Christy and her closest friends show the bling on their boots in the parking lot of the Motel 6 in Kingdom City, Missouri in May 2013. They decided to skip their high school prom and have a “Cowgirl Prom” at the KC Country Dance Hall in Kingdom City.
This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Meredith Turk hangs out in rodeo culture with this year’s Miss Teen Rodeo queen, and finds out why she’s one of the only rodeo competitors you’ll ever see wearing a helmet … and she wears it well.
Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you two adventures of a famous literary character: Mr. Joseph Bindle, the irreverent furniture remover, and his overbearing wife.
Written by Herbert Jenkins, the Bindle stories were very popular in the early part of the twentieth century.
We hope you enjoy this presentation of "The Coming of the Lodger" and "Mr. Gupperduck's Mishap."
Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you audio presentations of two short stories by Edna Ferber: "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady."
Ferber's most famous character, Emma McChesney, does not appear in these two stories. Instead, we have delved into some of the more obscure tales by Ferber to bring you a lesser-known but very strong woman named Pearlie Schultz, a most unusual female protagonist.
We hope you enjoy these two stories about Pearlie, starting with "The Homely Heroine."
The city of Columbia has found a new way to replace damaged murals painted downtown.
In 2012, nine artists in the Columbia area painted murals on sidewalks behind storm drains. The project was collaboration with the Roots N’ Blues Festival. The artists chose imagery that promotes a cleaner environment and serve as reminders to viewers that what enters the storm drain systems flows directly into local creeks and streams.
Musicians John Randall, Andy Rehm and Paul Weber call their music "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul." The three are collectively known as The Hooten Hallers, and they sat down in the KBIA studios to play their version of blues, country, soul and rock n roll.
5-year-old Kylie Journell’s father is in Japan with the Navy, and she lives with her grandmother Maria Oropello in Columbia, who cares for her as a mother. They came to story corps to talk about their family history and how the military has impacted it.
This story was produced by Kate Grumke for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie
Sam Jonesi is a cadet in the Air Force ROTC at University of Missouri. He’s a computer science student and hopes to use his training to help the military in cyber warfare. He came to Story Corps with his friend Lakshna Mehta to talk about his hopes and motivations for his military life.
This story was produced by Meredith Turk for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie