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 KYLE FELLING, KBIA Program Director, about their fall fund drive that kicks off tomorrow and runs through next Thursday! The goal is $360,000. No pledge is too small! At [4:35] JILL WOMACK and 'Cinderella' invite all the little girls watching to "A Royal Tea Party" inside Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College campus. This popular event is a fundraiser for TRYPS, and the theme this year is 'The Princesses Visit Hogwarts'. November 1, 2017

Happy Halloween! Today Paul Pepper is joined by local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry tells us the story of "Momo," aka the Missouri Monster. October 31, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARA WHITING about a "big party" this Saturday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rock Bridge State Park and the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Park system. Did you know Lady Bird Johnson had a hand in making RBSP a reality? At [5:16] KATIE HAYS invites everyone to come see Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "12 Angry Jurors" (also know as the less-diverse, "12 Angry Men"). Find out why director Christopher Gould felt it was important for the change to be made so that the audience would be able to identify with someone on stage. October 30, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back SEAN SPENCE, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau of Mid-Missouri. Sean tells us about these three new scams to be on the lookout for: "lottery fee"; "wireless speed advertisements"; and "online credit card theft". As always, do your due diligence! October 27, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with STEWART SCOTT, Cevet Tree Care, about the emerald ash borer. This destructive Asian beetle has now moved into central Missouri, and if not treated, it can kill an entire ash tree. At [4:01] DR. MEGHA GARG, MU Health Care, tells us about early detection breast cancer screenings at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Dr. Garg says that patients that come in for a screening don't necessarily have any signs or symptoms, but that doesn't make the cancer undetectable. October 26, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBIE BANKS about the 10th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. Celebrate women filmmakers alongside a few thousand of your closest friends during this four day event on the Stephens College campus in Columbia! At [3:07] GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN and LINDSEY KING invite artists and "those that believe in the value of arts education" to the Arts Integration in Education Summit on the Stephens College campus November 4th. Enjoy guest speakers, panel discussions, break-out sessions and more! October 25, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Rep Theatre, about "Shout! The Mod Musical", opening tomorrow night in Macon! Don't miss this "groovy" show about five, carefree women in the 1960s. Plus, get details on next Tuesday's "Soup and Spooks". This cabaret-style event will celebrate all-things Halloween. At [4:38] MAKENZIE MABRY and JON CODY tell us about the next edition of Science on Tap CoMo. Topics covered will be urban bat populations and what hibernators and zombies have in common. It all happens tomorrow evening at Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia! October 24, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical & Behavioral Center, about the many ways you can keep Fido and Fluffy safe and sound on Halloween! Mar says, "not all animals want to go trick-or-treating, and not all animals want to have guests come, even if they're not in costume; it can be pretty scary." October 23, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHERINE PARKE about the next 'Second Saturday for Kids'! Columbia's own Jabberwocky Studios will be the guest artist. They'll be demonstrating "interactive arts" that are associated with this month's theme of "dreams." But that's not all! Watch for details. At [3:48] KRISTIN BOWEN and CATEY TERRY invite everyone to come to the Mizzou Homecoming Parade tomorrow morning in downtown Columbia! Kristin says Moms Demand Action will have many of it's members walking the parade route spreading their message of gun violence prevention (and, of course, candy). October 20, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with GARY WUNDER about the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri's annual trivia night. This "major fundraiser" is happening October 28 in Columbia. Come for the questions; stay for "the best chili in town"! At [4:54] SUE THOMPSON invites everyone 21+ to come to the 3rd annual MO Mug Craft Beer Festival fundraising event October 21. Get a taste of many local beers and brewing demonstrations for just $15! Proceeds benefit the South Howard County Historical Society. October 19, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MEL ZELENAK about ways you can identify, and then plan for, extra costs that maybe you don't see coming when you travel. Maximize your vacation budget with these helpful tips! October 18, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about why you should let native plants stay where they are all winter long. In short, it's because the dried stalks act as an environment for hibernating bugs. Nadia is teaching a class on native plants next month at the Columbia Public Library - watch for details! October 17, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JEN DAVIS, Event Coordinator at Missouri River Relief, about this Saturday's river clean-up event in Boonville. Jen tells us why it's so important to keep the Missouri River free from trash and waste, even if you don't live near it! At [4:50] ANN BICKEL, Missouri Coalition for Quality Care, highlights a few of her favorite entries in the residents' bill of rights from the now 30 year-old Nursing Home Reform Act. October 16, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, about a new exhibit opening next week that features works by contemporary street photographer Jon Luvelli! Don't miss your chance to see six large photographs of Missourians that are "overlooked in society." October 13, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with SUSAN COOK-WILLIAMS, Executive Director of River City Habitat for Humanity, about the success of World Habitat Day 2017. This annual spotlight on the need for affordable (and decent) housing for everyone took place on September 30th in Jefferson City, where more than 100 homes have been built by River City Habitat for Humanity over the past 25 years! At [4:31] FRED SCHOLLMEYER invites the public to come to the Jefferson City Art Club's Monday meetings, held every third Monday of the month. This month, the featured artist will be Gary Cadwallader! Gary is known for his watercolor paintings, and he'll be demonstrating his technique during his presentation. Don't miss it! October 12, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BECCA PAMPERL, Co-Chair of the 2017 Out of the Darkness Walk, about this Sunday's event at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia! The goal, as always, is to raise awareness of, and is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Greater Mid-Missouri Chapter. At [4:13] CB CHASTAIN, Veterinary Health Center, tells us how we can keep rodents from coming into our homes this fall without using rodent bait. Why not use rodent bait? Well, for one, domesticated pets can be attracted to the bait being used which, in turn, can kill them. October 11, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and actor ED HANSON talk about Talking Horse Productions' latest show, "The Gin Game." Don't miss this "tragicomedy" about two senior citizens in a nursing home who turn a recurring game of cards into a recurring battle of wits. Curtain goes up this Thursday! At [5:00] author JAMES OERMANN tells us about his cross-genre book, "A Collection of Tales." If you're a fan of historic fiction and/or contemporary issues in American society from a Buddhist perspective (you know who you are!), this book might be worth a read! October 10, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with LACEY PRATER about an upcoming memorial walk for those who have lost a child either during pregnancy or within the first few weeks of their life. This event is sponsored by MU Women's and Children's Hospital. Please RSVP by this Wednesday! At [4:25] HEATHER DARBY invites everyone to the Women's Symphony League's Taste of the Holiday Home Tour luncheon. This is your chance to get a sneak preview of the four homes and one business that will be on display to the public in December. The luncheon will be catered by Hoss's Market and will feature a fashion show! October 9, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about the annual 'Sustainable Living Fair' happening Sunday, October 15 at City Hall in downtown Columbia. Come and learn about all the ways to minimize your carbon footprint while saving a few bucks on energy bills! October 6, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MIKE POWELL from the Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri. What is a greenbelt land trust? Mike tells us it's a "local non-profit conservation organization that works with public and private landowners to protect agricultural and natural spaces for future generations." Join them at their first annual Deep Roots Dinner October 15th at Maplewood Barn in Columbia. Watch for details! At [4:29] ROSE VOMUND, Boone County Council on Aging, and BRETT HAYES, Mizzou Therapy Services, invite everyone to the 27th annual Mature Living Festival October 13th at Parkade Event Center. There will be something for everyone thanks to this year's presenting sponsor, MU Health Care! October 5, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with Dr. MICHELLE MARSHALL about the annual "Blessing of the Animals" service this Sunday at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia! As always, your four-legged family member is also welcome at this special occasion that's sure to be a memorable experience for everyone who attends. At [3:37] ADAM SAUNDERS invites you and your friends to come out to the Urban Farm this Saturday for the 8th annual Harvest Hootenanny! Enjoy a locally-grown meal prepared by students in the culinary program at the Columbia Area Career Center. It'll be fun for the whole family! October 4, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRISTINE SEWELL about the Mid-Missouri Health Expo happening this Saturday at the Parkade Event Center in Columbia. Christine says, "this family-friendly, fun, interactive event" is a one-stop shop for "free vital health screenings and health education resources to everyone in our community." At [4:23] actors ADAM and KENDRA SHIELDS invite everyone to come see "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." This gothic thriller musical is the latest from Capital City Productions. Adam says it'll be a "bloody good time!" October 3, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with HANNAH REEVES, Director, Sager | Braudis Gallery, about their brand new autumn exhibit opening tomorrow in the North Village Arts District in Columbia. Hannah also touches on what we have to look forward to from Sager | Braudis in 2018 (hint: even more exhibits!). At [4:05] JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director of the Missouri Symphony Society, invites young kiddos (2nd grade and up) to join a brand new orchestra called Overture to Strings. No audition is necessary! Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the Piano Showcase, the Holiday Home Tour, the Symphony of Toys and more! October 2, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the Boone County Hams! They perform two numbers: "Zombie Jamboree" at [1:50] and a slightly different take on "What a Wonderful World" at [4:20]. If you think you've got what it takes to sing with these guys, join them at their next practice - watch for details! September 29, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with LEIGH ANNE HAUN, Director of Development at Woodhaven, about their annual fundraising dinner and silent auction happening October 3rd in Columbia. There is no cost to attend the event, but reservations are required. Watch for details! At [3:50] longtime local newspaper columnist BILL CLARK tells us how he's officially entered the 21st century. In short, Bill's primary platform, after years of writing for a print publication, is now a website. Find out how it's going so far and how you can subscribe! September 28, 2017

