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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Albert Bloch | Seg. 2: Calvin Arsenia

Segment 1: A new documentary explores the life of abstract expressionist painter Albert Bloch.

Albert Bloch lived the final decades of his life in Lawrence, Kansas. But at the height of his career, he was a member of a band of artists that helped create modernism in Europe.

  • Tim de Paepe, filmmaker, AB
  • David Cateforis, chair, KU Department of Art History

Segment 2: Calvin Arsenia's new album is a milestone in his professional and personal growth.

A Kansas City harpist and vocalist just recorded a new album with a star-studded band in a Los Angeles studio. It's a big step for the artist, not just as a musician but also as someone trying to live authentically, out loud. Hear Calvin Arsenia's story (and catch a little bit of the music from the album, too).

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.
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.