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 MELANIE KNOCKE talk about what you can expect at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium's 'Second Saturday Series,' happening tomorrow at Rock Bridge High School. It all starts with a live show for 3-7 year-olds at 2:00. September 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VALERIE CHAFFIN, Executive Director at Second Chance, talk about this weekend's Paws in the Park celebration and fundraiser! Don't miss the "largest pet-centered family event in Central Missouri!" At [4:13] SUSAN GROVES and TREVA VANDELICHT invite everyone to Fulton State Hospital's 9th annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival! Homemade pies, local music, and of course, barbecue, can all be found in Fulton this Sunday, rain or shine! September 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARAH GALLAGHER about this weekend's 5th annual Wine Walk in Boonville! The goal of the 'walk' is to raise awareness of (and a little money for) the Katy Bridge restoration project. Everyone is welcome! At [4:23] director NORA DIETZEL, and actress MICHELE CURRY, show us how much fun everyone will have when they go see Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Mary Poppins!" September 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER McNEIL about the "Family Meal Program" at Columbia's Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are always needed to help cook or cater meals for families staying in their 'home away from home.' At [3:37] KELLY SMITH and NANCY SAMP invite everyone to the annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for River City Habitat for Humanity on September 18th. Lunch or dinner. Eat in or carry-out. Maybe even delivery? There's no excuse! September 8, 2015

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Labor Day"

Sep 7, 2015

It's Labor Day! To celebrate, Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry tells us a "traditional, Appalachian Ozark 'Jack' tale." ...I don't know either; you'll just have to watch! September 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about what our handwriting says about us - what we're thinking and what we truly believe. "It's 100% accurate." Examples used on today's show include handwriting samples from Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Watch! September 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEIL, Boone County Volunteer Coordinator for Heart of Missouri CASA, about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser, happening October 22nd. In the hot seat this year? The Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell! Unfamiliar with CASA's mission or interested in volunteering? Watch! At [5:04] MARIE ROBERTON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts, lets everyone know about upcoming classes for boys and girls, young and old, with all ranges of experience! September 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE DULLE, 2015-16 Rotary Club District Governor, talk about the "Food Fight," which was a joint effort with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to alleviate the hunger problem in Columbia and surrounding communities. Find out how much was raised! At [4:42] director MORGAN DENNEHY and actress DANA BOCKE tell us about Maplewood Barn's twist on their upcoming  production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." (Hint: it involves pizza and football.) September 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with NANETTE WARD, Volunteer Board Member, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, and DOUG CARR, who along with his wife BARB, are the 2015 CMSHTC Abolitionists of the Year. Find out the Carrs' motivation to invest so much time and effort into this special cause. September 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRUCE BURKETT, Executive Director at Hep C Alliance, who reminds us that you should ask your doctor to specifically check for Hepatitis C. Are you a baby boomer? You could be the 1 in 30 that has the disease and doesn't know it! At [3:48] TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent of the MU Bradford Research Center, invites everyone to the 11th annual Bradford Farm Tomato Festival. You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy the sight of 190 types of tomatoes, plus many other veggies to see and taste - it's fun for the whole family! August 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, about their latest exhibit: "John James Audubon Paper Menagerie." Check out the sneak preview Joan has brought to the set, and then join a curator-lead tour of Audubon's "massive books" TOMORROW afternoon! August 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN about "Pouring for Paws: Sit. Stay. Sip.," which is a fundraising event for Second Chance TOMORROW evening at the Missouri Theatre/Columbia Art League. Celebrate 30 years of Second Chance by drinking wine and nibbling on food from Glenn's Cafe and Peggy Jean's Pies! At [3:37] SONDRA FLAKER and MOLLY GRANGER invite everyone to the 5th Annual Vincent P. Gurucharri 9 Ball Tournament fundraiser at Billiards on Broadway in Columbia! Sign up your team or become a sponsor today! (Amateurs encouraged.) August 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. MARILYN RANTZ, Professor at MU's Sinclair School of Nursing, talk about the advancements that have been made to assist the elderly or disabled at the home. Motion sensors, sensors on your bed and sensors on the ceiling are all part of a well-tested system available for you, courtesy of Sinclair At Home. August 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform the Scottish song, "The Rolling Hills of the Border" on mandolin and guitar. Go see them tomorrow night in St. Genevieve, Missouri - watch for details! August 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and retired University of Missouri professor, MEL ZELENAK, dissect investment website Don't let fees get the best of your personal finances! Plus, do you know what 'alternate airport' is? There's one closer than you think... August 24, 2015

