Dozens of Columbia residents and Columbia-based refugees were in attendance at the annual World Refugee Day Celebration in Columbia. The Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri hosted the events at the sixth annual celebration in Columbia, Saturday, June 21, 2014.
The World Refugee Day Coordinator for 2014, Hannah Lammers, said Columbia started the annual celebration six years ago.
Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the need for volunteers to foster dogs and cats during these summer months. At [4:50] JEANNINE BRICKEY and MARCIA REED talk about the Bittersweet Garden Club's 15th Annual Garden Tour, happening this Sunday in Jefferson City! June 26, 2014
Most of the World Cup attention Thursday will be on the U.S. game against Germany. But there will be some Kansas City-area residents who will have their attention on South Korea’s game against Belgium.
The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. They city held an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.
Today Paul Pepper visits with MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL and CYNDY CHAPMAN, from Columbia's Salvation Army, about what's going on at Harbor House, which serves as a cooling center for those without shelter. Watch to find out how you can help. June 24, 2014
Today Paul Pepper visits with MARGARET TOLLERTON, Missouri Cures, and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center, who is also the keynote speaker at Missouri Cures' (FREE!) breakfast program tomorrow at Stadium Grill. June 23, 2014
The 2014 Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists opens this week in St. Louis. This year the festival opening gala features cellist Matt Haimovitz, who is known for pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between classical and popular music.
“I have a range of passions musically, and I tend to just follow my heart,” said Haimovitz when asked about his sometimes unusual musical choices. He’s been known to take his cello to a bar and play the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Today Paul Pepper talks to JEFF MORAN about the Millersburg Christian Church Bluegrass/Gospel Worship Service this weekend, a fundraiser for the PET Project. At [4:06] LIZ SCHMIDT returns to remind everyone about the August 5th primary, and how the League of Women Voters is helping people stay in the know! June 20, 2014
Today Paul Pepper and CHESTER EDWARDS invite everyone to the 57th Annual Olivet Christian Church Chicken and Mutton BBQ, happening this weekend! At [3:54] Maestro KIRK TREVOR explains tonight's silent movie presentation, featuring a soundtrack performed live by the Missouri Symphony! It's all part of Hot Summer Nights. June 19, 2014
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.