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 SUZAN HARKNESS, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stephens College, about Stephens' health sciences initiative. "We've always been preparing women for the jobs of the future..." At [5:20] KIT SALTER tells us about this Saturday's MU Fall Diabetic Workshop. Informational panels, food and a chance to win one of four raffle baskets! It's free and open to the public, but they ask that you call to register. Watch for details. October 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Carpet One Floor and Home's SCOTT BRADLEY about linoleum; including how it's made, why it's effective and how long it will last (hint: a long time). At [4:45] GARY WONDER, National Federation of the Blind, tells us about their upcoming trivia night fundraiser. Come for the trivia, stay for the silent auction, the food and the camaraderie! (All proceeds benefit the NFB.) Gary also shows us how a new application for your smartphone will read what it's camera sees - watch! October 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. COURTNEY BARNES about the new Low Intervention Birth Program at MU Women's and Children's Hospital. "It's going to be really great for our community." Find out how it came about and when you can tour the rooms! At [4:13] JEFF and BARBARA MORAN explain "The Sewing Machine Project." If your sewing machine is in the corner collecting dust, donate it and you could be helping women in third-world countries. No sewing machine but want to help? Makes plans to attend a benefit concert at Talking Horse Productions this Friday - watch! October 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper enjoys local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN's performance of Judy Goodenough's "Apples in the Basket" - hopefully you will, too! October 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS OLIVER, director of MU Theatre's latest production, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, energized show that - at it's core - is about "finding self-acceptance." At [4:42] ANDREW GRABAU, Executive Director of Heart of Missouri United Way, tells us why their annual Community Campaign, titled 'Just One More,' is "a call to action for the community to rally around our agencies that we support." October 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SYLVIA SPRINKLE, Missouri Pay It Forward founder, about their latest efforts, including a new drop-off site in Mexico, MO. At [4:05] JULIE LONG, Central Missouri Master Gardeners, invites everyone to the River City Fall Festival this Saturday in Jefferson City. Pony rides and live entertainment; plus craft/food/informational booths - and it's all FREE! October 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JANICE RAMBO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, do NOT talk about tomorrow night's "Healthy Ways to Dine Out" informational program (it's FREE to all at the Columbia Public Library); instead, watch for Rambo's takeaway about eating more fish. At [4:30] MU Health Care's DR. MARK WAKEFIELD talks prostate cancer. Should you be screened? Maybe not. Find out why "active surveillance" is now a popular term used when individualizing patient treatment. October 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANNA DRAKE, Executive Director of Heart of Missouri CASA, about their upcoming "Justice is Served" fundraiser. Tickets are still available to see Vicki Russell 'taken to court (for pandering)!' At [4:55] PAT RILEY, Director of Career and Placement Services at Moberly Area Community College, tells us about MACC's upcoming career fair: why it's being held in Columbia (for the first time) and who's invited - watch! October 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Job Point President and CEO, Steve Smith, about this valuable community resource for those struggling to get and maintain employment. At [4:43] DARIN PRIES, Central Missouri Community Action, tells us about "Reject," a documentary about bullying that CMCA is inviting the public to see for free either Tues., Oct. 27 or Wed., Oct. 28. Watch for details! October 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Missouri River Regional Library, about some of the resources you 'didn't know' MRRL provided (like one-on-one computer training) to anyone with a library card! At [4:54] CINDY HALL and CHRISTI FARMER invite everyone to the 58th annual Rock Bridge Elementary Chicken Barbecue, happening this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. You won't believe how many chickens will be served - watch! October 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEILL about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser for Heart of Missouri CASA happening October 22nd. You won't want to miss this roast of the Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell, so get your tickets today! At [5:16] we meet HANNAH SPRAGUE from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. Hannah tells us about 'Soup and Spooks,' a Halloween-themed cabaret show for the whole family happening October 31st! October 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their upcoming show, "Reasons To Be Pretty." Ed hopes the audience walks away having learned a little something, with a few laughs mixed in. At [3:48] MARY WILKERSON joins us from Central Bank of Boone County (formerly Boone County National Bank) to talk about the 56th Art Show happening this weekend in the CBBC lobby! Works of art by residents from Boone County and Columbia Art League members will be on display for your enjoyment! October 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper invites back local folk musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para to perform Bob Zentz's "Sweet Song from Yesterday" on guitar and autoharp [2:45]. October 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent at Bradford Farm, lament about the state of pumpkins (and gardening in general) after such a wet summer. That won't deter the upcoming Pink Pumpkin Party fundraiser for women dealing with breast cancer, though; watch for