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
7:38 am
Thu May 24, 2012

What Will The Farmer Of The Future Look Like?

Dan Heryer, Brooke Salvaggio and son Percy of Badseed Farmers Market and Urbavore Farms
Badseed Facebook

For this Thursday's Central Standard, we've teamed up with Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa and Harvest Public Media to produce a talk show on the challenges facing young farmers today.

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Central Standard
1:24 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Everyone's A Critic: Yelp Reviews

Victor1558 Flickr

There's that old saying everyone’s a critic, and at no point in human history does this ring more true. In our wired world, we love to discover new places to whine and dine.

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Central Standard
1:24 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Reuiniting Joplin With Their Lost Photos

Joplin's Found Photos

When the Joplin tornado struck one year ago, so much was destroyed or scattered that can never be replaced. And it became up to a few creative heroes to restore some of that order.

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Central Standard
3:15 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Endemic Financial Fraud (AKA. Green Slime)

Gregory Mankiw

Every president and presidential candidate has an economic advisor, but how influenced are these positions by politics?

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Central Standard
8:09 pm
Sun May 20, 2012

Financial Advice: Graduates

om5com / flickr

This Monday on Central Standard, we ask recent grads to put down their diplomas and take a look at their bank statements. We'll be joined by our Cash Money Clique of Financial Advisors with tips for recent grads who may know enough to be Doctors and Biology Teachers, but need a quick course in paying off those loans.

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Central Standard
1:09 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Swimming for Health and Fitness

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

Local triathlete John Aust discusses fitness swimming, pool rehab and working in aquatics at UMKC's Swinney Recreation Center.

Plus, hear from a married couple that's been coming to Swinney for well over a decade. Almost as long as they've been retired.

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Central Standard
10:26 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Where Do You Go To Be Around Water?

"Fishing @ Smithville" (winning photo)
listener Matt Shepard

During the month of May, we've been collecting photos sent by listeners participating in our photo contest. Check out these entries, and feel free to continue to submit your photos to centralstandard@kcur.org.

Central Standard
7:31 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Swimming & Pools

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday’s Central Standard, it’s the final chapter in our three part series on how we seek out water. Part one was fountains. Then, we looked to local lakes and rivers. Now, we’re going to explore a childhood classic: swimming pools. Well, swimming and pools.

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Central Standard
2:02 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

MLK's Spiritual & Intellectual Father

We may see Martin Luther King, Jr., as the father of the civil rights movement, but history teaches us that the 'family' around movements has its roots in previous generations.

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Central Standard
1:16 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

How Animals Help Heal

Dale Smith and his dog Keegan, on their first backpacking trip post cancer treatment, in Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest

In 2007, Dale Smith was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the head and neck. Throughout his treatment, his pet dog Keegan, normally an energetic border collie, lay patiently by his side, waiting for Dale to get better.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things

Andy Bardill Flickr

As of 2008, the number of inanimate objects connected to the Internet exceeded the world population. Experts predict that by the year 2020, there will be more than 50 billion things, from animals to toasters, connected to the web.

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Central Standard
3:18 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Real Hobbits: Discovery of New Hominid Shows Diversity of Evolution

Skull of homo floresiensis
Wikimedia Commons

Matt Tocheri knows hobbits pretty well: he’s been studying their wristbones for years.

Well, not quite hobbits, per se, but homo floresiensis, a hominid fossil discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia, which at first glance appeared to be a small version of a modern human. However, researchers argue that these ‘hobbits’ are in fact h. floresiensis, and make up a new branch of the human evolutionary tree.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Boating & Fishing On KC Waters

Bill Anderson KCUR

On  Thursday’s Central Standard, we embark on the next installment in our three-part series looking at how we find water in our city. This time we look to the lakes and rivers, where fishers cast their nets, canoes glide across the water and boaters set sail.

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Central Standard
10:15 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Civil Rights Exhibit Displays The Power Of Popular Media

Charlie Upchurch KCUR

In 1955, Emmitt Till was a young boy visiting family in the South, and was brutally murdered. After his death, his mother made the decision to send the explicit photos of his autopsy to the media, saying, “Let the world see what I’ve seen.”

