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 the Missouri Symphony Society's Assistant Conductor, ADAM BODONY. They talk about the rest of the Hot Summer Nights season (including Adam's favorite, Patriotic Pops)! It's not too late to get tickets! At [3:29] the Bittersweet Garden Club's TINA SPILLERS and MARCIA REED invite everyone to the 16th Annual Bittersweet Garden tour - rain or shine! Watch for details. June 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN BICKEL, member of the Missouri Coalition for Quality Care. According to Ann, "our mission is very simple: we believe people who need care should get good care." If you, or someone you know, would benefit from MCQC, please watch this segment! At [4:30] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director at Voluntary Action Center, is here to talk about a handful of events and programs (like the KOMU Fan Club) that will benefit the people of Columbia this summer. Support and donations are always needed - watch! June 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON take a tour of the Missouri Cures website. If reading about the latest in medical findings interest you, you won't want to miss this segment! At [4:30] SHELIA ROBERTSON tells us about MU Health's 7-week Safe Kids Camp Amazing. Different themes each week will keep kids having fun while learning about staying safe. Space is filling up fast so call today! June 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with BILL MCKELVEY about the University of Missouri's Plant, Grow and Share initiative, which encourages home gardeners to donate their extra fruits and veggies to those who aren't as lucky. Make the "produce pledge" today! At [4:41] KAITLYN BRADLEY tells us about this weekend's 58th annual Olivet Christian Church Mutton and Barbecue fundraiser. June 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium, about "To the Planets!," the theme for tomorrow's family-friendly public shows. Melanie also tells us about NASA's 'SOFIA,' which is basically a telescope on a 747! Yeah. June 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with a rather busy VALERIE CHAFFIN, Executive Director at Second Chance; June is full of ways to meet your next best friend - including an appearance at Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of "Two By Two." Watch for more information! At [4:40] KIRSTEN OLSON MALINEE and MEG PHILLIPS CRESPY tell us about "Mostly Sweet," an original play on stage at Talking Horse Productions beginning tomorrow night! (Did I mention Meg is the writer?) June 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with actor CHRIS BOWLING and assistant director LYNN WAPELHORST about Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Lucky Stiff." If you enjoy 'broad, comedic action,' you'll love this musical farce! Watch our segment and then go see the show! June 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Library Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, about "Every Hero Has A Story," MRRL's theme for their summer children's program. At [4:18] KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat for Humanity, asks for volunteer help at the Habitat Re-Store in Jefferson City. It's 'a fun way' to help without lifting a hammer! June 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with actress TORI STEPANEK, who's playing the title character in Capital City Players' production of "Mary Poppins." It opens this Thursday! At [3:54] ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia's Recycling Department, tells us about the 'beginners compost class' happening this Saturday. If you have an interest in composting, this is where to start (because you get a free compost bin for attending)! June 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper steps aside while The Boone County Hams perform two songs: "Java, Java, Java" [1:40] and "My Old Man" [5:28]. See them this weekend at Art in the Park in Columbia! June 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, Ashley Waters, Nutrition Educator for the St. Louis District Dairy Council. Ashley tells us about "June Dairy Month." Did you know there are about 89,000 cows in the state of Missouri? At [4:23] LIZ SCHMIDT is here to invite everyone to a special fundraiser event June 10th at Columbia Entertainment Company (show included!). June 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about 'preserving your food.' Do you want control over what goes in your food? Would you like to know how to give jam as a gift? We touch on that and more on today's show! June 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DIANA MOXON, Executive Director of Columbia Art League, who passionately tells us why this weekend's Art in the Park is the perfect family outing, and the perfect way to support artists representing 19 states! Rain or shine! June 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DARIN PREIS, Executive Director at Central Missouri Community Action, about "Hot Butts Barbecue," a special fundraising event for CMCA in which you're invited! At [4:55] our topic is Family Facets; Assoc. Dir. of Operations, MELISSA SELSOR, and RACHEL BAILEY, MSW, LMSW, tell us about the mission behind this Columbia-based organization that seeks to protect children from abuse and neglect. June 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about one of the great mysteries of life: what causes allergies? As usual, Jack shares the scientific angle in easy-to-understand language - watch! May 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. SALMAN AHMAD, MU Health Care, about common summertime injuries. Don't spend this season in the ER - be aware and then stay safe with these tips! At [5:07] RONNYE GAYLE RANDALL, No Kill Columbia, tells us about "The Spay Neuter Project." Find out the impact they're already making in one short month! May 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SENSINTAFFAR, Marketing Manager at Woodhaven, about their upcoming 4th annual Red Carpet Gala, a formal event that benefits The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri - don't miss it; admission is a bag of food! May 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with ANNA DRAKE, Heart of Missouri CASA, about new training opportunities for potential volunteers. They're looking for a two-year commitment, 8-10 hours per month. At [4:35] CHRISTINA GRANT and BILL BAER tell us about Maplewood Barn Theatre's "Two By Two," a 'comical yet touching retelling of the story of Noah.' Find out how they're pulling off such a complicated performance night after night! May 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper helps local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA celebrate 36 years of marriage by having them do all the work! They perform "I Drew My Ship" on guitar. Happy Anniversary! May 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, talk about an exhibit in Columbia featuring the best of Tom Englehardt, former editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! May 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, about the distance between planets Venus and Jupiter and how, to us, they will appear to be touching! Plus, Val has brought more photos to share - watch! May 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JEFF MORAN, P.E.T. Mobility Project, talk about the recent dedication of the 50,000 P.E.T.: what that number means for the people who use them, what's in store for the future and how you can help. At [4:25] SARAH CRAMER and JENNY GRABNER, Southern Boone Learning Garden, invite you to the 2nd annual "Dine in the Dirt" fundraiser May 30th. Watch! May 20, 2015

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

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