Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
4:55 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Columbia Daily Tribune's Irene Haskins dies at the age of 84

Columbia Daily Tribune columnist Irene Haskins has died at the age of 84.

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Branson mourns loss of singer Andy Williams

Paul L McCord Jr. Flickr

Performers and officials in Branson are mourning the loss of singer Andy Williams, who has died at age 84.

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Arts and Culture
2:39 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Roots n Blues n Barbeque....n free Wifi

This weekend attendees of the Roots n Blues n Barbeque Festival will have access to free public WiFi in many areas of downtown Columbia. Robert Simms is director of Information Technologies at the City of Columbia. He said he would love to offer WiFi year round but it is unlikely to happen in the near future. Simms said there are many factors consider.

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Arts and Culture
1:53 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Columbia ranked among 100 best communities for young people

Kids play on a playground. The Buddy Pack program sends kids in 32 Missouri counties home with a backpack of nutritious food each weekend, but the program is facing the challenges of rising food and fuel costs.
File photo KBIA

Columbia has been named one of the “100 best communities for young people” by a national organization.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Roots "N" Blues "N" Barbecue Festival returns for 5th year

The Roots “N” Blues “N” Barbeque Festival is returning for its fifth year next week. Downtown businesses now know what to expect during the festival and how to prepare financially. Sub Shop General Manager Scott Schulte says one of the concert stages is in their parking lot and that always helps business.

“It almost doubles are business for the day; we have a concert that usually helps bring in more people also," Schulte says.

But other businesses are not so lucky. Déjà vu Managing Partner Matt Istwan says he's found a way to draw people in.

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4040 Project
3:32 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Sturgeon, Missouri

Trevor Harris KBIA

Longtime residents of the north Boone County community of Sturgeon possess a deep awareness of their town's history. Younger families choose Sturgeon for its quiet streets, recreational offerings and the strong local schools. Everyone we met in Sturgeon appreciated the sense of community that is central to living in this town of about 800 near the Boone-Randolph County line. KBIA's Trevor Harris filed this installment of the 40/40 Project from Sturgeon.

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4040 Project
3:27 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Camdenton, Missouri

Trevor Harris KBIA

Camdenton rests on the southeast corner of Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. While many tourists gravitate to Osage Beach and Lake Ozark for fun on the water and in the sun the City of Camdenton is satisfied to be the Lake's slightly quieter municipality. While the small town feel may remain in some quarters Camdenton has grown into a fully modern city. With that growth comes fine dining, stunning lake views and a high school big enough to create a couple daily traffic jams. KBIA's Trevor Harris filed this 40-40 report from Camdenton.

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4040 Project
3:23 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Osage Beach, Missouri

Trevor Harris KBIA

Summer visitors are the economic bread-and-butter for Osage Beach residents who work in businesses that cater to these tourists. The drought of 2012 coupled with an extended heat wave cut down the number of visitors who annually flock to the city's retail, entertainment and recreation destinations. KBIA's Trevor Harris visited with some Osage Beach residents who count on a healthy tourist trade to keep their establishments' doors open.

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4040 Project
3:18 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Macon, Missouri

Darren Hellwege KBIA

KBIA's Jon Ingram made multiple stops on his our through Macon, Mo. Listen as he finds out more about the town and its history from local business owners.

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4040 Project
3:13 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Kansas City, Missouri

Darren Hellwege KBIA

This week the 40/40 project takes KBIA's Darren Hellwege to Kansas City, where we find the kind of hospitality some might associate with small towns in our state's largest city at MeMa's bakery downtown. And as our set of photos indicate, Darren also found something else to eat in KC, at his favorite rib joint, the famed Arthur Bryant's.

