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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Adoption Triad Connection of Mid-Missouri

Aug 27, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes JUDY BOCK and NANCY BENNETT, with Adoption Triad Connection of Mid-Missouri, which is a group that supports all levels of adoption and the adoption process.

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NANETTE WARD, with the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who shares the signs of trafficking. Nanette is joined by CRYSTAL MIDKIFF from Columbia's Mustard Seed Fair Trade store. 

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by TIM RICH, Heart of Missouri United Way, and CHRIS BELCHER, Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools. A four million-dollar campaign, "Believe and Achieve 4.0", is under way to help children is Central Missouri.

Steve Johnson, Missouri River Bluffs Association

Aug 22, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined once again by STEVE JOHNSON, with Missouri River Bluffs Association, a non-profit organization that supports the five-county area along the Missouri River. Steve talks about that and the on-going Taste of Local Missouri Food Festival; next up is Jefferson City this Saturday! 

  Today Paul Pepper talks to KATIE FOSTER and JENNI NORDSTROM about an ice cream-making class for kids this Saturday at the Columbia Public Library. Also, CONNIE SHAY shares details about the 11th Annual Boonslick Folk Festival. The theme this year is 'Step Back in Time'.

  Today Paul Pepper chats with FRANK THATCHER, Friends of Historic Boonville, about the Missouri River Festival of the Arts - starting this Thursday for three nights! Also, August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Joining us to talk about that is COURTNEY BARNES and LORI LAMPE, MU Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Mel Zelenak, Travel Tips

Aug 19, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper and Mel Zelenak talk about the value of a vacation. Mel shares his tips on travel, including how to be flexible and to not accept the first rate you see. Good stuff! 

Greg Judy, Sustainable Ranching

Aug 16, 2013

GREG JUDY / Sustainable Ranching

Missouri Cures & Maplewood Barn

Aug 15, 2013

Margaret Tollerton, Missouri Cures, "Fall Events"Russ Scott, Maplewood Barn, Director, "On Golden Pond"Aaron Krawitz, Maplewood Barn, Actor, "On Golden Pond" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

  Steve Schnarr, Missouri River Relief, "River Clean Up" Sarah Dresser, City of Columbia Cultural Affairs, "Upcoming Events" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

  Ed Hanson, Talking Horse Productions, "The Man with the Plastic Sandwich"Heather Harlan, Phoenix Programs, Inc., "Family Matters" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

  Liz Schmidt, League of Women Voters, "Upcoming Events"Greta Hull, Combs Language Preschool

Author Tim O'Mara

Aug 9, 2013

  Tim O'Mara, Author, "Sacrifice Fly"

Lorenzo Lawson, YEZ

Aug 8, 2013

  Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone, "Violence in Columbia"

Habitat For Humanity & Camp Fire

Aug 7, 2013

  Kelly Smith, River City Habitat For Humanity, "Tin Cottages"Wanda Hoffman, Camp Fire

Dreams to Reality & Capital City Players

Aug 6, 2013

Marianne Jones, Dreams to Reality, "Boutique Clothing Sale," Rob Crouse, Capital City Players, "Young Frankenstein" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Aug 5, 2013

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension, "Taking Care of You" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman.

Storyteller Larry Brown

Aug 2, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry is all about politcal satire this morning!

Yvonne Matthews, Lincoln University Extension

Aug 1, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back YVONNE MATTHEWS, who talks about 'Lunch and Learn", plus the latest classes and more happening at Lincoln University in Jefferson City - free of charge!

Salvation Army & Fayette Quilt Show

Jul 31, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with the Salvation Army's RICHARD TRIMMEL about "Tools for Schools", a program that supplies children with school supplies. Also, CONNIE SHAY is here to talk about the 6th Annual Peacemaker's Quilt Show in Fayette. The theme this year is "wedding quilts"! 

Central Missouri Dietetic Association

Jul 30, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper and MEGAN KEMP, with the Central Missouri Dietetic Association, talk about the benefits of flax seed. 

Food Bank & Bradford Farm

Jul 29, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON about the "Hunger-Free Summer" program that the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is sponsoring. Also, Bradford Farm is hosting an Organic Field Day. KERRY CLARK and LESLIE TOUZEAU stop by with details!

Today Paul Pepper talks to JOHN BAKER about the Community Foundation of Central Missouri, which is an opportunity to develop philanthropy in Central Missouri. 

Performance from Cathy & Dave

Jul 25, 2013

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA. They perform the song, "Santa Fe Trail". 

Second Chance & Maplewood Barn

Jul 24, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about their upcoming "Adopt-A-Palooza". Also, Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production is Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Meet director CHRIS BOWLING and star SARAH JOST. 

Jeff Moran/Dr. Chordate

Jul 23, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JEFF MORAN and his science-singing-about alter-ego DR. CHORDATE, who performs his original song, "Eat A Toad".

MO River Communities Network & MU Health

Jul 22, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, who talks about this weekend's Taste of Local Missouri in Linn and Also, ANJALI PATWARDHAN and ELLEN PRICE talk about the Pediatric Rheumatology Program Services offered at MU Children's Hospital.

  Today Paul Pepper talks to JERRY KEISLING about Adult Day Connection, a service for the elderly in Columbia. Watch for more information! Also, JOHN WIGGANS and STEVE JONES are from Fayette Area Community Theatre. Find out about their latest production of Stephen Sondheim's "Community". 

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!