Radio Friends with Paul Pepper

Weekdays at 8:50
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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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Peace Corps Film Fest

Today Paul Pepper welcomes Peace Corps representatives MIKE BURDEN and CLAIRE LEA, who talk about the Peace Corps in general and their upcoming film festival this weekend on the MU Campus.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri January 25, 2013

League of Women Voters & Daniel Boone Regional Library

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back LIZ SCHMIDT, with the League of Women Voters, who shares the many events happening throughout February. Also, SARAH HOWARD, Daniel Boone Regional Library, has events of her own - including programs for children starring Dennis Warner.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DAVE MARS, energy guru with Columbia's Water and Light Department, who talks about digital thermostats - including ones you can control from your smart phone. Keep your home warm and efficient and save a buck while doing so!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Today Paul Pepper chats with VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, about her 8-week program that looks at strategies to take better care of yourself. Are you on automatic pilot?

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Magician and Illusionist Jeff Copeland

Today Paul Pepper and JEFF COPELAND perform "close up" magic with ten cards. Jeff has two shows at the Berlin Theater this Friday.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Scott Gordon, Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri

Today Paul Pepper talks to SCOTT GORDON, Communication Coordinator, The Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Did you know that 20% of the people in the area are "food insecure?"

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Joan Stack, Missouri State Historical Society

  Today Paul Pepper talks to JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, about their upcoming exhibit celebrating the art of Joan's father, Frank Stack.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Artrageous Fridays & City of Columbia Cultural Affairs

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes STACI POTTINGER, who talks about The District's quarterly art crawl known as Artrageous Fridays. Also, CHRIS STEVENS, City of Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs, wants you to make art part of your 2013. Find out how!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Tim Rich, Heart of Missouri United Way

  Today Paul Pepper chats with TIM RICH, Heart of Missouri United Way, about the United Way's recent changes and why it happened.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League

 Today Paul Pepper welcomes DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League, who talks about their new show, "Beauty and the Beholder", which opens today! 
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Ken Midkiff, Sierra Club

  Today Paul Pepper chats with KEN MIDKIFF about all things global warming.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Lynn Rossy, Healthy For Life

Today Paul Pepper talk with LYNN ROSSY, resident "healthy for life" expert, about making a lifestyle adjustment. "Eat For Life" is the name of her upcoming 10-week class, open to the community.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Jenifer Flink, Boone County Museum and Galleries

Today Paul Pepper chats with JENIFER FLINK, Boone County Museum and Galleries, about reopening today(!) after the holiday, and about what's on display, including a Civil War exhibit.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking

 Today Paul Pepper welcomes NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who shares a sneak peek of their latest billboard, as well as tips to spot trafficking, possibly in your own neighborhood. 
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Voluntary Action Center & Capital City Players

Today Paul Pepper chats with NICK FOSTER, from Columbia's Voluntary Action Center, who gives a recap of the holiday season and what's ahead for 2013. Also, director BRANDEN BISE and actress ASHTON BOTTS talk about Capital City Players production of "Spring Awakening", opening January 10.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Osher Lifelong Learning & 4-H

Today Paul Pepper welcomes LUCILLE SALERNO, who talks about upcoming classes at Osher Lifelong Learning, including climate change and the art of landscaping. Also, if you're interested in 4-H, STEVE HENNESS, University of Missouri Extension, has several big events coming up that you won't want to miss.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Adult Day Connections & Author Joe Dillard

Today Paul Pepper talks to WANDA HOFFMAN about Adult Day Connection, located at the University of Missouri. Find out about their fundraiser with Ruby Tuesday. Also, author JOE DILLARD stops by with stories from his book, "A Full Cup of Joe".

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Heather Harlan, Phoenix Programs, Inc.

Today Paul Pepper chats with HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., about an 8-week program on how to quit smoking.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award & Mizzou Plant Fashion Show

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JOHN BAKER, who explains the Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia. Nomination form is available online until January 18! Also, KARLAN SEVILLE, Mizzou Botanic Garden, stops by to promote the "plant fashion show". Learn more!

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Singer Larry Brown

Happy New Year! Today Paul Pepper welcomes local favorite LARRY BROWN, who sings "Auld Lang Syne" - including verses not often heard!

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Sutu Forte and the Beethovens

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back SUTU FORTE and The Rockin' Beethovens to perform. They'll be a featured performer this evening at First Night Columbia.


Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri December 28, 2012

First Night Columbia Performance

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JANE ACCURSO and DAN MILLER. They perform "Red Wing", and talk about Monday night's First Night Celebration in Downtown Columbia.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Missouri Cures & Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

Today Paul Pepper talks to MARGARET TOLLERTON, Missouri Cures, about the 2012 World Stem Cell Report. Also, NEGAR RAZVANI shares details about the upcoming 20th Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Keynote speaker is Martin Luther King III. 

Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Today Paul Pepper welcomes retired economics professor and consumer expert MEL ZELENAK, who looks ahead to 2013 and ways to curb bad spending habits. 

Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Sympatico Performs

Merry Christmas! Today Paul Pepper invites local all-female barbershop quartet SYMPATICO to perform holiday favorites like, "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" and "White Christmas". December 25, 2012

Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Cathy and Dave

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, local folk musician favorites who've been a Christmas Eve staple dating back many years. Today they perform "Make My Present Small". December 24, 2012

Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Pet Health Tips & Salvation Army

Today Paul Pepper welcomes CB CHASTAIN, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, who talks about keeping pets safe during the holidays - what plants are poisonous and what not to eat. Also, CYNDY CHAPMAN, Salvation Army, stops by with a kettle campaign update and ways to help others during the season.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Boone Hospital Center Palliative Care

Today Paul Pepper talks to JENNIFER BAGGETT, RN, Boone Hospital Center, about Palliative care and experiences Jennifer's had as a dying person's nurse.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Healthy Holiday Eating

Today Paul Pepper welcomes ASHLEY RITZO, Clinical Dietician with MU Health, about eating healthy and staying fit during the holidays.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Val Germann, CMAA

Today Paul Pepper chats with VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world, scheduled for this Friday!

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