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 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

  Today Paul Pepper visits with GINGER MEYER from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about "Eating for a Health Heart," a special event at the Columbia Public Library in which you're invited! At [5:11] JOAN STACK talks about "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," hosted in part by the Missouri State Historical Society and MU Libraries. The exhibit closes in a week - don't miss it! October 24, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and local UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM talk about a recent symposium on extraterrestrial life that featured NASA and the Library of Congress. October 23, 2014

Paul Pepper: Resident Arts & "Empty Bowls"

Oct 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with MADELEINE LeMIEUX about Resident Arts, a professional development program for artists at "all levels of their career." At [4:27] ELLIS COLE tells us about "Empty Bowls," an effort from Access to Healthy Foods, the Columbia Farmers' Market and AmeriCorps VISTA to raise hunger awareness (locally and nationwide). October 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK TRAVIS, MU Health Care, about the importance of getting a mammography, and Ellis Fischel's 'Mammothon,' which happens next month! October 21, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHIMDT talk about two forums, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, happening tomorrow and Thursday. Do you have questions about November's election? It's two weeks away! At [4:59] ART SMITH explains National Novel Writing Month. Can you write 50,000 words in 30 days? October 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, talk about a "unique" event that's going to happen for the first time in 400 years! And, as usual, Val brings more photos of outer space. October 17, 2014.

Today Paul Pepper is joined by the Artistic Director of Maples Rep Theatre, TODD DAVISON, and the 'bingo ladies!' The ladies perform "I Still Believe in You" at [1:33] and "Gentleman Caller" at [5:09] from "Bingo: The Winning Musical," on stage now in Macon. October 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS talk about the annual 'Sustainable Living Fair," happening this Friday and Saturday at City Hall in The District! Watch for details. October 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about VAC's annual Christmas program. Are you interested in sponsoring a family this holiday season? Watch for details! At [4:50] ED HANSON returns with a plug for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which is the latest show at Talking Horse Productions! October 14, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LORENZO LAWSON and KATHERINE WILSON, Youth Empowerment Zone, and then hears from three success stories about the impact YEZ has made on their lives. October 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with RUTH O'NEILL, Heart of Missouri CASA, about 'Justice is Served, A Roast of Chris Kelly,' happening October 23. Seats are still available to this important fundraiser! At [4:48] DIANA MOXON joins us with details about this weekend's Boone County Art Show! Not to be missed! October 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CINDY HALL about Rock Bridge Elementary's annual chicken barbecue fundraiser, now in it's 57th year! At [4:21] TODD DAVISON, Maples Rep Theatre, is back to tell us about their latest production, "BINGO: The Winning Musical." Opens tomorrow! October 9, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform Bob Dyer's "Jesse James" on banjo and guitar! October 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ELIZABETH BRAATEN-PALMIERI to talk about a live-auction fundraiser happening this Sunday! Money raised benefits Columbia's GreenHouse Theatre Project. At [4:57] ROSE VOMUND invites everyone to the 24th annual Mature Living Festival, which takes place this Friday at Parkade Center. Are you a senior in need of advice? Don't miss this event! October 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Health Care's SUSAN PEREIRA about the new 'Quick Care Clinics,' located at Columbia Hy-Vees. When should you go? We have the answer! At [4:25] BRIAN MAHIEU tells us about the Art House's 'Autumn on the Bricks' festival, happening this Saturday in Fulton! October 6, 2014

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