details! At [4:00] MEG LADD and MATT DAVIS tell us about ParentLink, a statewide resource from the University of Missouri's College of Education for families to use if they have parenting questions or are need of a little extra support. Don't miss Tiger Family Fun Fest next weekend! October 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talk about this Saturday's 'Autumn on the Bricks' festival in downtown Fulton. Art, music, food, a wing cook-off and beer; there will be something for everyone, so don't miss it! At [4:24] RACHEL MUTRUX, Director of the Missouri Telehealth Network, tells us about "Show-Me ECHO," a new telehealth program at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine. If you're need of doctor but can't travel, this is a viable solution! October 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about all the ways CCUA mentors people in our community on how to get the most out of their garden. At [3:48] Second Chance Executive Director VALERIE CHAFFIN joins us for the last time before a move to North Carolina. We say goodbye and meet interim director KERRI BURROWS. Watch! October 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about what's sure to be a "riotous evening," October 20th in the 'Friends Room' at the Columbia Public Library. Come to hear a conversation about GMOs featuring experts from all sides from the University of Missouri. At [4:48] ROSE VOMUND invites everyone to the Parkade Plaza Event Center this Friday for the 25th annual Mature Living Festival, hosted by yours truly! October 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL, Executive Director at the Boone County Historical Society, talk about the first-ever Boone County Stables Tour fundraiser. Equestrian and non-equestrian fans alike will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at up to five local stables. Watch for details! At [3:28] BARB BRUEGGEMAN and ADAM MIETZNER, Operation Bugle Boy, are here to help honor first-responders with a program titled "Tribute to Heroes," and they need your help! October 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAM OSTBY, RN, about a call for volunteers to participate in a study on lymphedema at the University of Missouri. Watch for details! At [4:19] Artistic Director HEATHER CARVER invites everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of 'Romeo and Juliet' this weekend inside the Missouri Theatre! Tickets on sale now. Heather also gives us a sneak preview of the rest of the fall season - watch! October 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about their efforts during 'Hunger Action Month' to educate the community and to raise awareness about food insecurities in Mid-Missouri. How did they do it? (Hint: it involved a giant orange spoon!) October 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, who talks about Missouri's contributions to the wine industry. Did you know that many years ago, Missouri 'saved the planet from losing all of it's wine production?' It's a fascinating story - watch! September 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about Yuri Milner's recent $100 million dollar effort to find radio signals, and therefore proof of life, in the outer-reaches of space. Bill shares his thoughts on the matter - watch! September 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, about how treatment at Phoenix is different than your typical 12-step program. Remember that you don't have to hit rock bottom before seeking positive choices; so if you, or someone you know, is suffering from substance abuse, please take a moment and watch this important interview! September 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes members of the Boonslick Chordbusters! Known as the Boone County Hams, today's foursome features a couple of 'newbies' to sing "I'm Feelin' Fine" [2:24] and "The Chordbusters March" [6:09]. Watch! September 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about staying hydrated. Are 8 cups of water a day still the standard? Can drinking a lot of water help avoid kidney stones? And what is the color of your urine trying to tell you? We've got the answers - watch! At [4:09] CYNTHIA HELPHINGSTINE, Coulter Program Director at the University of Missouri, tells us about the Coulter Program, and invites everyone to their 4th annual awards ceremony TODAY at 10 a.m. $500,000 in grants will be handed out! September 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen. Walter treats us to a reading of his poem, "Moon Walk Missouri," which he wrote for the state, and even presented a framed copy of to former Gov. Matt Blunt. September 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes performers from Maples Repertory Theatre's latest production, "Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement." They perform "Boogie Woogie Bulwark of a Basement" [2:11] and "That's Lutheran Love" [5:11] - watch! September 22, 2015

Paul Pepper: Paul Baum, "Walk Back in Time 2015"

Sep 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAUL BAUM about this weekend's "Walk Back in Time" event in Mexico, Missouri. It's three days of special military exhibits and reenactments (dating back to Medieval times!); plus, performances, candlelight tours, a fish fry and more! Watch for details. September 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Dave Mars and Brenna Reed, City of Columbia Water and Light, about easy ways to save money on your energy bills. How? By controlling the temperature of your home, and the best way to do that is by knowing your home. Watch for some great tips and ideas! September 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. GANESH GOPALAKRISHNA, MU School of Medicine, about a new app for your smartphone called "MoodTrek." Dr. Gopalakrishna tells us how it came about and how it works! At [3:37] SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor & Home, tells us about eco-friendly flooring. Made of wool, this type of carpeting "absorbs those harmful molecules and releases them back as a harmless gas." September 17, 2015

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