Central Standard

Central Standard

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Central Standard is KCUR's new talk, news magazine and call-in show hosted by Jabulani Leffall.More from Central Standard »

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Freedom, Inc.

We explore the history and influence of the Kansas City political organization Freedom, Inc., one of the oldest African American political organizations...

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Food Critics: The Best Italian Food In Kansas City

Italian food isn't just pasta in red sauce or hearty slabs of lasagna. From fish that's served very simply to bucatini alla gricia (pasta with pork jowl...

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Nice And Safe?

In the wake of another round of layoffs at Sprint, we explore if there's such as thing as a "safe" job in Kansas City. Plus, a local entrepreneur...

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Is 'Kansas City Nice' Stifling Innovation?

This article was originally published on Startland News. Let me start off by saying, I love Kansas City. I love the humility. I love the blue-collar wor...

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Obsessed With Everything

What does it mean to be a "Renaissance Man" today? Hint: it's more than being an expert multi-tasker. Guests: Stephanie Storey, author, Oil and MarbleBi...

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Kansas City 'Supergroup' The Buhs Prepare To Release First Single 'Can't Let Go'

Story of a Song is monthly segment on KCUR's Central Standard, in which local musicians tell the story behind a recent song, and explain how it was...

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Still Big?

As the time comes for old suburban developments to reinvent themselves, one community after another has questioned the conventional wisdom that big box...

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Paradise Almost Lost

Stained glass was nearly banned by legislators in the United States, back in the late 1970s. At the same time, there was a resurgence in art glass, or s...

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On The Ledge

This city was founded on a geological anomaly called a rock ledge. Surrouded by cliffs and gorges, no less. Back then, what we now call downtown Kansas ...

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Big Sonia

Meet Sonia Warshawski, a local Holocaust survivor and tailor. Her family tells her story in a documentary called Big Sonia, which is showing at the Jew...

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