Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper chats with KIT and CATHY SALTER about Cathy's new book, 'Notes From Boomerang Creek.' "For me, it's a way of looking back at what's happened in the last decade of life...and it's an inspiration." Watch our interview and then go and pick up a copy for yourself! November 19, 2015

Here Say: Your Stories about Waking Up, Told Downtown

Nov 18, 2015
Jackie Meade
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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 last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.

Today Paul Pepper and JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director of the Missouri Symphony Society, talk about their busy fall schedule, including a concert by the Missouri Symphony Conservatory (youths in grades 3-12) playing 19 different pieces! At [4:23] KERRI BURROWS, Interim Director of Second Chance, and KATHLEEN McKINNEY - with the help of Lucky, a special needs cat - tell us about the TLC Fund, which is for animals that need 'extraordinary care.' Watch! November 18, 2015

Here Say: Your Stories about Halloween, Told at Shryock's Calloway Farms

Nov 17, 2015
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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 last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.

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  On this week's Intersection, the focus is on women and film. Did you know that just a small percentage of the movies you see in theaters are directed by women? Today on Intersection, we’re talking about why with Kerri Yost, the Director of Programming for the Citizen Jane Film Festival, which comes to Columbia each year to highlight movies directed by women. We also talk with director Mo Scarpelli, an MU grad whose film Frame by Frame was shown at this year’s festival in October. 

Today Paul Pepper visits with CASSIE THOMPSON, MU Health Care, about "Tiger Tot Mommies," a support group for mothers that meets twice a month and features helpful tips on a wide range of topics, such as the benefits of cloth diapers to baby yoga. Their next meeting is coming up! At [4:28] R. PAUL CRABB and STEVEN THARP invite everyone to a performance by the MU Choral Union, featuring the University Philharmonic, University Singers and the Columbia Youth Choral - 300 performers in all - this Thursday at Jesse Auditorium! Find out how it all came together. November 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper enjoys a performance from local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who shares a personal 'Thanksgiving' story titled, "Thanks, Coach." Watch! November 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium, and ERIC SANDOVAL, Chair of the Missouri Seismic Safety Commission, about the Columbia STEM Expo happening tomorrow at Rock Bridge High School. Don't miss an afternoon of activities that's free for all ages! November 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELYNDA LOTVEN (lovingly referred to as "The Gourd Goddess") about Fall Into Art, a craft show+ this weekend at Parkade Center that Melynda describes as "a marriage between education and music and art - wonderful art." At [4:16] SUTU FORTE invites everyone to attend "Sutu, Seriously," a solo recital (encouraged by local columnist Bill Clark - watch the segment for the story) November 23rd at the Boone County Historical Society. November 12, 2015

Columbia becomes Purple Heart City

Nov 11, 2015
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Columbia’s city hall turned regal purple in honor of those whose service went above and beyond what was expected of them.

Former army serviceman, Roger Caffrey, was one of the recipients of the award.

“The Purple Heart is a medal given to any US service person who was wounded in a combat situation. Whether they were directly shot, hurt somehow because of a combat type thing – their vehicle being blown up because it was hit by a shell or something (like that),”Caffrey said.

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When we collect oral histories, we do future generations a favor. Recordings of those who lived through a major event can help us understand how life was during an earlier, different era. On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, we hear from a pair of veterans who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.


Today Paul Pepper and GEORGIA MOREHOUSE can't help but boast about how young and talented all 30 students are who are participating in the 14th annual Student Piano Showcase this Sunday. "We have them as young as 6 this year!" Tickets available at D&H Drugstore. At [4:57] ANN McGINITY invites everyone to the 25th annual Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild sale this Fri., Sat. and Sun. at the Boone Co. Historical Society. Ann brought a small sample of what you'll find when you come this weekend - watch! November 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about this Saturday's Founder's Day luncheon at Jack's Gourmet in Columbia (tickets are still available)! Liz shares details about the featured speaker and teases who will walk away with the Citizen of the Year award - watch! At [3:52] CARYL BRYAN and DAVID WEBER tells us about "A Night at the Shelter," a play written by David about life at Columbia's "Room at the Inn" homeless shelter. Hear how it came together and where you can see it! November 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with dramaturge and actress, JENNY PARDOE, about "Want's Unwisht Work," the latest production from MU's Department of Theatre. Directed by David Crespy, this adaptation from Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" will keep you laughing until the end. At [4:00] CINDY MUSTARD and NANCY GRIGGS invite everyone to the Women's Symphony League Holiday Home Tour luncheon November 14th. Come for the entertainment and fashion show, stay for the cupcakes! November 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and retired economics professor, MEL ZELENAK, talk about saving money for the future. "The financial advisor is typically not working for the consumer," warns Mel, who shares his tips and tricks that "anybody can do!" November 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League Executive Director, about "Give a Gift of Art" - CAL's annual reminder that local art makes the perfect gift for anyone this holiday season! Opening night reception is this Saturday. At [4:27] AUDIE CLINE invites everyone to Capital City Players' production of "Mass Appeal." This comedy/drama (written in 1981) will keep you intrigued whether you're Catholic or not! November 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRISTOPHER GOULD, Director of Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Sylvia." Christopher says you should come see this show because "...to see a human actor being a dog...is funny." Curtain goes up tomorrow night at 7:30! At [4:49] BRUCE BURKETT, Executive Director of Hep C Alliance, has a message for Sen. McCaskill and Sen. Blunt about the Viral Hepatitis Education and Testing Act - watch! November 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with KBIA General Manager MIKE DUNN about the Fall Pledge Drive, which starts tomorrow. "It's our biggest source of money," says Mike, who also touches on the recent programming changes. (You're watching this now, why not make a donation and keep the party going?!) At [4:47] SUE HOEVELMAN tells us why you should participate in the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's cookie sale! The cookies are made from scratch and the money goes to a good cause - what's not to like?! November 3, 2015

