Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAM OSTBY, RN, about a call for volunteers to participate in a study on lymphedema at the University of Missouri. Watch for details! At [4:19] Artistic Director HEATHER CARVER invites everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of 'Romeo and Juliet' this weekend inside the Missouri Theatre! Tickets on sale now. Heather also gives us a sneak preview of the rest of the fall season - watch! October 2, 2015

Farm Your Yard: There's Always Next Year

Oct 1, 2015
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If you are a backyard gardener you are well aware that we are about to turn the last curve into the homestretch of the 2015 gardening season. If you are really on top of things, you already have all or most of your fall greens and roots planted, and if you are really on top of things, those fall veggies are already peeping out of the ground. But don’t worry, if you aren’t quite there, you still have a little time to get outside and plant your last crop of lettuce and radishes for the season. While it might seem a bit premature, let’s stop and take a fond look back at the 2015 gardening season.

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about their efforts during 'Hunger Action Month' to educate the community and to raise awareness about food insecurities in Mid-Missouri. How did they do it? (Hint: it involved a giant orange spoon!) October 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, who talks about Missouri's contributions to the wine industry. Did you know that many years ago, Missouri 'saved the planet from losing all of it's wine production?' It's a fascinating story - watch! September 30, 2015

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On this week’s edition of Intersection, we delve into the rich history, sweet sounds and savory flavors of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. Our host Sara Shariari talks with Aarik Danielsen, features editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune, and learns about the stories behind the blues with musicians Pat 'Mother Blues' Cohen, Albert White, Big Ron Hunter, Ardie Dean, Lil' Joe Burton and Nashid Abdul, who perform with the Music Maker Blues Revue. Segments on some of the event’s food vendors and  festival-goers round out the show. 

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about Yuri Milner's recent $100 million dollar effort to find radio signals, and therefore proof of life, in the outer-reaches of space. Bill shares his thoughts on the matter - watch! September 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, about how treatment at Phoenix is different than your typical 12-step program. Remember that you don't have to hit rock bottom before seeking positive choices; so if you, or someone you know, is suffering from substance abuse, please take a moment and watch this important interview! September 28, 2015

Off the Clock: Razia Hutchins’ I am For Peace Movement

Sep 25, 2015

  Razia Hutchins grew up in Chicago, around violence. After hearing about a young man being murdered outside a high school basketball game, Hutchins decided it was her turn to make a change.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes members of the Boonslick Chordbusters! Known as the Boone County Hams, today's foursome features a couple of 'newbies' to sing "I'm Feelin' Fine" [2:24] and "The Chordbusters March" [6:09]. Watch! September 25, 2015

The Deutschheim Verein

If the sounds emanating from Columbia's Stephens Lake Park at this weekend's Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival are a touch too modern for your ears, head West to Hermann for an educational and entertaining homage to the German-born founder of the University of Missouri's School of Music.

Today Paul Pepper and JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about staying hydrated. Are 8 cups of water a day still the standard? Can drinking a lot of water help avoid kidney stones? And what is the color of your urine trying to tell you? We've got the answers - watch! At [4:09] CYNTHIA HELPHINGSTINE, Coulter Program Director at the University of Missouri, tells us about the Coulter Program, and invites everyone to their 4th annual awards ceremony TODAY at 10 a.m. $500,000 in grants will be handed out! September 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen. Walter treats us to a reading of his poem, "Moon Walk Missouri," which he wrote for the state, and even presented a framed copy of to former Gov. Matt Blunt. September 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes performers from Maples Repertory Theatre's latest production, "Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement." They perform "Boogie Woogie Bulwark of a Basement" [2:11] and "That's Lutheran Love" [5:11] - watch! September 22, 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.


Paul Pepper: Paul Baum, "Walk Back in Time 2015"

Sep 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAUL BAUM about this weekend's "Walk Back in Time" event in Mexico, Missouri. It's three days of special military exhibits and reenactments (dating back to Medieval times!); plus, performances, candlelight tours, a fish fry and more! Watch for details. September 21, 2015

The City of Columbia participated in Parking Day for the second year in a row. The idea for Parking Day was started in 2005 in San Francisco and has since turned into an international event. GetAbout Columbia Outreach Coordinator Janet Godon said this event was about interaction more than anything else. Multiple businesses took place in the event downtown. An arts and crafts tent, bocce court, park benches and live music were all available for entertainment. 

