Thinking Out Loud

Tuesdays and Fridays 6:30pm-7:00pm, Saturdays, 6:00am-7:00am

Darren Hellwege and Trevor Harris interview people of note in the Columbia community.

On Friday the show broadcasts Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, a radio drama put on by the Maplewood Barn community theater.  On Saturday it tackles the college sports scene.

Trevor Harris / KBIA

Columbia's Business Loop 70 has been in the news a lot lately. A group of property owners along the roadway have gathered in an attempt to improve the aging commercial corridor. Before the road was called Business Loop 70, it was U.S. Highway 40. In a recent episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Trevor Harris spoke to a trio of Columbians about their memories of businesses along Old Highway 40.


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When we collect oral histories, we do future generations a favor. Recordings of those who lived through a major event can help us understand how life was during an earlier, different era. On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, we hear from a pair of veterans who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.


Chucho Valdes: The KBIA Interview

Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Mamadou Badiane

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes pays a return visit to Columbia this Wednesday. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed Valdes last week. They discussed what the end of the embargo (or 'blockade' if you're Cuban) means for cultural exchanges and the influence of Valdes' legendary Cuban supergroup Irakere more than 40 years after the ensemble hit the stage.

WBUR

As you may have heard, KBIA will soon change formats. Within the week, we expect  to launch a new station where classical music can play 24-7. Soon thereafter, KBIA will change sounds. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege explores what our new format means for the sounds emanating from your radio.  

Here at KBIA, we've been talking for years about how we best meet listeners' needs. The new station at 90.5 will be a full-time classical music station. This frees up KBIA to serve up more news and information programs.

Western Historical Manuscripts Collection

Chances are that if you studied English at the University of Missouri any time between the late 1950's and early 1980's, you met Thomas McAfee. A group of his former students are celebrating the late professor of poetry with a reissue of his poems.


Edgar Ailor III

What William Clark did on a 1798 trip down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers is the focus of this episode of Thinking Out Loud. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviews Columbia author Jo Ann Trogdon about her new book from the University of Missouri Press, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark.


Dr. Cinnamon Brown / Westminster College

An 1862 Civil War battle in Callaway County resulted in the deaths of 70 Confederate and Union soldiers. A recent search of that site resulted in finds that illuminate the guerilla warfare that was often seen in Missouri during the War Between The States.


Farm Your Yard: There's Always Next Year

Oct 1, 2015
Carrie Hargrove / CCUA

If you are a backyard gardener you are well aware that we are about to turn the last curve into the homestretch of the 2015 gardening season. If you are really on top of things, you already have all or most of your fall greens and roots planted, and if you are really on top of things, those fall veggies are already peeping out of the ground. But don’t worry, if you aren’t quite there, you still have a little time to get outside and plant your last crop of lettuce and radishes for the season. While it might seem a bit premature, let’s stop and take a fond look back at the 2015 gardening season.


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Trainees headed for service in the US Peace Corps train in their country of service. It's been that way for years. For two years in the late 1960s, however, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture hosted trainees on campus and at land that is now Three Creeks Conservation Area. On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we hear memories from a group of men who trained for the US Peace Corps right here in Boone County.


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Mack Rhoades talks about funding, facilities and why athletics matters so much to the University of Missouri and to Columbia. Rhoades replaced longtime MU Athletic  Director Mike Alden in April 2015.


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Tonight on Thinking Out Loud, Darren visits with Anna Duff and Vanessa Leitza of the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy about the 10th annual EcoArtFest happening Sept. 12th and 13th at Cooper’s Landing in southern Boone County.

Listen to new episodes of Thinking Out Loud each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on 91.3FM KBIA.

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Some gardeners go it alone finding that digging in the dirt is good medicine best taken in solitude.

For other gardeners, growing food with friends and neighbors makes everything taste sweeter.

On this installment of Farm Your Yard, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Farm Manager Carrie Hargrove talked to local community gardeners Chris Murakami and Ellis Cole about how they came to be part of a community garden on St. James Street. 

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For over ten years, Thinking Out Loud has been a staple heard at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on KBIA. On this week's episode, producer Darren Hellwege shares selections from a decade of music and poetry performance as heard on Thinking Out Loud.

