Arts and Culture

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

David Newman, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc.

  Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about body language. Changing your mannerisms ten minutes before a test or job interview can change the outcome!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Val Germann, Central Missouri Astronomical Association

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Val talks about a number of topics, including the Super Moon that occurred in June and the Milky Way consuming other galaxies(?!). 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Author Nina Furstenau

  Today Paul Pepper talks to author NINA FURSTENAU, "Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine", a book that "celebrates...people who make the flavors of the state".

Arts and Culture
7:56 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Edina, Mo. featured in new movie

Knox County Courthouse, Edina, Mo.
Credit Missouri Association of Counties

Too bad tiny Edina, Mo., doesn't have a movie theater, because the town itself is about to make it to the big screen. The remote northeast Missouri town of 1,200 residents offers the sort of rural remoteness that brought independent film director Chris Grega to the town square to shoot scenes for his suspense horror film, "Sound of Nothing." The film will premiere July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis as part of the St.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Performance from Maples Rep Theatre, "South Pacific"

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by Maples Rep Theatre Artistic Director TODD DAVISON, pianist KEVIN CASEY and "Bloody Mary", who performs "Bali Ha'i" from their latest production of "South Pacific"

Global Journalist
4:39 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the media covered mass protests in Brazil and Egypt

Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi hold a large-scale rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 8, 2013.
Credit Jun Yasukawa / Associated Press

There aren’t too many similarities between the mass street protests in Egypt and those in Brazil, aside from the fact that many large media outlets took sides in the disputes.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cathy Salter, Montminy Art Gallery

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CATHY SALTER, who talks about the upcoming Paul Jackson Watercolor Exhibit at the Montminy Art Gallery at the Boone County Historical Society. Reception tonight! 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed July 10, 2013

College of Veterinary Medicine & Jefferson City Little Theatre

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CB Chastain, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, who shares useful pet health tips and products for these hot summer months. Then, SHERRIE HOWSER, talks about the great shows happening at Jefferson City Little Theatre, starting with "Anything Goes" in August.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue July 9, 2013

United Way & Boonville Interplay Workshop

  Today Paul Pepper chats with TIM RICH about how the Heart of Missouri United Way is getting involved to curb violence in Columbia. Also, COLETTA EICHENBERGER explains Boonville Interplay Workshop. Are you "hungry for connection"?

Arts and Culture
8:06 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Mizzou music festival offers free rides from Kansas City and St. Louis

Alan Piers conducts the MU new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, which is scheduled to perform at the Mizzou International Composers Festival later this month.
Credit Cory Weaver / MU/Alarm Will Sound

The Mizzou International Composers Festival annual music composition festival taking place this summer in Columbia is offering free transportation for a limited number of concert-goers from St. Louis and Kansas City.

The festival begins July 22 and continues through July 27. Venues include the downtown Missouri Theatre and several concert halls on the University of Missouri campus.   Performers include the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Maplewood Barn & Tiger Trolley Tours

  Today Paul Pepper talks to ALLYSSA HUSKEY about Maplewood Barn Theatre's Children's Camp, for ages 5-12. Registration ends July 11! Also, CINDY MUSTARD, Tiger Trolley Tours, wants you to register TODAY for an evening with Paul Jackson. Watch for details!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, who talks about the exhibit "The Missouri State Capitol in Art and Art in the Missouri State Capitol".

Arts and Culture
4:06 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Fourth of July in Fulton honors military

Fulton community members celebrate the Fourth of July, in the city's second annual Independence Day parade, July 4, 2013.
Credit Mary Kate Burgess / KBIA

Hot dogs, American flags, and the cheers of children were among the sights and sounds in the air today at Fulton’s 2nd annual Fourth of July parade.

This year’s parade in Fulton honors the city’s WWII veterans, and members of the military. 

Fulton resident Ellie Fritz said she loves Independence Day, and thinks the parade was especially meaningful this year: “It’s a tribute, especially for the WWII veterans, but all veterans,” Fritz said.  “ But a special emphasis on WWII this year.”

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu July 4, 2013

UFO Enthusiast Bill Wickersham

Happy Fourth of July! Today Paul Pepper welcomes back BILL WICKERSHAM, who talks about things (other than fireworks!) to look for when gazing at the sky.

Health & Wealth Update
11:22 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Rural librarian works to turn small-town library to hub of learning

Credit Casey Fleser / Flickr

Listen to this week's Health & Wealth Update

This week, a sweet story from a library in Oregon County, just north of the Missouri-Arkansas state line.  

Rachel Reynolds Luster is the librarian at the cozy, one-room library in Myrtle, Missouri:  population around 150. There’s one gas station and a small post office, but no grocery store or bank.

