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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Monday: 
The Cash Money Crew: What to Do with a Windfall, Inheriting Debt; Raj Singh 
Tuesday:
Why Do We Hate? What Makes Something a Hate Crime?
Wednesday:
The Death of the Shopping Mall
Thursday: 
Drinking and Driving in Kansas City
Friday: 
Movie Critics: Religious Films

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People
10:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

What's in a Name?

flickr/Myles!

These days, parents like giving their kids unique names. That means using Google, naming kids after celebrities, and just plain making names up. But does what we're called affect who we turn out to be?

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MARKETING
12:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Multicultural Marketing

Nicholas Segura

 The U.S. has long been known as a melting pot of different races and cultures. But the diversity within our country isn’t always reflected in the TV commercials, billboards, and other forms of advertising that are ubiquitous. Hispanic people represent more than 10% of the population in the U.S. But according to our guest Nicholas Segura, only about 5% of advertising spending targets the Hispanic market.

GUEST:
Nicholas Segura, 385 Agency

Cognitive Therapy
12:00 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Parenting

Flickr/Daquella manera

Can you ever love your child too much? Today on the show, join Dr. Bruce Liese for a look at what happens when parents are too attuned to their children, and how our culture’s obsession with happiness can lead our children towards an unhappy adulthood.

GUEST:
Dr. Bruce Liese, University of Kansas School of Medicine 

POETRY, MUSIC
12:00 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Rememering Phil Miller, The Story of Fishbone

Poet and mentor Phil Miller believed that anyone can write a good poem who's willing to do the work. Join poets Randy Ratliff and Eve Ott as we remember Phil's determinedly democratic approach to poetry, and his contributions to the Riverfront Reading series.

GUESTS:
Randy Ratliff, poet
Eve Ott, poet

SECOND HALF

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People
12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

A New Life at Any Age

For today's show, a reminder that it's never too late to find true love. Newlyweds Fern Shurr, 96, and Paul Tredo, 83, join us to share their story. On her wedding day, Fern told KCTV 5 that it felt like she was embarking on a "whole new life," with Paul.

GUESTS:
Fern Shurr, newlywed
Paul Tredo, newlywed

Health
3:26 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Alzheimer's Awareness

Just before the end of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we sit down with experts in the field. We'll talk warning signs, stages, treatments, and new research happening in the Midwest. Plus, another story from The Creativity Connection.

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TELEVISION
3:13 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

On TV: Fall Survivors, Holiday Specials

When TV critic Aaron Barnhart is on his social networks, the question he gets most frequently is, "Should I keep watching (your favorite new show here), or is it about to get canceled?" To come up with an answer, Aaron has developed a mathematical formula for interpreting viewership data across networks. We'll find out what shows he thinks will be sticking around until Spring. Plus, a look at our favorite holiday TV specials.

Today's show features guest host Bill Anderson.

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Food & Drink
12:00 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Recipes Remixed

Beth Bader

Here’s an idea for mixing up Thanksgiving dinner this year – hide your old recipes. Today on the show local food writers Beth Bader and Emily Farris are joining us with some incredibly easy and creative twists on traditional dishes.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Halloween Frankenfun Dractacular

Today on the show, the art slash kids show Whoop Dee Doo returns to take another stab at making radio. They’ve created a spooky Halloween Frankenfun Dractacular to debut live on today’s show.

Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Computer Guys: Patent Law

orangesparrow Flickr

There's a lot more to that One-Click buying button you see on Amazon.com than just easier online shopping. Behind the scenes, lawsuits rage and those who develop new technology scramble for patents. For this show, the Computer Guys, George Costelle and Thos. O'Brian, stop by and are bringing along Jim Kernell, a Patent/IP attorney.

 

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Emotional Intelligence

In the era of Facebook and Twitter – one TMI update or insensitive comment could have lasting consequences. Join Dr. Bruce Liese and guest host Bill Anderson today for a look at a kind of intelligence that has nothing to do with your IQ, but everything to do with success in your relationships and career – your emotional intelligence.

Luckily even if you aren't in tune with your emotional intelligence, you can learn to adapt. Dr. Liese says:

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

The Effects of Restricting Payday Lending

Andrea Silenzi

Payday loan shops provide small, short-term loans. A typical loan ranges in size from $100 to $500, and must be repaid within two weeks. The industry contends that such loans help people pay for unforeseen expenses.

But many people believe that such loans are harmful because of the amount of interest charged. In the state of Missouri, the average APR on payday loans is above 400%.

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Central Standard
1:00 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Using Technology To Travel

Ed Yourdon Flickr

If you have a smartphone, it probably goes everywhere with you… but, what if you’re leaving the country? Can you charge your iPad in Costa Rica? And much will your mobile phone company charge for roaming in Malaysia? Join the Computer Guys as they search for the best ways to avoid technology snafus on your travels abroad.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Moral Behavior

Today on the show, let's take a look at morality. How did you determine your ideas of what’s right, and what’s wrong? How come you can know that something's wrong and still do it? Does it matter if someone’s watching? Dr. Bruce Liese joins us to explain how moral judgments and behaviors work.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Computer Guys: The True Cost of a Computer Virus

stuartpilbrow Flickr

Today on the show, we ask the Computer Guys to tell us everything they know about how we can protect ourselves from a computer virus, and exactly how much that should cost. Is free antivirus software more expensive than the paid version? Where can you get a reliable rating of the various anti-virus products, and what devices need protecting? Is there an anti-virus pill you can take?

