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 KELLY SMITH talk about this Saturday's "Family Fun Run for Homes" fundraiser for River City Habitat for Humanity! [3:31] Plus, Capital City Players open "Lend Me A Tenor" opens April 23rd - meet co-director STEVE NELSON.

Junior Achievement

Apr 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with CINDY MUSTARD and CAROL ALLBRITTON about Junior Achievement, whose purpose is to "empower young people to own their economic success". Game-show-style fundraiser happening in about two weeks! 

Folk Musicians Cathy and Dave

Apr 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA back to plug this year's Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville, and to perform an original song titled, "Spring Rise"!

Joan Stack, Missouri State Historical Society

Apr 2, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, talk about a 'birthday bash' celebrating the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton. Fun for all ages!

Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League

Apr 1, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League, about all things art! Watch for what's now, what's next, and what's after that - including June's Art in the Park!

Today Paul Pepper chats with PAT RILEY TWADDLE about the "big career expo" at Moberly Area Community College. [3:14] Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and RHIAN McLEAN talk about "Three Sisters", the latest production from GreenHouse Theatre Project opening this Wednesday!

Today Paul Pepper visits with KAREN GRINDLER about Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. Summer volunteers needed!

Today Paul Pepper visits with Maplewood Barn's BYRON SCOTT about the upcoming season and the kick-off gala happening April 5th! [4:23] Also, SCOTT GORDON, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, invites you to attend Float Your Boat April 12! 

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHMIDT talk about the League of Women Voters' annual meeting and all-things-April-elections! [4:54] Also, KRISTEN EIFFERT joins us from the newly-minted Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month is almost over!

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, Lincoln University, about a native plants class you're welcome to attend! Also, author LIZ SCHULTE makes her first appearance on our show talking about her book, "The Ninth Floor".


Boone County Foster Parent Support Group

Mar 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with NATHAN SCHUETZE and KAREN ANDERSON from the Boone County Foster Parent Support Group.

Heart of Missouri CASA & MU Health Care

Mar 21, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with ANNA DRAKE about Heart of Missouri CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocates). Also, ASHLEY RITZO, MU Health Care, is here stress that everyone should "enjoy the taste of eating right" - this year's National Nutrition Month theme!

Bill Wickersham, UFO Enthusiast

Mar 20, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM. Bill's focus today is on skepticism, a topic also discussed in his Osher Lifelong Learning class.

Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone

Mar 19, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper gets an update on the latest at Columbia's Youth Empowerment Zone from LORENZO LAWSON.

Vera Massey, University Extension

Mar 18, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VERA MASSEY with University of Missouri Extension. Today's topic is the Mediterranean lifestyle. Classes are starting soon! 

Today Paul Pepper visits with STAN HUDSON, Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Mycological Society, about "mushroom madness" happening this weekend! Also, JOHN WIGGANS (and daughter KATHRYN), talk about "Les Miserables", underway from Carousel Productions in Macon! March 14, 2014

D&H Drugstore & Frank Buckles Documentary

Mar 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DARRAN ALBERTY, D&H Drugstore, talk about new Tylenol recommendations. Also, CINASEE TAPEE and TREVOR DUCHEKE, Calvary Lutheran High School, invite us to a showing of the documentary about WWI's last survivor, Frank Buckles. March 13, 2014

Second Chance & Rock Bridge High School Theatre

Mar 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, who talks about this Friday's trivia night at Knights of Columbus in Columbia. Also, MADI MERTZ and KYLIE RENWICK are here from Rock Bridge High School's production of "The Curious Savage", opening Friday!

Hickman High School's "Footloose" (Performance)

Mar 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by members of Hickman High School's production of "Footloose", opening this Thursday! JOSH FRIEDRICH and CARTER MOORE perform, "I Can't Stand Still".

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIFER DAMPF, St. Louis District Dairy Council, about what happens when you skip the most important meal of the day: breakfast. (March is National Nutrition Month.) Also, CAROL DAVIDSON and FELICIA POETTGEN are here representing Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE). Book sale fundraiser this Wednesday!

Fiddler on the Roof (Performance)

Mar 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by director WYN RILEY and 17-year-old actor TRENT LUDWIG, who performs 'If I Were A Rich Man' from "Fiddler on the Roof", opening next week at the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City!

Today Paul Pepper chats with VAUGHN WHITTING about the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network - they're in need of volunteer drivers! Plus, ANDREW ZUMWALT is offering a free tax service through University of Missouri Extension. Watch for details!

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back PAUL TATUM, who talks about an event this Saturday titled, "Holy Dying: A Faithful Approach to End-of-Life Issues", at Calvary Episcopal Church. Also, Missouri Contemporary Ballet is collaborating with the Odyssey Chamber Music Series on a show titled "Music in Motion" this Friday and Saturday at the Missouri Theatre!

City of Columbia Recycling & KBIA Fund Drive

Mar 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia's Recycling Department, about all the events coming up this spring - including Earth Day, which is in need of volunteers! Also, MIKE DUNN, General Manager of KBIA, is here a day ahead of the Spring Pledge Drive to explain why it's so important.

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary League

Mar 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by JUDITH McKENNEY and CYNDY CHAPMAN who talk about this Sunday's Fourth Annual Benefit Concert for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary League. Watch for details! March 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., who talks about why hypnosis works and why it's being routinely used in medical practices.

AARP Tax Aid & League of Women Voters

Feb 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with JEFF CHIN about everyones favorite topic: taxes! AARP is providing a tax-preparing service for low-income, elderly or anyone with a "straight-forward tax return". Plus, LIZ SCHMIDT and the League of Women Voters are getting ready for April elections with many events in which you can take part! February 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with KAREN SHORTTNSTOUT (filling in for DIANA MOXON), about Columbia Art League's "Art Uncorked" which, in March, focuses on botanical collage - plus many more ways you unleash your inner-artist - sign up today! Also, SARA EBER, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, wants you to celebrate National Nutrition Month by taking part in many healthy-eating events! February 26, 2014

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