Radio Friends with Paul Pepper

Weekdays at 8:50
  • Hosted by Paul Pepper

Longtime TV host Paul Pepper brings you his deep connections with the people in the arts and civic life who make this area a great place to live. Hear "Radio Friends with Paul Pepper" weekday mornings at 8:50 on KBIA ... and, watch and listen to the show in a download or a stream any time here.

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Today Paul Pepper visits with Dancearts of Columbia director and co-owner, MARIE ROBERTSON, about this year's exciting spring recital, "Centerstage." Performers ages 3 and up put on a show you won't want to miss! At [4:54] JULIE LONG tells us about the Central Missouri Master Gardeners upcoming 'sip and stroll.' It's sure to be a lovely evening with wine, craft beer and, of course, a beautiful garden. Tickets on sale now! May 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about some of the "controversial" changes coming to those familiar 'Nutrition Facts' labels, and why! At [4:21] BRIAN MAHIEU tells us who's coming and what's happening at the 2nd Annual Callaway Plein Air event in Fulton! May 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, talk about autism. "Albert Einstein. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. All of these people show traits that fall definitely within the autistic trait." Fascinating discussion - watch! May 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with LORIE STEELE about the annual Moreau Montessori School Auction, happening this Saturday in Holts Summit. The school needs a new roof, so they need you to come! At [4:17] DON RAHM, Missouri Department of Conservation, tells us about the 'Discover Nature - Fishing' class for children at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia! May 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK get into the nitty gritty of hotel reservation fine print - basically, don't get stuck at the check-in counter without your confirmation number! Find out why, as well as more good tips ahead of the summer travel season. May 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., talk about substance abuse in both women and men. This fall, PHP will open its doors to women who need residential treatment - a service that is currently only available to men. Find out what resulted in the change on today's show! May 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. VIKAS GUPTA about University Hospital's Level 1 Stroke Center status - what does that mean for the people of Central Missouri? At [4:21] LIZ SCHMIDT returns with details about an event to raise awareness of mental health in children. It's all courtesy of a donation that allows the League of Women Voters help educate the community! May 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Mother's Day is this Sunday, and Larry's story is about one of the most famous mothers of the 20th century. Any guesses? Watch! May 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARA REINDEL about this year's Boone County Relay for Life. It's an important fundraiser for the American Cancer Society - please consider taking part this Saturday! At [4:38] STEVE DULLARD is here to raise awareness about an effort (currently underway) to bring professional baseball to Mid-Missouri! To do so, the Jefferson City Renegades Baseball Club needs to secure $1M by the end of this year - find out how you can help! May 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ELIZABETH BRAATEN-PALMIERI about "The Con Artist," an original comedy opening tonight at the Columbia Art League! Plus, find out about GTP's upcoming trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. At [4:20] BRUCE BURKETT - in honor of May being Hepatitis C Month - tells us about the disease, what the signs are and how you can get tested. (Hint: it's not a routine test.) May 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with DR. SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN, Central Methodist University, about their summer opera, "Cosi fan tutte." It opens June 12th - mark your calendars! At [3:45] CHARLIE WILKERSON and BYRON SCOTT talk about "Darker Shores," on stage now at Maplewood Barn. You won't want to watch this show alone - find out why! May 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ANDREA SHELTON talk about the City of Columbia's 'Master Composting Class,' happening May 5th, 6th and 7th. It's not too late to join the fun - watch for details! (Andrea shares information about a regular composting class, too.) May 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about what it takes to support the 114,000 hungry people of Central Missouri every month. Donations are key, and the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -  happening May 9th - is one way to help! May 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROSE VOMUND, Services for Independent Living, and ANGELA HOLLOWAY, Kerry Bramon Remodeling and Design, about "Kitchens in Bloom." Happening this Sunday, Kitchens in Bloom is a chance to see five recently remodeled homes while raising money for SIL. Tickets on sale now! April 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about the annual Spring Into Action event at the University Club. RSVP by May 5th! Nick also shares a couple of stories about how VAC helps our community! At [4:36] CASSIE McCLELLAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, tells us about Hy-Vee's selection of frozen herbs and spices (which happens to be the dietitians pick-of-the-month). Which ones are best for you? Watch! April 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with ELLEN JORGENSEN, Global Perspectives Coordinator at Columbia Independent School, about Heifer International and the local efforts to contribute to this organization. At [3:44] DAVID CRESPY tells us about MU's New Play Series, which has a goal of 25 new plays in 'a single week' written by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Find out how it's all coming together! April 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SYLVIA SPRINKLE about Missouri Pay It Forward. Started as a way to help a friend, MPIF has since grown into a resource for those who've fallen on hard times. At [4:00] KRISTEN FRITSCHIE, Coordinator for Children's Miracle Network, tells us about the upcoming 'donate-a-dollar' campaign at any Walmarts or Sam's Clubs. 