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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today Paul Pepper is joined by DARRAN ALBERTY, D&H Drugstore, who shares ways to treat all sorts of summer insect bites. Also, STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talks about "local food", including this weekend's "Taste of Local Missouri" in California, Missouri.
Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by Aaron Copland get you out of your funk? Will a movement of Igor Stravinsky heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?
Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON, The Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about an upcoming fundraiser that partners with the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, whereas proceeds from the June 29th performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Watch for more details.
Today Paul Pepper talks to HEATHER HARLAN, with Phoenix Programs Inc., about a free, weekly workshop about how to talk to people. Also, ROB CROUSE and SARAH CULP are with Capital City Players. Their latest production is "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and opens this Thursday!
Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival. In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies. With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.
Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, who shares pages from VAC's soon-to-be-released calendar featuring prominent locals, and you can vote for who appears on the cover! Also, LIZ BURKS talks about raising awareness and educating the public on No Kill Columbia.
Columbia’s Commission on Cultural Affairs is considering a proposal to increase the funding for the Short Street Parking Garage sculpture, "Tidal Murmur."
The additional money would be used to pay for specialty LED lighting for the sculpture. Chris Stevens, manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs, presented the proposal from artist Beth Nybeck. He says that the extra money would help to improve the project.
Today Paul Pepper welcomes BRETT HAYES, who talks about the Orthopedic Institute's new DARI motion-capture system. Find your pain today! Also, TIM REINBOTT, shares the latest at Bradford Farm, and what you can do for your own garden!
The Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend. The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday. It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre.