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
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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Central Standard
9:30 am
Tue August 7, 2012

How To Be Black

How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston

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Central Standard
3:32 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

The Secret Lives Of Secrets

g00dapple flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the psychological implications of the secrets we keep. Are all secrets created equal?

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Central Standard
9:38 am
Thu August 2, 2012

A Butcher Shop With A Garden

Tomeka Weatherspoon KCUR

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at a new kind of butcher shop in the East Bottoms, offering whole-pig butchering classes, homemade chutneys, and locally sourced meats.

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Central Standard
9:14 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Goodbye Green Hand, Hello Snot Cat

Meet smoking snot cat.
Andrea Silenzi KCUR

One of the most special spots in Kansas City is getting a new look. Sprawled atop the storefront at 124 West 18th Street is a snotty, smoking feline texting on its cell.

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Central Standard
1:32 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Nature In The City: Drought Edition

Mickl Pickl Flickr

This summer's drought is affecting everyone: from farmers to daily commuters to animals. Especially animals.

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Central Standard
10:44 am
Tue July 31, 2012

When Prospect Avenue Was Main Street

Local historian and activist Joelouis Mattox joins us in the second half of Tuesday's Central Standard to discuss the varied history of midtown's Prospect Avenue.

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Central Standard
10:11 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Smoke And Meers Advertising

Meers Advertising

The advertising industry is in flux. This business faces just as many uncertainties as any other sector of the economy with changing consumer attitudes and an increasingly fragmented media landscape.

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Central Standard
10:30 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

Crowdfunding For Civic And Arts Projects

Just Deon / flickr

On Monday’s Central Standard, we'll take a look at crowdfunding, a way area projects are creating monetary opportunities in the digital landscape.

Jase Wilson, the CEO of Neighbor.ly, stops by to talk about the ways crowdfunding is transforming the way people can invest in the city.

Central Standard
1:45 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

The Birth Of Local Curbside Glass Recycling

Chances are, a truck drives by your neighborhood to pick up recyclables. Convenient, right?

But, what about glass? It's either throw it away, or pack those old bottles in your car and drive to the nearest glass recycling bin.

Well, now there might be a third option.

Central Standard
1:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Pop, rock and rap might top the charts, but it’s good old Jazz that’s capturing the hearts of at least some of the new generation of area musicians.

In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard – we'll take a look at KC Youth Jazz, a group that’s expanded into more than 50 schools around greater Kansas City. We’ll hear some music, talk concerts, appreciation, preservation – all that jazz with Musical Director and instructor Clarence Smith.

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Central Standard
12:49 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Appy Hour: Silicon Prairie Innovators

Silicon Prairie Dawg, our new mascot

Don't you love how the moment you think you know everything there is to know about Kansas City – it’ll turn around  and surprise you?

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Central Standard
9:29 am
Tue July 24, 2012

William Trowbridge: Ship Of Fool

Trowbridge in front of the Ruskin Art Club, where he is about to give a reading.

Poet William Trowbridge has been appointed Missouri's next poet Laureate, and is the first Kansas City poet to receive the title.

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Central Standard
9:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Computer Guys: Application Permissions

Have you ever wondered why your flashlight app wants to know your exact location? Why the cute cat video wants to post on your Facebook wall? And how annoying is when your finance software asks your mom for gas money? On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at what we give permission to and why.

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Central Standard
2:09 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

KC Trivia Masters Unite

Central Standard is going to get in on this town's trivia racket.

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Central Standard
4:06 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Live In Studio: Book Of Gaia

In Greek Mythology, Gaia is the great mother of all heavenly Gods and the personification of earth who birthed all of the Sea Gods including Neptune. Meanwhile in the sea of musical offerings here in Kansas City, the musical trio Book of Gaia continues, in the words of local Jazz great Bobby Watson, to make waves.

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Central Standard
10:28 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Drum Safari

Brendon Draper

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, meet the guy in crazy patchwork pants teaching kids about world instruments. Join us for a drum safari with our guest Brandon Draper.

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Central Standard
9:54 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Recipes For A Heatwave

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
Shanita McAfee

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a heat wave recipe exchange. Perfect ideas for those nights when stove is a four letter word.

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Central Standard
9:14 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Financial Advice: Kids And Money

om5com flickr

There comes a time when every parents needs to sit their kid down for the talk. Because your kids have questions like -- "How much money do you make?" "Is this a recession?" "Are we poor?" On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at how best to teach your kids about money and saving.

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Central Standard
11:47 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Picnic Recipes: Watermelon Salad & Everything Slaw

Packing up a meal for this weekend's city-wide picnic? Here are some recipes you might want to try, and some tips for keeping your home-packed foods safe to eat later in the day.

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Central Standard
9:31 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Citywide Picnic Celebration

When was the last time you packed a basket and headed outside to dine with the ants and the cicadas? On this Thursday's Central Standard, join us for a picnic.

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Central Standard
10:32 am
Wed July 11, 2012

ReShonda Tate Billingsley: The Secret She Kept

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Tia Giles is pregnant, she’s also suffering from a mental illness and her husband Lance must make the difficult decision of committing her to a mental institution to save the baby, his wife and their marriage.

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Central Standard
9:51 am
Wed July 11, 2012

The Jarboe Initiative: Will Rehab For Rent

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn how one recent graduate with student loan debt found a way to live rent free on the West Side, and it turned into the most rewarding thing he’s ever done.

GUEST:
Nicholas Ward-Bopp, UMKC Financial Aid Coordinator

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Central Standard
5:11 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Coolness Secrets Revealed

Cody Critcheloe

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we’ll meet the researcher who conducted the empirical investigation of what it means to be cool, and found there’s a lot more to it than just likability or popularity. Think James Dean. Think the Fonz.

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Central Standard
9:47 am
Mon July 9, 2012

A Compelling Argument for Quitting Facebook

On this Central Standard, we speak with the man they call the Antichrist of Silicon Valley.

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