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: Sibling Rivalries 

Tuesday: Aging In The Arts: How Different Life Stages Affect Careers

Wednesday: Boys Grow

Thursday: Mixtapes And Mixology / TellKCUR / World Cup Soccer Songs

Friday: History Of The Kemper Arena

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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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Central Standard
5:04 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area

The Solar Panel at Travois Holdings in the Crossroads
Beth Heap Travois

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration might be the father of innovation.

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Central Standard
2:39 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

The Traveling Trunk Of African American & Latino Inventors

Students from the Youth Leadership Summit from the Urban League's national conference in Boston last year
tibit.biz

If you're a young black or latino student plotting your future, do you look up to athletes or entrepreneurs? Entertainers or innovators?

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Central Standard
2:13 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Spring-Inspired Recipes

Asparagus and Potato Salad with Mint and Lemon Dressing
Beth Bader

With each season comes exciting seasonal produce – but now what? On today's Central Standard, how to give your go-to recipes a spring makeover with seasonal ingredients including peas, garlic scapes & herbs, to name a few.

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Central Standard
1:39 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

New Trends In Clowning

Our guest Dennis Porter of Happy Faces Entertainment

In the second half of this Wednesday's Central Standard, we send in a clown.

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Central Standard
1:31 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Multicultural Education

There’s a lot asked of our teachers today - and here’s another thing to add to that list - the ability to recognize and teach to a student’s cultural background.

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Central Standard
1:28 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Computer Guys: What Privacy?

Google

In a world where we might all someday wear glasses that check the weather, give us directions, and let us take photos… where do you draw the line?

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Central Standard
10:23 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Kohn: A Storyteller Is Born From His Own Story

At eight-years-old Kohn Ashmore was hit by a car and spent five months in a coma. Because of the accident he moves and speaks... very slowly... but he experiences the world at the same speed as the rest of us. For freelance radio producer Andy Mills, their friendship developed even faster.

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Central Standard
8:29 am
Thu April 12, 2012

KC Artists' Tribute To Etta James

Kansas City artists love reasons to get together, and who's more tribute-worthy than the late Etta James? On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look back at the singer’s many styles, from early jump blues to country soul.

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Central Standard
8:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Inside The New Mormon Temple

Our guest Jeremiah Morgan, President of the Liberty Stake of the Church of Latter Day Saints
Andrea Silenzi KCUR

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn what the erection of the new Mormon temple means for area Mormons, and join us for a virtual tour.

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Central Standard
2:30 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Who Killed Commercial Radio?

Jill McKeever and Kevin McKinney

On this Tuesday's Central Standard get to know two local filmmakers who asked, "What happened to the radio industry, and what's the cost to our communities?"

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Central Standard
1:09 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Happiness Is An Inside Job

shoot head flickr

What’s the key to happiness? Is it money? Status? Your own lake house with jet skis?

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Central Standard
1:01 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Creativity & Stealing

People always ask artists “Where do you get your ideas?” Only the honest ones will answer, “I steal them."

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Central Standard
12:25 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

The Middle Of The Map Fest Is Blowing Up

Capybara

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn about a SXSW-style festival in our own backyard. Hear why the Middle of the Map Festival is drawing exponentially more bands, more people & more attention in its second year.

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