Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. MAR DOERING, All Paws Medical & Behavioral Center, about separation anxiety in pets. With school back in full swing, your beloved Rover and Fluffy are now left to spend a good portion of the day at home by themselves. How can we make saying goodbye every morning easier for everyone? Dr. Doering has some ideas! September 20, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and PAUL BAUM talk about this weekend's Walk Back in Time in Mexico, Mo! Thanks to a large number of committed reenactors, Baum says, "you should get the visual impression that you are there in Colonial times or in the middle of World War II." Watch for details, and to see a few photos from last year! At [3:22] TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre, talks about 'Church Ladies,' 'Pinkalicious,' and their entire 2017 season, so get ready to mark those calendars! September 19, 2016

Thinking Out Loud: Poet Laureate Aliki Barnstone

Sep 16, 2016
John Farmer de la Torre

The State of Missouri's poet laureate,  Aliki Barnstone, spoke with KBIA's Darren Hellwege on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells us about "a shadow that falls on September 17th." What is "the shadow?" Larry tells us that on Constitution Day, the shadow from the Washington Monument will fall on the steps of the Capitol Building, and that's not the only landmark it's known to touch throughout the year. Coincidence? Hmmm... September 16, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor and Home, continue their series of conversations about eco-friendly flooring. Today's segment focuses on laminate "wood." Scott says people like it because, "it doesn't have some of the hassles that natural flooring has, like the seasonal gapping." At [4:05] actors JOHN WELLS and RICH BURDGE invite everyone to come see "Angel Street" at The Little Theatre of Jefferson City. If you like a good suspense thriller set in Victorian London, don't miss out - one weekend only! September 15, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, and MU student JOSEPH EGGERMAN, about a new exhibit called, 'From Boone to Black Elk,' that features the original oil painting of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding. Check it out September 22nd during the Artifact Museum and Gallery Crawl! September 14, 2016

Discover Nature: Black Bears Prepare for Winter

Sep 13, 2016
Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover Nature this week as the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) prepares for winter. 


Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about the effects of climate change on eggs in the wild. Jack says, "you think of eggs as just sort of sitting there...[but] embryos inside eggs are actually way more alert about what's going on outside the egg than we thought." September 13, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARILYN McLEOD, League of Women Voters, about two programs coming up this month. The first - in honor of Constitution Day - is called, "Will They Count Your Vote?"; the second is the monthly 'Lunch and Learn' at Hy-Vee South in Columbia. You'll see two short films about voting, including "Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot." Watch for details! At [3:43] GLOVER BROWN and TODD SPALDING are here with more about the Lafayette Street and the Historic Foot District Memorial Project. Todd serves at the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry in Jefferson City, and has a plan to redevelop the area as a park next spring - find out more! September 12, 2016

Thinking Out Loud: MU Theatre Preview

Sep 9, 2016
Trevor Harris / KBIA

Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman is the first offering from the MU Department of Theatre in their 2016-2017 season. Department professor Suzanne Burgoyne and chair Heather Carver look ahead with KBIA's Darren Hellwege on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back SEAN SPENCE, Regional Director of the Mid-Missouri Better Business Bureau, who talks about two kinds of popular scams: the 'IRS scam' and the 'grandparent scam.' Have you gotten a call from the IRS lately asking for money? If so, it's 100% fake, and Sean tells us why. He also tells us about what he calls an "insidious" attack on senior citizens, and how to spot it before your loved ones fall for it! September 9, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JAIME FREIDRICHS, Director of the Missouri Women's Business Center. MOWBC is a brand new program of Central Missouri Community Action that aims to relieve some of the stress and unknowns that women (and men) encounter when opening their own business. At [3:27] BECCA PAMPERL invites everyone to the 2016 Out of the Darkness Walk October 9th at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. Last year, over $18,000 was raised for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; and like last year, this year's funds will go towards the goal of raising awareness to the over 1,000 suicides per year in Missouri alone (43,000 nationwide). September 8, 2016

Thinking Out Loud: Sharing The Land

Sep 7, 2016
Trevor Harris / KBIA

On a recent sunny late summer morning, Tony McCauslin led a group across his Macon County property. The quail and rabbit habitat improvements that he did last year got the attention of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The state agency invited him to be the inaugural participant in its new program that grants public access for hunting and fishing onto private property.

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri Symphony Society Executive Director, JANE WHITESIDES, about auditions now underway for a new male and female youth choir called 'Columbia Conservatory Chorus.' There a just a few days left, so don't miss out! At [3:51] JENNIFER BEAN, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, tells us about the benefits of coconut water. Never heard of it? It's basically liquid from a coconut that hasn't aged. Interesting conversation - watch! September 7, 2016

Discover Nature: Monarchs Migrating

Sep 6, 2016
Missouri Department of Conservation

What’s that large butterfly perhaps you’ve seen lately? You know, the ones with the black and orange wing patterns. This week on Discover Nature we meet the Monarch Butterfly.