Today Paul Pepper chats with Dave Mars and Brenna Reed, City of Columbia Water and Light, about easy ways to save money on your energy bills. How? By controlling the temperature of your home, and the best way to do that is by knowing your home. Watch for some great tips and ideas! September 18, 2015

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Trainees headed for service in the US Peace Corps train in their country of service. It's been that way for years. For two years in the late 1960s, however, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture hosted trainees on campus and at land that is now Three Creeks Conservation Area. On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we hear memories from a group of men who trained for the US Peace Corps right here in Boone County.

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. GANESH GOPALAKRISHNA, MU School of Medicine, about a new app for your smartphone called "MoodTrek." Dr. Gopalakrishna tells us how it came about and how it works! At [3:37] SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor & Home, tells us about eco-friendly flooring. Made of wool, this type of carpeting "absorbs those harmful molecules and releases them back as a harmless gas." September 17, 2015


Mack Rhoades talks about funding, facilities and why athletics matters so much to the University of Missouri and to Columbia. Rhoades replaced longtime MU Athletic  Director Mike Alden in April 2015.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about "In Touch with Nature." Lincoln University's upcoming 'field day' aims to promote, educate and introduce everyone to native plants you can grow and eat. Tours, food samples, a petting zoo and more! At [4:48] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, invites everyone to the Boone County Government Center TONIGHT for a conversation about amending the Constitution. The University of Missouri's Dr. Justin Dyer will be there to talk both pros and cons. Don't miss it! September 16, 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 and Woodhaven CEO Mark Palmer talk about "Direct Support Professionals Week," which is a country-wide celebration that recognizes the professionals that work one-on-one with Woodhaven residents. At [3:55] MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, invites everyone to the next WISE event on October 1st in Springfield, Missouri. (WISE stands for Women in Science and Entrepreneurship.) "Hopefully these WISE conferences influence women to go into science." September 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes LISA GOLDSCHIMDT and LEAH CHRISTIAN, who tell us about "Light Up Rotary," a joint effort between Columbia Metro Rotary Club, Central Missouri Community Action's Weatherization Program and the CoMo Energy Challenge to reduce energy use in 38 low-income homes. At [5:04] LEAH CHRISTIAN and MICHAEL TRAPP, Columbia Ward 2 Council Member, encourage everyone to attend the Smart Growth Parking Community Forum and Workshop September 22nd at City Hall. The results of the recent parking audit and the future of parking in downtown Columbia will be discussed! September 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MELANIE KNOCKE talk about what you can expect at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium's 'Second Saturday Series,' happening tomorrow at Rock Bridge High School. It all starts with a live show for 3-7 year-olds at 2:00. September 11, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VALERIE CHAFFIN, Executive Director at Second Chance, talk about this weekend's Paws in the Park celebration and fundraiser! Don't miss the "largest pet-centered family event in Central Missouri!" At [4:13] SUSAN GROVES and TREVA VANDELICHT invite everyone to Fulton State Hospital's 9th annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival! Homemade pies, local music, and of course, barbecue, can all be found in Fulton this Sunday, rain or shine! September 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARAH GALLAGHER about this weekend's 5th annual Wine Walk in Boonville! The goal of the 'walk' is to raise awareness of (and a little money for) the Katy Bridge restoration project. Everyone is welcome! At [4:23] director NORA DIETZEL, and actress MICHELE CURRY, show us how much fun everyone will have when they go see Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Mary Poppins!" September 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER McNEIL about the "Family Meal Program" at Columbia's Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are always needed to help cook or cater meals for families staying in their 'home away from home.' At [3:37] KELLY SMITH and NANCY SAMP invite everyone to the annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for River City Habitat for Humanity on September 18th. Lunch or dinner. Eat in or carry-out. Maybe even delivery? There's no excuse! September 8, 2015

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Labor Day"

Sep 7, 2015

It's Labor Day! To celebrate, Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry tells us a "traditional, Appalachian Ozark 'Jack' tale." ...I don't know either; you'll just have to watch! September 7, 2015

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Tonight on Thinking Out Loud, Darren visits with Anna Duff and Vanessa Leitza of the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy about the 10th annual EcoArtFest happening Sept. 12th and 13th at Cooper’s Landing in southern Boone County.

Listen to new episodes of Thinking Out Loud each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on 91.3FM KBIA.