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  The Missouri State Fair has started its 11-day run in Sedalia.

John Pickle / Suzanne Woods

This Friday evening, professional opera singer and Mid-Missouri native Suzanne Woods brings her husband, the tenor John Pickle, home to Jefferson City for an evening of songs from opera and Broadway musicals.


Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON, Artistic Director at Talking Horse Productions, talk about "Steeple People," a musical comedy that opens tomorrow night! If you're a fan of gospel music, you won't want to miss this show! At [3:45] JOE BRADLEY, Founder of Columbia's Day Dreams Foundation, tells us how you can get involved with their mission of "eliminating financial burdens of extracurricular activities" for youths. August 13, 2015

Paul Pepper: Jane Whitesides, Moms Clean Air Force

Aug 12, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE WHITESIDES, Field Manager for Moms Clean Air Force in Missouri, about their mission to combat air pollution in the United States. Did you know that St. Louis has been called the 'asthma capital of the U.S.'? (That's not a compliment!) Jane tells us how we can get involved - watch! August 12, 2015.

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on itunes.


Today Paul Pepper visits with Council for Drug Free Youth Director JOY SWEENEY, and Project Coordinator LAURA MORRIS, about the need for more long-term community support. "We can teach the children all day long, but if the community doesn't support the teachings, then as they get older they'll think 'oh, it's not that big a deal'." Watch to find out how to get involved! August 11, 2015

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After years of declining membership, a Columbia church recently started a new ministry that is reconnecting that congregation to its North Central Columbia neighborhood. Hear the story of the outreach program recently taken on by the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.


Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Ashland's own KIT and CATHY SALTER! The Osher Saturday Morning Book Talk Series is underway, and you won't want to miss who's next - and who's after that! (How's that for a tease?) August 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform the songs, "Accordion Crimes" and "The Dancing Bear," as a medley on guitar and the hammered dulcimer at [3:41]. August 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, talk about a staggering statistic: that 1 in 5 people in our community live in poverty. The face of hunger isn't as obvious as you might think - find out what you can do to help. August 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with TRACY BOCKLAGE, RN, about MU Health Care's recent Baby-Friendly Hospital certification. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is an "international initiative" of the World Health Organization and UNICEF that aims to encourage breast feeding rates. At [4:50] Columbia Access Television's JENNIFER ERICKSON and JOEL HERRON invite local bands to participate in CATV's music video contest! The top four groups will perform on stage at the Rose Music Hall in September. August 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JD CALVIN and RASHA ABOUSALEM, both participants with Global First Responder. GFR aims to bridge medically-starved, third-world countries with volunteers interested in relief work. You don't have to be a doctor to be involved - watch! August 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SUE BARTELETTE about "Dining Wild," which is hosted by the Native Plants Program at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. Join them for a tours, exhibits and a dinner featuring locally grown native edible plants! At [5:14] actors LAURA KITCHEL and NEIL CATHRO tell us about "Into the Woods," the latest production from Capital City Players! Thursday is opening night! August 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform Doc Watson's "What Does the Deep Sea Say?" on guitar and banjo at [2:35]. July 31, 2015

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How do you celebrate 40-years in operation as a non-profit providing services to those with disabilities? If you are Columbia's Alternative Community Training then you host a roller derby match.

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, discuss September's Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) conference in Columbia. Don't miss this "unique opportunity to learn, share and network!" At [4:13] LIZ SCHMIDT tells us what's happening with the election on August 4th - there is one item on the ballot and every vote counts! Watch our interview for details. July 30, 2015

The home of the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia is about to get a nearly $4 million upgrade, thanks to legislation passed this year.

The bulk of the renovations will take place at the state fair coliseum and the Womans Building, both of which are more than a hundred years old.

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, about all the dates you should be saving so that you don't miss out on some great events happening in Jefferson City! (There's something for you Downton Abbey fans coming up THIS Sunday!) At [4:34] actors DANA MONTGOMERY and MITCHELL FLOTTMAN tell us about their roles as Fiona and Shrek, respectively, in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of 'Shrek The Musical.' Tomorrow is opening night! July 29, 2015

Sara Shahriari / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on itunes.


Today Paul Pepper visits with TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent at the University of Missouri's Bradford Research and Extension Center, about their upcoming annual Organic Field Day. You won't want to miss this showcase for all things gardening! At [4:25] CONNIE SHAY returns with details on this year's Peacemakers Quilt Show at the Fayette Festival of the Arts. (You won't want to miss the Bed Turning event!) July 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about the sounds of the night. What exactly are we hearing as the sun goes down on these warm summer evenings? Crickets, flies, cicadas...oh my! July 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., talk about mindfulness-based relapse prevention and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) - new interventions and treatments for those who are impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. At [4:59] The Wardrobe's MICHELLE WOODSON tells us about their shoe coupon program, taking place August 5th, 6th and 7th. Watch our interview for more information! July 24, 2015

Rose Nolen passed away this past January. I got to meet her only a few times and was impressed with her candor and wit. In this week's Thinking Out Loud, Rose Nolen's son and friends discuss her life in Sedalia before, during and after the desegregation era.


Today Second Chance's VALERIE CHAFFIN and "ATHENA," a grey-striped tabby kitten, invite everyone to a special event at their adoption center in Boonville on July 28 to hear Dr. Seuss's "What Pet Shall I Get?" At [4:32] KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  returns to tell us about this weekend's 'Super Hero Food Ice Cream Class' at the Columbia Public Library! Your 3-9 year-old will love making ice cream from scratch - watch our interview for more information! July 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBEKAH FREESE, Social Work Educator at the University of Missouri, about a free mental health clinic for those 18+ who are uninsured and/or cannot otherwise afford "quality care.' At [4:08] NICOLE KNAPP-WEBER and NEELEY CURRENT tell us about the City Garden School. Their mission 'inspires creativity and self-discovery.' See an example of the work the kids have done in class and find out how you can get involved! July 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Maples Repertory Theatre! Enjoy two performances from their production of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'. July 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper learns out about energy conservation in the home from DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia. Don't waste another dime on your home's poor performance by signing up for an energy audit - find out how on today's show! July 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about art. Well, a show called "Art." Talking Horse Productions is producing this fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy beginning July 23rd. Don't miss it! At [4:30] Job Point Recruiter, TYREE BYNDOM, tells us about a couple of programs being offered this summer, including HVAC classes. If you're in the market for a new trade, watch this segment! July 17, 2015

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How does one become Missouri's Poet Laureate? Darren finds out and hears some recent works from Boone County writer Walter Bargen.

Today Paul Pepper visits with KIM KRAUS, Group Coordinator, County House Greenspace Preservation, about their mission to keep a 12.7 acre property in Columbia greenspace. They're asking for donations! At [3:51] ANDREA SHELTON, Volunteer Program Coordinator for the City of Columbia, tells us about a new litter control team. If you're an individual interested in keeping litter under control, this might be for you! July 16, 2015

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