Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
1:18 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: Creating Native Landscapes

Elizabeth Hamilton-Steele explains in this Thinking out Loud how native plants provide habitat and nourishment for polinators some of whom are endangered.
Brooke Hamilton/Grindstone Photography

Establishing a landscape rich in native plant species is a different process from putting in an annual planting of tomatoes and beans. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, Trevor Harris talked with Elizabeth Hamilton-Steele about the work that goes in to building a native landscape for yard or pasture.

On this episode of 'Thinking Out Loud' KBIA's Trevor Harris talked with Elizabeth Hamilton-Steele about the process involved in creating a native landscape. This episode originally aired on KBIA 91.3FM on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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Arts and Culture
1:15 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

'The Strong Man' gets the symphonic treatment

The 1926 silent film 'The Strong Man' plays at Columbia's Missouri Theatre Thursday evening with the score performed by the Missouri Symphony Orchestra.
Credit Credit: IMDB

Each summer, Kirk Trevor and the Missouri Symphony Society take classical music to a range of venues around Columbia and Mid-Missouri. From Stephens Lake Park to Douglass Park to Shelter Gardens, classical music fans get to absorb symphonic and chamber works in a range of diverse settings. This Thursday, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra returns to the Missouri Theatre stage to play film music.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Dancearts, "Intensive Dance Camp" & Talking Horse Productions, "Good People"

Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON talk about Dancearts' 'Intensive Dance Camp', a three-week program that starts July 7 - call to sign up! At [4:49] meet GWENDOLYN SHWIKE, an actress now appearing in "Good People" at Talking Horse Productions. Opens on June 19 - ED HANSON has details. June 18, 2014

  

Arts and Culture
8:10 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Columbia demolition job becomes historic preservation project

Credit Amy Munneke / KBIA

A Columbia parks demolition project has turned into a possible preservation project.

Jeremy Sapp was tearing down part of the Parks Management Center Friday when he noticed something.

“We were in the process of tearing the building down and pulling the brick off the face of the building and found the beam and just kept following it to see what it was," he said.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Maples Rep Theatre , "Forever Plaid" (Performance)

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Maples Rep Theatre! The 2014 season kicks off with "Forever Plaid," and we've got a sneak preview with performances of "Private Functions" at [2:17], and "No, Not Much" at [4:50]. June 17, 2014

  

Arts and Culture
7:54 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Gateway Arch project could receive up to $15 million in tax credits

Credit paparutzi / Flickr

Missouri officials are considering whether to grant up to $15 million of tax credits to help finance the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The tax credits would be used to leverage private contributions for the renovation and expansion of a museum at the Arch.

The Missouri Development Finance Board is to consider the tax credits Tuesday.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Callaway Plein Air & Columbia Farmer's Market

Today Paul Pepper talks to BRIAN MAHIEU about Callaway Plein Air, an art exhibit on display now thru June 29 at The Art House in downtown Fulton. At [4:47] MATT JERNIGAN invites everyone to the Farm to Table fundraising event on June 22 which will support Access to Healthy Foods. June 16, 2014

  

Arts and Culture
8:11 am
Mon June 16, 2014

City task force seeks to help Highsteppers community drill team

Credit Missouri Highsteppers

Members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence have plans to help a local youth drill team find a home. During the most recent meeting of the task force in Columbia, co-chair and Second Ward councilmember Michael Trapp pushed to make helping the Highsteppers the force’s third formal recommendation.

The Highsteppers lost their former rehearsal space at Hickman High School in Columbia after neighbors complained about the noise. The drill team has been “homeless,” according to task force member Pam Hardin, ever since.

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Views of the News
6:40 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

15 reasons to date a journalist

Credit jajah / Flickr

  The folks at the online dating site eHarmony have some advice for people looking for Mr. or Ms. Right -- journalists make great life partners! Missouri School of Journalism professors Katherine Reed, Mike McKean and Amy Simons talk about the positives and negatives of dating a journalist.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Storyteller Larry Brown, "Father's Day"

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells a Father's Day story. June 13, 2014

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Val Germann, Central Missouri Astronomical Association

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back our resident outer-space-enthusiast VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, who shares more planet pics and discusses why Jupiter's red spot is shrinking. June 12, 2014

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS, City of Columbia Water and Light, discuss ways to save you money while keeping your home energy-efficient this summer! June 11, 2014

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone

Today Paul Pepper sits down with LORENZO LAWSON to find out what's happening at Columbia's Youth Empowerment Zone, a non-profit organization that currently helps about about 250 at-risk youths. June 10, 2014

  

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Arts and Culture
8:09 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Reflection: The Show Goes On In Fine Form At Circus Flora

Andriy Bilobrov and one of his Jack Russell terriers

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 8:55 pm

There is a big-man-size hole in the heart of St. Louis’ Circus Flora, a vacancy left by the death of Ivor David Balding last month at 75. Balding was the founder, the sustenance and the animating spirit of the company. But this breach is masked by the magical, ephemeral costumery of the circus, and apparently, with the greatest of ease, the show indeed is going on.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Capital City Players & St. Louis District Dairy Council

Today Paul Pepper and ROB CROUSE talk about Capital City Players' performance of "Les Miserables," which will feature a first for mid-Missouri! Show opens June 12. At [4:45] JENNIFER DAMPF compares milk to "imitation beverages." June is National Dairy Month, and the St. Louis District Dairy Council wants you to know why milk is "the real deal." June 9, 2014

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Arts and Culture
5:31 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: Umi Garrett