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4040 Project
3:06 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Eldon, Missouri

Darren Hellwege KBIA

We've heard it from folks in many small towns, "if you have trouble, your neighbors will be there to help you." This week on the 40/40 project, we meet a little boy who's had to learn the hard way how true that is. Gabriel Wilcox was born in February, and on the way home from the hospital, survived a car crash that took the lives of his entire family. Now being raised by his grandmother, Gabriel's gotten help from neighbors all over the Eldon region, as we hear as we talk with Angela Wilcox at an event to raise money for her grandson. It's really true what they say about Missourians, they help out their neighbors when need arises.

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4040 Project
2:59 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

KBIA Visits Lake Ozark, Missouri

Darren Hellwege KBIA

The 40-40 project visits Lake Ozark, which isn't just a fun place to visit for a vacation but is home to a lot of fine people, including a store owner who tells us why she went from spending only the summer tourist season at the Lake to becoming a full time resident of Lake Ozark.

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The Salt
4:53 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

No More Shame: Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-End Fashion Purse

Vernissage is trying to revamp boxed wine to attract a more sophisticated customer.
Vernissage

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Ladies, if the thought of showing up at a party or a picnic with a box of wine seems a little gauche, there's now a product for you: Vernissage's "bag-in-a-bag" of wine. It's boxed wine, shaped like a handbag.

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Storytelling as part of our lives

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Three hospitalized after Missouri State Fair accident

Abbie Fentress Swanson KBIA/Harvest Public Media

Three people are hospitalized and two others have suffered minor injuries after an accident during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.

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Music
9:41 am
Fri August 17, 2012

New album from Pianist Mirian Conti mines Argentinian composer history

For her most recent recording the Argentinian-American pianist Mirian Conti dug deep into her roots and those of her native Argentina. Based now in New York Conti grew up in Argentina surrounded by a blend of contemporary popular music, as well as tango artists and orchestras. Listen to a recent conversation that KBIA's Trevor Harris had with Conti where she discusses what inspires her musically and why the culture of her native Argentina still draws her back.  

Economy
8:08 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Finding a job extra difficult for older workers

The recession has been particularly hard on older workers, and many suspect age discrimination.

Among them is Larry Wilson, a 57-year-old resident of St. Charles County. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he long ago stopped counting the number of rejected employment applications and is resigned to the fact he may never find a full-time job again.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployed job-seekers over 55 typically wait 56 weeks to find a job, far more than the 38-week average for the rest of the unemployed population.

Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Video games: not just a waste of time

Students work on their computers in the video game club at Benton Elementary in Columbia, MO
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

This week: A volunteer in Columbia is using video games as an opportunity to teach kids about math, science and technology. Plus, the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, a series from Harvest Public Media in which we hear Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.

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Arts and Culture
1:34 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

My Farm Roots: Just taking notes

Tom Karst feels right at home on a summer morning at a farmer's market in Overland Park, Kan.
Donna Vestal Harvest Public Media

Sometimes farm roots don’t blossom into a farm life.

But those memories can still have a huge influence, perhaps even determining a career choice.

That’s the case for Tom Karst, a soft-spoken, well-respected journalist who’s been covering the fruit and vegetable industry for more than 25 years.

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Newport Folk Festival
8:26 am
Sat July 28, 2012

NPR Music Presents The 2012 Newport Folk Festival

Arts and Culture
6:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Festival Brings New Music to Columbia this Weekend

Classical music fans and others who venture out to Columbia's Missouri Theatre this weekend for the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival will hear music not heard on KBIA. They will hear music not heard anywhere before for that matter.

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Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

MU faculty and colleagues vow to keep fighting for UM Press

KSU Professor Donna Potts and MU Professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith led faculty members and colleagues in a discussion about the future of the UM Press, Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Janet Saidi KBIA

A group of MU faculty and colleagues concerned about the University of Missouri’s decision to close the University of Missouri Press have outlined a a set of goals that they’d like to see regarding the Press going forward, and loosely agreed to attempt to create a resolution regarding the Press through MU’s faculty council. Organizers of the meeting also say they have a list of violations they believe UM administrators have committed in its dealings with the Press and its staff.

