Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
8:21 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Keeping families, communities together key to refugees' success

Columbia's Refugee and Immigration Services celebrated World Refugee Day with a potluck, games, and crafts for immigrants and recent arrivals, Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Credit Brandon Kiley / KBIA

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.

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Arts and Culture
3:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Why Fewer Teens Are Spending Their Summer Lifeguarding

It is getting harder for pools, like this one in Lawrence, Kan., to recruit teens into lifeguarding.

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 7:43 am

Temperatures are rising, but a shortage of lifeguards in some communities is keeping pools closed. 

Once a stereotypical way to make some summer cash, fewer teens are willing to go through expensive training for a minimum wage job.

And while the problem here isn't as pronounced as in Austin, Texas, which had to delay opening half its pools, there are still cities scrambling to recruit the needed lifeguards to keep swimmers safe.

It takes a lot of lifeguards to keep one pool safe

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Radio Friends
9:06 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Joan Stack, State Historical Society, "WWI Exhibit"

Today Paul Pepper, JOAN STACK and JOHN KONZAL talk about the State Historical Society's World War One exhibit, which opens tomorrow (the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI). June 27, 2014

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Second Chance & Bittersweet Garden Club

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

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Arts and Culture
8:30 am
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup Is A Mix Of Sport And Mourning For Kansas City's South Korean Community

Gwon Cheol Paek (left) and Sejun Song (right) show off their Korea team t-shirts as they watchi the Korea soccer team play Algeria at Chopsticks restaurant in Overland Park, Kan.

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:46 pm

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.

Little Korea in Kansas

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Mel Zelenak, Consumer and Travel News, "Cruising"

Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK attempt to save you money with tips on how to score a good deal on a cruise (tips which can be applied to any negotiation). June 25, 2014

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Arts and Culture
8:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Ashland officials look to expand 'livable streets'

Columbia 'bike boulevard'
Credit KBIA

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.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Richard Trimmell & Cyndy Chapman, Salvation Army

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

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Margaret Tollerton and Jack Schultz, Missouri Cures

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

  

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Arts and Culture
8:26 am
Mon June 23, 2014

St. Louis Gesher Music Festival opens with cellist Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz
Credit Steph Mackinnon

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.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Bluegrass Worship Service & League of Women Voters

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

  

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Arts and Culture
6:01 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

MU officially purchases the Missouri Theatre

Credit KBIA

MU signed a lease-to-purchase agreement with the Missouri Symphony Society in 2011 that gave the University the option to purchase the theatre.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Chicken and Mutton BBQ & Hot Summer Nights

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

  

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Arts and Culture
8:23 am
Thu June 19, 2014

World Cup features Kansas City-designed stadium

While watching the FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana on Monday night, perhaps you noticed the venue.

The 42,000-seat stadium, called Arena das Dunas or The Stadium of the Dunes, has a petal-shaped canopy and was designed by Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, Mo.

According to the firm, the challenge was to create a "grand space" for the people of Natal, Brazil. Architects drew inspiration from the flowing sand dunes that dominate the city.

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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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