Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
5:18 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Cape Girardeau hopeful for movie locale

Downtown Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Credit Tafkabecky / Flickr

The southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau is buzzing about the possibility of a major motion picture filming there.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NANETTE WARD, with the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who shares the signs of trafficking. Nanette is joined by CRYSTAL MIDKIFF from Columbia's Mustard Seed Fair Trade store. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Tim Rich & Chris Belcher, Heart of Missouri United Way

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by TIM RICH, Heart of Missouri United Way, and CHRIS BELCHER, Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools. A four million-dollar campaign, "Believe and Achieve 4.0", is under way to help children is Central Missouri.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Steve Johnson, Missouri River Bluffs Association

  Today Paul Pepper is joined once again by STEVE JOHNSON, with Missouri River Bluffs Association, a non-profit organization that supports the five-county area along the Missouri River. Steve talks about that and the on-going Taste of Local Missouri Food Festival; next up is Jefferson City this Saturday! 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Boonslick Tourism Festival & Central Missouri Dietetic Association

  Today Paul Pepper talks to KATIE FOSTER and JENNI NORDSTROM about an ice cream-making class for kids this Saturday at the Columbia Public Library. Also, CONNIE SHAY shares details about the 11th Annual Boonslick Folk Festival. The theme this year is 'Step Back in Time'.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Missouri River Festival of the Arts & Breastfeeding Awareness Month

  Today Paul Pepper chats with FRANK THATCHER, Friends of Historic Boonville, about the Missouri River Festival of the Arts - starting this Thursday for three nights! Also, August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Joining us to talk about that is COURTNEY BARNES and LORI LAMPE, MU Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Mel Zelenak, Travel Tips

  Today Paul Pepper and Mel Zelenak talk about the value of a vacation. Mel shares his tips on travel, including how to be flexible and to not accept the first rate you see. Good stuff! 

Arts and Culture
3:43 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Mo. State Fair attendance appears unaffected by rodeo clown incident

Credit Missouri Division of Tourism / Flickr

Attendance figures appear to be on the rise as the 2013 Missouri State Fair heads into its final weekend. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Greg Judy, Sustainable Ranching

GREG JUDY / Sustainable Ranching

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Missouri Cures & Maplewood Barn

Margaret Tollerton, Missouri Cures, "Fall Events"Russ Scott, Maplewood Barn, Director, "On Golden Pond"Aaron Krawitz, Maplewood Barn, Actor, "On Golden Pond" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffmanhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org/village/coffman/index.html

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Missouri River Relief & Columbia Cultural Affairs

  Steve Schnarr, Missouri River Relief, "River Clean Up" Sarah Dresser, City of Columbia Cultural Affairs, "Upcoming Events" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffmanhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org/village/coffman/index.html
Paul Pepper
8:50 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Talking Horse Productions & Phoenix Programs, Inc.

  Ed Hanson, Talking Horse Productions, "The Man with the Plastic Sandwich"Heather Harlan, Phoenix Programs, Inc., "Family Matters" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffmanhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org/village/coffman/index.html
Radio Friends
4:13 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

League of Women Voters & Combs Language Preschool

  Liz Schmidt, League of Women Voters, "Upcoming Events"Greta Hull, Combs Language Preschool
Arts and Culture
5:18 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

How DOMA's repeal affected one Missouri couple

Tom Harris (left) and Brian Mahieu, along the Katy Trail this past October with their greyhounds Kai and Commando. The couple decided to marry after the Supreme Court repealed Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Credit Tom Harris and Brian Mahieu

Tom Harris and Brian Mahieu have been engaged for nine years. Each wears a wedding ring. Each says they consider themselves married emotionally.

However, their opportunities to get legally married have been limited. Even though nearby Iowa has allowed same-sex marriage since 2009, Harris and Mahieu were afraid to drive north to get married.