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History
8:19 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Callaway County to mark site of Civil War battle

Charles Edward Wikimedia Commons

Civil War buffs are preparing to dedicate a memorial to mark the 150th anniversary of a central Missouri battle that helped weaken southern recruiting efforts in the state.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that a Union force of about 700 men clashed with fewer than half as many Confederate guerillas on July 28th, 1862, in the Battle of Moore's Mill. After about four hours of fighting near what is now the town of Calwood, the guerillas fled.

The Union recorded 13 deaths. There is disagreement about how many Confederate troops died.

Arts and Culture
3:57 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Blue Highways Revisited: Photographer Ed Ailor captures the places and people off the beaten track

The book "Blue Highways Revisited" retraces the path of the original best-selling book.
Edgar Ailor III Iniversity of Missouri Press

The call of the open road has long beckoned Americans … and in 1978, William Least Heat-Moon answered the call and embarked on a drive around the country, taking the roads less travelled. Starting in Columbia, he followed a circular route that totaled nearly 14,000 miles. The result was Blue Highways, a New York Times Bestselling book.

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Operation Tyler
11:47 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Gary Sinise promotes upcoming concert

Gary Sinise joined others involved in "Operation Tyler" via Skype at an event Tuesday.
Matt Evans KBIA

Gary Sinise, also known as Lt. Dan from the movie Forest Gump, will be part of an upcoming benefit concert for veterans.  The Lieutenant Dan Band will be playing at Apple Creek Farms on July 27 to raise funds for “Operation Tyler.” It’s a push to put Marine Lance CPL Tyler Huffman, his wife and their two-year-old son into a new, more accessible home.

The 24-year-old Huffman was paralyzed in Afghanistan in 2010 when he was shot by a sniper. Sinise says he wanted to start helping disabled veterans after his role as Lt. Dan – a disabled Vietnam veteran.

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Arts and Culture
2:18 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

CoMo Weekender: Summertime ft art, wine and plays

Part of PS Gallery's Summer 2012 exhibit
Laura Lloyd

Beat the heat with these indoor events. Sip wine and enjoy art. Catch a musical or comedy. Go anywhere that has the A/C pumping.

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Arts and Culture
1:22 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Portrait of a Dreamer: Young Missourians consider a future under Obama's immigration-policy change

Diana Martinez: A self-described "Dreamer" contemplates a future in the United States
Kelsey Kupferer/Lukas Udstuen KBIA

20 year-old Diana Martinez likes to say she was born in Mexico but made in America:

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Off The Clock
12:55 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Staying or going: 'My Life, My Town' in Glasgow

Madelyne and Landon Brand, from Glasgow, Mo: Only time will tell whether they stay in the town they love, or make a life in a new place.
Lizz Cardwell KBIA/Columbia Missourian

A high school senior, Madelyne cheerleads, serves as the Glasgow FFA President, and participates in Band and Choir. On the weekends, she works at the local bank. She cannot wait to leave the small-town life and the farm.

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Arts and Culture
5:33 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon

Trinity Rainey, a teen from Macon, MO. is profiled in the "My Life, My Town" series of multimedia portraits featuring teens in rural Missouri.
Elizabeth Trovall/Grant Hindsley KBIA/Columbia Missourian

On this week's edition of "Off the Clock," we hear a third portrait from the “My Life, My Town” series that documents the stories of teens in rural Missouri. Today  we visit Trinity Rainey in Macon.

KBIA and the Columbia Missourian have been working with rural teens all over Missouri to get their stories about … being a teen, in rural Missouri. Called “My Life My Town,” the project worked with teens to create multimedia portraits about their lives. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard the audio versions of these portraits on “Off the Clock."

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CoMo Weekender
11:36 am
Fri July 6, 2012

CoMo Weekender: For ‘merica ft. First Friday, Camelot and concerts

Artlandish art gallery
Artlandish

Continue celebrating 'merica this weekend. Catch First Friday at Artlandlish Gallery or shows at Mojo's and the Fugue. Round out the weekend with play.

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