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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Today Paul Pepper visits with ANNA DRAKE, Heart of Missouri CASA, about the need for more volunteers to become 'Court-Appointed Special Advocates.' Interested? They're only asking for 8-10 hours a month. At [4:00] ED HANSON tells us about "Circle Mirror Transformation," opening this Friday at Talking Horse Productions! February 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, about an exhibit in MU's Ellis Library that showcases cartoons about the 1960s civil rights movement from the point of view of St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial cartoonist Thomas Englehart. February 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, talk about the many opportunities to adopt a cat - including bonus guest 'Pebbles' - throughout the month of February! At [4:24] get your calendar ready as FRED SCHOLLMEYER runs down important dates in 2015 for the Jefferson City Art Club. February 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Theatre Dept. Chair, HEATHER CARVER, about Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," opening TONIGHT at the Corner Playhouse on the MU campus. At [4:28] TYREE BYNDOM talks about Columbia's Job Point, which focuses on 'helping people transition into meaningful work.' Awareness is not as obvious as you might think, however, and so Tyree shares with us how he finds and then reaches out to those in need. February 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes the "Self-Contained Barbershop Apparatus" (a spin-off of the popular Boonslick Chordbusters), who will perform for that special someone in your life this Valentine's Day. They perform for us, too! Book them now! February 3, 2015Songs:"Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" [2:15]"Heart Of My Heart" [4:31]"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" [7:40]

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Health Care's DR. JEFFREY LITT and KASSIE OLIVER, RN, about common injuries caused by cold weather, from frostbite to house fires, and how you can prevent them from happening to you. February 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MIKE BURDEN talk about the films that are a part of this year's annual CMRPCV "Third Goal Film International Festival," now at Columbia's historic Missouri Theatre. Don't miss the chance to meet director Brad Allgood TONIGHT at Columbia Access Television's Studio A. At [4:14] DON NICHOLSON and HELEN WASHBURN stop by to encourage adults 50+ to continue their education through the programs at Osher at Mizzou! January 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper meets the new Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, Lindsay Lopez. Find out her goals to help the people who are a part of the staggering statistics that is 'food insecurities'. January 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JEAN HOWARD, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about the importance of Vitamin D; how much does your body really need? At [4:32] KEVIN CASSON, aka "Prince Charming" in Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Cinderella," and JEREMY BLOSS, talk about what went into making the show happen and why you should by a ticket (or two!). January 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SHELLY SILVEY, Executive Producer of KOMU-TV's "No One Left Behind," an hour-long documentary that follows three veterans from enlistment to homelessness. The special airs tomorrow night at 7:00 on KOMU. January 27, 2015

Paul Pepper: Yvonne Chamberlain, Room at the Inn

Jan 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with YVONNE CHAMBERLAIN, Coordinator of Columbia's Room at the Inn. Now in its 6th year, Room at the Inn provides shelter for the homeless during the cold winter months. If you'd like to help out with money, time or donations, please watch for details! January 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and former University of Missouri economics professor MEL ZELENAK talk about financial planning, including the benefits of buying index funds (specifically from Vanguard). If you're looking to invest, don't miss this segment! January 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with first-time guest ERICA DICKSON, Early Childhood Education Director at Youth Empowerment Zone, which just recently celebrated 10 years in the Columbia area! Find out how Erica and her team is making an impact on children as young as five. January 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and BILL WICKERSHAM cover a wide range of UFO topics on today's show, but if you're watching in Columbia, you might be interested in hearing the story about a 1973 UFO sighting here in the area [5:02] . January 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest - and Missouri's first poet laureate - WALTER BARGEN. Walter has written many books, his latest being "Gone West," which he reads a portion of on today's show! January 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper finds out how the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is doing from MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL. The Christmas season may be over, but this fundraising effort goes through the month! Also discussed is the Salvation Army's latest efforts towards "emergency disaster relief." At [4:16] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, talks about three upcoming events, including: a town hall meeting, a discussion about civil dialogue across political differences and a meeting about how you can determine your "home efficiency score." Watch for details! January 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about being "more mindful." The start of a new year can mean the start of something new, but are you really mindful of the change? January 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JESSICA MACY and TEC CHAPMAN, Boone County Council on Aging and Services for Independent Living, respectively, about the recent "marriage" of these two popular community resources. Why did this happen? What is the benefit? Watch to find out! January 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with PAUL FOREMAN, MU Health Care, about asthma: the who, the what, the why and the risk factors. If you think you have asthma, please watch this interview! At [5:03] CHRIS FITZGERALD briefly explains the mission behind Clean Sweep Columbia and how you can get involved. January 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about Ed's one-man Frank Sinatra tribute show, titled the "Sinatra Supper Club," happening this Saturday at Talking Horse Productions. Forty songs plus dinner from Bleu equals one unforgettable evening! January 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with the new director of the National Churchill Museum, JIM WILLIAMS, about an event January 24th that coincides with the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. Highlights include a visit from one of Churchill's great-grandsons. At [4:09] KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH DENT talk about "Always Patsy Cline," the latest production from Capital City Players in Jefferson City! January 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes APRIL BARNETT and CHAD McMINN, Rainbow House's Marketing Directing and Development Director, respectively, about the annual Masquerade Ball, which is the "biggest fundraiser of the year!" It all happens in April at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Watch for details! January 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DEVI and JESSE STATES about Devi's journey from Kathmandu to the United States, and his subsequent dreams to open a restaurant, and to help children in his former home in Nepal achieve their dreams, too, through the Himalayan Family Healthcare Project. January 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN BAKER, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, about last month's CoMo Gives campaign, as well as how you can get involved in their mission to support local charities/non-profits! January 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with CB CHASTAIN, College of Veterinary Medicine, about 'pets on meds.' Is your pet on medication? If so, CB shares questions you should ask your veterinarian before, during and after. At [4:34] VALERIE CHAFFIN joins us, along with foster animals Hattie Rose and Justin, to talk about "Second Fridays with Second Chance," which will happen throughout 2015 in Columbia! January 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., test your knowledge of what's known as "behavioral epigenetics." Is it all dumb luck, or is it mind over matter? January 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RICK ROWDEN about Primrose Hill Teen Challenge, which is 'a home for women/mothers with children who've had problems with addiction to drugs and alcohol.' Find out how they're making a difference! January 2, 2015

Welcome to 2015! Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., kick off the new year by reviewing Heather's "ABCs of Family Support" for those suffering from a chronic health issue. January 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and Columbia Daily Tribune Publisher Emeritus HANK WATERS take a look back at anything and everything that made headlines during 2014. December 31, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with Registered Dietitian, CASSIE McCLELLAN, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about the right way to make a diet-themed new year's resolution. At [4:28] STEVE SHELTMIRE, Literacy Action Corps, joins us in an effort to recruit volunteers to tutor others to learn to speak better english. December 30, 2014

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