Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with DARIN PREIS, Executive Director at Central Missouri Community Action, about "Hot Butts Barbecue," a special fundraising event for CMCA in which you're invited! At [4:55] our topic is Family Facets; Assoc. Dir. of Operations, MELISSA SELSOR, and RACHEL BAILEY, MSW, LMSW, tell us about the mission behind this Columbia-based organization that seeks to protect children from abuse and neglect. June 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about one of the great mysteries of life: what causes allergies? As usual, Jack shares the scientific angle in easy-to-understand language - watch! May 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. SALMAN AHMAD, MU Health Care, about common summertime injuries. Don't spend this season in the ER - be aware and then stay safe with these tips! At [5:07] RONNYE GAYLE RANDALL, No Kill Columbia, tells us about "The Spay Neuter Project." Find out the impact they're already making in one short month! May 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SENSINTAFFAR, Marketing Manager at Woodhaven, about their upcoming 4th annual Red Carpet Gala, a formal event that benefits The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri - don't miss it; admission is a bag of food! May 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with ANNA DRAKE, Heart of Missouri CASA, about new training opportunities for potential volunteers. They're looking for a two-year commitment, 8-10 hours per month. At [4:35] CHRISTINA GRANT and BILL BAER tell us about Maplewood Barn Theatre's "Two By Two," a 'comical yet touching retelling of the story of Noah.' Find out how they're pulling off such a complicated performance night after night! May 26, 2015

It's a warning sign at art museums around the world: "Don't touch the artwork."

But Spain's famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they're encouraged to do so.

The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works in its collection — including those by Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez and El Greco — to allow blind people to feel them.

It's a special exhibit for those who normally can't enjoy paintings.

Today Paul Pepper helps local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA celebrate 36 years of marriage by having them do all the work! They perform "I Drew My Ship" on guitar. Happy Anniversary! May 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, talk about an exhibit in Columbia featuring the best of Tom Englehardt, former editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! May 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, about the distance between planets Venus and Jupiter and how, to us, they will appear to be touching! Plus, Val has brought more photos to share - watch! May 21, 2015

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.


Today Paul Pepper and JEFF MORAN, P.E.T. Mobility Project, talk about the recent dedication of the 50,000 P.E.T.: what that number means for the people who use them, what's in store for the future and how you can help. At [4:25] SARAH CRAMER and JENNY GRABNER, Southern Boone Learning Garden, invite you to the 2nd annual "Dine in the Dirt" fundraiser May 30th. Watch! May 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Dancearts of Columbia director and co-owner, MARIE ROBERTSON, about this year's exciting spring recital, "Centerstage." Performers ages 3 and up put on a show you won't want to miss! At [4:54] JULIE LONG tells us about the Central Missouri Master Gardeners upcoming 'sip and stroll.' It's sure to be a lovely evening with wine, craft beer and, of course, a beautiful garden. Tickets on sale now! May 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about some of the "controversial" changes coming to those familiar 'Nutrition Facts' labels, and why! At [4:21] BRIAN MAHIEU tells us who's coming and what's happening at the 2nd Annual Callaway Plein Air event in Fulton! May 18, 2015

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.


Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, talk about autism. "Albert Einstein. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. All of these people show traits that fall definitely within the autistic trait." Fascinating discussion - watch! May 15, 2015

It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

Today Paul Pepper chats with LORIE STEELE about the annual Moreau Montessori School Auction, happening this Saturday in Holts Summit. The school needs a new roof, so they need you to come! At [4:17] DON RAHM, Missouri Department of Conservation, tells us about the 'Discover Nature - Fishing' class for children at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia! May 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK get into the nitty gritty of hotel reservation fine print - basically, don't get stuck at the check-in counter without your confirmation number! Find out why, as well as more good tips ahead of the summer travel season. May 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., talk about substance abuse in both women and men. This fall, PHP will open its doors to women who need residential treatment - a service that is currently only available to men. Find out what resulted in the change on today's show! May 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. VIKAS GUPTA about University Hospital's Level 1 Stroke Center status - what does that mean for the people of Central Missouri? At [4:21] LIZ SCHMIDT returns with details about an event to raise awareness of mental health in children. It's all courtesy of a donation that allows the League of Women Voters help educate the community! May 11, 2015

The Tallest Man on Earth takes folk music as a convention that can be dependable and urgent at once. There is very little to distinguish him from any number of folk devotees with yearning voices and acoustic guitars, but he — a less than especially tall songwriter from Sweden named Kristian Matsson — has a way of upending expectations and rendering familiarity moot.

Matthew Diffee has been drawing cartoons for The New Yorker since 1999. When asked which comes first, the image or the words, he tells NPR's Scott Simon, "They both come at the same time. I start with words, but while I'm thinking words I'm picturing the drawing already."

Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

May 9, 2015

More than a quarter of American adults will dine out this Mother's Day – and most of them will opt to fete Mom with a breakfast, lunch or brunch out. If this describes your plans, guess what? You're honoring a feminist tradition.

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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.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Mother's Day is this Sunday, and Larry's story is about one of the most famous mothers of the 20th century. Any guesses? Watch! May 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARA REINDEL about this year's Boone County Relay for Life. It's an important fundraiser for the American Cancer Society - please consider taking part this Saturday! At [4:38] STEVE DULLARD is here to raise awareness about an effort (currently underway) to bring professional baseball to Mid-Missouri! To do so, the Jefferson City Renegades Baseball Club needs to secure $1M by the end of this year - find out how you can help! May 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ELIZABETH BRAATEN-PALMIERI about "The Con Artist," an original comedy opening tonight at the Columbia Art League! Plus, find out about GTP's upcoming trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. At [4:20] BRUCE BURKETT - in honor of May being Hepatitis C Month - tells us about the disease, what the signs are and how you can get tested. (Hint: it's not a routine test.) May 6, 2015

The Best of Here Say

May 5, 2015

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from this season, you can find our free podcast on itunes.


Today Paul Pepper chats with DR. SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN, Central Methodist University, about their summer opera, "Cosi fan tutte." It opens June 12th - mark your calendars! At [3:45] CHARLIE WILKERSON and BYRON SCOTT talk about "Darker Shores," on stage now at Maplewood Barn. You won't want to watch this show alone - find out why! May 5, 2015

Craft bourbon, like craft beer, is in the midst of a boom: In the past 15 years, the number of distilleries in the U.S. has surged from just a handful to around 600.

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