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 and ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI talk about GreenHouse Theatre Project's version of "Our Town," opening next Wednesday in the gallery of the Orr Street Studios in Columbia. At [4:18] LIZ SCHMIDT and KATHY DIGGES bring on the mice! It's time once again for the Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar. There's something for everyone - watch for details! December 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back "The Boone County Hams" to perform two holiday songs ahead of their live show, "Harmony for the Holidays," happening this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.Songs:"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" at [2:30]"Mary Had a Baby" at [4:55]

Today Paul Pepper visits with the director of the Safe Kids program at Women and Children's Hospital, SHELIA ROBERTSON, about the Safe Kids car seat and bike helmet program, as well as their poison prevention efforts. Find out about the CoMoGives competition, too! December 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about "Over the River and Through the Woods," a family comedy that opens Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. Ed also tells us about the "Sinatra Supper Club" - tix on sale now! December 2, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with the president of the Maples Rep Theatre board of directors, ANN ROEDER, about their latest production, "The Winter Wonderettes!" At [4:40] STACEY POTTINGER tells us about "First Fridays," a gallery crawl in the North Village Arts District! December 1, 2014

Paul Pepper: Rod Gelatt, "Media Memories"

Nov 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and longtime local broadcaster (and University of Missouri professor) ROD GELATT remember 'the old days' of television: how things have changed both in front of and behind the camera. Rod started at KOMU-TV in 1963; Paul started in 1969. November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Paul Pepper turns the show over to local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells us about "The Controversy of Thanksgiving." How good is your Turkey Day trivia??? November 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about how to enjoy tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal without busting the scale (hint: moderation!). At [4:50] KAY CLIFFORD and SANDY KNIPP invite everyone to the 75th annual St. Andrews Catholic Church Thanksgiving Festival in Tipton - carryout available! November 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper introduces us to the Dean of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, DR. GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN. November 25, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest, author PETER NYE. Peter has written, "The Fast Times of Albert Champion," and he tells us what went into writing about the famous French cyclist and automotive pioneer. November 24, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about a topic yet to be discussed on our show: past life regression. November 21, 2014

Paul Pepper: Second Chance & Fayette Talent Show

Nov 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN, from Second Chance. Valerie tells us about something "very important" - money and supplies! Find out how you can contribute. At [4:55], VANESSA MINER invites everyone to the Fayette Talent Show fundraiser this Saturday - great talent; great fun! November 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS CANOTE about this Saturday's 'Turkey Trot,' a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for Evident Ministries. At [4:18], CORINNE REMEIKA and SUSAN HINES tell us about the Exercise Tiger craft bazaar fundraiser, which will benefit returning active military and other local charities. Watch for date and time! November 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper meets the director of MU Health's new women's health specialist clinic, JENNIFER STONE. At [4:27], Capital City Players director ADAM McCALL and musical director SARAH CULP tell us about Stephen Sondheim's "Company," on stage now at Shikles Auditorium in Jefferson City! November 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes a small part of the cast and crew of Hickman High School's "Fiddler on the Roof." They perform the song, "Do You Love Me?" at [3:14]. Bonus performance: the comedy stylings of Sophia Casto at [7:12]. November 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's PEGGY KIRKPATRICK about retirement and what's next for her (hint: "Transformation") and the Food Bank. November 14, 2014

Paul Pepper: Rick Rowden, "Teen Challenge"

Nov 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and RICK ROWDEN talk about the "Teen Challenge," a faith-based ministry started in 1958 that tackles drug and alcohol abuse in youths. November 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and MELYNDA LOTVEN talk about this year's Fall Into Art show, happening this weekend at Parkade Center in Columbia! At [4:23] GEORGIA MOREHOUSE tells us about this Sunday's 13th Annual Piano Student Showcase. If you enjoy watching talented children, you won't want to miss this special event! November 12, 2014

Paul Pepper: Chris Fulton, Diabetes Symposium

Nov 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS FULTON about a diabetes symposium this Saturday at Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia. If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, you won't want to miss this special event! (Space is limited.) November 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about the Founders Day luncheon, which happens this Wednesday and features speaker Vicky Riback Wilson! RSVP today! At [4:01] KEVIN BROWN tells us about the world premiere of Caridad Svich's "The Orphan Sea," opening Wednesday at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU Campus. November 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, play another round of 'did you know?' Topics covered today are the colors of the leaves and the flu virus. What do YOU know? November 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with DACIA COLE from the National Federation of the Blind. They're holding a trivia night fundraiser on November 15th, and you're invited! November 6, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JOY SWEENEY, Council for a Drug Free Youth, who talks about the "Safety Kids," which is a group of fifth graders who tour elementary schools encouraging a drug-and-alcohol-free youth. November 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with JERRY RICKER and ANN De ROSIER, from the Jefferson City Art Club, about the 2014 "Fling," which - this year - celebrates the JCAC's 111th year! At [4:23] MIKE DUNN, KBIA's General Manager, talks about the fall pledge drive; it starts tomorrow with a goal of $320,000! November 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and KAYLA OTTESON, RD, talk about diabetes, as November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050? At [4:17] DIANA MOXON tells us about "Give a Gift of Art," the Columbia Art League's final show of the year! November 3, 2014

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Halloween"

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Today local storyteller LARRY BROWN shares a scary story - well, scary for 8:50 in the morning... October 31, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN talk about what's behind the newly-named "Phoenix Health Programs, Inc.," the new logo, the "Phoenix Five" fundraiser and more! October 30, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN MCGINITY about the Columbia Weavers and Spinners annual three-day holiday exhibition and sale - now in it's 25th year! At [4:34] MEG HEGEMANN tells us about "Loaves and Fishes" - a free meal (every night!) for those in need at Columbia's Wilkes Blvd. United Methodist Church. October 29, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK and the ghost of THOMAS HART BENTON about the State Historical Society's "Trick-or-Treat Thru Missouri History" event happening TONIGHT! October 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and Rachel Bauer talk about "The How and the Why," on stage in the Corner Playhouse starting this Wednesday! At [4:09] VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, asks for your help fostering dogs. Interested? Watch! October 27, 2014

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