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 ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their upcoming show, "Reasons To Be Pretty." Ed hopes the audience walks away having learned a little something, with a few laughs mixed in. At [3:48] MARY WILKERSON joins us from Central Bank of Boone County (formerly Boone County National Bank) to talk about the 56th Art Show happening this weekend in the CBBC lobby! Works of art by residents from Boone County and Columbia Art League members will be on display for your enjoyment! October 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper invites back local folk musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para to perform Bob Zentz's "Sweet Song from Yesterday" on guitar and autoharp [2:45]. October 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent at Bradford Farm, lament about the state of pumpkins (and gardening in general) after such a wet summer. That won't deter the upcoming Pink Pumpkin Party fundraiser for women dealing with breast cancer, though; watch for details! At [4:00] MEG LADD and MATT DAVIS tell us about ParentLink, a statewide resource from the University of Missouri's College of Education for families to use if they have parenting questions or are need of a little extra support. Don't miss Tiger Family Fun Fest next weekend! October 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talk about this Saturday's 'Autumn on the Bricks' festival in downtown Fulton. Art, music, food, a wing cook-off and beer; there will be something for everyone, so don't miss it! At [4:24] RACHEL MUTRUX, Director of the Missouri Telehealth Network, tells us about "Show-Me ECHO," a new telehealth program at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine. If you're need of doctor but can't travel, this is a viable solution! October 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about all the ways CCUA mentors people in our community on how to get the most out of their garden. At [3:48] Second Chance Executive Director VALERIE CHAFFIN joins us for the last time before a move to North Carolina. We say goodbye and meet interim director KERRI BURROWS. Watch! October 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about what's sure to be a "riotous evening," October 20th in the 'Friends Room' at the Columbia Public Library. Come to hear a conversation about GMOs featuring experts from all sides from the University of Missouri. At [4:48] ROSE VOMUND invites everyone to the Parkade Plaza Event Center this Friday for the 25th annual Mature Living Festival, hosted by yours truly! October 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL, Executive Director at the Boone County Historical Society, talk about the first-ever Boone County Stables Tour fundraiser. Equestrian and non-equestrian fans alike will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at up to five local stables. Watch for details! At [3:28] BARB BRUEGGEMAN and ADAM MIETZNER, Operation Bugle Boy, are here to help honor first-responders with a program titled "Tribute to Heroes," and they need your help! October 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAM OSTBY, RN, about a call for volunteers to participate in a study on lymphedema at the University of Missouri. Watch for details! At [4:19] Artistic Director HEATHER CARVER invites everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of 'Romeo and Juliet' this weekend inside the Missouri Theatre! Tickets on sale now. Heather also gives us a sneak preview of the rest of the fall season - watch! October 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about their efforts during 'Hunger Action Month' to educate the community and to raise awareness about food insecurities in Mid-Missouri. How did they do it? (Hint: it involved a giant orange spoon!) October 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, who talks about Missouri's contributions to the wine industry. Did you know that many years ago, Missouri 'saved the planet from losing all of it's wine production?' It's a fascinating story - watch! September 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about Yuri Milner's recent $100 million dollar effort to find radio signals, and therefore proof of life, in the outer-reaches of space. Bill shares his thoughts on the matter - watch! September 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, about how treatment at Phoenix is different than your typical 12-step program. Remember that you don't have to hit rock bottom before seeking positive choices; so if you, or someone you know, is suffering from substance abuse, please take a moment and watch this important interview! September 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes members of the Boonslick Chordbusters! Known as the Boone County Hams, today's foursome features a couple of 'newbies' to sing "I'm Feelin' Fine" [2:24] and "The Chordbusters March" [6:09]. Watch! September 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about staying hydrated. Are 8 cups of water a day still the standard? Can drinking a lot of water help avoid kidney stones? And what is the color of your urine trying to tell you? We've got the answers - watch! At [4:09] CYNTHIA HELPHINGSTINE, Coulter Program Director at the University of Missouri, tells us about the Coulter Program, and invites everyone to their 4th annual awards ceremony TODAY at 10 a.m. $500,000 in grants will be handed out! September 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen. Walter treats us to a reading of his poem, "Moon Walk Missouri," which he wrote for the state, and even presented a framed copy of to former Gov. Matt Blunt. September 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes performers from Maples Repertory Theatre's latest production, "Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement." They perform "Boogie Woogie Bulwark of a Basement" [2:11] and "That's Lutheran Love" [5:11] - watch! September 22, 2015

Paul Pepper: Paul Baum, "Walk Back in Time 2015"

