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 welcomes back Missouri's first Poet Laureate, WALTER BARGEN! Walter shares two poems that perfectly capture summertime in Missouri: "Perfumed Kingdoms" at [3:15] and "Capsize" at [5:17]. Watch! August 12, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes 11th-grader SHRISTI BASHISTA, a "youth ambassador" with Partners of the Americas. Shristi tells us about her latest trip to Colombia, why she got involved with 'Partners' and why you should consider applying! She says, "I have always considered myself a 'world citizen'...and my goal in life is to help the world...and the best way to do that is to meet people from around the world." At [4:19] HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Health Programs, returns with the four 'Es' to look out for when "thinking about treatment for young people." It's great advice - watch! August 11, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROB CROUSE about Capital City Productions' latest show, "Ghost the Musical." If you know and love the movie, the stage adaptation stays true to the story - with just a tad more singing and dancing. Rob introduces us to the cast, and shares some behind-the-scenes secrets on how they pull off the special effects - watch! At [4:56] CB CHASTAIN, University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center, talks about the benefits and the dangers of giving your dog rawhide bones. Among many shared tips, CB says to avoid the kind with knots on the end: "they're not as safe." Watch for more! August 10, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their latest production, "The Last Five Years." This play, about a five-year relationship, is unique because one character's story is told in reverse chronological order, and the other character's story is told in chronological order. Curtain goes up this Friday - don't miss it! At [4:04] ANGELA NELSON, Market Regulation Director for MoDIFP, tells us what she thinks is "the single best thing a consumer can do" to get the best insurance rates out there. Angie says, "...shop around very often - you definitely don't just want to assume you're getting the best rate possible." August 9, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, want to make sure you're registered to vote in the November election! If you're not  - and you know who you are - don't let October 12th come and go. Thankfully, the League is here to help - watch! At [4:22] actress NATALIE WITTENBERGER and costumer MARIA BISH invite everyone to come see "The Little Mermaid" at The Little Theatre of Jefferson City beginning this Thursday. If you've seen the Disney adaptation, you'll enjoy the same energy and fun watching the stage production with real actors! August 8, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local barbershop quartet the Boone County Hams! They perform two songs that are sure to put you  in a good mood: "Mandy" at [1:40] and "Goodnight, Sweetheart" at [4:40]. There are two chances to see the Hams in concert coming up - watch for details! August 5, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. CHRISTELLE ILBOUDO, MU Health Care, about the continuing spread of the Zika virus. Zika has actually been around since the 1940s, but has only recently entered the Americas thanks to a new strain, the Asian strain; Dr. Ilboudo says, "the Asian strain is the one that is causing more trouble and is creating that trouble in populations that have never seen Zika before." There are still a lot of unknowns, but it remains a fascinating conversation. Watch! August 4, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with DANIELLE WOODS, RN about the mission behind McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers. There's a 'large spectrum' of eating disorders, and how it affects you has a lot to do with the makeup of your brain. Our online lives plays a role, too; as Danielle says, "instead of really focusing on loving ourselves and the body that we're in, a lot of times we shift our attention to looking like something else that we think society wants us to look like." Plus, find out about the upcoming NEDA Walk in Columbia! At [4:40] KIMBERLY GRIFFIN and RICARDO COSTA invite everyone to Bradford Research Center's annual "Organic Field Day" August 11th. The highlight this year will be chemical-free weed control - watch for details! August 3, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, talk about the latest efforts to stop human trafficking - this time in the form of an app for your smartphone. In short, "TraffickCam" enables users to photograph their hotel rooms and upload the photos to a database that investigators can use to find victims when a crime occurs. Watch for details! August 2, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and dietitian KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about the next "Kids in the Kitchen" cooking class. This time around your 3-9 year-old will learn how to make healthy back-to-school snacks! Registration opens tomorrow - watch for details. At [3:58] GLOVER BROWN and RHONDA SWEET tell us about the efforts behind the Historic Food District Memorial Project, and how you can get involved! Glover says, "we're trying to not let the memory of Lafayette Street be forgotten...it's one of the original streets in Jefferson City." August 1, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk about the old adage, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." If you're about to move from your home and you don't know what to do with all that junk you've acquired over the years - before you throw it in the garbage - watch our interview for some alternative ideas! July 29, 2016

