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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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9:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Room at the Inn & Talking Horse Productions

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANET SCHISSER about Room at the Inn, a refuge from the cold for those without a home. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed! Also, Talking Horse Productions opens "Songs for a New World" on Valentine's Day. Director TRENT RASH and ED HANSON are here with details. 

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9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Phoenix Programs, Inc & Columbia Public Schools

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., about how treatment saves businesses money. Also, CHRIS BELCHER, Superintendent for Columbia Public Schools, is here to discuss April's bond issue - as well as touch on his upcoming retirement. 

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9:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

The Boone County Hams - Performance

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the Boone County Hams! They perform two songs for us: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Heart of My Heart". They'll perform for your sweetheart in-person this Thursday and Friday for Valentine's Day!

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9:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Storyteller Larry Brown

Today Paul Pepper sits back while local favorite LARRY BROWN shares a civil rights story about a "trend-changing" event that happened in 1939.

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9:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Mary Ratliff, Black History Month

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARY RATLIFF, president of the local and state NAACP chapter, about Black History Month. 

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9:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Dog Bite Prevention & Lincoln University Native Plants

Today Paul Pepper talks with STEVEN BISHOP about a program through Columbia Parks and Recreation which focuses on dog bite prevention, especially around children. Also, Lincoln University's NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL is back with more tips on how to keep your native plants alive during the winter. Native Plant Enthusiast Appreciation Day is tomorrow! 

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9:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Maples Rep Theatre & Calvary Episcopal Habitat for Humanity

Today Paul Pepper and TODD DAVISON go over the entire upcoming season at Maples Rep Theatre, which opens with "Forever Plaid". Open audition for "Big River" on February 15th! Also, don't miss out on this Friday's Calvary Episcopal chili supper, a fundraiser for Columbia's Habitat for Humanity! 

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9:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Habitat for Humanity & Hickman High School, "The Diviners"

Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat for Humanity, about the "A Brush with Kindness" program, which assists low-income homeowners. Also, Hickman High School presents, "The Diviners", opening this Thursday! Hear how it came together from three students involved with the production.

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9:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Second Chance & Author Emily Crawford

Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the importance of foster parenting - "we can't save animals with foster homes". Also, author EMILY CRAWFORD is here to talk about her book, "God is Talking: How a Green Iguana Taught Me to Listen". 

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9:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Vera Massey, University Extension

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY, University Extension, who focuses this "Taking Care of You" visit on stress - living in the past and worrying about the future. 

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8:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

The History of Columbia Cemetery

Today Paul Pepper is joined by CINDY MUSTARD and SABRA MEYER, who talk about the longest running business in Columbia, the Columbia Cemetery, which was established in 1820. Get the full story on today's show!

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9:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

The Wardrobe & "Living Civil Rights"

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT about The Wardrobe, which is celebrating 40 years in Columbia! Find out about the shoe coupons. Also, STEPHANIE SHONEKAN is here to talk about "Living Civil Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century", the theme for the activities honoring Black History Month on the MU Campus. 

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9:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Third Goal International Film Festival & Literacy Action Corp

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the Third Goal International Film Festival's MIKE BURDEN, who talks about all the activities happening this weekend! Don't miss out! Also, LESLIE CLAY is here with Literacy Action Corp; training for tutors to help those read and speak English starts next week! 

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9:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Missouri Symphony Society & Cosmo Club Pancake Day

Paul Pepper welcomes CHRIS CAMPBELL, Missouri Symphony Society, who talks about a special concert next week featuring the a cappella group, The King Singers. Also, it's that time of year! LEE FLORA and PHIL HANSON are gearing up for the Cosmo Club's 62nd Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast!

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1:19 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Project LOLA & 12th Annual Legislative Forum

Paul Pepper welcomes four guests. First up: JANE McELROY and MEGAN LEE, with Project LOLA & Out, Proud and Healthy. Then, WALLY PFEFFER and DIANNE DRAINER talk about the 12th Annual Legislative Forum.

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