Chucho Valdes: The KBIA Interview

Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Mamadou Badiane

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes pays a return visit to Columbia this Wednesday. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed Valdes last week. They discussed what the end of the embargo (or 'blockade' if you're Cuban) means for cultural exchanges and the influence of Valdes' legendary Cuban supergroup Irakere more than 40 years after the ensemble hit the stage.

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia, talk about a wide range of topics, including: recycling, household hazardous waste, CoMo Energy Challenge and more. You have questions, we have answers! November 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes CHRISTINE SEITZ, PAIGE WAKEFIELD and CATHERINE SANDSTEDT from MU's Show-Me Opera. Paige and Catherine perform "The Evening Prayer" from Engelbert Humperdinck's opera, 'Hansel and Gretel.' See 13 different scenes from nine different operas tonight and tomorrow night at the Missouri Theatre in Downtown Columbia! October 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, about a George Caleb Bingham lithograph recently acquired by the State Historical Society that features Daniel Boone during the European settlement of the west. Watch our segment for the story, and then go see it for yourself! October 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SUZAN HARKNESS, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stephens College, about Stephens' health sciences initiative. "We've always been preparing women for the jobs of the future..." At [5:20] KIT SALTER tells us about this Saturday's MU Fall Diabetic Workshop. Informational panels, food and a chance to win one of four raffle baskets! It's free and open to the public, but they ask that you call to register. Watch for details. October 28, 2015

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As you may have heard, KBIA will soon change formats. Within the week, we expect  to launch a new station where classical music can play 24-7. Soon thereafter, KBIA will change sounds. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege explores what our new format means for the sounds emanating from your radio.  

Here at KBIA, we've been talking for years about how we best meet listeners' needs. The new station at 90.5 will be a full-time classical music station. This frees up KBIA to serve up more news and information programs.

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On this week's Intersection, we're touring the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North with museum Director Alex Barker. We also visit Stephens College's Reel to Real exhibit, which is on display through December 13. Join host Sara Shahriari and reporter Guimel Sibingo as they explore these two venues. 


Today Paul Pepper visits with Carpet One Floor and Home's SCOTT BRADLEY about linoleum; including how it's made, why it's effective and how long it will last (hint: a long time). At [4:45] GARY WONDER, National Federation of the Blind, tells us about their upcoming trivia night fundraiser. Come for the trivia, stay for the silent auction, the food and the camaraderie! (All proceeds benefit the NFB.) Gary also shows us how a new application for your smartphone will read what it's camera sees - watch! October 27, 2015

For the pious Puritans of early America, witchcraft was a crime of the highest order.

Back then, the term "witch hunt" was not just an expression: In 1692, 19 women and men were hanged and one pressed to death with stones after being found guilty of witchcraft.

In her book The Witches, author Stacy Schiff follows the buildup of fear and outrageous tales of consorting with the devil. The witch trials were set in motion by two young Salem girls in the grip of strange and disturbing symptoms.

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. COURTNEY BARNES about the new Low Intervention Birth Program at MU Women's and Children's Hospital. "It's going to be really great for our community." Find out how it came about and when you can tour the rooms! At [4:13] JEFF and BARBARA MORAN explain "The Sewing Machine Project." If your sewing machine is in the corner collecting dust, donate it and you could be helping women in third-world countries. No sewing machine but want to help? Makes plans to attend a benefit concert at Talking Horse Productions this Friday - watch! October 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper enjoys local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN's performance of Judy Goodenough's "Apples in the Basket" - hopefully you will, too! October 23, 2015

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