Trevor Harris / KBIA

After years of declining membership, a Columbia church recently started a new ministry that is reconnecting that congregation to its North Central Columbia neighborhood. Hear the story of the outreach program recently taken on by the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.


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How do you celebrate 40-years in operation as a non-profit providing services to those with disabilities? If you are Columbia's Alternative Community Training then you host a roller derby match.

Rose Nolen passed away this past January. I got to meet her only a few times and was impressed with her candor and wit. In this week's Thinking Out Loud, Rose Nolen's son and friends discuss her life in Sedalia before, during and after the desegregation era.


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How does one become Missouri's Poet Laureate? Darren finds out and hears some recent works from Boone County writer Walter Bargen.

Thinking Out Loud: The Blind Boone Home

Jul 7, 2015
Clyde Ruffin

Work continues on restoration of the Columbia home of Ragtime composer and concert pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, the Reverend Clyde Ruffin visits with KBIA's Darren Hellwege about the progress and the process of making Boone's home a useful community space.

Thinking Out Loud: Local Youth Make Waves

Jun 29, 2015
Kelsey Kupferer

Radio can be a powerful medium for storytelling. Just ask a group of recent graduates from Columbia's Rock Bridge High School. In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we hear a trio of young women's stories that explore how their identity was formed and who they want to be.


Farm Your Yard: Knowing the Insects in Your Garden

Jun 23, 2015
Carrie Hargrove / CCUA

As gardens are teeming with life in late June, they are more easily discovered by insects. On this week's Farm Your Yard, we learn about the role of beneficial and predatory insects in the home garden.

Thinking Out Loud: The Impact of the Big BAM

Jun 19, 2015
Off Track Events

Next week, a first time cross-state bicycle ride launches. Leaders in small Missouri towns along the route are understandably eager to see the economic impacts of 1,000-plus riders cruising through town and spending their soggy dollars.


David Sapp

The Booneslick Trail was a pathway for westward migration in the years before Missouri statehood. In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege talks with local historian David Sapp about the origins of the trail, how it helped form a boomtown and the local effort to keep the vestiges of the Booneslick Trail from disappearing under the plow or from being developed.


Carrie Hargrove / CCUA

Almost every gardener has a tomato plant or two. This week on Farm Your Yard, Carrie Hargrove from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture takes us on tour of the tomato through time.


Trevor Harris / KBIA

Over the past three years, a group of residents in the Missouri River town of Glasgow have gathered on numerous Saturdays. Their labor is saving a historic black church in town. On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud we hear from preservation advocates about what it means when Missouri's historic buildings remain visible on the landscape.

Thinking Out Loud: Missouri's Folk Arts History

Apr 22, 2015
Trevor Harris / KBIA

This week on Thinking Out Loud, we bring you an intimate look into some of Missouri's oldest folk-art traditions: from blacksmithing, to jazz, to traditional song and dance.


Farm Your Yard: Connecting Through Gardens

Apr 15, 2015
Carrie Hargrove / CCUA

On this installment of Farm Your Yard, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Farm Manager Carrie Hargrove discusses the ways in which a garden can build community and reconnect us to the environment.


Intersection / KBIA

Singer-songwriter Lee Ruth arrived in Columbia in 1962. In this week's Thinking Out Loud, self-described 'old guy' Lee Ruth discusses his musical influences, former students of whom he is especially proud and and what makes the Mid-Missouri music scene special. 

Chancellor's Arts Showcase Casts a Wide Net

Apr 10, 2015
MU School of Music

Each year since 2005, the MU School of Music has put on a concert hosted by the chancellor. This year's version of the Chancellor's Art Showcase is next Monday, April 13. For the 2015 version, the school's Director Julia Gaines has cast a wider net for the concert including for the first time student art from MU scholars creating outside the School of Music.

Darren Hellwege / KBIA

This spring, KBIA's Thinking Out Loud visits some colleges and universities in our area that you may not know as much about as, say, the University of Missouri. This week, Darren Hellwege headed north from Columbia to check in with leaders at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

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This year is the 25th anniversary year of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On this Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege visits with Chuck Graham of the Great Plains ADA Center about the history of the Act and the current status of disability rights in the US and Missouri. They also discuss the ADA Legacy Project, which is in Mid-Missouri this week as part of a nationwide tour.


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