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Central Standard
9:00 am
Thu August 11, 2011

How Joe Holt Copes

Joe Holt
New York Times

In a recent New York Times, you might have spotted a profile of Joe Holt from Lee's Summit. The article was part of a series looking at people who function normally despite severe mental illness. Today on Central Standard, we'll hear his story, and invite you to join the conversations about how you came to peace with your own inner struggles.

Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Greed

Ruben Swieringa Flickr

Why do some people have an excessive desire to possess more than they need? Our guest Dr. Bruce Liese says that greed is its own punishment.

“As we get more,” Dr. Liese says, “it is less rewarding. It’s an interesting phenomena—greed is counterintuitive if you believe in the law of diminishing returns.”

From the beginnings of greed in childhood to Facebook friend greed, we delve into what makes us want—and when it goes wrong. Join us for a conversation about the origins and social implications of the "never enough" syndrome.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

A Mural Guide to Kansas City

For two weeks, I’ve been searching for Kansas City’s most memorable and massive murals.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Remembering Veteran Jacob Andrews

Jacob Andrews
Courtesy of Lauri Turner

Every day, on average, 18 U.S. veterans commit suicide. On April 5th of this year, infantryman Jacob Andrews went into the woods behind his Kansas City home and joined that grim statistic. We'll hear his story from his mother Laurie Turner and reporter Bill Murphy Jr., who told Andrews' story in Stars and Stripes magazine.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water

The poems were on display at the Leedy-Voulkos gallery in the Crossroads throughout the month of May.

At the beginning of May, a national art project started here in Kansas City.  This was first stop on a national tour for a conversation in the form of America Now and Here.  Here’s how a Renga works — more than 30 Kansas City poets were challenged to write tens lines each….the subject that emerged is Kansas City, with references to cattlemen, ghosts, prairie grass, and Troost.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

The KC Renga: Ghost Over Water

The poems were on display at the Leedy-Voulkos gallery in the Crossroads throughout the month of May.

At the beginning of May, a national art project started here in Kansas City.  This was first stop on a national tour for a conversation in the form of America Now and Here.  Here’s how a Renga works — more than 30 Kansas City poets were challenged to write ten lines each….the subject that emerged is Kansas City, with references to cattlemen, ghosts, prairie grass, and Troost.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Residential Composting

Brooke Salvaggio and Dan Heryer of BADSEED Market

Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from BADSEED Farms visit the studio to talk about ways to compost at home and their new residential composting program starting next month. 

Brooke says that 75% of our household waste is compostable.  Residential composting can be done using any natural materials. 

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Residential Composting

Brooke Salvaggio and Dan Heryer of BADSEED Market

Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from BADSEED Farms visit the studio to talk about ways to compost at home and their new residential composting program starting next month. 

Brooke says that 75% of our household waste is compostable.  Residential composting can be done using any natural materials. 

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

It's "Air" Time, Baby!

When you work on a radio talk show and you’re waiting for your guests, who have names such as Romeo DanceCheetah (That’s one word: DanceCheetah) and Björn Türoque (Pronounced Born to rock), and they are renowned air guitarists in town for a regional air guitar contest, you discover 10 things:

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

The Troubadours Poetry Club

The Troubadours Poetry Club Year Book Photo. (2011)

Kansas City’s own Turner High School is carrying on the tradition of the Troubadours of old.  Teachers Marlee Stempleman and Jessica Kendall have fashioned a poetry project called the Troubadours Poetry Club where students express themselves by writing and reading their own works.  This morning on Central Standard, Marlee Stempleman and two club members stop in to share their craft.

Here are a few poems written by young Turner Troubadours:

I Remember
By Anna Stark

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Virtual Desktop Computers

David Shaughnessy

Today’s show includes a segment on how Boulevard Brewing Company deployed virtual desktop computers throughout its brewhouses.

A virtual desktop computer is like a conventional computer, with a monitor, keyboard, and other peripherals. But the computer unit itself (the part that stores files and runs programs) isn’t located near the peripherals. Instead, it’s housed in a data center. This allows computer hardware to be used more efficiently, because one server computer in a data center can function as several “virtual machines.”

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Virtual Desktop Computers

David Shaughnessy

Today’s show includes a segment on how Boulevard Brewing Company deployed virtual desktop computers throughout its brewhouses.

A virtual desktop computer is like a conventional computer, with a monitor, keyboard, and other peripherals. But the computer unit itself (the part that stores files and runs programs) isn’t located near the peripherals. Instead, it’s housed in a data center. This allows computer hardware to be used more efficiently, because one server computer in a data center can function as several “virtual machines.”

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Education
9:00 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Revitalizing Eastern KC's Urban Core

Urban Studies and Design UMKC

In this episode of Central Standard, a plan for the future of East Kansas City from UMKC Urban Planning and Design students , who have been collecting data about abandoned and demolished homes. Hear how senior Andrew Clark has been working with community leaders like Teola Powell to create a plan for neighborhoods like Key Coalition, including plans for Urban Agriculture.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Whoop De Doo Does Radio

Did you ever as a child sit down in front of the TV and laugh or sing along to those variety shows aired on public access television? 

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Remembering Nate Dogg

Wikipedia

From Homer to Shakespeare, bards have always used verse tell to tell the story of their times. One of hip hop artists best known for this is Nate Dogg – though, instead of stories about Trojan horses, vats of wine, and family feuds, his verses talk about fathers in prison, enjoying malt liquor, and drive by shootings.

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