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 HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., talk about mindfulness-based relapse prevention and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) - new interventions and treatments for those who are impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. At [4:59] The Wardrobe's MICHELLE WOODSON tells us about their shoe coupon program, taking place August 5th, 6th and 7th. Watch our interview for more information! July 24, 2015

Today Second Chance's VALERIE CHAFFIN and "ATHENA," a grey-striped tabby kitten, invite everyone to a special event at their adoption center in Boonville on July 28 to hear Dr. Seuss's "What Pet Shall I Get?" At [4:32] KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  returns to tell us about this weekend's 'Super Hero Food Ice Cream Class' at the Columbia Public Library! Your 3-9 year-old will love making ice cream from scratch - watch our interview for more information! July 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBEKAH FREESE, Social Work Educator at the University of Missouri, about a free mental health clinic for those 18+ who are uninsured and/or cannot otherwise afford "quality care.' At [4:08] NICOLE KNAPP-WEBER and NEELEY CURRENT tell us about the City Garden School. Their mission 'inspires creativity and self-discovery.' See an example of the work the kids have done in class and find out how you can get involved! July 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Maples Repertory Theatre! Enjoy two performances from their production of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'. July 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper learns out about energy conservation in the home from DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia. Don't waste another dime on your home's poor performance by signing up for an energy audit - find out how on today's show! July 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about art. Well, a show called "Art." Talking Horse Productions is producing this fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy beginning July 23rd. Don't miss it! At [4:30] Job Point Recruiter, TYREE BYNDOM, tells us about a couple of programs being offered this summer, including HVAC classes. If you're in the market for a new trade, watch this segment! July 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with KIM KRAUS, Group Coordinator, County House Greenspace Preservation, about their mission to keep a 12.7 acre property in Columbia greenspace. They're asking for donations! At [3:51] ANDREA SHELTON, Volunteer Program Coordinator for the City of Columbia, tells us about a new litter control team. If you're an individual interested in keeping litter under control, this might be for you! July 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MATT SALTZBERG, Ph.D., MU Department of Theatre, about Christopher Durang's comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." It opens this weekend! At [4:43] ELIZABETH CHRISTENSEN and 6-year-old CARLTON WEXLER talk about The Language Tree, which focuses on immersing 2 to 6 year-olds in a second language (French or Spanish). July 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about ways to maintain "happiness." (Hint: smile.) July 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with cardiologist DR. ARUN KUMAR, MU Health Care, about a 'revolutionary' new procedure for those who need a heart valve replacement, but cannot have one via traditional surgery. At [4:19] JULIE McNEILL, Foster Grandparent Program Manager for Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA), and MARGARET McGEEHON, Volunteer Coordinator, invite those 55 and over (who are not working) to volunteer 15 hours a week to work with special needs children. Details on today's show! July 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk more about autism in children and young adults. If they're so "brilliant," how come they don't fit in our social "norms"? Dr. Newman has the answer. July 10, 2015

Today retired MU economics professor, MEL ZELENAK, chats with Paul Pepper about the smart phone app, 'Gas Buddy,' and Don't spend more than you have to at the gas pump this summer - watch! July 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with author Svetlana Grobman about her new book, "The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia." Svetlana shares with us the story behind the stories, and how and why she fled to America. Watch! July 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Woodhaven Executive Director, MARK PALMER, about the capital campaign currently underway to raise $1.9M which will help support the 115 individuals being served. They need another 15% of their goal by October 1st! At [4:19] DAWN BROWN tells us about Olivet Christian Church's FREE summer concert series! It all kicks off tomorrow night with singer/songwriter/storyteller Larry Brown. July 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL talk about the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the Walters-Boone County Museum and Galleries. Food, tours and music - fun for the whole family! At [3:52] DR. MARILYN RANTZ tells us about "Sinclair At Home," a new program from MU's Sinclair School of Nursing. Hear about how new technology makes this service possible! July 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JO MANHART, Executive Director at Missouri Egg Council, talk about the best way to keep those egg dishes cold at your