Today Paul Pepper visits with DIANA MOXON, Executive Director of the Columbia Art League, about their latest exhibit, "Interpretations IV." Diana says you'll need to give yourself plenty of time in order to truly appreciate the 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing on display! At [4:10] ROSALIE METRO and KRISTIN BOWEN want to see everyone at the Moms Demand Action rally in Jefferson City on September 14th! Watch for information about Senate Bill 656, which they say 'jeopardizes public safety.' September 6, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with Love INC Co-Founder, JANE WILLIAMS, about a new program called 'Bike to the Future.' Jane says that 6% of Boone County families don't have a vehicle, and because of that, keeping a job becomes a challenge. As a way to help, Love INC is now collecting any gently-used bicycles and will donate them to those in need. Watch for details! September 5, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and KARI HOPKINS talk about all the good that Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home has provided for the past 25 years. Help them celebrate this milestone by attending their "big birthday celebration party" on September 11th! Watch for details. At [4:31] PAT FOWLER and MARK WAHRENBROCK invite everyone to a "big barn sale" featuring items salvaged from the 112 year-old 'James' apartment building before it was torn down earlier this year. If you're in need of a door, a window or a fixture for your home, don't miss this unique, one-of-a-kind sale! September 2, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENIFER PILZ-COULIBALY about two upcoming concerts from the Amazon Cello Choir! Based in Brazil, these young performers raised enough money to travel to Missouri to put on a FREE concert just for you. Watch for details! At [4:05] SUSAN GROVES and CHARLES RILEY return to our show to invite you to the 10th Annual Fulton State Hospital BBQ and Bluegrass benefit festival September 10th at 54 Country. Find out about the entertainment, the food and the fun that awaits you in Fulton - watch! September 1, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CONNIE SHAY, mastermind behind the annual Boonslick Folk Festival! This popular, family-friendly event is happening once again this year on Labor Day in Howard County. Find out what you can expect to see, hear and do - and it's all free of charge! At [4:55] actors AMY DRTINA and CHARLIE WILKERSON invite everyone to come see the delightful farce, "Moon Over Buffalo" at Maplewood Barn Theatre in Columbia. Curtain goes up tomorrow night, rain or shine! August 31, 2016

Discover Nature: Deer Rubbings

Aug 30, 2016
Missouri Department of Conservation

Have you spotted any marks on trees in your yard in summers past? These grooves are an indication that the white-tailed deer is a neighbor of yours. This week on Discover Nature brought to you by the Missouri Department of Conservation we learn about deer rubbing.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE from Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium about her trip this November aboard NASA's experimental aircraft called 'SOFIA'. Melanie also fills us in on more upcoming programs for children at the planetarium, including a new show called "Our Living Climate." Watch for details! August 30, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry performs "Waltzing with Bears" on guitar - his most requested song of all time! August 29, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes DR. HANA SOLOMON, M.D., President of BeWell Health, LLC and creator of Nasopure. Why use Nasopure? Dr. Hana says, "the nose filters 10,000 liters of air everyday, and we make a pint to a quart of mucus per day...I believe a nose deserves a washing just like your teeth deserve a brushing." So if you're in need of relief from nose and sinus issues, without the help of antibiotics, you've come to the right place! August 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARIE ROBERTSON, Director/Co-owner of Dancearts, about the classes being offered this fall! If you're on the fence about whether or not to sign up, Marie talks the numerous advantages of dancing for both young and old. Register today! At [2:59] MARK PALMER, CEO of Woodhaven, invites everyone to help celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week at a reception September 13. Show your appreciation for the Woodhaven DSP's who, as Mark says, are "acting as mentors and friends and helping those individuals (with developmental disabilities) reach the highest level of independence." August 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHARLOTTE JIMENEZ about The Language Tree Immersion School. If you're looking for an alternative education for your young child, consider The Language Tree! Charlotte says, "every head teacher is a native speaker, so you really have that first-hand quality language provided to the children." At [4:38] BETH WATSON talks about The Children's School at Stephens College. In the community since 1925, TCS groups students by ability, not age, all in one classroom. The advantage? Beth says, "if you have a gifted child, they can move up with the older kids." August 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover Nature this week as a swift-flying, migratory duck begins returning to Missouri from the north.

The blue-winged teal (Anas discors) breeds across North America, spending its summers as far north as Alaska.  These ducks leave their summer homes early to overwinter along the Gulf of Mexico, or as far south as Peru, Brazil, and Argentina.

Adult males – or drakes – are small, each with a dark gray head and a white crescent between the eye and bill.  A light blue patch adorns the fore-wing just above a greenish patch called a speculum, below.

Today Paul Pepper visits with TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre, about their upcoming fall season. Before it gets underway, there are two special fundraising performances in which you're invited! Limited seating, so get your tickets today. Watch for details! At [4:11] MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director for Missouri Cures, wants to see everyone at the upcoming WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) conference September 11th in Columbia. Hear about the featured speakers and find out how to register. August 23, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA. They perform Jimmy Driftwood's "Song of the Cowboys" on banjo and guitar. See them perform in-person this Thursday at Thespian Hall in Boonville - watch for details! August 22, 2016

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