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 welcomes WYN RILEY and KYLE KENNEDY. "Home for Christmas" is next weekend at the Miller Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now! Today, Kyle performs "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

Today Paul Pepper and ANDREA SHELTON review familiar and not-so-familiar - but always important(!) - tips to use less stuff this holiday season; for instance, give an experience as a gift! Also, Fairview United Methodist Church presents "Little Bethlehem" - ANDY UPHAM joins us to talk about the interactive presentation happening this weekend!

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Center, Inc. in Jefferson City, talk about stress and depression during the holiday season. Watch for the paper-crumpling demonstration...

Phoenix Programs, Inc. & The Food Bank

Dec 10, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., talk about 'change' being less of an event and more of a process. SCOTT GORDON is also here to plug the One-for-One Holiday Food Drive December 18th. Watch for the location!

Today Paul Pepper talks with Missouri Orthopedic Institute surgeon AJAY AGGARWAL about ways to delay arthritis; most importantly: stay active! Also, KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat for Humanity, is back to discuss the misconceptions about Habitat for Humanity. 

Today Paul Pepper and ANITA PARMER talk about about this Saturday's Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church Bazaar and Cafe; but up first, EMILY EDGINGTON ANDREWS and STEFAN FREUND: the Columbia Civic Orchestra and Columbia Chorale present "On a Winter's Eve: A Holiday Concert" this Sunday at Missouri United Methodist Church. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ROB CROUSE, Capital City Players, who talks about an original, one-weekend-only, holiday show opening December 19th. Also, don't miss the Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar this Saturday! LIZ SCHMIDT and LEEANN BALL are here with the church mice and more information.

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Dec 4, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, about efficiency with your clothes dryer. Did you know each dry-cycle costs roughly $.65?

Columbia Public Schools & Chordbusters Concert

Dec 3, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and JONATHAN SESSIONS talk about a new school Rock Bridge State Park. Also, Chuck Bay is here promoting the Boonslick Chordbusters Christmas Concert on December 7th - watch for details! 

Lions Eye Bank & Tiger Trolley

Dec 2, 2013

Today Paul Pepper visits with RONALD WALKENBACH, Lions Eye Bank, about the Cornea Donation and Transplant program. Also, Tiger Trolley is offering holiday lights tours - two days only! CINDY MUSTARD joins us with details. 

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Nov 29, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, who talks about a Native American exhibit that opened earlier this month. Watch for the lithograph of the infamous Black Hawk. 

Salvation Army

Nov 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Paul Pepper is joined by the Salvation Army's RICHARD TRIMMELL, KATIE HARRIS-SMITH and CINDY CHAPMAN. Among the topics: tomorrow's Red Kettle Campaign. 

Pet Magazine & Talking Horse Productions

Nov 27, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with MELODY WHITWORTH, Dogs Deserve Better, about a new magazine called The Pet Project, which focuses on bettering the lives of pets with community involvement. Also, Talking Horse Productions presents "Almost, Maine"; ED HANSON and MARK KELTY are here with details! 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes RICHARD STICKANN, author of the book, "Hobbledehoy Boy", which is about a boy's journey to manhood. Also, GRETA HULL, Combs Language Preschool, is back to talk about a new toddler group, starting in January. 

Today Paul Pepper talks good holiday eating tips with AFTAN BRYANT, from the (newly named) Central Missouri Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. Also, DEBBIE WUNDER (who is legally blind), shares her thoughts about the National Federation of the Blind, as well as her experiences with the organization. 

Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN take a tour of the stars with more photos taken from right here in Missouri! Find out where you can see a comet tomorrow morning. 

Today Paul Pepper is joined by two crew members and two cast members of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", opening tonight! NORA HENNESSY performs "Gimme Gimme". 

Maples Rep Theatre & Puppies with Purpose

Nov 20, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TODD DAVISON, Maples Rep Theatre, to talk about "Away in the Basement", a Church Basement Ladies prequel, opening Friday! Also, TERRI WARHOVER and KRISTI MILLAM join us to talk about Puppies with Purpose and the fundraiser this Saturday. Check out the adorable puppy! 

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Nov 19, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined once again by consumer and money-saving guru MEL ZELENAK, who this time focuses on the difference between fee-only and fee-based financial planners. 

Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOHN BAKER, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, who talks about the "COMO Gives Giving Guide", a charitable project in which you can participate! Also, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and DR. MICHAEL GARDNER, MU Health, is here to talk symptoms, statistics and risk factors. 

Voluntary Action Center & City of Columbia

Nov 15, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with LESLIE PITCHFORD, Voluntary Action Center, about their annual Adopt-A-Family program for the holidays. Find out how to get involved! Also, the City of Columbia's ANDREA SHELTON is back with information about America Recycles Day, happening this Sunday! 

Missouri Contemporary Ballet & Fall Into Art

Nov 14, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with KAREN GRUNDY, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, about "Crave" - a modern show, including hip-hop ballet, taking place at the Missouri Theatre. Also, Fall Into Art is back this weekend at Parkade Center. MELYNDA LOTVEN is here with details! 

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.