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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Joan Stack, State Historical Society

May 7, 2013

 Today Paul Pepper talks to JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, and JEAN PARSONS, Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, about the latest exhibit featuring historic fashions! 

Author Jim Riek

May 6, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks to JIM RIEK, best known as an anchor on KOMU 8 News, but today is appearing as an author. Jim collaborated with colleagues on a book about the May 2011 Joplin tornado, and shares how the book came together. 

  Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN talk about stress. There's good stress and bad stress - Dr. Newman explains, and shares ways to cope.

Performance by "The Boone County Hams"

May 2, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes four members of the Boonslick Chordbusters, known as "The Boone County Hams". Big show coming up this Saturday, but first they perform three songs for us! "Good Luck Charm", "Heart of My Heart Medley" and "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die".

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound

May 1, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes REBECCA JOHNSON, who was recently inducted into the National Academies of Practice. Rebecca talks about the benefits of having a pet and/or being with a pet (including less stress), known as "Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound".

Rock Bridge High School Theatrical Showcase

Apr 30, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with LAUREN PUCKETT and TROY GUTHRIE about Rock Bridge High School's "Theatrical Showcase": 30 students,10 productions, all in 2 hours - May 3 & 4. 

Graduate Education Week & CMDA

Apr 29, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes GEORGE JUSTICE, who reflects on "Mizzou Adventures in Education", which occurred throughout April. Also, KRISTIN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, wants to encourage parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their children.

Sutu Forte & School of Metaphysics

Apr 26, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes CHRISTINE MADAR and WALTER HRYCAJ, with the School of Metaphysics, who give details about "Dream Awareness Weekend". Also, SUTU FORTE talks about tomorrow's, "A Call for the Wild", and shares the "theme song" as only Sutu can!

Vera Massey, MU Extension

Apr 25, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY, MU Extension, who shares tips about gardening - it's that time of year!

UFO Enthusiast Bill Wickersham

Apr 24, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local columnist and UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM for more insight into life in outer-space and what that means for us here on Earth.

Claire Lea, MU Peace Corps.

Apr 23, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes CLAIRE LEA; Claire shares her story of 2 years in the Peace Corps. stationed in New Guinea, West Africa.

Montessori School & League of Women Voters

Apr 22, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes LORIE STEELE, Jefferson City Montessori School, 30th Annual Silent Auction fundraiser this Saturday, April 27. Also, LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, runs down the busy list of activities in which you're invited - starting tomorrow!

Fun City Youth Academy & Float Your Boat

Apr 19, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAULETTE ORR, Fun City Youth Academy, who invites you  to the 2nd Annual Community Champions Award Dinner, honoring outstanding Columbia citizens. Also, MICHELLE HALL and KRISTEN SMARR, volunteers with the Foodbank, further explain tomorrow's Float Your Boat fundraiser.

CFAV & Empire Artistic Skate Team

Apr 18, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes KELLIE KOTRABA, Columbia Faith and Values, "Church Walking Tour" in downtown Columbia, Saturday, April 20. Find out which five churches! Also, meet 64-year-old skater GEORGIA FERGUSON, Empire Roller Rink Skate Team, and LISA TRENT. Fundraiser craft show this Saturday. Send the skate team around the state!

DBRL One Read Program & Independent Actors Theatre

Apr 17, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes DOYNE MCKENZIE, Daniel Boone Regional Library, who wants your vote for this year's One Read program. Learn what books and a little bit about each. Also, EMILY ROLLIE, Independent Actors Theatre, "Distant Music" is their latest production, and it's being performed at Columbia's Eastside Tavern starting tomorrow.

Habitat For Humanity & Capital City Players

Apr 16, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes KELLY SMITH; River City Habitat For Humanity is dedicating their 80th house (located on Stadium Blvd. in Jefferson City). Find out more. Also, DUSTIN ALLISON and JON SHELTMIRE talk about Capital City Players' latest production of "Moon Over Buffalo", opening this Friday.

Kit Salter, Ashland Out Loud

Apr 15, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back KIT SALTER; "Ashland Out Loud" is back - food, festivities, a fun run and more - and you're invited! Get the details.

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, Part 2

Apr 12, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, and SULA SKILES, a survivor of sex trafficking. Sula shares her story. Part 2.

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, Part 1

Apr 11, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, and SULA SKILES, a survivor of sex trafficking. Sula shares her story. Part 1.

Performance from Show-Me Opera

Apr 10, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes CHRISTINE SEITZ and three singers from Show-Me Opera. They perform "Sweet Be The Winds", from the opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart.

Talking Horse Productions & Diabetes Symposium

Apr 9, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to ED HANSON, Talking Horse Productions, about their latest production, the romantic comedy "The Last Romance", opening April 25 at Berlin Theatre. Also, NANCY REBECCA PALMER and CAROLE WEEKS, MU Health Care, talk about a free diabetes symposium happening April 20. Registration required!

Heart of Missouri United Way & Comedy Night

Apr 8, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to TIM RICH, Heart of Missouri United Way, about how United Way is improving impact in people's lives. Also, the Assistance League and Job Point is holding their annual comedy night fundraiser. DORIS ROSS has the lineup!

Jenifer Flink, Boone County Historical Museum

Apr 5, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with JENIFER FLINK, Boone County Historical Museum, about trivia night happening tonight! Free refreshments, silent auction and, of course, trivia. Find out more - it's not too late to take part.

Cathy & Dave, Big Muddy Folk Festival

Apr 4, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA about this weekend's Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville. Cathy and Dave also perform "The Singer's Request" by Nick Jones.

Cathy Salter, Saturday Morning Book Talk

Apr 3, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CATHY SALTER, Boone County Museum and Galleries, to talk about the upcoming authors taking part in the Saturday Morning Book Talk series held at the museum. This Saturday's author is William Least-Heat Moon.

Columbia Cultural Affairs & True North

Apr 2, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the "Minister of Culture" CHRIS STEVENS, who shares a wealth of arts and entertainment coming up - including a plug for MCB's trip to South Korea. Also, BARBARA HODGES, True North, talks about the Little Black Dress fundraiser event happening April 26.

Voluntary Action Center & Cleanup Columbia

Apr 1, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about the Hero Awards and "Spring Into Action - The Reveal". Also, LISA ROHMILLER and SI YOL YI, City of Columbia, talk about Cleanup Columbia - happening next weekend.

Mary Hussmann, GRO

Mar 29, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with GRO's MARY HUSSMANN about all things Medicare/Medicaid. GRO stands for Grass Roots Organizing.

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Mar 28, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, who shares more body, mind and spirit practices for a healthy you!

MU Health Care & Bradford Farm

Mar 27, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to JAMES STOWE, MU Health Care Trauma Services, about the planning for the "eventuality of seniors not driving." Also, TIM REINBOTT, Bradford Farm, about the forecast for this year's summer season.

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