Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper and CHRISTINE SEITZ talk about Show-Me Opera's performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors," on stage this Sunday at First Baptist Church in Columbia. At [4:35] 12-year-old CAITLIN CHISHAM performs "Don't Cry, Mother Dear." December 10, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: The Loftins (part 2)

Dec 9, 2014
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In part two of their conversation, Darren Hellwege visits with MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and his wife Karin Loftin. Tonight’s show focuses on the decision at Loftin’s former school, Texas A&M and at Mizzou to leave the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. They also talk about leaving Texas for Missouri and Chancellor Loftin’s first year at Mizzou.


Today Paul Pepper visits with JEFF MORAN about the Our House Caring for Callaway County Homeless People fundraiser this Sunday at Beck's Restaurant in Fulton. Two seatings! At [4:43] DIANA MOXON has a great idea for holiday shopping - local art! Check out some of the items she brought to the studio. December 9, 2014

The White House is decked out in miles of ribbon and fresh garland, gold leaf and sparkling crystal accents, 26 Christmas trees and even animated replicas of the first dogs, Sunny and Bo.

Getting the executive mansion ready for the tens of thousands of visitors who will walk through in the coming days took hundreds of hours and about 100 volunteers.

At the entrance of the East Wing is a tree decorated with red, white and blue bows. Martha Hopp, from Illinois, tied those bows.

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROB CROUSE about "the funniest Christmas show on the face of the Earth," a.k.a. "Tuna Christmas." Find out all about this laugh-out-loud performance from Capital City Players starting December 13th in Jefferson City. At [4:51] MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL, Salvation Army, stops by with with details on this year's Kettle Campaign. December 8, 2014

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The film, The Immitation Game, carries a PG-13 rating and The New York Times warns the film contains illicit sex, cataclysmic violence & advanced math?! Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

 


via Flickr user Gordon Correll

Comedian Chris Rock is on a publicity tour, promoting his new film Top Five. In multiple interviews Rock is asked about his reactions to the recent events in Ferguson and his take on racism in America. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, Ashley Reese hangs out at the Orr Street Studios with local art students and teachers for the exhibit, Under the Influence.

 

 

Today Paul Pepper and ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI talk about GreenHouse Theatre Project's version of "Our Town," opening next Wednesday in the gallery of the Orr Street Studios in Columbia. At [4:18] LIZ SCHMIDT and KATHY DIGGES bring on the mice! It's time once again for the Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar. There's something for everyone - watch for details! December 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back "The Boone County Hams" to perform two holiday songs ahead of their live show, "Harmony for the Holidays," happening this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.Songs:"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" at [2:30]"Mary Had a Baby" at [4:55]

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For nearly a year Dr. R. Bowen Loftin has served as the Chancellor of the University of Missouri. The chancellor and his wife Dr. Karin Loftin sat down with KBIA's Darren Hellwege recently to talk about their backgrounds and reflections on their time spent so far here in Columbia. This week's Thinking Out Loud is the first of a tw0-part broadcast interview with the Loftins.

Today Paul Pepper visits with the director of the Safe Kids program at Women and Children's Hospital, SHELIA ROBERTSON, about the Safe Kids car seat and bike helmet program, as well as their poison prevention efforts. Find out about the CoMoGives competition, too! December 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about "Over the River and Through the Woods," a family comedy that opens Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. Ed also tells us about the "Sinatra Supper Club" - tix on sale now! December 2, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with the president of the Maples Rep Theatre board of directors, ANN ROEDER, about their latest production, "The Winter Wonderettes!" At [4:40] STACEY POTTINGER tells us about "First Fridays," a gallery crawl in the North Village Arts District! December 1, 2014

Paul Pepper: Rod Gelatt, "Media Memories"

Nov 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and longtime local broadcaster (and University of Missouri professor) ROD GELATT remember 'the old days' of television: how things have changed both in front of and behind the camera. Rod started at KOMU-TV in 1963; Paul started in 1969. November 28, 2014

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

On this installment of KBIA's gardening segment, Farm Your Yard, Carrie Hargrove tells us what to do now that will help you be the most successful with your Spring plantings.


Happy Thanksgiving! Today Paul Pepper turns the show over to local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells us about "The Controversy of Thanksgiving." How good is your Turkey Day trivia??? November 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about how to enjoy tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal without busting the scale (hint: moderation!). At [4:50] KAY CLIFFORD and SANDY KNIPP invite everyone to the 75th annual St. Andrews Catholic Church Thanksgiving Festival in Tipton - carryout available! November 26, 2014

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. 

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