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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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! 

Today Paul Pepper and TAMARA OBERBECK talk about the Children's Vision Screening Program (as young as six months!) - find out how it's done! Also, KRISTEN FRITSCHIE, MU Health, stops by with details about this year's Miracle Marathon - a virtual fundraiser with Children's Miracle Network - now thru the 26th! 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the always insightful DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc. in Jefferson City, to talk about schizophrenia and schizophrenia symptoms.

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN talk about EBT and CARF. Do you know someone who needs help? Phoenix Programs, Inc. could be the first step! Also, PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Dietetics Association, stresses the importance of eating fall fruits and vegetables.

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Sep 27, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JOAN STACK and KRISTEN FORD, Missouri State Historical Society, who talk about National Museum Day tomorrow at Museum of Art and Archeology! The event is kid-friendly and starts at 1 p.m.!

Columbia CROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run

Sep 26, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by HARRISON KEITHAHN, BRAD-BOYD KENNEDY and HELEN ROBISON. Find out all about the Columbia CROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run, and then sign up or show up Sunday, October 6 at Missouri United Methodist Church! 

Mel Zelenak, Consumer and Travel Tips

Sep 25, 2013

[Encore Presentation] Today Paul Pepper and consumer and travel expert MEL ZELENAK, talk about all things travel! Find out about deal versus value, and how to avoid "emotional buying". 

Citizen Jane Film Festival at Stephens College

Sep 24, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by PAULA ELIAS, who talks about October's annual Citizen Jane Film Festival, which raises awareness of women filmmakers. JANESE SILVEY is also here; Janese is the former higher education reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune, now a "Story Specialist and Strategist" at Stephens College. Janese plugs a One Read panel tomorrow night! 

Walk Back in Time & Greenhouse Theatre Project

Sep 23, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAUL BAUM, a.k.a. "Pablo", who talks about "Walk Back in Time", a living history event that tries to "cover about as many periods of American history as we can" - this weekend in Mexico! Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI is back to share Greenhouse Theatre Project's upcoming season!

Today Paul Pepper and ADAM SAUNDERS talk about the Harvest Hootenanny October 5th, and you're invited to come by and play "Drop Drop Chicken Plop"! Speaking of food, BERNADETTE DRYDEN and DAN KUEBLER, stop by to explain "Slow Food Katy Trail" and plug their fundraiser next Sunday at Happy Hollow Farms. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes SCOTT GORDON, Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, who shares some "didyaknows". Do YOU know? Also, TODD DAVISON, Maples Rep Theatre, talks about a concert celebrating their 10th Season and their upcoming fall schedule!

Missouri Cures & Original Oddities Productions

Sep 18, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON, Missouri Cures, talk about all the special events coming up, including the spinal cord injury awareness event in St. Louis next Thursday. Also, Original Oddities Productions presents "The List" - meet director MELISSA ALPERS-SPRINGER and playwright/actor JASON CAVALLONE. 

Sickle Cell Awareness & Art of Food

Sep 17, 2013

Today Paul Pepper is joined by ELIZABETH GUNIER, MU Health Care, who talks about Sickle Cell awareness, a genetic blood disorder that's inherited. Also, DANIEL PLISKA, Executive Chef at the University Club, invites you to the "Art of Food", a festival featuring all things food this Friday! 

Columbia Art League & Salvation Army

Sep 16, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League, to talk about the annual Betty Brown Afternoon Tea fundraiser at University Club. Watch for details! Also, MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMEL, Salvation Army, talks about the 32nd Annual Toy Run at the Grindstone Walmart in Columbia. 

Folk Singers Cathy and Dave

Sep 13, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back our favorite local folk singing duo CATHY and DAVE. They perform "Wild Rose of the Mountain" on the banjo and guitar. 

Today Paul Pepper and MARCIA WALKER run down all the upcoming events with the League of Women Voters - starting next Tuesday with Constitution Day! Also, JOE MILLER and AMY HAY talk about the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia fundraiser, "Hoops for a Cause"! Tickets are still on sale! 

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Sep 11, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, about proper upkeep for your air conditioning, filters and vents - it could save you money! 

Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, take a look at more stunning photos from outer space. Think you know what a blue moon is? Val may make you rethink your definition! 

UFO Enthusiast Bill Wickersham

Sep 9, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back former University of Missouri professor and UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM. Topics include the recent government acknowledgment of Area 51.

Hank Waters, Columbia Daily Tribune

Sep 6, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with "Publisher Emeritus" HANK WATERS, Columbia Daily Tribune, about life, liberty and the pursuit of journalism. 

Paul Pepper: Saturday Morning Book Talk

Sep 5, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back KIT and CATHY SALTER! Saturday Morning Book Talk is an ongoing series at the Boone County Historical Museum. Find out who will be the next author this Saturday!

Second Chance & Capital City Players

Sep 4, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks to VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the 10th Annual "Paws in the Park", happening September 14. Also, Capital City Players is putting on "The MOMologues", a play about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH CULP explain.

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Sep 3, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, about the brain! "Health habits make for a healthy brain!"

Singer Larry Brown

Sep 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! Today, LARRY BROWN sings "Dreams", a song about one man's efforts  to tear down a barn, and the man who built it. 

Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League

Aug 30, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk all things Columbia Art League. There's a brand new show at the Art League titled "Interpretations" - stop by, check it out and buy! Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman.

Bradford Farm & Missouri Mycological Society

Aug 29, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks about tomatoes and mushrooms! First up, TIM REINBOTT, with Bradford Farm's 9th Annual Tomato Festival Sept. 5th! Then, check out the basket of mushrooms DANA DRAKE and STAN HUDSON brought with them. The Missouri Mycological Society has plenty of events to keep your fungi interests busy!

Joan Stack, Missouri State Historical Society

Aug 28, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, who talks about a significant event that happened 150 years ago! It's now an exhibit that will run thru the end of the year. You'll have to watch to find out what we're talking about!