Today Paul Pepper is joined by the cast of "Quilters," the latest production at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon! They perform two numbers from the show: "Pieces of Lives" at [1:19] and "Windmill" at [5:16]. Artistic Director TODD DAVISON tells us that "Quilters" is more than just a show - find out why! September 27, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOSH KIRBY about the Fayette Area Community Theatre's annual Wine & Spirits Walk. This is an important fundraiser for FACT, which is in need of a theatre to call home. Watch for details! At [3:15] LAINIE VANSANT and MURPHY WARD invite everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." This family-friendly favorite is running this Wednesday through Sunday only at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU campus! September 26, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and CLAUDIA SCHOONOVER, Director of Missouri River Regional Library, talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club". Author Will Schwalbe's "love letter" to his mother is the chosen book for year's 'Capital Read' program. Will is visiting Jefferson City later this week - watch for details! At [4:21] Mizzou graduate students MILLA TITOVA, psychology, and TAYLOR KELTY, biomedical sciences, are here to tell us what they'll be talking about at this Wednesday's Science on Tap COMO event at Craft Beer Cellar in Columbia. September 25, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT from the University  of Missouri's South Farm Research Center. Tim tells us about the 11th annual South Farm Showcase, a free, family-friendly event happening September 30th in Columbia. Tim says the highlight this year will be the "taste of Mizzou." That means plenty of Tiger Stripe ice cream and honey from South Farm beehives. September 22, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOSH REID about the University Concert Series' 110th season! Josh tells us that this year will feature a "tremendous amount of diversity and a lot of different cultures." Among the 26 scheduled performances is Tango Buenos Aries, The Beach Boys, the Missouri Contemporary Ballet and a whole lot more! At [3:29] JOE GEIST and artist GARY CADWALLADER invite everyone to the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art in Fayette to experience "Passion vs. Reality: Three for the Fall." Get a taste of what you'll see when you visit thanks to examples provided by Gary and ceramic artist Geoff Graham! September 21, 2017

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