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 and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, talk about a "unique" event that's going to happen for the first time in 400 years! And, as usual, Val brings more photos of outer space. October 17, 2014.

Today Paul Pepper is joined by the Artistic Director of Maples Rep Theatre, TODD DAVISON, and the 'bingo ladies!' The ladies perform "I Still Believe in You" at [1:33] and "Gentleman Caller" at [5:09] from "Bingo: The Winning Musical," on stage now in Macon. October 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS talk about the annual 'Sustainable Living Fair," happening this Friday and Saturday at City Hall in The District! Watch for details. October 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about VAC's annual Christmas program. Are you interested in sponsoring a family this holiday season? Watch for details! At [4:50] ED HANSON returns with a plug for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which is the latest show at Talking Horse Productions! October 14, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LORENZO LAWSON and KATHERINE WILSON, Youth Empowerment Zone, and then hears from three success stories about the impact YEZ has made on their lives. October 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with RUTH O'NEILL, Heart of Missouri CASA, about 'Justice is Served, A Roast of Chris Kelly,' happening October 23. Seats are still available to this important fundraiser! At [4:48] DIANA MOXON joins us with details about this weekend's Boone County Art Show! Not to be missed! October 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CINDY HALL about Rock Bridge Elementary's annual chicken barbecue fundraiser, now in it's 57th year! At [4:21] TODD DAVISON, Maples Rep Theatre, is back to tell us about their latest production, "BINGO: The Winning Musical." Opens tomorrow! October 9, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform Bob Dyer's "Jesse James" on banjo and guitar! October 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ELIZABETH BRAATEN-PALMIERI to talk about a live-auction fundraiser happening this Sunday! Money raised benefits Columbia's GreenHouse Theatre Project. At [4:57] ROSE VOMUND invites everyone to the 24th annual Mature Living Festival, which takes place this Friday at Parkade Center. Are you a senior in need of advice? Don't miss this event! October 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Health Care's SUSAN PEREIRA about the new 'Quick Care Clinics,' located at Columbia Hy-Vees. When should you go? We have the answer! At [4:25] BRIAN MAHIEU tells us about the Art House's 'Autumn on the Bricks' festival, happening this Saturday in Fulton! October 6, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Health's DR. CHOKKALINGAM SIVA about his experiment to prevent heart attacks with a drug normally used to treat arthritis. At [4:15] author MARSHA KNUDSEN talks about her book, "Sailor's Mail." October 3, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper chats with ADAM SAUNDERS about this Saturday's Harvest Hootenanny fundraiser at Urban Farm in Columbia! Don't miss the meal as prepared by Brook Harlan and the Columbia Career Center. At [4:11] TIM REINBOTT returns with a pink pumpkin (aka: porcelain doll) in hand to plug the Bradford Farm Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser! October 1, 2014 (Pardon the audio! It's good information and worth listening to at least once.)

  Today Paul Pepper and KELLY SMITH talk about River City Habitat for Humanity's 90th house in Jefferson City! Would you like to help? Visit their Re-Store! At [4:55] VALERIE CHAFFIN tells us about 30 years of Second Chance and this weekend's 'Paws in the Park' fundraiser, now two days! September 30, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper chats with JEFF MORAN, first about PET, which stands for Personal Energy Transportation; and then about the next Bluegrass Gospel Worship Service at Millersburg Christian Church. At [4:37] find out all about the good the Assistance League has done after 20 years as chapter in Mid-Missouri! September 29, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with local storyteller PABLO about the 13th annual "Walk Back in Time," sponsored by the Audrain County Historical Society. At [4:29] BARB BRUEGGEMAN tells us about "Operation: Bugle Boy," which is a dinner in November for veterans only. Watch for more information! September 26, 2014

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Gallimimus"

Sep 25, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper invites back local storyteller LARRY BROWN to finish his story of the Gallimimus. Find 'part one' in our performance archives titled: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Labor Day." September 25, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper and consumer expert MEL ZELENAK break down the science behind getting the best possible airfare, and why prices change so frequently! September 24, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN BICKEL about getting older, living longer and the mission behind the Missouri Coalition for Quality Care, which is there for those who are receiving long-term care. September 23, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper and the Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON talk about the annual Betty Brown Afternoon Tea fundraiser happening this Thursday. RSVP today! At [3:59] MEG LADD, ParentLink, and MEGAN HERNANDEZ, Jose Jalapeños, tell us about the Tigers on the Prowl silent auction event October 3rd at The Crossing. September 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about "Warm Up Columbia," a program entirely dependent on donations! At [4:48] NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL tells us about Lincoln University's field day titled, "In Touch with Nature," happening tomorrow in Jefferson City! September 19, 2014

Paul Pepper: Osher Book Talks & CROP Walk and 5K

Sep 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHY SALTER about the next Osher Book Talk, which will feature author Nina Furstenau, happening October 4th! At [4:54] EDITH PRINCE and STEVE KEITHAN tell us about this Sunday's CROP Walk and this Saturday's CROP Run, which raises money to feed the hungry in Central Missouri. September 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites back Col. MIKE FAYETTE and his service dog, WHISKEY, to find out how it's been going since Mike and Whiskey were paired about a month ago. ReCHAI Director REBECCA JOHNSON also joins the interview. September 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MARGARET TOLLERTON with Missouri Cures. Margaret is joined by DR. ADAM WHALEY-CONNELL from the VA Hospital and also the featured speaker at next week's breakfast event. Open to the public! September 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT, from the League of Women Voters, about events celebrating Constitution Day in which you're invited! At [4:36] STEVE SHELTMIRE and SCOTT DEAN tell us all about the Citizens Police Review Board. September 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON, Talking Horse Productions, talk about "Paper Daddy," which was written for THP and takes place in Columbia. Opens tomorrow! At [4:32] CHARLES RILEY tells us all about this Sunday's bluegrass and BBQ festival, which benefits Fulton State Hospital! September 11, 2014

Paul Pepper: Maria Trevor, Harp Music (Performance)

Sep 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back harpist MARIA TREVOR. She performs, but first tells us about "Harp and Healing," which takes place every first Tuesday at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. September 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper talks to MELANIE KNOCKE about this Saturday's show, "Wonders of the Night Sky," at the CPS Planetarium. If you have youngsters (3/4 years-old), you won't want to miss this show! September 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, talk about "mindful living," which is living our lives with a little more awareness. Are you living life on autopilot? Watch! September 8, 2014

Paul Pepper: The Boone County Hams (Performance)

Sep 9, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local barbershop quartet, The Boone County Hams! They perform "Chordbuster March" and "It Is Well." September 9, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and JOAN STACK talk about the Missouri State Historical Society's latest exhibit, titled "Thomas Hart Benton's American Mythologies." We've got a sneak preview! September 5, 2014

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