Central Standard

Central Standard

From KCUR 89.3

Central Standard is a daily radio show that explores what really matters to the people in the Kansas City area. We tell the stories of our city and region from the bottom up and through the perspective of individuals. We are an inclusive forum that explores art, ideas and how the news affects lives and communities.More from Central Standard »

Most Recent Episodes

Food Critics: The Best Bakeries In Kansas City

From bagels to doughnuts to cookies, there's a lot going on in KC's baked-goods scene. "A lot of people tend to forget that bakeries, in the olden days,...

Oven And Hearth

A chat about spring produce (including rhubarb jam) and a quick review of a new bagel shop. Then, KCUR's Food Critics search out the best bakeries in...

Obsessed With Everything (R)

The crossbow machine is one of many contraptions envisioned The crossbow machine is one of many contraptions envisioned and drawn by the original...

Alzheimers Stories (R)

From research to relationships, from the laboratory to the living room, there's a lot going on in the world of Alzheimer's. In this encore presentation...

Selling Kansas City

Ronnie Burt's job, as president and CEO of Visit KC, is to make Kansas City appealing to people who don't live here. What are the selling points, and...

West Side Story

Rodolfo Marron is an artist who grew up in the 1990s, on Kansas City's West Side. It was a grittier place back then, he says. For an escape, he started...

Kansas City Rapper Finds The Soundtrack To His Dream In The Song 'Too Soon'

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

Audiofiles: Spring Means Music

If you like to learn about the inner lives of musicians, as though they're the friends or older siblings who are way cooler than you, then music...

Screentime: The Wizard of Oz

Does the Kansas we see in The Wizard of Oz have anything to do with the Kansas on this side of the rainbow? From tornadoes to costumes to politics, we...

Kernels

It's that subconscious little kernel of prejudice that probably exists within all of us. We explore implicit bias: where it comes from, how it...

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