Upon reporting to work on day one, she realized there was going to be one major challenge: there were hardly any modern books.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Dancearts & Cevet Tree Service

  Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON talk about Dancearts' Summer Intensive Dance Camp, starting next week! Also, STEWART SCOTT, a certified arborist with Cevet Tree Service, stops by to talk about the effects of a dry summer on our trees

Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Tue July 2, 2013

The Ishaya Foundation

  Today Paul Pepper chats with NANDISVARA ISHAYA about The Ishaya Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing of humanity through the healing of the self.

Arts and Culture
10:20 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Activists, public officials and religious leaders rally in St. Louis, for immigration reform

Activists rallied for immigration reform, in St. Louis, Sunday, June 30.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Public officials, activists and religious leaders packed into World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park this afternoon to rally for immigration reform, calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to move forward with a plan that cleared the Senate last week.

St. Louis native Vin Ko runs a pick up soccer league in St. Louis that he said brings together everyone from CEO’s to new immigrants.

More than just potential economic benefits, he said the nation needs immigration reform because it’s the right thing to do.

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Arts and Culture
10:07 am
Mon July 1, 2013

What is the future of MU's campus museums?

Credit Janet Saidi / KBIA

MU administrators announced last May that as part of a $22 million building renovation project,  both the Museum of Art and Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology would temporarily move locations. Currently the museums reside on MU’s campus, but next spring they will be moved to the old Ellis Fischel building located near Business Loop 70.  Since the announcement was made there have been some tensions regarding whether or not it will all be a good move for the two museums.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Missouri Cures & Missouri Symphony Society

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MARGARET TOLLERTON, who has news for folks affected by Alzheimer's, courtesy of Missouri Cures. Also, the Missouri Symphony Society is holding their annual Fourth of July concert tomorrow night! KIRK TREVOR joins us with more.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Folk Musicians Cathy and Dave

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform the song "Skipping in the Mississippi Dew", written by John Hartford.

Arts and Culture
8:57 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Columbia's Green Meadows neighborhood connects to trail, Nixon unveils '100 Missouri Mile' project

robertstinnett Flickr

Thousands of Missourians across the state are challenging themselves to log 100 miles of outdoor activity before the year ends. Columbia Parks and Recreation officials held a dedication ceremony for the Greenbriar Trail connector yesterday evening.

For Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs, safety for residents was the biggest concern. The new connector trail links about 1,500 homes in the Green Meadows area to the Columbia trail system that were previously without access.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 27, 2013

CMDA & Greenhouse Theatre Project

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back GINGER MEYER, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, who talks about two events for kids at the Daniel Boone Regional Library - the first happening July 13. Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and EMILY ADAMS are back to invite kids, ages 10-14, that are interested in all aspects of theater to join a one-week summer camp at Greenhouse Theatre Project.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

  Today Paul Pepper chats with the City of Columbia's DAVE MARS about how to make your air conditioning run as efficient as possible this summer. 
Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Live classical music morphs in search of its audience

Guest vocalist Gavin Hope will join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra July 13. Hope's take on the songs of Michael Jackson is one concert that MOSS expects will draw new and younger Columbians to see live classical performance.
Credit Missouri Symphony Society

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

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Arts and Culture
8:58 am
Tue June 25, 2013

My Farm Roots: Lessons from the farm crisis

Farmer Mark Kenney
Credit Harvest Public media

I met Mark Kenney on his family’s farm in Nevada, Iowa, when I was working on a story about farmer taxes. He turned out to be perfect for that — a farmer with a keen interest in spreadsheets.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Tiger Academy of Gymnastics & Salvation Army

  Today Paul Pepper talks to AMY BUTLER, Tiger Academy of Gymnastics, about several upcoming fundraisers to help the academy move from its current home in the Tiger Performance Complex. Also, ROBERT WELLS, Salvation Army, stops by to talk about the Thrift Stores - the "life blood" for those in need in Central Missouri.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 24, 2013

League of Women Voters & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back LIZ SCHMIDT, who shares the latest rundown of events put on by the League of Women Voters. The first event is coming up at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. Also, STACEY MILLER, Genetic Counselor with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, talks about genetic testing and if it's right for you. 

Arts and Culture
2:03 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

MU grad's new-music composition featured in SLSO lineup

CraigCloutier Flickr

For the first time in memorable history, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra chose to play a recent MU graduate’s work during its 2014 season. The symphony’s focus on new music is giving Stephanie Berg the chance to hear her music come to life in Powell Hall. An MU program made this possible.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Columbia's Recycling Department & Maplewood Barn Theatre

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes the City of Columbia's ANDREA SHELTON, who's looking to recruit volunteers for the summer! We're also joined by a couple of 'kitchen witches', MARGARET POST and TERESA SECREASE, from Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production of the same name. 

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