Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper chats with REBECCA JOHNSON, from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at MU, and retired Lt. Col. MIKE FAYETTE, a veteran from the Iraq War, about RCHAI's Veterans and Shelter Dogs project. July 24, 2014


Bruce Burkett, World Hepatitis C Day

Jul 23, 2014

Today Paul Pepper asks BRUCE BURKETT about the disease known as Hep C. World Hepatitis C Day is Monday July 28, the same day as the Mid-MO Health Expo at Columbia's Parkade Center. July 23, 2014


Rick Baker, Global First Responder

Jul 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back RICK BAKER, fresh off his trip to Jordan (with Global First Responder), to share his experience helping Syrian refugees. July 22, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and LORENZO LAWSON talk about Youth Empowerment Zone's "Summer Empowerment Camp" and the "King's Kids." (Watch for the pictures from their experience at Columbia's Urban Farm!) July 21, 2014


Storyteller Larry Brown, "Missouri Monster"

Jul 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper sits back while local storyteller LARRY BROWN tells the true story of the 'Missouri Monster.' July 18, 2014


Maples Rep Theatre, "Big River" (Performance)

Jul 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites Maples Rep Theatre to give us a sneak preview of their latest show, "Big River"! July 17, 2014

Songs:"I, Huckleberry Me" [3:32]"River in the Rain" [5:20]


League of Women Voters & Second Chance

Jul 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHIMDT, League of Women Voters, about two events attempting to educate you, the voter, ahead of the election on August 5th! At [5:12] JOSH SAFRANSKI tells us about an adoption event (with Second Chance) happening this Friday at Columbia's Alpine Shop! July 16, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and STEFAN FREUND, Associate Professor at the MU School of Music, talk about the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival and the eight applicants who made the cut (out of 200+)! At [4:15] ROBIN BOWMAN joins us to share the latest from the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. Look for them at the Mid-MO Health Expo on July 28. July 15, 2014


Today Paul Pepper visits with MIRANDA CHALLEEN, from the Missouri River Communities Network. Miranda and the MRCN are looking for people to become one-year AmeriCorps volunteers! At [4:10] JOY POWELL talks about the 2014 summer repertory season at MU's Rhynsburger Theatre! July 14, 2014


Today Paul Pepper is joined by DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, and his patient, JARED LONERGAN. Jared is here as an example of the positive effects hypnotherapy can have on the subconscious. July 11, 2014


Folk Musicians Cathy & Dave & Lesley (Performance)

Jul 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians Cathy Barton, Dave Para and Lesley Oswald. Their performance of "River's Reach" [at 2:35] is from "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," happening this weekend at Turner Hall in Boonville. July 10, 2014


Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller Pablo, who shares the story of "The Incident at Bleeding Creek Treacle," which is based on true events. July 9, 2014


Sarah Paulsen

On Feb. 7, 2008, Cookie Thornton, a resident of the Meacham Park neighborhood in Kirkwood, entered a Kirkwood City Council meeting and started shooting. Six people died, including Thornton.

Filmmaker Sarah Paulsen has recently produced an animated film, Elegy to Connie, that focuses on the story of Kirkwood Councilwoman Connie Karr, one of the victims, and her efforts to give greater voice to women and minorities.


A pair of members of the virtuoso ensemble the Cypress String Quartet recently talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris. That interview and a talk with contemporary American composer Judith Zaimont are the topics on this week's Thinking Out Loud on KBIA.

Melanie Knocke, CPS Planetarium, "Astronaut"

Jul 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, about an opportunity for the community to see pieces of the space shuttle up close and personal! July 8, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and NICK FOSTER talk about Christmas in July, which is happening this Thursday. Plus, take a look at some pictures featured in the 2015 Voluntary Action Center calendar! At [4:36] ED HANSON returns to give us a sneak preview of "O'Keeffe," a traveling production staying put for two weeks at Talking Horse Productions. July 7, 2014


Boone County Hams (Performance)

Jul 4, 2014

It's the Fourth of July! Celebrate Independence Day with three patriotic songs performed by the Boone County Hams! July 4, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner at 1:25 
God Bless America at 3:00 
What A Wonderful World at 6:00


Have fun with fireworks, but use caution

Jul 4, 2014
Epic Fireworks / Flickr

The Fourth of July holiday conjures up images of cookouts, watermelon, time at the lake and, of course, fireworks to celebrate our country’s independence from Great Britain.  But the fun times can turn to tragedy if precautions aren’t taken when lighting the Roman candles, bottle rockets and other things found at local fireworks stands. 

Jo Manhart, Missouri Egg Council, "Deviled Eggs"

Jul 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back longtime guest JO MANHART, Missouri Egg Council, to share tips and secrets and actually make deviled eggs - a Fourth of July picnic favorite! July 3, 2014


Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).

The reclusive stars that rule my home scoff at commands to do something cute for the camera. Plus, their 23-hour-a-day sleep schedule leaves only a small window for any possible action shots of bathing, eating or chasing the elusive red dot. What would Frank Capra do?

Trevor Harris/KBIA

From 1914 to 1954 if you were black in Kirksville you attended the segregated Lincoln School. In this episode of Thinking Out Loud hear voices of Lincoln School alumni Clyde Johnson and a handful of local residents who want to see the Lincoln School building preserved. Some local visionaries imagine the school as a 21st century educational center for all residents of Kirksville.

Today Paul Pepper and BRAD BUCHANAN talk about "Adam's Eve," Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production, in which the setting is our very own Columbia! At [4:08] HEATHER HARLAN stops by to remind us that July is "recovery means freedom" month at Phoenix Programs Inc., addiction specialists for Mid-Missouri. July 2, 2014


Today Paul Pepper and TIM REINBOTT talk all-things gardening, specifically tips to prevent diseases in tomatoes due to a (predicted) moist summer. At [4:04] DIANA MOXON reflects on June's Art in the Park and looks ahead to the new show, "Bountiful Boone," and their on-going summer camps. July 1, 2014


KBIA completes temporary move

Jul 1, 2014

KBIA has been in the process of making the move from its longtime home in Jesse Hall to other buildings across the MU campus. Jesse Hall will be closed for approximately 12 months to allow for the installation of sprinkler systems, improvements to the heating and cooling systems, and an additional elevator.

Eating Right & Weight Loss

Jun 30, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites WENBO ZHAO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and KEVIN SUTTMOELLER, MU Health Care, to tackle the issue of eating right and weight loss options. June 30, 2014


Brandon Kiley / KBIA

Dozens of Columbia residents and Columbia-based refugees were in attendance at the annual World Refugee Day Celebration in Columbia. The Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri hosted the events at the sixth annual celebration in Columbia, Saturday, June 21, 2014.

The World Refugee Day Coordinator for 2014, Hannah Lammers, said Columbia started the annual celebration six years ago.

Temperatures are rising, but a shortage of lifeguards in some communities is keeping pools closed. 

Once a stereotypical way to make some summer cash, fewer teens are willing to go through expensive training for a minimum wage job.

And while the problem here isn't as pronounced as in Austin, Texas, which had to delay opening half its pools, there are still cities scrambling to recruit the needed lifeguards to keep swimmers safe.

It takes a lot of lifeguards to keep one pool safe

Joan Stack, State Historical Society, "WWI Exhibit"

Jun 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper, JOAN STACK and JOHN KONZAL talk about the State Historical Society's World War One exhibit, which opens tomorrow (the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI). June 27, 2014