Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk about the old adage, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." If you're about to move from your home and you don't know what to do with all that junk you've acquired over the years - before you throw it in the garbage - watch our interview for some alternative ideas! July 29, 2016

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Jul 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest TERI WALDEN, Executive Director/Co-Founder of EnCircle Technologies. Since 2013, this organization has focused on training adults with autism computer programming and web development skills - all in an effort to improve their future employment opportunities. Watch for details! July 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JAMILA BATCHELDER, Coordinator of the C.A.R.E. Art Gallery, about their August 5th show in the North Village Arts District. "Top notch" artwork from 15 "passionate" young artists will be on display for you to look at and maybe even buy! At [4:08] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director of Columbia's Voluntary Action Center, encourages everyone to take part in their ongoing 'fan club' program, as well as the upcoming 'Back to School Health Fair,' sponsored in part by the Family Impact Center. (Free haircuts will be available!) July 27, 2016

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Among the members of the Squirrel Family living in Missouri, you’ll most likely see Eastern gray and fox squirrels.


Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY SMITH about River City Habitat for Humanity's 100th home, now under construction in Jefferson City. For an organization that's only 25 years old, Kelly says that "...to be getting to our 100th home at this point is a big accomplishment." Find out what their plans are for the next 100! At [4:27] father and son acting duo CHRIS and NATHAN HEESE invite everyone to come see them and the rest of the cast in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of "Oliver!," opening this Thursday in Columbia! July 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CONNIE SHAY about the 10th annual Peacemakers Quilt Show, happening in conjunction with the Fayette Festival of the Arts next Saturday on the campus of Central Methodist University! This year's theme is "In the Garden," and Connie brought an example of what you'll find among a hundred other quilts - watch! At [2:56] JOYCE HULETT and MARY RIDGE tell us about all of the programs sponsored by the Retired Teachers Association of Boone County, and it's a lot! Programs like classroom grants, volunteer work and something called "Books for Soldiers" are just a few of the activities their 450 members are involved with. July 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about procrastination. We're all guilty of it, but why? Dr. Newman says it's a control issue. Since we can't control everything in our life, that which we can, we avoid. Sound familiar? If that's you or someone you know, check out this informative interview! July 22, 2016

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Political conventions in American have been around as long as there has been an America. Back in 1840, members of Missouri's Whig Party made their way by land and by water to Rocheport for their state convention. The Friends of Historic Rocheport's president Sherry Moreau was Trevor Harris' guest on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Also on this program Chris Campbell from the Boone County Historical Society discussed Boone County Votes, a show opening next month at the society's Columbia museum.


Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, about a new acquisition from local artist Brian Mahieu. Brian's painting, titled "Winter Sunset Looking North, Cottonwood Grove," captures a Missouri winter at it's bleakest; but as Joan says, "there's still a sense of the beauty of nature...those cycles of life." See it for yourself in the gallery now through September! July 21, 2016

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Comedian. Host. Fake Republican from Ohio. In his show business career, Paul Gilmartin has had many different titles. Born and raised in Illinois, Paul started his stand-up career in Chicago. In 1995 Paul was tapped to host Dinner and a Movie on TBS. To Paul's surprise, the show ran for a whopping 16 years. Near the end of the show's run, Paul started hosting a self-help podcast called The Mental Illness Happy Hour. Paul interviews a variety of guests whose lives have been affected by mental illness, depression or trauma. It is one of the most popular self-help podcasts on iTunes. Paul is also the creator of Richard Martin, a deeply conservative representative from Ohio's 19th District. Paul has played Rep. Martin on podcasts, interviews, and at the Aspen Comedy Festival. For more information about Rep. Richard Martin, visit askarepublican.com. The Mental Illness Happy Hour is on iTunes, or at mentalpod.com.


Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK WALTER, Deputy Director of Renew Missouri - a non-profit that advocates clean energy - about how to be a GOOD clean energy advocate. Co-ops are making noticeable efforts like installing a solar gardens. If you want to see more of that, Mark says, "you have to speak up; you have to speak to the people in the State Capitol...Boone Electric...they work for you." July 20, 2016

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If you’ve stepped out to enjoy the night air lately, you’ve likely noticed a loud newcomer to the chorus of night sounds.  This week on Discover Nature, we’ll shine some light on the Northern True Katydid.


Today Paul Pepper and SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor and Home, continue their series of conversations about eco-friendly flooring. Today's segment focuses on the 'innovative' "SmartStrand Forever Clean" carpet. Scott says, "the stain protection never wears off!" At [4:41] KIT SALTER would like to see everyone at the next Saturday Morning Book Talk series! What is the Saturday Morning Book Talk series? Kit tells us, and summarizes the selections for August and September. Don't miss it! July 19, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK talk about supply and demand when it comes to booking travel. The trick? Keep checking back because the price will fluctuate. Plus, Mel encourages everyone to take advantage of those safety recall notices, but be careful of any "free" safety checks that are offered as a result - find out why! July 18, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who shares a summertime adventure story about a fisherman, a mountain lion, a turtle and a Schwinn bicycle. Listen to the end, and then judge for yourself as to whether or not this story is true! July 15, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS OLIVER about MU Theatre Department's production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Now this is not the musical everyone knows; this is a new adaptation, with music. Chris says, "it's a family-friendly show. It's a nice way of doing theatre...it's fun and adventuresome." At [4:05] MELISSA STONE, Research Assistant at Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic, talks about the many outpatient services provided by IBHC, including comprehensive assessments. Best of all, it's free of charge; watch for details! July 14, 2016

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A "comic's comic" usually refers to a veteran comedian who is respected among their peers in the stand-up business, but may have not attained commercial success.  

