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Central Standard is an arts and ideas show. We tell the stories of people who matter in the Kansas City region.

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Central Standard is an arts and ideas show. We tell the stories of people who matter in the Kansas City region.

    Seg. 1: Topeka Mayor De La Isla | Seg. 2: Mental Health Resources | Seg. 3: Faith & COVID-19

    Seg. 1: Topeka Mayor De La Isla | Seg. 2: Mental Health Resources | Seg. 3: Faith & COVID-19

    Segment 1: Hospitals in the capital city are within their capacity, but some residents bristle at stay-at-home orders. A large number of residents in Topeka are obeying requests to stay at home. Others, the city's mayor said, take offense at the government ordering them to do something they don't want to. She explains some of the hurdles her community is navigating. Michelle De La Isla , Mayor of Topeka, Kansas Segment 2, beginning at 16:50: Social isolation can inflame anxiety and depression.

    • 55 min
    Seg. 1: Rep. Cleaver | Seg. 2: COVID-19 & Missouri Prisons | Seg. 3: Social Relationships Suffer

    Seg. 1: Rep. Cleaver | Seg. 2: COVID-19 & Missouri Prisons | Seg. 3: Social Relationships Suffer

    Segment 1: How Missouri's 4th Congressional District is weathering the COVID-19 outbreak. Various congressional actions will result in massive amounts of money being divided among individuals, businesses and banks within a couple of weeks. One Missouri congresswoman discussed if another stimulus will be needed, and if health care professionals in her district have the personal protective equipment they need. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler , R-Missouri Segment 2, beginning at 12:20: Can you enforce

    • 56 min
    Seg. 1: Rep. Hartzler | Seg. 2: Police & COVID-19 | Seg. 3: David Von Drehle | Seg. 4: Media Critics

    Seg. 1: Rep. Hartzler | Seg. 2: Police & COVID-19 | Seg. 3: David Von Drehle | Seg. 4: Media Critics

    Segment 1: How Missouri's 4th Congressional District is weathering the COVID-19 outbreak. Various congressional actions will result in massive amounts of money being divided among individuals, businesses and banks within a couple of weeks. One Missouri congresswoman discussed if another stimulus will be needed, and if health care professionals in her district have the personal protective equipment they need. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler , R-Missouri Segment 2, beginning at 12:20: Can you enforce

    • 57 min
    Seg. 1: COVID-19 Myths & Facts | Seg. 2: Truman's Crisis Leadership | Seg. 3: Pandemic Gardening

    Seg. 1: COVID-19 Myths & Facts | Seg. 2: Truman's Crisis Leadership | Seg. 3: Pandemic Gardening

    Segment 1: What we know about COVID-19, and what we don't A lot is unknown about the novel coronavirus currently circulating the globe, giving rise to myths about how it spreads, how to keep it from spreading and how to reduce one's chances of getting infected. We asked an infectious disease specialist to clear up some common misconceptions. Dr. Mary Anne Jackson , professor and interim dean of the UMKC School of Medicine Segment 2, beginning at 16:05: Former President Harry Truman seems to be

    • 57 min
    Seg. 1: Kids & COVID-19 | Seg. 2: Ask An Expert | Seg. 3: Racism And Pandemic

    Seg. 1: Kids & COVID-19 | Seg. 2: Ask An Expert | Seg. 3: Racism And Pandemic

    Segment 1: Tips for talking to children about the ongoing crisis. Parents are under a lot of pressure these days as their kids ask questions about this new world they're living in. It's a lot of change all at once. But respect, honesty and understanding can go a long way when broaching the subject with young minds. Wes Crenshaw , family psychologist and author of " I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Succesful Living with ADD and ADHD " Segment 2, beginning at 23:25: Answers to common questions

    • 55 min
    Seg. 1: Incarcerated During Pandemic | Seg. 2: COVID-19 Disrupts Workouts | Seg. 3: College At Home

    Seg. 1: Incarcerated During Pandemic | Seg. 2: COVID-19 Disrupts Workouts | Seg. 3: College At Home

    Segment 1: Public defenders are calling prisons during pandemic ticking time bombs In light of the ongoing COVID-19 scare, individual correctional facilities in Kansas and Missouri have decided to release certain prisoners, but public defenders and advocates say a statewide approach is needed to avoid a crisis behind bars. Tricia Rojo Bushnell , executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project Segment 2, beginning at 12:45: Working out while staying in Body weight training is not the same as

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

KC Ray ,

Gina Kauffman is a Great Interviewer

I'm a regular listener to Up to Date with Steve Kraske, which lead me to start listening to C.S. I got hooked for a couple of reasons: 1) the interesting subjects on the show and 2) Gina K is a Great Interviewer! She asks the questions I would want to know, is quick with relevant follow-up questions and 3) SHE STAYS OUT OF THE GUESTS' WAY when they are responding!

KarlyKo ,

Local favorite

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

AppleSnyder512 ,

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!

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