Thirteen year old concert pianist Umi Garrett joins the Missouri Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Kirk Trevor for a Hot Summer Nights' performance this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Columbia's Missouri Theatre.
Credit Credit: www.umigarrett.com

What were you doing when you were thirteen? Umi Garrett is thirteen and she's possibly accomplished more than you and I put together had by that age. And then some. Garrett's been playing professionally since age eight. You can hear her perform this Saturday night when she joins the Missouri Symphony Orchestra at the Missouri Theatre for a concert the Missouri Symphony Society bills as Umi Returns

Listen here to KBIA's Trevor Harris in a recent interview with pianist Umi Garrett. Garrett makes her second Columbia appearance this Saturday as part of the Missouri Symphony Society's 2014 Hot Summer Nights series.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Pet Health Tips & "The Earth Show"

Today Paul Pepper visits with CB CHASTAIN from the College of Veterinary Medicine about the many - but often overlooked - ways to keep your pets safe this summer! At [4:08] SUTU FORTE and JEANNE SZKOLKA talk about "The Earth Show", which will feature music and dance and an original ballet composition composed by Sutu and Bill Roe. June 6, 2014

  

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Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary

A visitor of the museum interacts with the Interim Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum, Kit Freudenberg, at the opening reception of the new art exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” on Friday, May 30, 2014.
Credit Lina Young / KBIA

A commemorative art exhibit made its first stop in Fulton, Mo., on May 30. The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College presented its new exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Native Plants & Central Methodist University

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back native plant expert NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, who's holding a class THIS afternoon at Lincoln University. And then at [4:16] SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN talks about Central Methodist University's version of Mozart's "The Impresario." June 5, 2014

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League, Art in the Park

Today Paul Pepper sits down with the always-delightful DIANA MOXON! The 56th Art in the Park is this weekend at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. Find out who and what will be at this year's festival! June 4, 2014

  

Arts and Culture
4:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-Moon discusses his new book 'Writing Blue Highways' this Thursday at 7:00pm at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia. He was a guest on KBIA's Thinking out Loud.
Credit University of Missouri Press

If you are a creative type, then you may have given some thought to the process behind creating. Whether you paint, write essays or solve engineering problems, Columbia author William Least Heat-Moon has written a book that illuminates the creative process. Least Heat-Moon discussed his new book Writing Blue Highways on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. He also speaks this Thursday at 7:00 p.m at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia.

Listen to William Least Heat Moon on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. Trevor Harris discussed with the author his new book 'Writing Blue Highways', Least Heat-Moon's preferred way to write and the secret ingredient behind his creative process.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 3, 2014

City of Columbia Recycling & Global First Responder

Today Paul Pepper talks to ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia Recycling Department, about the city's "Master Composting" class/certification happening this month. At [4:10] RICK BAKER and ADAM BECKETT share the story behind their Global First Responder program, which helps those in need of medical services around the world. June 3, 2014

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Arts and Culture
3:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

MU to begin outdoor amphitheater construction on campus

Mizzou Alumni Association Director Todd McCubbin says the construction of the Traditions Plaza is scheduled to be completed by October 2014.
Credit University of Missouri

The Mizzou Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of Carnahan quad and is part of MU's 175th anniversary celebration.

According the MAA executive director Todd McCubbin, Traditions Plaza will not only be a space for classes, concerts, pep rallies and other activities, but will also provide visitors and prospective students with a more complete history of MU's traditions.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Vera Massey, University Extension, 'Food Preservation'

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, talk about feeling good with food! Three food preservation workshops start next week - watch for details. June 2, 2014

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Performance from John D'Agostino

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, singer-songwriter JOHN D'AGOSTINO, who performs two songs, "Doesn't She Know" at [2:41], and "You Don't Have to Leave" at [5:40]. May 30, 2014

Arts and Culture
9:21 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou, On Trying To 'Do Better And To Be Better'

Author Maya Angelou died Wednesday in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 10:20 am

Poet, memoirist and political activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, reportedly after a long illness. 

“Hello, good morning ..." is how Angelou opened the conversation when we talked by phone last week. At home in Winston-Salem, N.C., she joked about the weather in the Midwest.

"Because I think you people change weather in the way that other people change clothes," she said with a laugh.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Pet Education Day

Today Paul Pepper welcomes REBECCA JOHNSON, CHYAN PASCUA and WHISKEY (the dog), all from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, who talk about what's happening at Pet Education Day this Saturday! May 29, 2014

  

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Maplewood Barn, "Nunsense 2" & Calvary Episcopal Horse Show

Today Paul Pepper visits with CARYLN BRYAN (a.k.a Mother Superior) about Maplewood Barn's latest production of "Nunsense 2: The Sequel", opening tomorrow night! At [4:09], KATIE COUP talks about this year's Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show, which starts tomorrow at the Boone County Fairgrounds! May 28, 2014

  

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue May 27, 2014

CMAND & Missouri Symphony Society

Today Paul Pepper is joined by JANICE RAMBO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who talks about eating right on vacation. At [4:03], LILI VIANELLO breezes through the upcoming 25 concerts (in 38 days!) that are a part of Hot Summer Nights from the Missouri Symphony Society! May 27, 2014

  

Arts and Culture
4:53 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Katy Bridge Coalition campaigning in Boonville

Credit bikekatytrail.com

A group that fought to save a central Missouri railroad bridge from demolition is raising money to repair the span.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports  members of the Katy Bridge Coalition hope eventually to add the bridge to the Katy Trail, Missouri's 225-mile hiking and biking trail.

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