Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper introduces us to the Dean of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, DR. GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN. November 25, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest, author PETER NYE. Peter has written, "The Fast Times of Albert Champion," and he tells us what went into writing about the famous French cyclist and automotive pioneer. November 24, 2014

Radio play: "The Ice Cream Man Cometh," by Jeff Moran

Nov 22, 2014

  In this episode of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we've got a special treat for you: a piece from local author and playwright Jeff Moran called "The Ice Cream Man Cometh." 

Hop on the ice cream truck with us, and experience your first day as an ice cream salesman as you listen to this piece. But one word of warning: It gets a bit chilly, especially when you're trying to sell on a snowy day.

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Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about a topic yet to be discussed on our show: past life regression. November 21, 2014

Paul Pepper: Second Chance & Fayette Talent Show

Nov 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN, from Second Chance. Valerie tells us about something "very important" - money and supplies! Find out how you can contribute. At [4:55], VANESSA MINER invites everyone to the Fayette Talent Show fundraiser this Saturday - great talent; great fun! November 20, 2014

NPR’s Scott Simon asked Bill Cosby some pointed questions about allegations waged against him, but were the questions about sexual assault allegations or something else? Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.


In part two of a special Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talks with a trio of campus Title IX leaders about where the institution is headed with efforts to enhance gender equity on the University of Missouri's flagship campus. Guests include University of Missouri-Columbia Interim Title IX Coordinator Linda Bennett, Executive Associate Director of Athletics Sarah Reesman and Title IX Investigator Salama Gallimore.

Part one of this program is online here.


Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS CANOTE about this Saturday's 'Turkey Trot,' a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for Evident Ministries. At [4:18], CORINNE REMEIKA and SUSAN HINES tell us about the Exercise Tiger craft bazaar fundraiser, which will benefit returning active military and other local charities. Watch for date and time! November 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper meets the director of MU Health's new women's health specialist clinic, JENNIFER STONE. At [4:27], Capital City Players director ADAM McCALL and musical director SARAH CULP tell us about Stephen Sondheim's "Company," on stage now at Shikles Auditorium in Jefferson City! November 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes a small part of the cast and crew of Hickman High School's "Fiddler on the Roof." They perform the song, "Do You Love Me?" at [3:14]. Bonus performance: the comedy stylings of Sophia Casto at [7:12]. November 17, 2014

Last month Marvel Studios announced the roster for some upcoming features. In addition to Ant-Man and a female-led Captain Marvel film, Marvel's Kevin Feige confirmed that on November 3, 2017, the studio planned to release one of its longest-rumored projects: The Black Panther.

We in the nerdier parts of the Internet promptly lost our minds.

Radio play: "Jeeves Takes Charge," by P.G. Wodehouse

Nov 15, 2014

  This edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a celebratory one: It's our 100th original broadcast. Every week, we bring you radio plays we've either written ourselves or adapted from short stories, and this week is no exception. 

In this episode, we return to two of our favorite characters, Bertie and Jeeves, as taken from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves Takes Charge." We've done several adaptations of Jeeves stories, but this is a very special one because it describes how Bertie and Jeeves came to be companions. 

Kenzie Dill / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA’s Kenzie Dill spent time at the Discount Mattress Outlet, located on Interstate 70 Drive. From the outside, you’d never guess that this mattress store was also home to a dance studio.

Every Tuesday and Thursday night, the mattresses are put away and a dance floor is revealed.


Today Paul Pepper visits with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's PEGGY KIRKPATRICK about retirement and what's next for her (hint: "Transformation") and the Food Bank. November 14, 2014

Award winning playwright writes for MU Theatre Department

Nov 13, 2014

                The MU Theatre Department enlisted an award winning playwright to write a play for their fall performance. 

         Caridad Svich is an OBIE (Off Broadway) Lifetime Achievement winner and the writer of The Orphan Sea, the play she wrote just for the MU Theatre Department. 

         An MU professor and the director of The Orphan Sea, Kevin Brown says he simply asked Svich over email to help with the production of a play at MU.  He says it was not originally planned for her to write something new for the MU production.

Paul Pepper: Rick Rowden, "Teen Challenge"

Nov 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and RICK ROWDEN talk about the "Teen Challenge," a faith-based ministry started in 1958 that tackles drug and alcohol abuse in youths. November 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and MELYNDA LOTVEN talk about this year's Fall Into Art show, happening this weekend at Parkade Center in Columbia! At [4:23] GEORGIA MOREHOUSE tells us about this Sunday's 13th Annual Piano Student Showcase. If you enjoy watching talented children, you won't want to miss this special event! November 12, 2014

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Gender equity issues have been at the forefront of discussion on college and university campuses nationwide. How does Title IX affect the University of Missouri? On this episode of Thinking Out Loud we explore issues of gender equity in higher education. This is the first of a special two-part Thinking Out Loud. Part two airs next week at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA.

Paul Pepper: Chris Fulton, Diabetes Symposium

Nov 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS FULTON about a diabetes symposium this Saturday at Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia. If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, you won't want to miss this special event! (Space is limited.) November 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about the Founders Day luncheon, which happens this Wednesday and features speaker Vicky Riback Wilson! RSVP today! At [4:01] KEVIN BROWN tells us about the world premiere of Caridad Svich's "The Orphan Sea," opening Wednesday at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU Campus. November 10, 2014

  In this performance from Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we bring you part two of "Bluebeard's Ghost," by William Makepeace Thackeray, one of our favorite authors. Catch up on part one by listening to the previous episode. 

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Jenn Cooper / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts and culture segment Off the Clock,  KBIA's Jenn Cooper spent time with Mark  Olson, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and MU student, to talk about the veteran writing group he formed. 

Olson encourages student veterans and veterans in the community to express their experiences through writing.


Radio play: "Bluebeard's Ghost," part one

Nov 7, 2014

  In this edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we bring you a presentation from one of our favorite authors, William Makepeace Thakeray. This episode's performance is based on an obscure yet beautifully written short story of his: "Bluebeard's Ghost." 

You can listen to part one below. For part two, check out our next episode. 

The players

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, play another round of 'did you know?' Topics covered today are the colors of the leaves and the flu virus. What do YOU know? November 7, 2014

Citizen Jane Film Festival

Seen any good movies by women lately? On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege visits with Kerri Yost of the Citizen Jane Film Festival. This annual festival shines a spotlight on the work of female  filmmakers. Darren and Kerri discuss why women get overlooked in the world of movie-making, talk about some of this year’s featured films and preview some of the other events surrounding Citizen Jane. We also hear a report from Brady Finn of KBIA News talking about the festival with Paula Elias.


Today Paul Pepper visits with DACIA COLE from the National Federation of the Blind. They're holding a trivia night fundraiser on November 15th, and you're invited! November 6, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JOY SWEENEY, Council for a Drug Free Youth, who talks about the "Safety Kids," which is a group of fifth graders who tour elementary schools encouraging a drug-and-alcohol-free youth. November 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with JERRY RICKER and ANN De ROSIER, from the Jefferson City Art Club, about the 2014 "Fling," which - this year - celebrates the JCAC's 111th year! At [4:23] MIKE DUNN, KBIA's General Manager, talks about the fall pledge drive; it starts tomorrow with a goal of $320,000! November 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and KAYLA OTTESON, RD, talk about diabetes, as November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050? At [4:17] DIANA MOXON tells us about "Give a Gift of Art," the Columbia Art League's final show of the year! November 3, 2014

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Halloween"

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Today local storyteller LARRY BROWN shares a scary story - well, scary for 8:50 in the morning... October 31, 2014

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