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 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

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRENTON HARRIS, Director of the School of Metaphysics, about the "universal hour of peace," which will take place from 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31 until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Find out how you can take part! December 29, 2014

Paul Pepper: Yvonne Matthews, "Kwanzaa"

Dec 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and Lincoln University's YVONNE MATTHEWS talk about the symbols and meanings surrounding Kwanzaa, which starts today! December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas! Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA to perform, "On This Christmas Day" on banjo and guitar. December 25, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites local storyteller LARRY BROWN on to share a seasonal story. Spend 8 minutes with us, will you? December 24, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, about "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month," which is coming up in January. Find out how you can "protect" and "partner." At [4:38] University Club's CHEF DANIEL PLISKA talks about his book, "Pastry and Dessert Techniques." Are you a foodie? A culinary student? Do you just want to know what you're eating? Then check out this book! December 23, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, invite you to join fellow stargazers at Columbia Eve Fest Dec. 31st atop the Missouri Theatre in Downtown Columbia. Also, watch for Val's stunning pics of Uranus and Jupiter's shrinking red spot. December 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back consumer expert MEL ZELENAK, who shares his ideas for money-saving resolutions you should make in 2015! December 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with the Salvation Army's MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL about this year's fundraising campaign! Have you dropped your loose change in the bucket? At [4:58] AARON SWANEY, Family Health Center, talks about financial assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. December 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with GRETA HULL, Director of Combs Language Preschool, about the school and whether or not your child might benefit from its services. At [4:45] VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, helps you decide if giving a pet for Christmas is the right thing to do for your family. December 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcome JOAN STACK and GREIG THOMPSON, State Historical Society of Missouri, who talk about a new exhibit that features 5th grade student artists from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. See photos of their progress in making a ceramic mural on today's show! December 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, share gift ideas for those energy-conscious people on your holiday shopping list! December 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with MELANIE KNOCKE about the latest shows, "Astronaut" and "Hubble Vision," happening tomorrow at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium. Plus, check out some fascinating photos of outer space! December 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper catches up with Flight Paramedic RICK BAKER and Director of International Medicine at University Hospital, DR. ADAM BECKETT, both back from missions to Haiti and Ethiopia, respectively, for Global First Responder. December 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and CHRISTINE SEITZ talk about Show-Me Opera's performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors," on stage this Sunday at First Baptist Church in Columbia. At [4:35] 12-year-old CAITLIN CHISHAM performs "Don't Cry, Mother Dear." December 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with JEFF MORAN about the Our House Caring for Callaway County Homeless People fundraiser this Sunday at Beck's Restaurant in Fulton. Two seatings! At [4:43] DIANA MOXON has a great idea for holiday shopping - local art! Check out some of the items she brought to the studio. December 9, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROB CROUSE about "the funniest Christmas show on the face of the Earth," a.k.a. "Tuna Christmas." Find out all about this laugh-out-loud performance from Capital City Players starting December 13th in Jefferson City. At [4:51] MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL, Salvation Army, stops by with with details on this year's Kettle Campaign. December 8, 2014

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]

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