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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Valley View Community Church

Mar 20, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes RUBEN BOLTON, Valley View Community Church, who talks about "The Lamb - A Passover Perspective of The Last Supper", opening tonight at 7:00! Donations accepted.

Habitat for Humanity & Light It Up Blue for Autism

Mar 19, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks with DIXIE FISHER about the 25th Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale, sponsored by Broadway Christian Church. Also, MEGAN GILL explains the "Light It Up Blue" campaign for autism.

Missouri 4-H

Mar 18, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with ORIN POGUE about the history of 4-H in Missouri, as well as everything the club has to offer - it's not just about livestock!

Singer Larry Brown

Mar 15, 2013

Today Paul Pepper celebrates yet another holiday with local singer LARRY BROWN. Larry performs "The St. Patrick's Battalion."

League of Women Voters & FastCAT

Mar 14, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about the mayoral forum ahead of April's election. Also, CHRISTA HOLTZCLAW, Marketing Specialist for Columbia Transit, shares all things FastCAT.

Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON, Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about April's "Float Your Boat." Registration due by March 20.

Today Paul Pepper chats with DBRL's SARAH HOWARD about "Countdown to Kindergarten", happening March 23. Also, DEB DEEKEN and SUSAN ZORSCH, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, talk about the big move from the Business Loop to University Hospital.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VAL GERMANN, CMAA, to talks about, among other things, the comet Pan-STARRS, which you'll be able to see with the naked eye starting tonight!

Author Joe Dillard

Mar 8, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the author of "A Full Cup of Joe," JOE DILLARD, who shares more stories from his popular book.

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Mar 7, 2013

Today Paul Pepper lets consumer guru and retired economics professor MEL ZELENAK talk about "information overload," and buying items off television.

Compost Workshop & Phoenix Programs, Inc.

Mar 6, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia's Recycling Dept., about the first compost workshop of the season, starting next week! Also, HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., shares the first steps to getting help.

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Mar 5, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to JOAN STACK, State Historical Society of Missouri, who has brought items from the Civil War-era that are now display in an exhibit titled, "Money, Mail and Memoria: Ephemera of the Civil War Era."

Second Chance & Salvation Army

Mar 4, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about their upcoming trivia night fundraiser. Also, JUDITH McKENNEY, talks about "Music Is In the Air: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Third Annual Benefit Concert", happening this Sunday!

People to People Student Ambassadors

Mar 1, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes MEL MERCER and four students who share what it's like to be a People to People Student Ambassador and what they're looking forward to most about their upcoming European trip.

National Nutrition Month & Black History Month

Feb 28, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and AFTAN BRYANT, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, talk briefly about National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is 'Eat Right, Your Way, Everyday'. Also, YVONNE MATHEWS and MABLE GRIMES perform a poem for Black History Month.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes SUE MASSATT, MU Health Care, who talks about March being Low Vision Awareness Month. Did you know macular degeneration affects more than 15 million Americans? Also, KAREN GRUNDY and the Missouri Contemporary Ballet are having a show called "Connectivity."

David Wilson, True/False Film Festival

Feb 26, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and DAVID WILSON discuss the upcoming True/False Film Festival, now in its 10th year. Hear about how the festival began and learn about some of the films that will be shown.

Boone County Historical Museum and Galleries

Feb 25, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with JENIFER FLINK about the latest show at the Boone County Historical Museum and Galleries. The show, titled "A Perfect Pair", is a retrospective on a local couple and will run for 8 weeks.

RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Center

Feb 22, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DR. DAVID NEWMAN, from RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Center. Dr. Newman brought CAROL RICE, a longtime sufferer from Raynaud's syndrome until put under hypnosis.

Talking Horse Productions & League of Women Voters

Feb 21, 2013

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about the latest production from Talking Horse Productions, "A Man of No Importance", opening tonight! Also, LIZ SCHMIDT is back with a full list of activities, starting Feb. 27.

Vera Massey, University Extension

Feb 20, 2013

Today Paul Pepper talks to VERA MASSEY about "stressing less so we can live more." Classes are always happening, but with limited seating. Find out more.

Daniel Boone Regional Library & Visioning Program

Feb 19, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with LAUREN WILLIAMS about continuing education classes at Daniel Boone Regional Library. Over 500 classes! Also, MONTA WELCH, talks about the grassroots-based visioning program in Columbia and a 'net-zero' house.

Osher Lifelong Learning & Capital City Players

Feb 18, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back LUCILLE SALERNO from Osher Lifelong Learning - March 4 is the start of the spring semester. Also, ROB CROUSE, Capital City Players, talks "Lombardi", starring Warren Kretch. Opens this Thursday.


Feb 15, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back PAT DAUGHERTY, retired NASA education specialist, who shares more insights into the science behind what NASA is up to these days.

Storyteller Larry Brown

Feb 14, 2013

Today Paul Pepper listens to a Valentine's Day story from local storyteller LARRY BROWN.

Gene Forrester, D&H Drugstore & Access Arts

Feb 13, 2013

Today Paul Pepper discusses ACCESS ARTS' workshop, "Hiding in Plain Sight", with SHAWNA JOHNSON. It takes place February 23; space is limited! Also, GENE FORRESTER, D&H Drugstore, talks dry skin: advice, products and more.

Mary Ratliff, Black History Month

Feb 12, 2013

Today Paul Pepper chats with MARY RATLIFF about all-things Black History Month.

Today Paul Pepper chats with MICHELLE KEMP, Coordinator for Children's Miracle Network at MU Children's Hospital, about their upcoming radio-thon, in which 100% of the donations stay local. Also, River City Habitat for Humanity's KELLY SMITH, talks about "Brush with Kindness," a program to help the elderly.

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking

Feb 8, 2013

Today Paul Pepper welcomes NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, and JESSICA PENNER, Director, Mustard Seed, who talk about buying products that meet the nine principles of fair trade, such as safe working conditions.

Today Paul Pepper talks to RACHEL ELLERSIECK, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri, about the upcoming Red Shoe Gala, taking place Feb. 27. Also, CATHY SALTER, Boone County Museum and Galleries, talks about their monthly Saturday Morning Book Talk series. This Saturday, it's Margaret Sayers Peden.