The escalating problem of student debt isn't just about the pain of writing large checks. So say two University of Kansas professors who have co-written...
Three UMKC Professors Among The Nine That Predicted...
In his book, Understanding Modern Money, Randall Wray wrote that the way the eurozone was structured would likely cause a financial crisis. That was in...
ScreenTime: Inside Out
In Inside Out, emotions are personified into characters — just like in Greek mythology. A critic, a local mom and a scholar of Greek myths discuss the...
Devil's Promenade (R)
Photographer Lara Shipley discusses Devil's Promenade, her photo series that depicts life in the Ozarks, where she grew up.
A Kansas Citian with ties to Greece shares his perspective on the financial crisis there, and a UMKC professor who predicted trouble in the Eurozone in...
Garage Sale Finds
Responding to our query about garage sales, two of our listeners explain their favorite finds. Guests: Brad LieffringLynette Fisk
Not So Sweet
A KU professor discusses the history of Japanese desserts, and how they contain less sugar than their Western counterparts.
Swirl And Sniff
A food historian discusses why we prefer bold, dry wines like Cabernet and Chardonnay — and how Missouri grapes saved the French wine industry.
Research into income mobility across US counties inspires Central Standard to take a roadtrip, talk to an economist and hear from locals with their own...
Class issues can be all over the headlines, even when the word 'class' never appears. So says Kansas writer Sarah Smarsh. A quick breakdown recent...
On the face of it, the 1983 Royals-Yankees insanity known as the Pine Tar Game is all about a technicality and a tantrum. But scratch beneath the...
We explore the landmark case of pie vs. cake. Two baking experts — one pro-pie, the other pro-cake — defend their desserts in a lively debate, then our...
Food Critics: The Best Pies And Cakes In Kansas City
It’s an age-old question: In the battle of pie vs. cake, which is superior? Some contend that cake is a great vehicle for frosting. Others say that pie...
A KU ornithologist discusses how climate change has affected birds in Mexico and what this means for life on earth.
Should universities police student behavior on social media? Recently, a KU student was expelled for comments he made about an ex-girlfriend on Twitter....
Meet actor and Kansas City native Mark Patton. During the 1980s, he was an openly gay actor in Hollywood. After starring in Nightmare on Elm Street 2,...
On The Diamond
For generations, fast-pitch softball united some of Kansas City's Mexican-American community. A new documentary and exhibit shines a light on local...
The 1974 Ozark Music Festival lives in infamy. It drew as many as 350,000 people to the small, family-oriented town of Sedalia. Traffic ground to a...
Schoolchildren have been admiring Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird for generations. With the publication of Go Set A Watchman, readers are...
The Old New
In 1966, the Kansas City Board of Trade Building was new. Then it got old. Now, the iconic modern structure is getting a makeover. How do you transform...
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