Last Wednesday, you might have headed to Wikipediato look up Marlon Brando, the currency in Guam, or (random Wikipedia page). We’re not gonna ask. But, that Wednesday, visitors found a blackout protest, asking them to to imagine a world without free knowledge.
A recent study shows that 9% of U.S. cable subscribers dropped their cable TV subscription in 2011. Why? Perhaps some of them did so because of the economy, but more did so because they're able to get their favorite TV shows through the Internet - on their schedule.
After all the presents are exchanged in December, there’s always one more in the mail waiting for you in January -- your credit card bill. On Monday’s Central Standard, hear some strategies that work for managing your holiday debt.
The community development corporation Blue Hills Community Services has been working to rebuild the Blue Hills neighborhood for the past 38 years. And they've just begun construction on their latest project: a $3 million energy-efficient renovation of a building at 50th and Prospect.
in this episode of Central Standard, a gift that every household needs for 2012 – good tax advice. We'll be join today be Elaine Smith, Enrolled Agent and Master Tax Advisor for H&R Bloch, with tips for wrapping up 2011 right – with advice for your charitable contributions, IRAs, and that receipt and bank statement filing system you’ve been meaning to start.
Whether it's the opening of a beacon of the performing arts, a shopping mall revived from near death, a business fleeing one side of the state for the other, or a law firm's attempt to build a new office structure on the Country Club Plaza, it's been a busy year in development across the Kansas City region.
When it comes to shuttered and abandoned buildings, the terms “adaptive reuse” and “repurposing” are being heard more and more. Whether talking about the numerous facilities sitting unused within the Kansas City Missouri School District or on iconic building like King Louie West in Overland Park, finding new uses for old sites seems to make good sense for buyers and sellers alike.
The holidays are all about tradition, and one of our very favorites is unveiling the Techsperts' Holiday Gift Guide. Wondering what to get the geek in your family who's already got everything? From know-it-all to noob, this list's got something for everyone.
The tablet computer is one of the most popular tech gifts this holiday season, and according to a new survey, within three years, there will be 89.5 million tablet owners in the United States. That's right: nearly one in three web-connected Americans will own one.
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.
Onaga, KS – Last December, the only grocery store in Onaga burned down. Onaga is a town of about 700 in northeast Kansas, surrounded by cattle ranches, corn and wheat farms. But suddenly, there was no place to buy groceries for 25 miles in any direction.
People in town found their routines changed dramatically. Althea Sender, for example, is 86 years old, lives alone and doesn't drive long distances.
"You're baking - you know - or fixing something and you need something. Well, you can't just run down to the store and get it," Sender says.
Manhattan, Ks. – According to a survey done by Kansas State University, one third of all small-town stores closed just in the past three years. It's partly because rural populations are dwindling and mom and pop markets aren't able to compete with large chains.
Kansas City, MO. – Pickets are out, union machinists went on strike today at the Honeywell Plant on Bannister Road in southeast Kansas City. Neither side will agree on reasons for the labor action.
Members of local 778 of the International Association of Machinists walked out after a weekend vote on a contract proposal from the company. Union sources say the strike vote followed rejection of the proposal.
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.
Claycomo, MO. – Ford Motor is about to invest $1.1 Billion into the Claycomo, Mo. assembly plant and add 16 hundred jobs over the next four years, according to Missouri's Governor. A former United Auto Workers Union local head expects the negotiated package to pass when members vote at a later date.
Word began filtering out of Detroit at mid-day about the plan to upgrade and expand and add jobs at the plant where one line produces trucks, another SUV's.
New census data shows a growing number of children around the country are living with their grandparents. And, at least in Kansas City, almost half of these households are below the poverty line. A unique new housing development in Kansas City aims to make life a little easier for these families.
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 theComputer Guys as they search for the best ways to avoid technology snafus on your travels abroad.
KANSAS CITY, KS – Driving through Overland Park on the southern end of the I- 435 loop, KCUR's Susan B. Wilson noticed a large rotating object protruding into the sky. Curious, she took the highway exit and brings you this story about the Windjet 5, a small wind turbine that is showing Johnson County what the future of sustainable building design might look like. And sounds like.
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?
Kansas City, Missouri – A spokesman for Kansas Bioscience Authority says the state- funded agency will be meeting at the Venture Accelerator - one of the new buildings at the Kansas Bioscience Park, in Olathe. Sherlyn Manson says the board plans to make an announcement Monday or Tuesday morning about new investments in human and animal health start-ups.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Many bargain-hunting foodies in Kansas City are rejoicing this weekend. The grocery store chain Trader Joe's has finally opened its doors in two locations: Ward Parkway Mall and on 119th Street in Leawood. For ten years, local customers have been begging the company to open a store here.