off the clock http://kbia.org en Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park http://kbia.org/post/clock-rodeo-culture-and-moberly-skate-park <p>This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Meredith Turk hangs out in rodeo culture with this year’s Miss Teen Rodeo queen, and finds out why she’s one of the only rodeo competitors you’ll ever see wearing a helmet … and she wears it well.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:46:10 +0000 Janet Saidi 44229 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park How DOMA's repeal affected one Missouri couple http://kbia.org/post/how-domas-repeal-affected-one-missouri-couple <p></p><p>Tom Harris and Brian Mahieu have been engaged for nine years. Each wears a wedding ring. Each says they consider themselves married emotionally.</p><p>However, their opportunities to get legally married have been limited. Even though nearby Iowa has allowed same-sex marriage since 2009, Harris&nbsp;and Mahieu&nbsp;were afraid&nbsp;to drive north to get married.</p><p>"[We] realized pretty quick that that's nice, but when we come back to Missouri, nothing has changed," Harris said.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:18:07 +0000 Casey Morell 38524 at http://kbia.org How DOMA's repeal affected one Missouri couple Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox http://kbia.org/post/growing-ragtime-musician-johnny-maddox <p>Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival.&nbsp; In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:54:29 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35466 at http://kbia.org Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox Video games: not just a waste of time http://kbia.org/post/video-games-not-just-waste-time <p>This week: A volunteer in Columbia is using video games as an opportunity to teach kids about math, science and technology. Plus, the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, a series from Harvest Public Media in which we hear Americans&rsquo; stories and memories of rural life. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:44:31 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19154 at http://kbia.org Video games: not just a waste of time Finding my religion: Author Pamay Bassey's year of worship http://kbia.org/post/finding-my-religion-author-pamay-basseys-year-worship <p>When author Pamay Bassey suffered the loss of two family members and the end of&nbsp; a relationship she embarked on a unique journey &ndash; she visited a different place of worship, every week, for a year, in search of guidance.</p><p>That experience became a book called <em>My 52 Weeks of Worship, Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey</em>.</p><p>Kristin Torres, reporting for KBIA and the Columbia Faith and Values desk, spoke to Bassey, before her appearance in St. Louis this weekend.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:54:27 +0000 Kristin Torres 18718 at http://kbia.org Finding my religion: Author Pamay Bassey's year of worship My Farm Roots: Just taking notes http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-just-taking-notes <p>Sometimes farm roots don&rsquo;t blossom into a farm life.</p><p>But those memories can still have a huge influence, perhaps even determining a career choice.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the case for Tom Karst, a soft-spoken, <a href="http://www.thepacker.com/staff-directory/editorial/121010759.html">well-respected journalist who&rsquo;s been covering the fruit and vegetable industry for more than 25 years</a><a href="http://www.thepacker.com/staff-directory/editorial/121010759.html"><strong>.</strong></a></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:34:36 +0000 Donna Vestal 18702 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Just taking notes My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-making-home-out-ranch <p>It&rsquo;s not every day that a trip to the drug store can change your destiny.</p><p>For 20-year-old Nan Arnold, it was a day in 1956 in Ashland, a small, dusty dot on the open range of western Kansas near the Oklahoma border.</p><p>Nan had landed her first job as a music teacher at the Ashland school just a year before. She lived with the store&rsquo;s owner because her parents thought she was too young to live alone. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:32:55 +0000 Peggy Lowe 18326 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch Blue Highways Revisited: Photographer Ed Ailor captures the places and people off the beaten track http://kbia.org/post/blue-highways-revisited-photographer-ed-ailor-captures-places-and-people-beaten-track <p>The call of the open road has long beckoned Americans &hellip; and in 1978, William Least Heat-Moon answered the call and embarked on a drive around the country, taking the roads less travelled. Starting in Columbia, he followed a circular route that totaled nearly 14,000 miles. The result was <em>Blue Highways</em>, a New York Times Bestselling book.<br /> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:57:47 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 17944 at http://kbia.org Blue Highways Revisited: Photographer Ed Ailor captures the places and people off the beaten track My Farm Roots: When you hail from farm country, roots run deep http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-when-you-hail-farm-country-roots-run-deep <p><em>This is the first installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s new series chronicling Americans&rsquo; connection to the land. </em></p><p>Kate Edwards hasn&rsquo;t always been a farmer. No, she came back to the farm after college, grad school and a stint as an environmental engineer.</p><p>Now, she farms a small one-acre plot near Solon, Iowa. On her small farm, she feeds 30 families through a Community Supported Agriculture project, a CSA. Edwards was drawn back to farming, she says, because of family memories.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:39:25 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 17941 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: When you hail from farm country, roots run deep Staying or going: 'My Life, My Town' in Glasgow http://kbia.org/post/staying-or-going-my-life-my-town-glasgow <p>A high school senior, Madelyne cheerleads, serves as the Glasgow FFA President, and participates in Band and Choir. On the weekends, she works at the local bank. She cannot wait to leave the small-town life and the farm.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:55:45 +0000 Carah Hart & Lizz Cardwell 17515 at http://kbia.org Staying or going: 'My Life, My Town' in Glasgow Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon http://kbia.org/post/out-small-town-my-life-my-town-goes-macon <p>On this week&#39;s edition of &quot;Off the&nbsp;Clock,&quot;&nbsp;we hear a third portrait from the &ldquo;My Life, My Town&rdquo; series that documents the stories of teens in rural Missouri. Today&nbsp; we visit Trinity Rainey in Macon.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:33:50 +0000 Janet Saidi 17153 at http://kbia.org Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon Off the Clock: Faith and Fiestas in Mexico, MO. http://kbia.org/post/clock-faith-and-fiestas-mexico-mo <p>On this edition&nbsp;of Off the Clock,&nbsp;we visit Monica Martinez, a teen whose Latin American family is putting down roots in Mexico, Missouri.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:50:32 +0000 Janet Saidi 16803 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: Faith and Fiestas in Mexico, MO. Croquet in Mexico, gardening in Columbia and 'My Life, My Town' http://kbia.org/post/croquet-mexico-gardening-columbia-and-my-life-my-town <p>On this week&rsquo;s show: It&rsquo;s summer. We&rsquo;ll look at stories about playing croquet in Mexico (Missouri, that is), gardening in Columbia (Missouri, also) and life as a teen in a small town.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:40:55 +0000 Janet Saidi 16383 at http://kbia.org Croquet in Mexico, gardening in Columbia and 'My Life, My Town' Off the Clock: June 3, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/clock-june-3-2011 <p>This week we take a look at a new spin on an old sport, the debut of a new alcohol policy in Jefferson City and a weekend long art show in Columbia.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 7587 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: June 3, 2011 Off the Clock: January 28, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/clock-january-28-2011 <p>Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children&rsquo;s story for the Arab world, and beyond.</p><p style="padding: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232);">Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.</p><p style="padding: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232);"> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:00:00 +0000 4516 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: January 28, 2011