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
9:42 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Economic Dignity, Health Screenings

Pastor DeForest “Buster” Soaries

Today on Central Standard, a look at the role of faith based organizing in restoring economic dignity to the neighborhoods that need it most.

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Central Standard
12:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

A Vibe Called Mesh: Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

Miles Davis

On this Monday's Central Standard, we explore how area artists honor Jazz’s heritage and progression, through the language of Hip-Hop.

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Central Standard
9:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

The Beautiful Bodies Work It

Thomas Becker

On the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, meet energetic lead-singer Alicia Solo. Her hip-thrusts and dance moves have sent her home with cuts, bruises and chipped teeth.

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Central Standard
5:57 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

The Kansas City Collection

Don Kottmann’s “Bubble Sun”
The Kansas City Collection

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we'll look at a unique program that allows local corporations to support and enjoy the work of KC area artists.

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Central Standard
5:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

A Call For Arts Criticism In KC

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a conversation about the importance of art criticism in the process of art-making and reception. We’ll hear why a San Francisco arts publication called Art Practical devoted an entire issue to our local scene.

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Central Standard
9:56 am
Tue March 6, 2012

"Kick Me" Kicking Off in KC

Mitch Brian, Leone Reeves, Elizabeth Constance Gran, Santiago Vasquez, Angel Lemus, Gary Huggins
Charlie Upchurch KCUR

In the second half of this Tuesday's Central Standard, we interrogate a KCK cop about his emerging career as an indie film star, before he becomes famous.

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Central Standard
9:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Civil Rights Pre-NAACP

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we’ll learn about largely forgotten 19th-century African American activists and civil rights organizations that created the groundwork for groups like the NAACP.

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Central Standard
1:22 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Ego & Self-Esteem

How did you develop a clearly defined sense of yourself?
thezartorialist flickr

On this Central Standard, we get to know a hungry ghost with a gigantic tummy: your ego.

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Central Standard
12:23 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

MAD Art Toy Designer

Jeremy "Mad" Madl

In the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, get to know an illustrator and toy designer who’s built an international brand around his name: Jeremy “MAD” Madl.

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Central Standard
12:20 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

The KC Heat Wave Of 1980

Coming up on this Thursday's Central Standard, a look back at pivotal time in Kansas City's history: the heat wave of 1980.

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Central Standard
4:35 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Geo-Pride Tattoos In Vogue

Cat Simpson

You don't have to hang out in Westport or walk along Mass Ave for long before you'll likely spot an elbow with an area code, a shoulder with a familiar skyline or an ankle with a certain state flower.

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Central Standard
12:30 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

The Great Immensity: The Fine Art Of Edutrainment

Rebecca Hart
Don Ipock KC Rep

Can any topic make a good song – even climate change? On this leap day edition of Central Standard, meet the cast from a musical mystery about the environment showing now at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.

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Agriculture
11:56 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Gleaning Farmers' Fields For The Hungry

Phil Roeder Flickr

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, learn about an area organization that gleans sweet corn fields, apple orchards, and more, transporting fresh fruits and vegetables to the hungry in our area.

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Central Standard
1:00 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Planning For Retirement In The New Normal

om5com flickr

On this Monday's Central Standard, we discuss retirement planning strategies for the new normal.

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Central Standard
12:23 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Clifford Owens: How Performance Provokes, Engages

On this Thursday's Central Standard, we speak to artist Clifford Owens, whose piece Anthology is currently showing at MoMA PS1 in New York.

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Central Standard
2:09 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Social Media Trends & New African Art Curator

On this Central Standard, meet the new quarter-time African Art curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Nii Quarcoopome.

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Central Standard
1:26 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

The Formation Of Freedom Inc.

Rosemary Lowe

While sitting in the UMKC course “The Kansas City Black Experience,” Emiel Cleaver decided to write a paper on KC's first black political group, Freedom Inc.

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Central Standard
2:27 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

The Psychology Of Eating

celeste343 flickr

On this Central Standard, we explore what happens to our brains on food. Have you ever wondered what goes on when you lie in bed, thinking about that late night snack?

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Central Standard
1:43 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Nature In The City: Woodcocks & Chorus Frogs

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a closer look at Nature in the City, from the courtship displays of Woodcocks (a.k.a. Timberdoodles) to the sounds of Western Chorus Frogs.

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Central Standard
1:19 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

The Remarkable Impact Of Art Therapy

From African refugee camps to Alzheimer’s clinics to returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, discoveries in the field of art therapy are helping to change lives.

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Central Standard
8:03 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Favorite Love Songs: A Valentine From KCUR

A Public Radio Valentine
NPR

You told us to forget the flowers and chocolates. You're not that into Valentines Day. And we listened. But still, despite your playful protests, we couldn't help but make you something special.

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Central Standard
3:16 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Computer Guys: Cyber Security

In Russia, a worm called Koobface wiggled away with millions of dollars using social networks like Facebook.

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Central Standard
10:32 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Storytellers: Zakes Mda, Jessica Care Moore

On this Thursday's Central Standard, one of the most acclaimed South African novelists of our time, Zakes Mda.

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Central Standard
1:36 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Should Black History Month Exist?

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at a documentary that argues that Black History is American History.

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Central Standard
4:12 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Healthy Food As Love

Vegan Fest Catering Flickr

If you have a special someone in your life and you want to show them how you feel... is a box of chocolates really the best you can do? What about the fat? The calories? The guilt? On the second half of today’s Central Standard, food writer Beth Bader will join us with a new way to tell your special someone you care- by making them something healthy to enjoy.

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Central Standard
9:56 am
Mon February 6, 2012

The Best Superbowl Ads Of 2012

On this episode of Central Standard, let’s review the winners and losers in the big game of marketing.

The Super Bowl is over, and now it’s that special time of year. A time when you can turn on the tube and catch early season golf, meaningless regular season NHL, NBA, early NASCAR and the X-Games. Before we enter the 60-day deep winter doldrums for sports fans, let's delay the suffering a bit with a Superbowl postgame show, where we recap, yes, the commercials.

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Central Standard
8:49 am
Mon February 6, 2012

The New Madrid Earthquake, 200 Years Later

Drawing of New Madrid Earthquake
Wikipedia, Public Domain

Two hundred years ago today, a massive earthquake the shook the country stretching from the Missouri Bootheel to as far away as Boston, where ground motion caused church bells to ring. Could it happen again?

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Central Standard
1:41 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Female Race Car Drivers Speed Forward

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Ladies start your engines! On this Thursday's Central Standard, we get to know area women with a soft spot for fast cars.

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Central Standard
9:36 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Welcome To Black History Month

Susan B. Wilson KCUR

On Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at how black history is being preserved in our region. We welcome Dr. Doretha Williams, the new Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America.

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Central Standard
8:00 am
Tue January 31, 2012

The Changing Nature Of The College Degree

The current job market is very competitive.  A single opening will see hundreds of applicants, a lot of them with four years of college on their résumés.  But, how important is that degree when compared to technical skills, or on the job training? Is a bachelor’s degree worth what it once was?

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