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Central Standard is an hour-long, live, call-in program. Central Standard brings you stories that surprise, intrigue and engage, with a strong focus on how these stories impact Kansas City and the region.
||CleanPortrait Session With SuEllen Fried||SuEllen Fried wanted to dance. She never anticipated this passion would lead her to a life of advocacy for child-abuse prevention and prison reform. By working with patients through dance therapy, she developed a focus on bullying in early childhood . S||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Smoking & Vaping Culture. Seg. 2: Carmaletta Williams||Segment 1: Cultural shifts in smoking and vaping. With smoking banned in most public places — and vaping on the rise among teens — we look at the changing nature of smoking culture. Chris Young , millennial smoker and KCUR assistant event producer K||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Pre-K For All? Seg. 2: Chiefs Nation||Segment 1: The debate over free pre-kindergarten. At face value, the idea of universal preschool sounds great. And that's exactly what Kansas City Mayor Sly James is trying to accomplish with his proposal calling for a sales tax to fund it. But he's||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Snow Days. Seg. 2: Passion For Deaning.||Segment 1: Fallout from a snowstorm. From a missing snow-person to more serious issues like coping with school closures from one district to another, Kansas Citians have stories about this crazy snowfall. Plus, KCP&L explains why some people's power||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg 1: Orwell's Manifesto. Seg 2: Artist Visits Border.||Segment 1: A KU sociology professor discovers a manifesto by George Orwell. A new book by David Smith, in collaboration with an artist, reveals there's more to Orwell than 1984. Much of the book is devoted to a manifesto Orwell wrote three years before||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Critics: Soups & Stews||Segment 1: Winter restaurant news Best meals of 2018, and the latest openings and expected restaurant arrivals. Segment 2, beginning at 28:24: The best soups and stews around Kansas City Get an inside look at Teocali’s albondigas soup and the people w||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Most Typical Counties. Seg. 2: Block By Block History||Segment 1: Four nearby counties are "the most typical in the U.S." according to recent study. A recent study by Echelon Insights , a research and polling firm based in Washington D.C., ranked the top 25 most typical counties in America. Two on the list||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: The Shutdown Show. Seg 2: General Hospital #2.||Segment 1: Kansas City stories about the federal government shutdown. From an entrepreneur whose plans to open his own business have been thwarted, to the federal employee who made the daunting decision to borrow against her pension. Hear stories from||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Minimum Wage. Seg. 2: K-State Cyber Defense Club||Segment 1: The local impact of a minimum wage increase. In November, 62% of Missouri voters supported Proposition B , a measure to raise the minimum wage across the state, gradually, to $12 an hour by 2023. On this episode, we explore what happens to||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKansas City Homicides In 2018||There were more than 200 homicides in the Kansas City metro area in 2018. That's a big number, but it also constitutes a 10% drop from the previous year's count. What the numbers tell us and what they miss when it comes to homicide, plus insights into||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Aaron Wrinkle. Seg. 2: Renée Stout. Seg. 3: The Freedom Affair.||Segment 1: Missouri native lands first exhibit at the Nerman Museum. Aaron Wrinkle returns to his roots as a painter in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit " Pulse ." Wrinkle has spent his recent years in and around Los Angeles exploring||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Space Lawyer. Seg. 2: Instagrammers Of Kansas City||Segment 1: Local lawyer finds a niche in space law. Space is an exciting new frontier challenging humanity to advance in math, science, and engineering. But what is it mean for advances in the law. Who owns space? We hear from a Kansas City lawyer who h||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Mark Twain's Favorite Food. Seg. 2: Nick Vedros||Segment 1: Mark Twain's love letter to American cuisine. Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain, was an avid writer and traveler. He was also a champion of America's regional foods. While homesick in Europe, he wrote an extensive list of the foods he missed, li||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortrait Session With Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado||Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is a medical researcher at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City. We spoke with him about his start in biology, learning English through public radio, and his current||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Social Media Fasting. Seg. 2: Shopping Local.||Segment 1: What would we be doing if we weren't on Facebook? #LogOutFacebook has gained a lot of momentum after news that security breaches specifically targeted people of color. The movement calls for people to boycott Facebook for a week. So what||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Performances of Tru at Prospero's. Seg. 2: Bibliofiles: 2018's Best Non-Fiction.||Segment 1: A bookstore stage for a literary legend. Tru is a one-man production about writer Truman Capote's lonely Christmas in 1975. We speak with the actor about preparing for the role and what he has learned about Capote's character. The play is on||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: The Sugar Plum Fairy. Seg. 2: Black Privilege App. Seg. 3: JC Gregg.||Segment 1: Kansas City Ballet's first black Sugar Plum Fairy. Ballerina Whitney Huell is making history as the first African-American woman to play the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kansas City Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. We talk with her about her||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Holocaust Education. Seg. 2: Molly Krause||Segment 1: Education and the Holocaust. What's the best way to preserve the memories and lessons of a really painful past? We'll hear from two people working to educate adults and kids alike on personal histories from the Holocaust. Steve Cole , second||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Critics: Steak||Segment 1: Deciphering different cuts of steak. What's a ribeye? A filet mignon? A tenderloin? We talk with a local butcher about the differences in cuts of meat. Mike McGonigle , owner, McGonigle's Market Segment 2, beginning at 14:23: Where to get the||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Mo Willems. Seg. 2: German Dialects In Kansas.||Segment 1: Comedy is comedy for kids and adults. Mo Willems has written for Sesame Street and has authored many children's books with iconic characters such as Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny. We talk with him about the many emotions and lessons depicted in hi||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I just moved to the Kansas City area and quickly found Central Standard on the NPR station. I look forward to listening throughout the work week, and I'm happy that I can download episodes later if I miss them! Gina Kaufman is a great host: she facilitates discussion and politely pushes guests on answers for more interesting stuff
I love this show!!
Central Standard is the most interesting show on KCUR, and possibly even NPR as a whole! I don't know how he comes up with such varied topics, and they are always interesting!!! I listen in my car live whenever I can, and download the podcast all the time!
For a local broadcast, excellent content
Typically, it seems like your local talent broadcasters don't have interesting topics or relavant information. But Lefall seems to get it and provide you with information that has "traction". I find myself relistening to the content over and over. ~ Jeremy Snowden.