Paul Pepper: Jonetta Weaver, "Meals on Wheels"

Aug 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JONETTA WEAVER talk about Meals on Wheels, an organization that has been in our community for 43 years! Have you ever wondered how it started? Would you like to be on the receiving end? How about becoming a driver? Never heard of Meals on Wheels? Get answers to those questions and more on today's show! August 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and WHITNEY WRIGHT, Administrative Assistant at University of Missouri Health Care, talk about "Step Up with MU Health Care,' an eleven-week community challenge that encourages those participating to maintain an active lifestyle. Think you can (eventually) walk 15,000 steps in a day? Then take the challenge! At [3:53] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director at Voluntary Action Center, tells us how you can sponsor a family this holiday season. The program begins September 1st and signing up is as easy as a phone call. Watch! August 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LAURIE KNAUF, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about added sugars. Are you a chronic soda drinker? Before you pop that next tab, take a look at what the sugar content of just one soda a day for one week looks like. At [4:18] BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia, tells us why you should be composting - "it's way more than just throwing fruits and vegetables in a hole in the backyard!" - and how the city can help get you started! August 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church Pastor, MEG HEGEMANN, about Turning Point Ministry. "We're about dignity and hope for our neighbors experiencing homelessness." Watch our interview for details on how to get involved and support those who have fallen on hard times. August 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LORENZO LAWSON, Executive Director at Youth Empowerment Zone, look back on the experiences 20-25 underprivileged youths had while taking part in the YEZ summer camp, and what they can look forward to this fall! If you or someone you know would like to get involved (on any level) - we tell you how! August 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MOR KANTOR, a breast cancer survivor and founder of MorSupport, a support group for moms dealing with cancer. Volunteers and financial aid are always welcome! At [4:30] SUZANNE WOODS and JOHN PICKLE invite everyone to their FREE concert TONIGHT at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City. Come out and hear Carnegie Hall professionals sing a variety of music! August 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON, Artistic Director at Talking Horse Productions, talk about "Steeple People," a musical comedy that opens tomorrow night! If you're a fan of gospel music, you won't want to miss this show! At [3:45] JOE BRADLEY, Founder of Columbia's Day Dreams Foundation, tells us how you can get involved with their mission of "eliminating financial burdens of extracurricular activities" for youths. August 13, 2015

Paul Pepper: Jane Whitesides, Moms Clean Air Force

Aug 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE WHITESIDES, Field Manager for Moms Clean Air Force in Missouri, about their mission to combat air pollution in the United States. Did you know that St. Louis has been called the 'asthma capital of the U.S.'? (That's not a compliment!) Jane tells us how we can get involved - watch! August 12, 2015.

Today Paul Pepper visits with Council for Drug Free Youth Director JOY SWEENEY, and Project Coordinator LAURA MORRIS, about the need for more long-term community support. "We can teach the children all day long, but if the community doesn't support the teachings, then as they get older they'll think 'oh, it's not that big a deal'." Watch to find out how to get involved! August 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Ashland's own KIT and CATHY SALTER! The Osher Saturday Morning Book Talk Series is underway, and you won't want to miss who's next - and who's after that! (How's that for a tease?) August 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform the songs, "Accordion Crimes" and "The Dancing Bear," as a medley on guitar and the hammered dulcimer at [3:41]. August 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, talk about a staggering statistic: that 1 in 5 people in our community live in poverty. The face of hunger isn't as obvious as you might think - find out what you can do to help. August 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with TRACY BOCKLAGE, RN, about MU Health Care's recent Baby-Friendly Hospital certification. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is an "international initiative" of the World Health Organization and UNICEF that aims to encourage breast feeding rates. At [4:50] Columbia Access Television's JENNIFER ERICKSON and JOEL HERRON invite local bands to participate in CATV's music video contest! The top four groups will perform on stage at the Rose Music Hall in September. August 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JD CALVIN and RASHA ABOUSALEM, both participants with Global First Responder. GFR aims to bridge medically-starved, third-world countries with volunteers interested in relief work. You don't have to be a doctor to be involved - watch! August 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SUE BARTELETTE about "Dining Wild," which is hosted by the Native Plants Program at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. Join them for a tours, exhibits and a dinner featuring locally grown native edible plants! At [5:14] actors LAURA KITCHEL and NEIL CATHRO tell us about "Into the Woods," the latest production from Capital City Players! Thursday is opening night! August 3, 2015