Paul Pepper: Teri Walden, EnCircle Technologies

Jul 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest TERI WALDEN, Executive Director/Co-Founder of EnCircle Technologies. Since 2013, this organization has focused on training adults with autism computer programming and web development skills - all in an effort to improve their future employment opportunities. Watch for details! July 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JAMILA BATCHELDER, Coordinator of the C.A.R.E. Art Gallery, about their August 5th show in the North Village Arts District. "Top notch" artwork from 15 "passionate" young artists will be on display for you to look at and maybe even buy! At [4:08] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director of Columbia's Voluntary Action Center, encourages everyone to take part in their ongoing 'fan club' program, as well as the upcoming 'Back to School Health Fair,' sponsored in part by the Family Impact Center. (Free haircuts will be available!) July 27, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY SMITH about River City Habitat for Humanity's 100th home, now under construction in Jefferson City. For an organization that's only 25 years old, Kelly says that "...to be getting to our 100th home at this point is a big accomplishment." Find out what their plans are for the next 100! At [4:27] father and son acting duo CHRIS and NATHAN HEESE invite everyone to come see them and the rest of the cast in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of "Oliver!," opening this Thursday in Columbia! July 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CONNIE SHAY about the 10th annual Peacemakers Quilt Show, happening in conjunction with the Fayette Festival of the Arts next Saturday on the campus of Central Methodist University! This year's theme is "In the Garden," and Connie brought an example of what you'll find among a hundred other quilts - watch! At [2:56] JOYCE HULETT and MARY RIDGE tell us about all of the programs sponsored by the Retired Teachers Association of Boone County, and it's a lot! Programs like classroom grants, volunteer work and something called "Books for Soldiers" are just a few of the activities their 450 members are involved with. July 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about procrastination. We're all guilty of it, but why? Dr. Newman says it's a control issue. Since we can't control everything in our life, that which we can, we avoid. Sound familiar? If that's you or someone you know, check out this informative interview! July 22, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, about a new acquisition from local artist Brian Mahieu. Brian's painting, titled "Winter Sunset Looking North, Cottonwood Grove," captures a Missouri winter at it's bleakest; but as Joan says, "there's still a sense of the beauty of nature...those cycles of life." See it for yourself in the gallery now through September! July 21, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK WALTER, Deputy Director of Renew Missouri - a non-profit that advocates clean energy - about how to be a GOOD clean energy advocate. Co-ops are making noticeable efforts like installing a solar gardens. If you want to see more of that, Mark says, "you have to speak up; you have to speak to the people in the State Capitol...Boone Electric...they work for you." July 20, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor and Home, continue their series of conversations about eco-friendly flooring. Today's segment focuses on the 'innovative' "SmartStrand Forever Clean" carpet. Scott says, "the stain protection never wears off!" At [4:41] KIT SALTER would like to see everyone at the next Saturday Morning Book Talk series! What is the Saturday Morning Book Talk series? Kit tells us, and summarizes the selections for August and September. Don't miss it! July 19, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK talk about supply and demand when it comes to booking travel. The trick? Keep checking back because the price will fluctuate. Plus, Mel encourages everyone to take advantage of those safety recall notices, but be careful of any "free" safety checks that are offered as a result - find out why! July 18, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who shares a summertime adventure story about a fisherman, a mountain lion, a turtle and a Schwinn bicycle. Listen to the end, and then judge for yourself as to whether or not this story is true! July 15, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS OLIVER about MU Theatre Department's production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Now this is not the musical everyone knows; this is a new adaptation, with music. Chris says, "it's a family-friendly show. It's a nice way of doing theatre...it's fun and adventuresome." At [4:05] MELISSA STONE, Research Assistant at Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic, talks about the many outpatient services provided by IBHC, including comprehensive assessments. Best of all, it's free of charge; watch for details! July 14, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre. Their latest production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," is running in rep with "Ring of Fire" beginning this Friday! 'Joseph' Narrator, MELISSA BOHON, sings "A Pharaoh's Story" at [3:50] - watch! July 13, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, ROY FOX, author of the introspective book, "Facing the Sky: Composing Through Trauma in Word and Image." Roy says that folks should read this book "if they have issues or traumas that they don't understand and want to work through." At [4:48] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, returns with a whole calendar of events that will keep you and/or your kids engaged for the rest of the summer! Enjoy a good scavenger hunt? Try Passport Jefferson City! Watch for details. July 12, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JODY COOK, Recreation Specialist for the City of Columbia, about composting (sign up and get a free bin!); household hazardous waste (you don't have to get out of your car!); and volunteering (got a few hours to spare?)! At [4:45] ASHLEY GUILLEMETTE, Director of MU's Family Impact Center, talks about the many helpful (and free!) programs - such youth camps and MedZou - offered by FIC! Ashley says, "as long as you can get to Family Impact Center, we will serve you." July 11, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws, about her life's work studying animal behavior. Mar says, "whether it's a dog or whether it's a cat, if you understand what they need, and you open yourself up to being that calm person they want to be around...it makes a difference." July 8, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about some of the technology featured in shows like 'Star Trek', 50 years later. Like members of the USS Enterprise, it's now commonplace to read books on portable screens, and their 'communicators' are our current cell phones. But what about teleportation or parallel universes? Jack explains the reality of that which was once considered to be only science fiction  - watch! July 7, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, about the latest breakthroughs in medical advancements. Today's headlines come from the University of Ottawa, Texas A&M and MU's Bond Life Sciences Center! At [3:48] DINGANI BEZA and CARLY FISCHER invite everyone to come see "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," the latest production from Capital City Players. Curtain goes up July 8th - get your tickets today! July 6, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHERINE PARKE about 'Second Saturday for Kids', a thrice-annual multi-art workshop for children at Orr Street Studios in Columbia. The theme for the next class is "Color Music Music Color." Find out what that means and how to sign up in five short minutes! At [4:56] DANIELLE DOYEN invites everyone to come see "Buyer and Cellar," a hilarious, one-man show about working at a shop in Barbra Streisand's basement. It opens July 8th at Talking Horse Productions - don't miss it! July 5, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about the upcoming August primary. Not up to speed on the candidates or the issues? Don't worry, the League has you covered with two upcoming forums! Watch for details. At [4:30] DAVE WHITE invites everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of "Greater Tuna," running in rep at the Corner Playhouse until July 22nd. This hilarious, two-man, 20+ characters show is an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss! July 1, 2016

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