100% of the proceeds benefit MU's Children's Hospital. Watch! April 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about the importance of being happy and healthy! Research is proving that certain methods to achieve those goals actually do help us in the long run, so why don't we do them? Vera explains - watch! May 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, about "talking about science." According to Jack, scientists complain that the average person is uninformed about basic science facts, but why? Find out on today's show! April 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Missouri Cures's MARGARET TOLLERTON, who invites everyone to the 2015 Cancer Research Symposium in St. Louis. If you have an interest in cutting-edge cancer research, you should attend this FREE event! At [4:21] SUTU FORTE invites everyone over to her place for the Flower Power Walk on Saturday, May 2nd. Show up ready to express your appreciation for Mother Nature, or just come and enjoy what others have to say! April 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk about "Feast," a show that opens today at the Columbia Art League. Plus, Diana invites everyone to celebrate Columbia Art League Day (as proclaimed by Mayor McDavid) this Saturday in The District! At [4:06] YVONNE MATTHEWS tells us about this Thursday's Wellness Walk and Festival, which helps celebrate Lincoln University's 125th anniversary! Registration costs $18.90. April 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with the director of Maplewood Barn's  Children's Theatre, SHAWNDA SALAZAR, about summer camp for kids ages 6-12. Only 20 accepted, so register early! At [4:13] SARAH GALLAGHER tells us about the Pedaler's Jamboree bike ride (a.k.a the 'rolling rock concert') happening Memorial Day weekend in support of the Katy Bridge Coalition. April 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with DAVE MARS, from the City of Columbia's Water and Light Department, as well as BARBARA BUFFALOE and BRENNA REED, from the Office of Sustainability, about the CoMo Energy Challenge! Georgetown University is offering $5 million dollars to 'the community that saves the most energy in an innovative way over...two years.' Let's help Columbia win - watch! April 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE ARMER, Professor at the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing, about "Living Well After Breast Cancer," an event/support group that focuses on 'getting through the difficult times.' If you're newly diagnosed or a survivor, please RSVP for this event today! April 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. SUZANNE BURGOYNE, director of "The Beaux' Stratagem," a 'restoration comedy' by George Farquhar (and adapted by Thornton Wilder) on the stage at the Rhynsburger Theatre starting tomorrow night! At [4:49] VALERIE CHAFFIN tells us about "Bark and Brew and Meow Too," a five-course beer tasting birthday fundraiser for Second Chance at Bleu Restaurant this Saturday night. Tickets are going fast! April 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with actor/director ED HANSON about "Next to Normal," a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama that centers around mental illness. See it on stage beginning April 17 at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. At [5:10] ANNA DRAKE stops by to talk about "The Voices of Callaway" talent show that will benefit Heart of Missouri CASA! Watch for details. April 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Council for Drug Free Youth, about drug and alcohol addiction in children. Did you know that children can get addicted to drugs "in as little as six months?" Please watch this important interview! April 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, and JEAN PARSONS, Associate Professor, Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri, about an exhibit titled, "World at War - Women at Work," on display now through June 6th - don't miss it! April 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Job Point Recruiter, Tyree Byndom, about several programs happening at Job Point right now; including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training, and 'Youth Build,' a leadership development program for ages 17 1/2 - 24. Good stuff - watch! April 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MONICA McMURRY, Dean of the School of Design and Fashion at Stephens College, about their annual Student Designer Fashion Show. Clothing for men, women and children will be featured across three shows April 25th! At [4:33] PAT GERKE and RUSS PALMER tell us about "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," the "hilarious" new production from Columbia Entertainment Company. It opens tomorrow! April 8, 2015

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