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Favorite Love Songs: A Valentine From KCUR

You told us to forget the flowers and chocolates. You're not that into Valentines Day. And we listened. But still, despite your playful protests, we couldn't help but make you something special.

Here's a spread of songs and personal stories about love, loss and the in-between, including tales from Up to Date host Steve Kraske and KC Currentsco-host Sylvia Maria Gross. Plus, tune into the Tuesday edition of Central Standardfor love song selections from familiar KCUR voices including Renee Blanche of Nighttides, Chuck Haddix of the Fish Fry, and Bill Shapiro ofCyprus Avenue. And, our own +1 music curator Miles Bonny.

Click the names below to hear special interview segments about our favorite love songs:

Danie Alexander, announcer: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber (1:55)

Patty Cahill, general manager: "My Guy" by Mary Wells (1:32)

Steve Kraske, host: "And I Love Her" by the Beatles(1:50)

Sylvia Maria Gross, host: "Carinhoso" by Pixiniguinha / Joao de Barro (2:13)

Andrea Silenzi, producer: "At Last" and "Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James (2:30)

Dan Verbeck, reporter: "Moonglow" from the movie Picnic (1:27)

What's your favorite love song and why? Share in the comments section below, or send an e-mail to centralstandard@kcur.org.

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