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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Central Standard
1:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Windows Down, Stereo Up: New Music Releases With KCUR Hosts

Lee Fields, from the album "Faithful Man" (2012)

Is your musical taste stuck in a rut? Don’t you wish you had cool friends to take you out to a record store for a music makeover? Well, now you do.

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Central Standard
1:26 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Child Abuse Awareness / Visiting Artist Nico Phooko

Kansas and Missouri courts are facing a spike in the number of child abuse and neglect cases... but why?

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Central Standard
1:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Demystifying Public Relations, Player Engagement

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at the dark art of public relations.

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9:29 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Farm & Food Controversies With Harvest Public Media

Still image from a recent Chipotle commercial.

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at the role of semantics when we discuss industrial agriculture. What does it mean when we say pink slime vs. lean beef trimming? Biotech vs. GMO?

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12:39 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Modern Monetary Theory

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, Modern Monetary Theory. It’s nowhere near as dull as it sounds.

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1:13 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Computer Guys: Tech Tools For Entrepreneurs

Maurits Doetjes Flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the technology tools available to help you launch your new business.

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1:08 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers

KeyStroke Flickr

On this Thursday's Central Standard, we take a look at Nature in the City in it's most colorful season.

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1:42 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Attica Locke: Black Water Rising

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, author Attica Locke. She's a screenwriter who has written movie and TV scripts for Paramount, Disney, HBO and Dreamworks, to name a few.

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Central Standard
12:54 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

The History Of Gospel Music In KC

Genetter Bradley at the Apollo Theatre

Back in the 1940-60s, Black gospel music gave a voice to people living in troubled times.

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12:59 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Financial Advice: Investing In The New Normal

om5com flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, we discuss investing strategies.

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11:14 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Sporting KC: Players Tell All

Three Sporting Kansas City players - left to right - Jimmy Nielsen, Jabulani Leffall, Seth Sinovic and Kei Kamara.

Get to know a sliver of this season’s Sporting KC soccer team, including the leading goal-scorer from Sierra Leone, a hometown boy from Rockhurst High & the Danish goalie fans call the white puma.

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