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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Storyteller "Pablo"

Nov 13, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back "Pablo", who shares a World War I story about the largest battle in American military history.

Access To Healthy Foods & Piano Student Showcase

Nov 12, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks with KENNETH PIGG about the Access to Healthy Food program, and this weekend's beer festival at Stephens Lake Park!  Watch for details, and for more information about GEORGIA MOREHOUSE's piano student showcase at the Missouri Theatre - also this weekend!

Boys and Girls Club & Capital City Players

Nov 11, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with AMY HAY about what's happening at Columbia's Boys and Girls Club. Also, the latest show from Capital City Players is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Meet RACHEL STEINMEIR and AUDIE CLINE, and go see the show! 

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Nov 8, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY, whose topic today is all about ''managing digital devices". Are you a "victim" of information overload? 

Today Paul Pepper and ANN McGINITY talk about this weekend's Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild 'event', featuring members' work and demonstrations! Also, LIZ SCHMIDT and the League of Women Voters want you to attend the latest forum, which will focus on GMOs. Watch for details! 

Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk about the new show at the Columbia Art League, titled "Give the Gift of Art". Check out some of the items - perfect for holiday shopping! Also, JOHANNA DERDA and CARRIE FLIEG, join us to talk about the Callaway Hills Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter in need of funds and volunteers. 

GreenHouse Theater Project & Ozark Fiber Fling

Nov 5, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI, who invites you to Cabarasque, a Cabaret-themed fundraiser at The Bridge! Also, the Ozark Fiber Fling is happening this weekend in Steelville. Watch for details! 

Today Paul Pepper talks to MEGAN GILL about the research grant awarded to Dr. Micah Mazurek, which focuses on what's called the 'autism impact measure'. Also, SCOTT GORDON, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, invites you to the Hunger Run, 5K and 10K, fundraiser November 9th! Watch for details. 

Author Warren Dalton

Nov 1, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local historian/author/columnist WARREN DALTON and cohort DAVID JAMES. Warren's latest book, "Between the Columns Volume II" is out today! 

Larry Brown's Halloween Story

Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Today Paul Pepper let's local storyteller LARRY BROWN do his thing, Halloween-style. Lock the doors and close the blinds - it's scary!

RTO Orchestra & Second Chance

Oct 31, 2013

Today Paul Pepper learns about Columbia's RTO Orchestra for adults from JEANNE LAMBSON. They're looking for viola and french horn players! Also, VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, makes a plea for assistance! Money, time and supplies are in need. 

Today Paul Pepper chats with RACHEL ELLERSIECK, Ronald McDonald House Charities, about today's grand opening of the new house! Also, KRISTEN EIFFERT invites children to another cooking class at the Daniel Boone Regional Library next Saturday!

Humane Society & Children's Transport Services

Oct 28, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and COLIN LaVAUTE talk about "Whiskers and Wine", a fundraiser for the Central Missouri Humane Society. Also, JUDY BILDNER and JOHN PARADALOS share the story of the first children's transport service at MU, and the event honoring its founder, Dr. Elizabeth James. 

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Oct 25, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and JOAN STACK - er, the ghost of Eliza Bingham, the wife of George Caleb Bingham - invite you to "Trick or Treat through Missouri History" October 29th at the State Historical Society of Missouri. Fun for kids!

Missouri Cures & D&H Drugstore

Oct 24, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON talk about the latest and greatest breakthroughs featured on the Missouri Cures website. Sign up for their newsletter! Also, DARRAN ALBERTY, D&H Drugstore, talks about the flu, the flu shot and ways to avoid getting sick! 

Today Paul Pepper is joined by NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who talks about the services CMSHT provides to get the word out about sex and labor trafficking. 

College of Veterinary Medicine & Wolfner Library

Oct 22, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and DR. CB CHASTAIN, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, talk about good vomiting and bad vomiting in pets. Yes. Also, DAVID SHAY and RICHARD SMITH join us from the Wolfner Library, a free service to Missourians who can't use standard printed materials. 

Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone

Oct 21, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with LORENZO LAWSON from Youth Empowerment Zone about 'Silence the Violence' and YEZ's effort to curb violence in Columbia. 

Yvonne Mathews and Mabel Grimes

Oct 18, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Lincoln University's YVONNE MATHEWS, however, the star of today's segment is DR. MABEL GRIMES, who performs the poem, "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar in negro dialect. 

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Oct 17, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MEL ZELENAK! What do you think is the number one site for travelers in the United States? Mel has the answer (he always does!). 

Dreams to Reality & Talking Horse Productions

Oct 16, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with MARIANNE JONES, Dreams to Reality, about the 2nd annual Black and White Masquerade Ball fundraiser happening October 25th. Also, Talking Horse Productions opens The Baltimore Walt tomorrow night. ED HANSON and CARRIE WINSHIP are here with details. 

Millersburg Christian Church & No Kill Columbia

Oct 15, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to JEFF MORAN about the Bluegrass Gospel Worship service featuring the Millersburg Gloryland Band at Millersburg Christian Church this Saturday! Also, LIZ BURK and MICHELLE BIRD, No Kill Columbia, invite you to the ASPCA Mega-Match-A-Thon this weekend! 

Maples Rep Theatre (Performance)

Oct 14, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes TODD DAVISON and the cast of "A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel"! They perform two songs from the show, which is opening in two days at Maples Rep Theatre in Macon! 

Today Paul Pepper chats with DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League, about the annual Boone County Art Show, starting tonight through Sunday - don't miss it! Also, STEVE JOHNSON talks about the last Taste of Local Missouri Food Festival, happening tomorrow in Boonville's Kemper Park. Watch for details!

Cathy Salter, Author Matthew Goodman Events

Oct 10, 2013

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHY SALTER, who talks about all the events surrounding a visit from author Matthew Goodman, "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World", to the Boone County Museum, the University of Missouri and the Daniel Boone Regional Library. 

Mature Living Festival & League of Women Voters

Oct 9, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with JESSICA MACY about the Boone County Council on Aging's annual Mature Living Festival, which promotes good information for seniors, find out when and where! Also, PEGGY PLACIER talks about the Fall Forum on Education, which this year focuses on teacher's tenure.

Arrow Rock Heritage Craft Festival

Oct 8, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by MARY DUNCAN and PAUL "PABLO" BAUM, who talk about all the happenings at this weekend's Arrow Rock Heritage Craft Festival. Take a trip back to the 1800s Saturday and Sunday! 

Vera Massey, University Extension

Oct 7, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY talk about sleep. Did you know that, on average, adults get 6.6 hours of sleep? "It's not enough".

Storyteller Larry Brown

Oct 4, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back well-known local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Today Larry tells the original story, "Jack and the Preacher".

Butterfield Youth Services

Oct 3, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by LESLIE HUSTON and BOB STEWART from Butterfield Youth Services, which is celebrating 50 years! 

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