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 BILL WICKERSHAM talk about a UFO sighting here in Missouri on July 8 of this year, and why it didn't make news. August 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with KEN PIGG, Access to Healthy Food, which "helps low-income people eat well." Ken is looking for home brewers for the Barley and Hops Hoopla! At [3:52] CB CHASTAIN, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, lists the "Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Veterinarian." August 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS talk about good home efficiency tips that will keep your air conditioner, furnace and water heater running smoothly; that, in turn, saves you money! August 11, 2014

Paul Pepper: LTF Flute Studio (Performance)

Aug 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JACK ATKINS and EMILY FRANKE from the LTF Flute Studio in Columbia, which is holding a fundraiser for the Voluntary Action Center Youth Enrichment Fund next Saturday! Jack and Emily perform "Sonata No. 3" at [2:50] and "Giga" at [5:50]. August 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRIAN and AMELIA COTTLE, advocates for Alzheimer's research after Brian was diagnosed with the disease at just 53 years-old. August 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with PEGGY KIRKPATRICK, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about impending retirement and the 20th year of "Score Against Hunger"! August 6, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and JOY SWEENEY talk about Council for Drug Free Youth: how it started, it's mission and it's future! August 5, 2014


Today Paul Pepper chats with author ALICE ANNA REESE about her book, "Show Me Famous Missourians". At [4:28] ROB CROUSE returns to talk about "All Shook Up," the latest production from Capital City Players! August 4, 2014


Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK PALMER about Woodhaven's 50th year and the big celebration happening August 23rd! At [3:30] CINDY MUSTARD and HEATHER DIMITT tell us about "Countdown to Kickoff," a fundraising event that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters! August 1, 2014


Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about what goes on at CCUA and gardening in general. At [3:52] ADDISON MYERS and AARON KRAWITZ tell us about "Freud's Last Session," the latest production from Talking Horse Productions. July 31, 2014


Today Paul Pepper talks to VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Why is the average American getting less than a cup and a half a day when five is recommended? July 30, 2014


Today Paul Pepper meets BEN WATKINS and JOE MYERS, the guys behind "Steamworks and Shadows," a web series on YouTube produced by Brass Engine Productions! July 29, 2014


Today Paul Pepper meets EMILY HERZOG, a board certified music therapist at MU's Women's and Children's Hospital. At [4:50] LESLIE TOUZEAU tells us about "Organic Field Day," happening this Friday at Bradford Farm! July 28, 2014


Today Paul Pepper chats with RUSS SCOTT, director of Maplewood Barn's latest production, "Julius Caesar," about the show and working with material written by Shakespeare. At [4:52], WENBO ZHAO (Z), Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, returns with WHY we need to drink water. Think you know the answer? July 25, 2014


Today Paul Pepper chats with REBECCA JOHNSON, from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at MU, and retired Lt. Col. MIKE FAYETTE, a veteran from the Iraq War, about RCHAI's Veterans and Shelter Dogs project. July 24, 2014


Bruce Burkett, World Hepatitis C Day

Jul 23, 2014

Today Paul Pepper asks BRUCE BURKETT about the disease known as Hep C. World Hepatitis C Day is Monday July 28, the same day as the Mid-MO Health Expo at Columbia's Parkade Center. July 23, 2014


Rick Baker, Global First Responder

Jul 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back RICK BAKER, fresh off his trip to Jordan (with Global First Responder), to share his experience helping Syrian refugees. July 22, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and LORENZO LAWSON talk about Youth Empowerment Zone's "Summer Empowerment Camp" and the "King's Kids." (Watch for the pictures from their experience at Columbia's Urban Farm!) July 21, 2014


Storyteller Larry Brown, "Missouri Monster"

Jul 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper sits back while local storyteller LARRY BROWN tells the true story of the 'Missouri Monster.' July 18, 2014


Maples Rep Theatre, "Big River" (Performance)

Jul 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites Maples Rep Theatre to give us a sneak preview of their latest show, "Big River"! July 17, 2014

Songs:"I, Huckleberry Me" [3:32]"River in the Rain" [5:20]


League of Women Voters & Second Chance

Jul 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHIMDT, League of Women Voters, about two events attempting to educate you, the voter, ahead of the election on August 5th! At [5:12] JOSH SAFRANSKI tells us about an adoption event (with Second Chance) happening this Friday at Columbia's Alpine Shop! July 16, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and STEFAN FREUND, Associate Professor at the MU School of Music, talk about the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival and the eight applicants who made the cut (out of 200+)! At [4:15] ROBIN BOWMAN joins us to share the latest from the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. Look for them at the Mid-MO Health Expo on July 28. July 15, 2014


Today Paul Pepper visits with MIRANDA CHALLEEN, from the Missouri River Communities Network. Miranda and the MRCN are looking for people to become one-year AmeriCorps volunteers! At [4:10] JOY POWELL talks about the 2014 summer repertory season at MU's Rhynsburger Theatre! July 14, 2014


Today Paul Pepper is joined by DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, and his patient, JARED LONERGAN. Jared is here as an example of the positive effects hypnotherapy can have on the subconscious. July 11, 2014


Folk Musicians Cathy & Dave & Lesley (Performance)

Jul 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians Cathy Barton, Dave Para and Lesley Oswald. Their performance of "River's Reach" [at 2:35] is from "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," happening this weekend at Turner Hall in Boonville. July 10, 2014


Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller Pablo, who shares the story of "The Incident at Bleeding Creek Treacle," which is based on true events. July 9, 2014


Melanie Knocke, CPS Planetarium, "Astronaut"

Jul 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, about an opportunity for the community to see pieces of the space shuttle up close and personal! July 8, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and NICK FOSTER talk about Christmas in July, which is happening this Thursday. Plus, take a look at some pictures featured in the 2015 Voluntary Action Center calendar! At [4:36] ED HANSON returns to give us a sneak preview of "O'Keeffe," a traveling production staying put for two weeks at Talking Horse Productions. July 7, 2014


Boone County Hams (Performance)

Jul 4, 2014

It's the Fourth of July! Celebrate Independence Day with three patriotic songs performed by the Boone County Hams! July 4, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner at 1:25 
God Bless America at 3:00 
What A Wonderful World at 6:00


Jo Manhart, Missouri Egg Council, "Deviled Eggs"

Jul 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back longtime guest JO MANHART, Missouri Egg Council, to share tips and secrets and actually make deviled eggs - a Fourth of July picnic favorite! July 3, 2014