Sep 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAUL BAUM about this weekend's "Walk Back in Time" event in Mexico, Missouri. It's three days of special military exhibits and reenactments (dating back to Medieval times!); plus, performances, candlelight tours, a fish fry and more! Watch for details. September 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Dave Mars and Brenna Reed, City of Columbia Water and Light, about easy ways to save money on your energy bills. How? By controlling the temperature of your home, and the best way to do that is by knowing your home. Watch for some great tips and ideas! September 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. GANESH GOPALAKRISHNA, MU School of Medicine, about a new app for your smartphone called "MoodTrek." Dr. Gopalakrishna tells us how it came about and how it works! At [3:37] SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor & Home, tells us about eco-friendly flooring. Made of wool, this type of carpeting "absorbs those harmful molecules and releases them back as a harmless gas." September 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about "In Touch with Nature." Lincoln University's upcoming 'field day' aims to promote, educate and introduce everyone to native plants you can grow and eat. Tours, food samples, a petting zoo and more! At [4:48] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, invites everyone to the Boone County Government Center TONIGHT for a conversation about amending the Constitution. The University of Missouri's Dr. Justin Dyer will be there to talk both pros and cons. Don't miss it! September 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and Woodhaven CEO Mark Palmer talk about "Direct Support Professionals Week," which is a country-wide celebration that recognizes the professionals that work one-on-one with Woodhaven residents. At [3:55] MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, invites everyone to the next WISE event on October 1st in Springfield, Missouri. (WISE stands for Women in Science and Entrepreneurship.) "Hopefully these WISE conferences influence women to go into science." September 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes LISA GOLDSCHIMDT and LEAH CHRISTIAN, who tell us about "Light Up Rotary," a joint effort between Columbia Metro Rotary Club, Central Missouri Community Action's Weatherization Program and the CoMo Energy Challenge to reduce energy use in 38 low-income homes. At [5:04] LEAH CHRISTIAN and MICHAEL TRAPP, Columbia Ward 2 Council Member, encourage everyone to attend the Smart Growth Parking Community Forum and Workshop September 22nd at City Hall. The results of the recent parking audit and the future of parking in downtown Columbia will be discussed! September 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MELANIE KNOCKE talk about what you can expect at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium's 'Second Saturday Series,' happening tomorrow at Rock Bridge High School. It all starts with a live show for 3-7 year-olds at 2:00. September 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VALERIE CHAFFIN, Executive Director at Second Chance, talk about this weekend's Paws in the Park celebration and fundraiser! Don't miss the "largest pet-centered family event in Central Missouri!" At [4:13] SUSAN GROVES and TREVA VANDELICHT invite everyone to Fulton State Hospital's 9th annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival! Homemade pies, local music, and of course, barbecue, can all be found in Fulton this Sunday, rain or shine! September 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARAH GALLAGHER about this weekend's 5th annual Wine Walk in Boonville! The goal of the 'walk' is to raise awareness of (and a little money for) the Katy Bridge restoration project. Everyone is welcome! At [4:23] director NORA DIETZEL, and actress MICHELE CURRY, show us how much fun everyone will have when they go see Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Mary Poppins!" September 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER McNEIL about the "Family Meal Program" at Columbia's Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are always needed to help cook or cater meals for families staying in their 'home away from home.' At [3:37] KELLY SMITH and NANCY SAMP invite everyone to the annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for River City Habitat for Humanity on September 18th. Lunch or dinner. Eat in or carry-out. Maybe even delivery? There's no excuse! September 8, 2015

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Labor Day"

Sep 7, 2015

It's Labor Day! To celebrate, Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry tells us a "traditional, Appalachian Ozark 'Jack' tale." ...I don't know either; you'll just have to watch! September 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about what our handwriting says about us - what we're thinking and what we truly believe. "It's 100% accurate." Examples used on today's show include handwriting samples from Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Watch! September 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEIL, Boone County Volunteer Coordinator for Heart of Missouri CASA, about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser, happening October 22nd. In the hot seat this year? The Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell! Unfamiliar with CASA's mission or interested in volunteering? Watch! At [5:04] MARIE ROBERTON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts, lets everyone know about upcoming classes for boys and girls, young and old, with all ranges of experience! September 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE DULLE, 2015-16 Rotary Club District Governor, talk about the "Food Fight," which was a joint effort with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to alleviate the hunger problem in Columbia and surrounding communities. Find out how much was raised! At [4:42] director MORGAN DENNEHY and actress DANA BOCKE tell us about Maplewood Barn's twist on their upcoming  production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." (Hint: it involves pizza and football.) September 2, 2015