outside the day to day for a deeper discussion about what it means to be human, to be alive.

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Central Standard
9:29 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Get Your Busk On

On this Thursday's Central Standard, an extreme pogo performer, a sword swallower, and a look at this year’s Lawrence Busker Festival.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Economic Roundtable: Why Are We Screwed?

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The Eurozone debt crisis is only half over according to a major credit rating agency. American economic growth is still slow, unemployment still relatively high, and lawmakers continue to argue over the budget deficit. We have the solution: a roundtable discussion with UMKC Economists.

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Central Standard
10:33 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Contribute To KCUR's Up All Night Project

pointartist flickr

What are you up after midnight and before sunrise? What are you thinking about? Doing? Eating? We want to hear about what goes on in your neighborhood or place of work.

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Central Standard
9:20 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at a new campaign to address issues of discrimination in our community. The campaign includes newspaper ads, radio spots, billboards, flyers, posters and also a 12-week informational radio show. (This radio show not included.)

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Central Standard
12:27 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Financial Advice: Thirty Days Until Retirement

Stephen Depolo Flickr

It’s estimated that half of America's middle-class workers will be poor or near poor come retirement. Many will find themselves living a $5 a day food budget.

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Central Standard
10:23 am
Thu August 16, 2012

KC's Sparkling Cocktail Culture

Some of Kansas City's top bartenders are participating in the Paris of the Plains cocktail festival.
Ink Magazine

On this Thursday's Central Standard, how local bartenders are helping KC reclaim its status as the Paris of the Plains.

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Central Standard
9:54 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Clay Town: 3D Arts Education at Red Star Studios

John Tilton, High-fired oxidation porcelain. Part of the show External Views, up at Red Star Studios through September 28th

On this Thursday's Central Standard, learn what makes Kansas City a Clay Town.

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Central Standard
5:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Appy Hour: More Silicon Prairie Innovators

The Silicon Prairie Dog

On this Wednesday's Central Standardupdates from the Silicon Prairie.

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Central Standard
10:13 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Milk & Honey (& Haunts!)

What can be done when you hear blood curdling screams and shrieking coming from your oven? Offer the ghosts a salted caramel macaroon, of course.

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Central Standard
9:36 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Heeere Comes Woody!

Randy Birch

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at the history of greyhound racing in Kansas City, with the familiar voice behind “HEEERE COMES WOODY!”

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Central Standard
5:43 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Computer Guys: Technology News Galore

selva flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, learn about the new Swedish religion with a central dogma that file sharing is sacred.

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Central Standard
9:34 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene

Doug88888 Flickr

On this Thursday's Central Standard, java jive! Let's take a look at the emerging coffee scene here in town. Representatives from The Roasterie, Oddly Correct and Benetti’s stop in to tell us about their beans, blends and brews. Plus, answers to your questions about home brewing.

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Central Standard
3:14 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Meet The Ukesters

wererabbit flickr

It's lightweight, inexpensive, and fun to play, with a sound that's both deeply sentimental and incredibly silly. Is there a more perfect instrument than the ukulele?

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