Arts and Culture

Award winning playwright writes for MU Theatre Department

Nov 13, 2014

                The MU Theatre Department enlisted an award winning playwright to write a play for their fall performance. 

         Caridad Svich is an OBIE (Off Broadway) Lifetime Achievement winner and the writer of The Orphan Sea, the play she wrote just for the MU Theatre Department. 

         An MU professor and the director of The Orphan Sea, Kevin Brown says he simply asked Svich over email to help with the production of a play at MU.  He says it was not originally planned for her to write something new for the MU production.

Paul Pepper: Rick Rowden, "Teen Challenge"

Nov 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and RICK ROWDEN talk about the "Teen Challenge," a faith-based ministry started in 1958 that tackles drug and alcohol abuse in youths. November 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and MELYNDA LOTVEN talk about this year's Fall Into Art show, happening this weekend at Parkade Center in Columbia! At [4:23] GEORGIA MOREHOUSE tells us about this Sunday's 13th Annual Piano Student Showcase. If you enjoy watching talented children, you won't want to miss this special event! November 12, 2014

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Gender equity issues have been at the forefront of discussion on college and university campuses nationwide. How does Title IX affect the University of Missouri? On this episode of Thinking Out Loud we explore issues of gender equity in higher education. This is the first of a special two-part Thinking Out Loud. Part two airs next week at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA.

Paul Pepper: Chris Fulton, Diabetes Symposium

Nov 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS FULTON about a diabetes symposium this Saturday at Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia. If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, you won't want to miss this special event! (Space is limited.) November 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, about the Founders Day luncheon, which happens this Wednesday and features speaker Vicky Riback Wilson! RSVP today! At [4:01] KEVIN BROWN tells us about the world premiere of Caridad Svich's "The Orphan Sea," opening Wednesday at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU Campus. November 10, 2014

  In this performance from Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we bring you part two of "Bluebeard's Ghost," by William Makepeace Thackeray, one of our favorite authors. Catch up on part one by listening to the previous episode. 

The players

Jenn Cooper / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts and culture segment Off the Clock,  KBIA's Jenn Cooper spent time with Mark  Olson, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and MU student, to talk about the veteran writing group he formed. 

Olson encourages student veterans and veterans in the community to express their experiences through writing.


Radio play: "Bluebeard's Ghost," part one

Nov 7, 2014

  In this edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we bring you a presentation from one of our favorite authors, William Makepeace Thakeray. This episode's performance is based on an obscure yet beautifully written short story of his: "Bluebeard's Ghost." 

You can listen to part one below. For part two, check out our next episode. 

The players

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, play another round of 'did you know?' Topics covered today are the colors of the leaves and the flu virus. What do YOU know? November 7, 2014

Citizen Jane Film Festival

Seen any good movies by women lately? On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege visits with Kerri Yost of the Citizen Jane Film Festival. This annual festival shines a spotlight on the work of female  filmmakers. Darren and Kerri discuss why women get overlooked in the world of movie-making, talk about some of this year’s featured films and preview some of the other events surrounding Citizen Jane. We also hear a report from Brady Finn of KBIA News talking about the festival with Paula Elias.


Today Paul Pepper visits with DACIA COLE from the National Federation of the Blind. They're holding a trivia night fundraiser on November 15th, and you're invited! November 6, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JOY SWEENEY, Council for a Drug Free Youth, who talks about the "Safety Kids," which is a group of fifth graders who tour elementary schools encouraging a drug-and-alcohol-free youth. November 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with JERRY RICKER and ANN De ROSIER, from the Jefferson City Art Club, about the 2014 "Fling," which - this year - celebrates the JCAC's 111th year! At [4:23] MIKE DUNN, KBIA's General Manager, talks about the fall pledge drive; it starts tomorrow with a goal of $320,000! November 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and KAYLA OTTESON, RD, talk about diabetes, as November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050? At [4:17] DIANA MOXON tells us about "Give a Gift of Art," the Columbia Art League's final show of the year! November 3, 2014

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Halloween"

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Today local storyteller LARRY BROWN shares a scary story - well, scary for 8:50 in the morning... October 31, 2014

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Most people are familiar with the Frisbee. We toss it around in the yard and at the park. Some people take their love of Frisbee to another level. This week on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Trevor Harris talks with local Ultimate players in advance of next week's major college Ultimate tournament happening here in Columbia.


Trevor Harris / KBIA

Garlic is a relatively simple crop to grow in your yard or garden. Plant it in the fall under a good cover of mulch and with a little care you'll harvest your garlic bulbs early the following summer. On this the first installment of KBIA's Farm Your Yard host Carrie Hargrove walks us through the process. Carrie is the Farm Manager for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN talk about what's behind the newly-named "Phoenix Health Programs, Inc.," the new logo, the "Phoenix Five" fundraiser and more! October 30, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN MCGINITY about the Columbia Weavers and Spinners annual three-day holiday exhibition and sale - now in it's 25th year! At [4:34] MEG HEGEMANN tells us about "Loaves and Fishes" - a free meal (every night!) for those in need at Columbia's Wilkes Blvd. United Methodist Church. October 29, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK and the ghost of THOMAS HART BENTON about the State Historical Society's "Trick-or-Treat Thru Missouri History" event happening TONIGHT! October 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and Rachel Bauer talk about "The How and the Why," on stage in the Corner Playhouse starting this Wednesday! At [4:09] VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, asks for your help fostering dogs. Interested? Watch! October 27, 2014

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Ragtag Programming for Film and Media Art was rewarded $28,225 from the Missouri Arts Council earlier this month.  

Jenn Cooper / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Jenn Cooper hangs out with Tao Weilundemo, the owner of Maya Creek, sustainable living commune in Calwood, Mo.


  Today Paul Pepper visits with GINGER MEYER from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about "Eating for a Health Heart," a special event at the Columbia Public Library in which you're invited! At [5:11] JOAN STACK talks about "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," hosted in part by the Missouri State Historical Society and MU Libraries. The exhibit closes in a week - don't miss it! October 24, 2014

I-70 Sign Show

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Jenn Cooper hangs out with Anne 

Thompson, the creator and curator I-70 Sign Show, a yearlong contemporary arts project.


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Columbia's Downtown Community Improvement District just announced Katie Essing will be its new executive director starting next month.

Today Paul Pepper and local UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM talk about a recent symposium on extraterrestrial life that featured NASA and the Library of Congress. October 23, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: Richard King's Blue Note memories

Oct 22, 2014
Matt McCormack, Columbia Missourian

On this week's Thinking Out Loud, we go way back into the program’s archives for an interview from 2005 with Richard King, who recently sold The Blue Note club in Columbia. At the time, Richard and The Blue Note were celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Paul Pepper: Resident Arts & "Empty Bowls"

Oct 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with MADELEINE LeMIEUX about Resident Arts, a professional development program for artists at "all levels of their career." At [4:27] ELLIS COLE tells us about "Empty Bowls," an effort from Access to Healthy Foods, the Columbia Farmers' Market and AmeriCorps VISTA to raise hunger awareness (locally and nationwide). October 22, 2014

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