After 25 years in the business, Adam Ferrara has the distinction of not only being a commercially successful comic, but also one who is known as a veteran "comic's comic" by his peers. When he's not touring the country performing stand-up, Adam has had recurring acting roles on hit TV shows like Nurse Jackie and Rescue Me. Adam is an avid car enthusiast, and in 2010 he was tapped to be the host of Top Gear USA, the American version of the popular British automotive racing show. This Comedian's Life talked to Adam about cars, cursing, and the meaning of the phrase "no-pants weekend." Adam will appear at the Kansas City Improv July 14-17. To find out more about Adam, visit his website at AdamFerrara.com, or follow him on Twitter @adamferrara.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre. Their latest production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," is running in rep with "Ring of Fire" beginning this Friday! 'Joseph' Narrator, MELISSA BOHON, sings "A Pharaoh's Story" at [3:50] - watch! July 13, 2016

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A mass release of plastic ducks makes for a day at the races. On a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege previewed the upcoming COMO Duck Derby, a fundraiser for the Central Missouri Humane Society.


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This week on Discover Nature, take a trip to a stream or pond near you, and observe the colorful dance of mating dragonflies across the surface of the water. 


Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, ROY FOX, author of the introspective book, "Facing the Sky: Composing Through Trauma in Word and Image." Roy says that folks should read this book "if they have issues or traumas that they don't understand and want to work through." At [4:48] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, returns with a whole calendar of events that will keep you and/or your kids engaged for the rest of the summer! Enjoy a good scavenger hunt? Try Passport Jefferson City! Watch for details. July 12, 2016

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Richard King and Darren Hellwege looked ahead to the 2015 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.


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Phillip Keene has always been a hard worker. He started working day jobs at age 12, and his work ethic eventually propelled him to a successful acting career. He played Buzz Watson for seven seasons on The Closer on TNT, and reprised the role in its spin-off series Major Crimes, currently airing Monday nights on TNT. Phillip didn't start professionally acting until later in life, but along the way he has had a host of different jobs. One of his most memorable was for Pan Am World Airways, which eventually led him to a current place on the board of the Pan Am Museum Foundation. The foundation seeks to create a museum on Long Island, NY, and help to train and educate students in lower-income areas around the city. Phillip can be seen on Major Crimes at 10/9c on TNT. For more information, visit Phillip's Twitter account @phillipkeene.


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Blues in the Schools is part of Columbia's annual Roots N Blues N BBQ music festival. On a recent episode of Thinking out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege visited with Richard King about the work King is doing to spread blues music to school area school children.


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Getting affordable pet care to underserved pet owners is part of the new Community Outreach Program of the Central Missouri Humane Society. Executive Director Michelle Casey visited with Darren Hellwege on a recent episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud.


Today Paul Pepper visits with JODY COOK, Recreation Specialist for the City of Columbia, about composting (sign up and get a free bin!); household hazardous waste (you don't have to get out of your car!); and volunteering (got a few hours to spare?)! At [4:45] ASHLEY GUILLEMETTE, Director of MU's Family Impact Center, talks about the many helpful (and free!) programs - such youth camps and MedZou - offered by FIC! Ashley says, "as long as you can get to Family Impact Center, we will serve you." July 11, 2016

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Jake "The Snake" Roberts is one of the most notorious figures in professional wrestling history. Jake was born in Gainesville, TX and started competing in several Southern-based wrestling circuits in the 1970s. Jake quickly rose up the wrestling ranks. In 1986 he joined the top professional wrestling organization in the world: the World Wrestling Federation. Jake's dark persona, intensity and famous "DDT" finishing move made him one of the most popular villains in the WWF. For almost every match, Jake brought a 15-foot python into the ring with him, and used it to wage psychological warfare against his opponents. Near the end of his wrestling career, Jake fought a long-time addiction to drugs and alcohol. Jake got sober in 2012, and was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2014. He now tours the country using humor to talk about addiction, life, and wrestling stories. Jake is also the subject of the 2015 documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake. Jake will be at the Kansas City Improv on July 11. For more information about Jake, visit jakethesnakeroberts.com

This week, Doctor Watson regales us with a colorful account of one of his finest adventures with detective Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band.


Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws, about her life's work studying animal behavior. Mar says, "whether it's a dog or whether it's a cat, if you understand what they need, and you open yourself up to being that calm person they want to be around...it makes a difference." July 8, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about some of the technology featured in shows like 'Star Trek', 50 years later. Like members of the USS Enterprise, it's now commonplace to read books on portable screens, and their 'communicators' are our current cell phones. But what about teleportation or parallel universes? Jack explains the reality of that which was once considered to be only science fiction  - watch! July 7, 2016

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