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 KEN THOMPSON, Capital City Players, about their latest production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", opening this Friday in Jefferson City! Also, SCOTT GORDON, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, talks about the record-breaking needs they're facing this winter. February 25, 2014

Sutu Forte Performs "Woodland Murmurs"

Feb 24, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back renowned local pianist SUTU FORTE, who, along with BILL CLARK, are celebrating "Blind" Tom Wiggins at Boone County Historical Society next Monday! (Tickets on sale now!) Sutu performs John William "Blind" Boone's 'Woodland Murmurs'. February 24, 2014

Yvonne Mathews & Mable Grimes

Feb 21, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with YVONNE MATHEWS and MABLE GRIMES, who share two poems, "The Elders" and "Hey, Black Child".

Storyteller 'Pablo'

Feb 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites back local storyteller Pablo to share another historical fiction, first-person story; this time centered around World War 1 and General "Black Jack" Pershing. 

Today Paul Pepper visits with VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, who shares more beautiful photos from outer space, including: an exploding galaxy, Jupiter and tracks made by the Mars rover! 

Kit Salter, Saturday Morning Book Talk Series

Feb 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back KIT SALTER, who talks about all the upcoming speakers at the popular 'Saturday Morning Book Talk' series, now at the Osher Park rec facility. Up next: Wayne Anderson on March 1st. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes director SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN, as well as "Figaro" and "Susanna", from Central Methodist University's "The Marriage of Figaro". They perform a selection from the show, which opens this Thursday in Fayette!

Second Chance & Columbia Civic Orchestra

Feb 14, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Kitty Day" - basically, a kitten-adoption event tomorrow from 12-5! Also, ALEX PICKARD, Columbia Civic Orchestra, is here to talk about a special, French-music-only, day-after Valentine's Day performance tomorrow at the Missouri Theatre! And there's more! 

A Performance from Cathy & Dave

Feb 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform Scott Wiseman's "Remember Me", with special guest DAVID WILSON. You're invited to a concert at Turner Hall in Boonville this weekend! 

Room at the Inn & Talking Horse Productions

Feb 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANET SCHISSER about Room at the Inn, a refuge from the cold for those without a home. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed! Also, Talking Horse Productions opens "Songs for a New World" on Valentine's Day. Director TRENT RASH and ED HANSON are here with details. 

Phoenix Programs, Inc & Columbia Public Schools

Feb 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., about how treatment saves businesses money. Also, CHRIS BELCHER, Superintendent for Columbia Public Schools, is here to discuss April's bond issue - as well as touch on his upcoming retirement. 

The Boone County Hams - Performance

Feb 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the Boone County Hams! They perform two songs for us: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Heart of My Heart". They'll perform for your sweetheart in-person this Thursday and Friday for Valentine's Day!

Storyteller Larry Brown

Feb 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper sits back while local favorite LARRY BROWN shares a civil rights story about a "trend-changing" event that happened in 1939.

Mary Ratliff, Black History Month

Feb 6, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARY RATLIFF, president of the local and state NAACP chapter, about Black History Month. 

Today Paul Pepper talks with STEVEN BISHOP about a program through Columbia Parks and Recreation which focuses on dog bite prevention, especially around children. Also, Lincoln University's NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL is back with more tips on how to keep your native plants alive during the winter. Native Plant Enthusiast Appreciation Day is tomorrow! 

Today Paul Pepper and TODD DAVISON go over the entire upcoming season at Maples Rep Theatre, which opens with "Forever Plaid". Open audition for "Big River" on February 15th! Also, don't miss out on this Friday's Calvary Episcopal chili supper, a fundraiser for Columbia's Habitat for Humanity! 

Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat for Humanity, about the "A Brush with Kindness" program, which assists low-income homeowners. Also, Hickman High School presents, "The Diviners", opening this Thursday! Hear how it came together from three students involved with the production.

Second Chance & Author Emily Crawford

Jan 31, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the importance of foster parenting - "we can't save animals with foster homes". Also, author EMILY CRAWFORD is here to talk about her book, "God is Talking: How a Green Iguana Taught Me to Listen". 

Vera Massey, University Extension

Jan 30, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY, University Extension, who focuses this "Taking Care of You" visit on stress - living in the past and worrying about the future. 

The History of Columbia Cemetery

Jan 29, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by CINDY MUSTARD and SABRA MEYER, who talk about the longest running business in Columbia, the Columbia Cemetery, which was established in 1820. Get the full story on today's show!

The Wardrobe & "Living Civil Rights"

Jan 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHMIDT about The Wardrobe, which is celebrating 40 years in Columbia! Find out about the shoe coupons. Also, STEPHANIE SHONEKAN is here to talk about "Living Civil Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century", the theme for the activities honoring Black History Month on the MU Campus. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back the Third Goal International Film Festival's MIKE BURDEN, who talks about all the activities happening this weekend! Don't miss out! Also, LESLIE CLAY is here with Literacy Action Corp; training for tutors to help those read and speak English starts next week! 

Paul Pepper welcomes CHRIS CAMPBELL, Missouri Symphony Society, who talks about a special concert next week featuring the a cappella group, The King Singers. Also, it's that time of year! LEE FLORA and PHIL HANSON are gearing up for the Cosmo Club's 62nd Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast!

Project LOLA & 12th Annual Legislative Forum

Jan 23, 2014

Paul Pepper welcomes four guests. First up: JANE McELROY and MEGAN LEE, with Project LOLA & Out, Proud and Healthy. Then, WALLY PFEFFER and DIANNE DRAINER talk about the 12th Annual Legislative Forum.

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Jan 22, 2014

Paul Pepper chats with DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light Department, about  ways to keep the warm in and the cold out. Great tips and even better visuals.

Insurance Matters & The Food Bank

Jan 21, 2014

Paul Pepper visits with JACKIE O'BRIEN about long-term care insurance - have you given it serious consideration? Also, SCOTT GORDON, gives thanks and shares mind-blowing facts about what The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri did in 2013.

Paul Pepper and MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMEL talk about the budget shortfall from the 2013 Tree of Lights Campaign - it's not too late to donate! Also, "Learn to Eat Smart This Year" - good advice, and also the title of an event TONIGHT at the Columbia Public Library. PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, is here with details.

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Jan 17, 2014

Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, about an exhibit featuring portraits of Native Americans by artist James Otto Lewis. Joan will be conducting a walk-thru tour February 1.

Featured Artist is Maren Schenewark
http://www.columbiaartleague.org

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

Jan 16, 2014

Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK talk about five lessons learned from the book, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" - a 30-million-copies-sold-bestseller in print since 1998.

Featured Artist is Maren Schenewark
http://www.columbiaartleague.org

Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League

Jan 15, 2014

Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk about the year ahead, including a show opening this week titled, "Please Don't Touch". Visit, discuss and buy - support local artists!

Featured Artist is Maren Schenewark
http://www.columbiaartleague.org

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