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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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]

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

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