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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Calm Down | Seg. 2: Blues Man

Segment 1: An interview with the KCAI alum who worked on Taylor Swift's new music video.

Megan Mantia gives behind-the-scenes insights into the making of a music video that's got people talking. From safety when setting real fires to building fake neighborhoods.

Segment 2: Roger Naber looks back on 40 years promoting blues shows.

The Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival is honoring Roger Naber of Grand Emporium fame with a lifetime achievement award. We take the opportunity to look back on his story and the Grand Emporium legacy.

  • Roger Naber, blues promoter
  • Chuck Haddix, KCUR's Fish Fry, Marr Sound Archive
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.