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Central Standard
2:10 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

David Ford / Freedom School

Artist David Ford at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Coming from a long line of what he calls “prairie people”artist David Ford is the quintessence of politically incorrect and this is exemplified through his works. On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we learn about his journey to West Africa for National VooDoo Day.

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Central Standard
12:49 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Who Are You Really?

paurian flickr

Are you who you say you are? Do other people see you that way? Can you be one person at home and another person at work? Is that ideal?

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Central Standard
1:38 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Regina Brett Follow-Up: Ten Commandments for Radio

On Wednesday's Central Standard, we were joined by fellow radio host Regina Brett, of The Regina Brett Show at WKSU in Ohio. While Regina was there to talk about her book, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible, she and Jabulani of course had to talk shop. Regina mentioned her 10 Commandments of Radio and of course she was kind enough to pass it along.

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Central Standard
7:52 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Art Historian Discusses One Of The Oldest Fountains In America

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

Curator Robert Cohen talks about the Roman fountain in the Rozzelle Court Restaurant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Central Standard
11:19 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

A Closer Look At KC's Most Photographed Fountain

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

Jocelyn Ball-Edson from KC's Parks and Rec gives a short history, critique of the J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, which is widely recognized as one of the city's most popular attractions.

Plus, hear what's next on the horizon for the attraction.

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Central Standard
10:31 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Local Fountain Sculptor Gives Background To Popular Works

Photo: flickr/ChrisM70

Click below to hear local sculptor Tom Corbin sharing stories about a few of his big works around town.

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Central Standard
3:12 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Fountain City: A Search for Water

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday's Central Standard, we dive into our first of three programs exploring how we seek out water in this part of the country. First up: fountains. Learn how to get involved in our photography contest, and our interactive water map.

If you live in KC, you’d have to drive hours to see the nearest waterfall. At least eight hours to sail on one of the Great Lakes. Drive a thousand miles to see the nearest ocean… water is an exotic luxury in this middle-American city. Is that why we’ve got all these fountains around?

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Central Standard
1:44 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Regina Brett: Don't Audit Life & Other Lessons

Author and Radio Host Regina Brett

It can be difficult in day-to-day life to make sure you aren't just addressing problems, but looking for possibilities to make life better.

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Central Standard
2:06 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Presidential Policies and Black Entrepreneurship

Robert Weems, Professor of Business History at Wichita State
Wichita State University

An American president once said that black power is the power that people should have over their own destinies, the power that comes from participation in the political and economic process of society. That president? Richard Nixon.

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Central Standard
12:07 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Financial Advice vs. Infotainment

photophonic Flickr

Staying more frugal than foolish is increasingly complicated. Sources for financial advice no longer come from a few trusted sources, and in the realm of the 24-hour news cycle, there are more and more venues for amateur advice. On this Monday's Central Standard, our CA$H MONEY CLIQUE discusses where to turn.

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Thank You, Walt
4:53 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: Walt And The Lion

After 72 years as a broadcaster, at the age of 91, Walt Bodine is heading into full retirement. The end of an era approaches; the very last Walt Bodine Show will take place this Friday. What can anyone say to that?

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Thank You, Walt
1:51 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: The Documentary

Join us Thursday morning at 10, as Charles Ferruzza presents an audio documentary about Walt Bodine, originally titled, "To Kansas City, With Love."

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Central Standard
3:18 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Main Street Kansas City

During our last presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Main Street vs. Wall Street. But here in Kansas City, our Main Street is home to big-business and to small-businesses, to restaurants and to empty storefronts, to innovative theaters and payday lending shops.

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Thank You, Walt
2:57 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Walt Bodine Special: Ira Glass

Join us Tuesday morning for a special Walt Bodine Show from 2004, when Walt chats with fellow storyteller Ira Glass of This American Life about the ins and outs of radio journalism, and what happens when, inevitably, things go awry.

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Central Standard
10:01 am
Mon April 23, 2012

KC Civil Rights Summit

Auntie P Flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard we speak with Ayanna Hightower-Mannon and Paul Pierce, who work in Kansas City's Civil Rights Division.

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Central Standard
12:27 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Discussing Changing Technology And Culture At KC Forum

Ten years ago, this was a different city.

In the last year alone, Kansas City saw a change in leadership with a new mayor, then a new Police Chief; plus, the opening of another world-class performing arts center.

So, what could this city see in another year? Another five?

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