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 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

Today Paul Pepper and ELIZABETH BROWN talk about "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the latest production from Capital City Players - it opens this weekend! (Watch Elizabeth slip into character for part of the interview.)  At [3:58] SUE HOEVELMAN and FRAN WASHINGTON tell us what goes into making over 800 dozen chocolate-chip cookies for the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri! Deadline to order is coming up!  April 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, and BILL McKELVEY, Extension Associate, about a program called "Plant, Grow and Share." If you're into gardening, and wish to donate to hunger relief groups in Missouri, please watch this segment! April 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back WALTER BARGEN, Missouri's first poet laureate, to talk about how he was chosen to take on that job title, and to talk about his books, "Gone West" and "Trouble Behind Glass Doors." April 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHMIDT talk about what's on the ballot next week. Polls open at 6 a.m. on April 7th - don't forget to vote! At [4:48] KAREN GRUNDY, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and EMILY EDGINGTON, Columbia Chorale, have teamed up to present "Carmina Burana," at the Missouri Theatre this weekend! Find out how 130 singers and 9 dancers came together to make it happen. April 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about more evidence, more possibilities, more sightings and even more skeptics of the UFO phenomenon. Bill touches on recent tweet made by John Podesta, former Clinton and Obama staffer, that listed his disappointments over the past two years; topping the list was not getting UFO disclosure from the Obama administration. April 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAT RILEY, Moberly Area Community College, and MACC student, STEPHANIE HERMAN. If you're a high school junior or senior, a job-seeker, or in need of a new career in mid-Missouri, you won't want to miss this job expo happening Wednesday, April 8th. Did I mention free pizza and door prizes? Watch for details! March 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with HEATHER STEWART, Services for Independent Living, and CHUCK GRAHAM, Great Plains ADA, about two events happening today (3/30/15), and one tomorrow at the State Capitol! Our discussion also touches on what the ADA has done for those who need it. As Chuck says: "it's changed our world." March 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DINA McPHERSON, Mizzou Therapy Services, and MOLLY DEIMEKE. Dina and Molly both have first-hand knowledge of brain injuries - hear their stories and find out what they're doing to raise awareness! March 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON about their summer camp for children - it's a little different this year, so pay attention! Diana also touches on the popular Art in the Park event that happens every June; it'll be here before we know it! At [4:06] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Director at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to two different book talk events: the first features food author NINA FURSTENAU; and the second features NYT best-selling author Lisa McMann ("The Unwanteds"). March 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ADAM BECKETT, Global First Responder, and first-time guest MATT FORD, who made his first trip with GFR to Haiti in 2013 as a carpenter. Hear his story and about their efforts to recruit other doctors to join the mission! March 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and KRISTEN EIFFERT, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about whole grains! If you find yourself not getting enough, CMAND is holding a class about cooking with whole grains at the Columbia Public Library in early April. At [4:35] Expert Vein Care's CHARLENE ADKINS talks about varicose veins. Did you know that 25% of the population has varicose veins? Find out what causes them and more - watch! March 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JESSICA HILL, Missouri River Communities Network, about a special fundraiser for the Local Food AmeriCorps Project happening March 31st at Lucky's Market in Columbia! At [3:48] ANDREW ZUMWALT tells us about a free tax service for those whose income is $53,000 or less. Find out when and where! March 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA about the 24th Big Muddy Folk Festival, which will grace the stage in Boonville's Thespian Hall on April 10th and 11th! They perform "The Dill Pickle Rag" on guitar and hammered dulcimer at [2:03]. March 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat For Humanity, about their 2nd annual 'Family Fun Run for Homes' fundraiser, happening April 11th! Before we get to Kelly, we want you to know about another fundraiser, this one for the PET Project, happening TOMORROW at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia! March 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and retired University of Missouri economics professor MEL ZELENAK talk about your credit report and financial planning. Good information if you've got several credit cards and/or you're looking to invest! March 18, 2015

Paul Pepper: Singer Larry Brown, "Garryowen"

Mar 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper celebrates St. Patrick's Day with singer LARRY BROWN, who sings the traditional Irish drinking song, "Garryowen," and then shares a bit about its history. Watch! March 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with DR. ROBERT ZITSCH, MU Health Care, about tips you can use to stay one step ahead of the allergy season. At [5:04] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, tells us about two forums - the first being tomorrow night at the Columbia Public Library - to help you prepare for the April 7th election! March 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and KIT FREUDENBERG talk about "We March Together," an exhibit that 'celebrates 70 years of victory in Europe,' opening April 6th at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton. At [4:06] TOM ANDES and STEPHEN BROTEBECK tell us about "Color Blind," an original production by Andes that opens TONIGHT at Stephens College in Columbia. Watch for details and the story of how it all came together! March 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium Director, MELANIE KNOCKE, and DR. CASEY HOLLIDAY, about this Saturday's (kid-friendly) "Dinosaurs, Caveman and Our Changing Planet" event at Rock Bridge High School. Watch for details! March 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director at Maples Repertory Theatre, about their upcoming season of shows. "The Curious Savage" and "Pump Boys and Dinettes" are up first, followed by many more. It's definitely worth the short drive to Macon - watch! March 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Show-Me Opera director CHRISTINE SEITZ. Her company is putting on two, one-act Puccini operas, "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi," back-to-back this weekend at the Missouri Theatre! CASSANDRA GAL, ANDREW FLANIGAN and SAMUEL WRIGHT perform 'O mio babbino caro' at [3:28]. March 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JUDITH McKENNEY and MAJOR BETH TRIMMEL about this weekend's 5th annual "Music in the Air" fundraiser for the Salvation Army's "Almost Home" project. Lots of great entertainment, and the MCs are yours truly and James Mouser - should be good fun for a good cause! March 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Theatre's HEATHER CARVER about Mary Zimmerman's "Argonautika," opening next Wednesday, March 11 at the Corner Playhouse on the University of Missouri campus! If you know the story of 'Jason and the Golden Fleece,' you'll enjoy this production! At [4:54] KBIA General Manager MIKE DUNN talks about the spring pledge drive, which begins next Tuesday! Won't you consider making a donation? March 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper meets "Snacks," a 1 1/2 year old Chihuahua mix currently looking for a good home! "Snacks" joins us courtesy of VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, who is looking for foster families for dogs and cats. Interested? Watch! At [5:16] JERRY RICKER, Jefferson City Art Club, tells us about the Ruth Hogan Children's Art Exhibit (opening this Saturday at Capital Mall in Jefferson City), and more! March 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, about epigenetics, or "the higher level of organization" to our genes. Did you know that the amount of DNA in every one of our cells is almost 7ft in length? (...I know, right?!) We pack a lot in 8 minutes - watch! March 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, talk about tomorrow night's (March 4) unique ability to see the planet Uranus through a pair of binoculars, as well as Thursday night's (March 5) "mini moon." As usual, Val has brought more stunning images from outer space - check them out! March 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., about a free mental health screening for kids and young adults, ages 9-21. Why would you have a child screened? Two words: early intervention. Heather explains - watch! March 2, 2015

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