Trevor Harris

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Trevor serves as KBIA’s weekday morning host for classical music. He has been involved with local radio since 1990, when he began volunteering as a music and news programmer at KOPN, Columbia's community radio station. Before joining KBIA, Trevor studied social work at Mizzou and earned a masters degree in geography at the University of Alabama. He has worked in community development and in urban and bicycle/pedestrian planning, and recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia with his wife, Lisa Groshong. An avid bicycle commuter and jazz fan, Trevor has cycled as far as Colorado and pawed through record bins in three continents.

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A new mural is in the works in downtown Columbia. You'd be forgiven if you have not seen it in the works. Madeleine LeMieux and her team of student artists are putting the finishing touches on the opus that is coming into view along the MKT Trail where it passes under Providence Road.

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, find a spot to escape the summer heat in a pond or pool of a cool stream, and you may find one of the largest wildflowers in Missouri.

The State Historical Society of Missouri

History nerds are gearing up for the 2019 opening of The Center for Missouri Studies, a new home for The State Historical Society of Missouri. On a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud, the society's Senior Associate Director Gerald Hirsch laid out plans for the four-floor, 76,000 square foot center, which will be built between Sixth and Seventh on Elm Street in downtown Columbia.

Missouri Department of Conservation

As we head into the middle of summer, keep an eye out in the woods for ripening blackberries.

Angie Bennett

A group of Mid-Missouri veterans recently returned from a trip to Washington DC. They were participants in the Central Missouri Honor Flight #47. The group's vice-president, Steve Paulsell, was recently a guest on Thinking Out Loud. He visited with Darren Hellwege about how the local group recognizes those who served their country.


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After the smoke clears from Fourth of July fireworks, keep an eye out for a native Missouri wildflower whose shape resembles those celebratory blasts of fire in the sky.

This week on Discover Nature, celebrate summer with the colorful blooms of wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa).

Missouri Department of Conservation

Spend much time near a Missouri waterbody in summer, and chances are you’ll see reptiles galore including water snakes basking on a sunny day.

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It took over two years for word of the Emancipation Proclamation to reach slaves in Texas. Over 150 years, residents of Boonville have annually celebrated the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 1863 executive order that freed America's conscripted blacks.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Listen at the water’s edge this week, and you’ll likely hear Missouri’s largest frog, and official state amphibian.

Sarah Nordin

Opera singers Jonathan Ray and Sarah Nordin are in Columbia for this summer's Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. They were guests on this week's Thinking Out Loud in advance of Sunday's Mostly Mozart concert, their final performance in the series. 

Missouri Department of Conservation

From tiny ants to bats, birds, bees, and butterflies, we depend on pollinators to produce our food, and protect biodiversity. This week on Discover Nature, we celebrate national pollinator week.

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Scott Charton, who reported on Missouri politics for many years with the Associated Press, was a recent guest on Thinking Out Loud. Charton discussed his years covering several administrations through a series changing political tides. He also recalled his early years as a journalist including his interview with then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton.

Missouri Department of Conservation

As spring greening leans into summer color in Missouri’s outdoors, one native shrub is beginning to blossom in full force this week.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Bird nesting peaks in late spring, and paying close attention to this seasonal behavior can show us more about the birds we see around us every day.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Slow and steady wins the race, but when it comes to crossing roads turtles often lose. This week, as you’re driving down the highway or back roads, keep your eyes peeled for turtles in your path.

LyceumTheatre.org

In two weeks, the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre kicks off its 57th season. The theatre's Artistic Director Quin Gresham previewed the upcoming season with Darren Hellwege. Also on the show, we look ahead to a Memorial Day event that finds famous, late Columbians being re-enacted at their gravesites.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Do you like to camp? Are campfires a part of your plan? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds you to be safe and have fun this spring and summer, but please don’t move firewood. Otherwise, you may be inadvertently spreading an insect invader that’s wreaking havoc across the United States. In this week’s installment of Discover Nature, we recognize Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.

City of Columbia Historic Preservation Commission

Next Tuesday, the City of Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission hosts its bi-annual Most Notable Properties event. Among the four properties being honored as notable is the long-time home of former Columbia mayor Darwin Hindman and his wife, Axie. The Hindmans and Historic Preservation Commission chairperson Pat Fowler were guests on this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Wildflowers and warm weather signify the arrival of spring in Missouri and one of the state’s largest, heaviest wild mammals enjoys the season as much as we do. This week on Discover Nature, we recognize May as National Bear Awareness Month.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

I am a Missouri native. Not only am I a Missouri native, but I was born and raised in here in Columbia. I can see the high school I attended from my backyard. During a football game, it is so loud that my backyard garden might as well be inside Hickman’s stadium.

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week in Missouri’s woods, a native, thorny, locust tree displays clusters of fragrant white flowers.

The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) grows in dry or rocky upland woods, along streams, and in pastures, and thickets.

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Ten years ago Lonnie Kessler started having headaches. A trip to the doctor and subsequent MRI determined that the Moberly resident had a brain tumor. After two surgeries to remove tumors, Kessler was left disabled and suffering from epilepsy. When traditional medicines have failed to ease his pain, Kessler turned to medical marijuana available in Colorado. He advocates now to make cannabis legal in his home state of Missouri.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Spring storms bring the threat of damaging wind, hail, flooding, and erosion, but they also restore life to the landscape – providing nutrients to plants and soil, habitat and drinking-water for wildlife and humans. 

This week, on Discover Nature, we celebrate May as American Wetlands Month.

MDC Forest Pathologist Simeon Wright

Late spring evenings often bring the sound of buzzing and crashing at windows, doors, and porch lights. This week on Discover Nature, we’ll take a closer look at June bugs reappearing in Missouri.

Shanti Mandir

This week on Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris visited with two members of a Columbia family who are active in their faith community. Sumit Gupta and his family attend Shanthi Mandir in Columbia. During a time when fewer Americans are choosing to regularly attend church, learn what keeps Gupta bringing his family back to Columbia's Hindu temple.


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In Missouri’s woods this time of year, there’s something new to see every day.

For weeks, redbud blooms have stolen the show, painting pink streaks through the understory, but this week, Missouri’s state tree takes the spotlight.

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Columbia's Bullpen Cafe drew patrons in with a menu that included brain sandwiches. The eatery closed over ten years ago and now the building is slated for demolition. On a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud, Trevor Harris toured the site of the cafe with its final owner, Jackie Cockrell. Moreau Montessori School Directress Lorie Steele was also a guest on the show in advance of one of her school's major annual fundraisers.

Farm Your Yard: The True Cost of Your Vegetables

Apr 12, 2017
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I got into a conversation with a coworker a few weeks back about how hard it was to be a vegetable farmer here in the US. I think being a farmer of anything anywhere is a tough, round the clock, un-glorified job, but having been a small scale produce farmer for a few years I know firsthand that market farming vegetables is demanding.

Missouri Department of Conservation

If you’ve ever spent any time floating a quiet Missouri stream, or exploring edges of lakes, ponds, or ditches, you’ve likely encountered the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, listen for the rattling calls of Belted Kingfishers (Ceryle alcyan) along streams.

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