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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Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Jul 18, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with retired economics professor and all-around consumer expert MEL ZELENAK about getting the best deal on products and services.

  Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about body language. Changing your mannerisms ten minutes before a test or job interview can change the outcome!

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Val talks about a number of topics, including the Super Moon that occurred in June and the Milky Way consuming other galaxies(?!). 

Author Nina Furstenau

Jul 15, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks to author NINA FURSTENAU, "Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine", a book that "celebrates...people who make the flavors of the state".

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by Maples Rep Theatre Artistic Director TODD DAVISON, pianist KEVIN CASEY and "Bloody Mary", who performs "Bali Ha'i" from their latest production of "South Pacific"

Cathy Salter, Montminy Art Gallery

Jul 11, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CATHY SALTER, who talks about the upcoming Paul Jackson Watercolor Exhibit at the Montminy Art Gallery at the Boone County Historical Society. Reception tonight! 

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CB Chastain, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, who shares useful pet health tips and products for these hot summer months. Then, SHERRIE HOWSER, talks about the great shows happening at Jefferson City Little Theatre, starting with "Anything Goes" in August.

United Way & Boonville Interplay Workshop

Jul 9, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with TIM RICH about how the Heart of Missouri United Way is getting involved to curb violence in Columbia. Also, COLETTA EICHENBERGER explains Boonville Interplay Workshop. Are you "hungry for connection"?

Maplewood Barn & Tiger Trolley Tours

Jul 8, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks to ALLYSSA HUSKEY about Maplewood Barn Theatre's Children's Camp, for ages 5-12. Registration ends July 11! Also, CINDY MUSTARD, Tiger Trolley Tours, wants you to register TODAY for an evening with Paul Jackson. Watch for details!

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Jul 5, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, who talks about the exhibit "The Missouri State Capitol in Art and Art in the Missouri State Capitol".

UFO Enthusiast Bill Wickersham

Jul 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July! Today Paul Pepper welcomes back BILL WICKERSHAM, who talks about things (other than fireworks!) to look for when gazing at the sky.

Dancearts & Cevet Tree Service

Jul 3, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON talk about Dancearts' Summer Intensive Dance Camp, starting next week! Also, STEWART SCOTT, a certified arborist with Cevet Tree Service, stops by to talk about the effects of a dry summer on our trees

The Ishaya Foundation

Jul 2, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with NANDISVARA ISHAYA about The Ishaya Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing of humanity through the healing of the self.

Missouri Cures & Missouri Symphony Society

Jul 1, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MARGARET TOLLERTON, who has news for folks affected by Alzheimer's, courtesy of Missouri Cures. Also, the Missouri Symphony Society is holding their annual Fourth of July concert tomorrow night! KIRK TREVOR joins us with more.

Folk Musicians Cathy and Dave

Jun 28, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform the song "Skipping in the Mississippi Dew", written by John Hartford.

CMDA & Greenhouse Theatre Project

Jun 27, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back GINGER MEYER, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, who talks about two events for kids at the Daniel Boone Regional Library - the first happening July 13. Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and EMILY ADAMS are back to invite kids, ages 10-14, that are interested in all aspects of theater to join a one-week summer camp at Greenhouse Theatre Project.

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Jun 26, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with the City of Columbia's DAVE MARS about how to make your air conditioning run as efficient as possible this summer. 

Tiger Academy of Gymnastics & Salvation Army

Jun 24, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper talks to AMY BUTLER, Tiger Academy of Gymnastics, about several upcoming fundraisers to help the academy move from its current home in the Tiger Performance Complex. Also, ROBERT WELLS, Salvation Army, stops by to talk about the Thrift Stores - the "life blood" for those in need in Central Missouri.

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back LIZ SCHMIDT, who shares the latest rundown of events put on by the League of Women Voters. The first event is coming up at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. Also, STACEY MILLER, Genetic Counselor with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, talks about genetic testing and if it's right for you. 

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes the City of Columbia's ANDREA SHELTON, who's looking to recruit volunteers for the summer! We're also joined by a couple of 'kitchen witches', MARGARET POST and TERESA SECREASE, from Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production of the same name. 

Maples Rep Theatre, A Performance From "Chicago"

Jun 19, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes TODD DAVISON from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. "Chicago" opens today, and we've got a sneak preview from the actor playing "Billy Flynn"! Don't miss it!

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by DARRAN ALBERTY, D&H Drugstore, who shares ways to treat all sorts of summer insect bites. Also, STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talks about "local food", including this weekend's "Taste of Local Missouri" in California, Missouri.

  Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON, The Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about an upcoming fundraiser that partners with the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, whereas proceeds from the June 29th performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Watch for more details.

Phoenix Programs & Capital City Players

Jun 14, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to HEATHER HARLAN, with Phoenix Programs Inc., about a free, weekly workshop about how to talk to people. Also, ROB CROUSE and SARAH CULP are with Capital City Players. Their latest production is "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and opens this Thursday! 

Violet Li, Qigong and Tai Chi

Jun 14, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes St. Louis resident VIOLET LI. Violet is a master at the Chinese ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong. 

Violet Li, Qigong and Tai Chi

Jun 14, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes St. Louis resident VIOLET LI. Violet is a master at the Chinese ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong. 

Voluntary Action Center & No Kill Columbia

Jun 13, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, who shares pages from VAC's soon-to-be-released calendar featuring prominent locals, and you can vote for who appears on the cover! Also, LIZ BURKS talks about raising awareness and educating the public on No Kill Columbia.

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Jun 12, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MEL ZELENAK, who has a list of tips to make your summer vacation a financially smart one!

MU Health Orthopedic Institute & Bradford Farm

Jun 11, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes BRETT HAYES, who talks about the Orthopedic Institute's new DARI motion-capture system. Find your pain today! Also, TIM REINBOTT, shares the latest at Bradford Farm, and what you can do for your own garden!

Storyteller Larry Brown

Jun 7, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry's story is about lighting a candle.