Off the Clock

Fridays at 5:20pm

KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.



Off the Clock
5:34 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Pinball wizard



This week, we uncover a three-letter mystery.

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Off the Clock
4:02 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Como Gadget Works: Columbia's own hackerspace

Some of the "circuit bending" instruments from hackerspace rock band, CMKT4.
Scott Pham KBIA

When you imagine a hacker, you’re probably thinking of someone banging away at a keyboard, doing something shadowing and illegal on the internet.  These days a lot of hackers are banding together, and it’s far from illegal.  They’re forming groups called hackerspaces--community workshops where hackers (some of whom prefer the term “makers”) get together to build robots, modify electronics and socialize.

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Off the Clock
1:41 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Mother's Day special

Photo courtesy of StoryCorps

This week’s show is all about moms—and we have the good, the bad and the ugly. First up, we’ll hear about a book of portraits on the life of the American mother and later we have an audio essay on the complicated mother/daughter relationship.

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Off the Clock
11:22 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Bringing cellos to the people

Portland Cello Project
Tarina Westlund

Portland Cello Project is a collective of classically trained cellists that came out of, you guessed it, Portland, in 2007. And they’re bringing the cello to pop culture, playing music that you may not normally associate with the instrument.  They’ve played everywhere from a punk rock club in Fargo North Dakota to a sports bar in Lubbock Texas.  I spoke with the group’s artistic director Doug Jenkins who started off by explaining how the group began.

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Off the Clock
2:33 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Missouri's newest state park donated by creator of spot remover

Don Robinson
Photo courtsey of Nancy Rice

This week: St. Louis area entrepreneur Don Robinson died last month, leaving 843 acres of land to Missouri—the same size as New York's Central Park.  And an audio postcard of a notorious outlaw's mock trial.

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Off the Clock
6:10 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Lunafest travels to Columbia

Every Mother Counts: Obstetric Fistula
Photo courtesy of Lunafest

This week's show highlights a film festival by for and about women. Andlater in the show: an audio essay from a woman who gives a unique perspective to  kissing and being kissed.

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Off the Clock
4:45 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Down by the river

The scene at The Honky Tonk and Blues Jam
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week we head down to the Missouri River, hear a technology-centric essay about cell phones and celebrate Easter a few days early.

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Off the Clock
4:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Riding with the Bike Brigade

SFBike Flickr

This week, we hear how one person deals with homesickness, when home is almost ten thousand miles away. But first, we hit the streets of Columbia on bikes.

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Off the Clock
1:54 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Second chance, first opportunity through basketball

Douglass High School senior Chartez Westbrook, 19, dribbles up the court during the Class 2 District 7 quarterfinals against Salisbury in Sturgeon on March 1.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show, where we have a new Sonic ID, this time from Speaker’s Circle.

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Off the Clock
4:53 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Women playwrights highlighted at the short Women's Play Festival

Nathan Bryant, Brooke Underwood and Matt Ingram perform in Claudia Barnett's "Lillie Meant Murder" at the short Women's Play Festival on Saturday, March 10, 2011.
Harum Helmy KBIA

This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

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Off the Clock
4:35 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 2

“Undefeated” is the Oscar winning documentary from MU grad Dan Lindsay which will open and close True/False this year. The film  follows an underdog high school football team in North Memphis, Tenn. KBIA’s Nick Gass spoke with Lindsay about the biggest challenges the directors faced and the process that went into making the movie.

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Off the Clock
4:00 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

True/False Preview

Renee May Flickr

As Columbia gears up for the True/False Film Fest, this week we're giving you a preview of a few of the best things happening at this year's fest.

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Off the Clock
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

A baseball fan's fantasy week

The team sits in the dugout during a game at Royal's Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Ariz.
Kelly Famuliner

For major league baseball fans, this next week is an important one. Pitchers and catchers report for spring training and players at the rest of the positions follow suit in the coming weeks. But each year, hundreds of baseball fans get an even earlier start…at baseball fantasy camps. KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner is one of those people. He shares his story of a week of baseball spent in Surprise, Arizona.

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Off the Clock
3:03 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Black women in art and the stories they tell

Elizabeth Catlett, “My role has been important in the struggle to organize the unorganized,” 1947. From The Negro Woman series (Edition 14/20). Linocut (2001.10). Gilbreath-McLorn Museum Fund
Image courtesy of the Museum of Art and Archeology

The Museum of Art and Archeology is commemorating Black History Month with an exhibition called "Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell."

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Off the Clock
6:03 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Preserving the history of black Kansas City

The Black Archives of Mid America
Susan B. Wilson KCUR

The Black Archives of Mid-America recently completed renovations on a new exhibit and archive space and also welcomed a new executive director, Doretha Williams.

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