"[We] realized pretty quick that that's nice, but when we come back to Missouri, nothing has changed," Harris said.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Author Tim O'Mara

  Tim O'Mara, Author, "Sacrifice Fly"

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Lorenzo Lawson, YEZ

  Lorenzo Lawson, Youth Empowerment Zone, "Violence in Columbia"

Health & Wealth Update
2:30 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Two perspectives on rural Missouri absurdities

Credit Harum Helmy / KBIA News

Walk into Columbia’s Museum of Art and Archaeology between now and Aug. 11, and you’ll find some pretty intense, large-scale woodcut prints depicting rural Missouri life staring back at you.

In one print, naked women straddle a monster truck. Another depicts a brother and sister getting married to each other. One print has an entire town going berserk with excitement over the opening of a fast-food chain restaurant, and in another, customers at a shop try on a used denture... and put it back on the shelf. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Habitat For Humanity & Camp Fire

  Kelly Smith, River City Habitat For Humanity, "Tin Cottages"Wanda Hoffman, Camp Fire
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dreams to Reality & Capital City Players

Marianne Jones, Dreams to Reality, "Boutique Clothing Sale," Rob Crouse, Capital City Players, "Young Frankenstein" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

Arts and Culture
7:30 am
Tue August 6, 2013

St. Louis Zoo to temporarily close penguin, puffin exhibit

Part of the penguin exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo.
Credit Casey Morell / KBIA

The penguins and puffins exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo will be closing, at least temporarily.

The zoo said Monday that the closing is necessary as work begins on a new polar bear exhibit. The closing date isn't set but it is expected to happen in the fall and continue through early 2015.

The McDonnell Polar Bear Point is expected to open in the spring of 2015. It will feature a walk-through cave where visitors can watch polar bears swim above them.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension

Vera Massey, University of Missouri Extension, "Taking Care of You" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman.

Arts and Culture
8:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Sedalia library renovations continue

Sedalia Public Library
Credit Sedalia Public Library

What started as a simple repair has become a significant renovation for the 102-year-old building that houses the Sedalia Public Library.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that work on the library started as simple $4,000 repair. But additional problems led to a project involving the renovation of the structure's southwestern corner, new paint and pier work on the building's corner and front section.

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Arts and Culture
5:22 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Cabinet members help launch Gateway Arch project

Credit Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, NPS / Flickr

The $380 million project to upgrade the grounds of the Gateway Arch is officially underway after two members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet helped break ground for the project on Friday.

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Arts and Culture
1:38 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows

The 20-member ensemble Alarm Will Sound performed two shows at Columbia's Missouri Theatre in late July.
Credit Carl Socolow

Corrected 10:32 a.m., Aug. 12, 2013

Alarm Will Sound made their fourth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers.  The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition. 

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Global Journalist
1:27 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Journalists face censorship, threat of violence in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Global Journalist talked to Emran Hossein, a reporter for the Bangladeshi news site bdnews24.com.

Every year the Alfred Friendly Foundation places international journalists in newsrooms across the U.S. The organization aims to impart American journalistic traditions and promote efforts worldwide to promote fair and accurate news. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Storyteller Larry Brown

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry is all about politcal satire this morning!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Yvonne Matthews, Lincoln University Extension

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back YVONNE MATTHEWS, who talks about 'Lunch and Learn", plus the latest classes and more happening at Lincoln University in Jefferson City - free of charge!

Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Salvation Army & Fayette Quilt Show

  Today Paul Pepper chats with the Salvation Army's RICHARD TRIMMEL about "Tools for Schools", a program that supplies children with school supplies. Also, CONNIE SHAY is here to talk about the 6th Annual Peacemaker's Quilt Show in Fayette. The theme this year is "wedding quilts"! 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Central Missouri Dietetic Association

  Today Paul Pepper and MEGAN KEMP, with the Central Missouri Dietetic Association, talk about the benefits of flax seed. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Food Bank & Bradford Farm

  Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON about the "Hunger-Free Summer" program that the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is sponsoring. Also, Bradford Farm is hosting an Organic Field Day. KERRY CLARK and LESLIE TOUZEAU stop by with details!

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