Independence Day picnic. Tips and tricks from the "Egg Lady" - watch! July 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with PHIL BERGER, Marketing Director at Family Health Center, which provides medical services for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Hear about their new "express care" walk-in clinic on Saturdays. At [3:56] TERRY WOODS, Research Specialist at MU's Bradford Research Center, shows and tells us about the Monarch Butterfly. Did you know that for them, Missouri is just a 'pit stop' during migration? Why here? Watch! July 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LORI HENDERSON talk about the Missouri Mission of Mercy (or MOMOM) Dental Clinic, which provides services for those in need, free of charge. Find out why you need to mark your calendars for July 31 and August 1! At [4:35] JOE BOGUE and ERICA BRUINGTON tell us about "Leading Ladies," a new comedy from Maplewood Barn Theatre that opens tonight! July 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ASHLEY GUILLEMETTE, Director of MU Family Impact Center, about what's behind this brand new 'community outreach center' in Columbia. The list of services (including home education, behavioral health clinic, family building) goes on and on, and it's all FREE! Watch for details. June 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts of Columbia, talk about the upcoming 2015 Dance Intensive Camp, happening July 13th-24th. Sign up today! At [3:19] NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, is here with news about recent legislation that passed concerning trafficking in the U.S. June 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, about "Trouble Behind Glass Doors," first published in 2013. Listen to Walter read two poems, "Dyslexic Forrest" and "University of Fields," the latter of which was written for former MU Chancellor Brady Deaton. June 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with the Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON - who is fresh off of another successful Art in the Park - about the opening reception of the 'Members Summer Open' this Saturday! At [3:43] TODD DAVISON joins us from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. Their summer season kicked off last night with "The Curious Savage" and continues in rep with "Pump Boys and Dinettes." Details on those shows and more on our show today! June 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and SANDY DRYER, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about magnesium. What is it? How do we get it? How much do we need? All covered in our four-minute interview! At [4:28] director CAT GLEASON talks about MU Theatre's production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace,' opening tomorrow in the Rhynsburger Theatre! June 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LEE ANN WOOLERY and DYLAN BAINTER about MU Extension's summer camp for high schoolers titled "The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication." Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are taught by professors from the University of Missouri. Sign up today - details on today's show! June 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and local UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, touch on many topics, but in particular the 1984 Whiteman Air Force Base incursion. Hear the story that was not made public until 2008. June 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back resident holiday-storyteller LARRY BROWN! Take a moment and listen to Larry's Father's Day story at [1:43] - you might just recognize it. (And consider this your reminder that this Sunday is Father's Day!) June 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with the Missouri Symphony Society's Assistant Conductor, ADAM BODONY. They talk about the rest of the Hot Summer Nights season (including Adam's favorite, Patriotic Pops)! It's not too late to get tickets! At [3:29] the Bittersweet Garden Club's TINA SPILLERS and MARCIA REED invite everyone to the 16th Annual Bittersweet Garden tour - rain or shine! Watch for details. June 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN BICKEL, member of the Missouri Coalition for Quality Care. According to Ann, "our mission is very simple: we believe people who need care should get good care." If you, or someone you know, would benefit from MCQC, please watch this segment! At [4:30] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director at Voluntary Action Center, is here to talk about a handful of events and programs (like the KOMU Fan Club) that will benefit the people of Columbia this summer. Support and donations are always needed - watch! June 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON take a tour of the Missouri Cures website. If reading about the latest in medical findings interest you, you won't want to miss this segment! At [4:30] SHELIA ROBERTSON tells us about MU Health's 7-week Safe Kids Camp Amazing. Different themes each week will keep kids having fun while learning about staying safe. Space is filling up fast so call today! June 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with BILL MCKELVEY about the University of Missouri's Plant, Grow and Share initiative, which encourages home gardeners to donate their extra fruits and veggies to those who aren't as lucky. Make the "produce pledge" today! At [4:41] KAITLYN BRADLEY tells us about this weekend's 58th annual Olivet Christian Church Mutton and Barbecue fundraiser. June 15, 2015