Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with LEIGH ANNE HAUN, Director of Development at Woodhaven, about their annual fundraising dinner and silent auction happening October 3rd in Columbia. There is no cost to attend the event, but reservations are required. Watch for details! At [3:50] longtime local newspaper columnist BILL CLARK tells us how he's officially entered the 21st century. In short, Bill's primary platform, after years of writing for a print publication, is now a website. Find out how it's going so far and how you can subscribe! September 28, 2017

Today Paul Pepper is joined by the cast of "Quilters," the latest production at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon! They perform two numbers from the show: "Pieces of Lives" at [1:19] and "Windmill" at [5:16]. Artistic Director TODD DAVISON tells us that "Quilters" is more than just a show - find out why! September 27, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Celebrate the arrival of autumn this week, and watch for a variety of ripening tree nuts falling to the ground.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOSH KIRBY about the Fayette Area Community Theatre's annual Wine & Spirits Walk. This is an important fundraiser for FACT, which is in need of a theatre to call home. Watch for details! At [3:15] LAINIE VANSANT and MURPHY WARD invite everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." This family-friendly favorite is running this Wednesday through Sunday only at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU campus! September 26, 2017

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

I love this time of year: the leaves on the trees are just beginning to change, the nights and mornings are cooler, and my summer vegetable garden is starting to slow down. Lots of non-gardeners think that September is the harvest month. That is true, but if you have an intensively planted garden like I do, May, June, July, and August are also the harvest months.

Today Paul Pepper and CLAUDIA SCHOONOVER, Director of Missouri River Regional Library, talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club". Author Will Schwalbe's "love letter" to his mother is the chosen book for year's 'Capital Read' program. Will is visiting Jefferson City later this week - watch for details! At [4:21] Mizzou graduate students MILLA TITOVA, psychology, and TAYLOR KELTY, biomedical sciences, are here to tell us what they'll be talking about at this Wednesday's Science on Tap COMO event at Craft Beer Cellar in Columbia. September 25, 2017

Erin McKinstry / KBIA

It’s a hot day at Cooper’s Landing.

The Missouri River stretches to the right. A bluegrass band and crickets hum in the background. And people are scattered about listening, drinking beer and fanning away the heat. I glance around for Sara Dykman, who’s just arrived from Jefferson City by bike and who’s heading toward Mexico. I don’t see her, but I do see her bicycle.

The bike is bright pink and loaded down with stuff. Suddenly, Sara appears with a Mr. Pibb in hand, catching me in the middle of snapping photos.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT from the University  of Missouri's South Farm Research Center. Tim tells us about the 11th annual South Farm Showcase, a free, family-friendly event happening September 30th in Columbia. Tim says the highlight this year will be the "taste of Mizzou." That means plenty of Tiger Stripe ice cream and honey from South Farm beehives. September 22, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOSH REID about the University Concert Series' 110th season! Josh tells us that this year will feature a "tremendous amount of diversity and a lot of different cultures." Among the 26 scheduled performances is Tango Buenos Aries, The Beach Boys, the Missouri Contemporary Ballet and a whole lot more! At [3:29] JOE GEIST and artist GARY CADWALLADER invite everyone to the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art in Fayette to experience "Passion vs. Reality: Three for the Fall." Get a taste of what you'll see when you visit thanks to examples provided by Gary and ceramic artist Geoff Graham! September 21, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, get outside to enjoy early autumn weather, and keep an eye out for the first signs of fall color.


Today Paul Pepper visits with STEVE SCHNARR, Program Manager, Missouri River Relief, about the 8th annual Race to the Dome! This canoe and kayak adventure for any age and any experience level is a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief, and a great way to experience the Missouri River first-hand. At [4:18] TIFFANY BOHON, MU Health Care, invites all injured youth athletes to a free clinic at the Missouri Orthopedic Institute from 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. each Friday through October. Watch for details! September 20, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARILYN McLEOD, League of Women Voters, about National Voter Registration Day. Marilyn tells us that while most people are registered, if you're not, September 26th is a good day "to just get it done." If you are looking to 'get it done', the League will be registering people that day at the Columbia Public Library! At [4:14] GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN tells us about Stephens College School of Performing Arts' 70th season, now underway with "Intimate Apparel." Still to come: Blithe Spirit, Anything Goes, Into the Woods and a whole lot more! Watch for details. September 19, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local singer/songwriter LARRY BROWN! Larry performs William Spencer's "Harvest Time," [2:26] a hymn he says appealed to people affected by hard economic times at the turn of the century, but has since waned in popularity. Find out why he thinks interest faded over the years. September 18, 2017

Catherine Wheeler

As Dareth Goettemoeller cleaned up her art space at Orr Street Studios, she hugged a doll.

It was a giant, Raggedy-Anne-like doll, with a message over the heart that read, “Hug me.”

She said she made them for patients that just needed a hug.


Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN HOWE, author of "The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions." John tells us how a pre-mortem can help in making the initial choice to invest in a sunk cost. John also touches on how to automate your savings.  September 15, 2017

MagnificentMissouri.org

Dan and Connie Burkhardt were guests of Darren Hellwege on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud. The Burkhardt's discussed their recent book, Growing Up with the River in advance of their September 19 lecture on the MU campus.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JOY SWEENEY, Executive Director of Council for Drug Free Youth. Thanks to the efforts of JCCDFY, underage use of marijuana and alcohol has gone down over the past couple of years; however, the perception of harm of those same substances has also gone down. Joy tells us what that means, and why at the same time, prescription drug abuse among middle-schoolers has gone up. September 14, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back PATRICK CLARK, founder of Jefferson City's Southside Philharmonic Orchestra. Patrick is joined by JESUS GOMEZ, a violinist in the Southside String Quartet. He performs a shortened version of a sonata by Handel at [3:12]. Their next concert is this Friday at Central United Church of Christ - watch for details! September 13, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover Nature this week as the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) prepares for winter.


Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. Is your child being secretive? Is he or she not hanging out with their regular friends? These are some of the warning signs that your child may be involved in the sex trade industry, whether they realize it or not. September 12, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER CARVER, Director of MU Theatre Department's 15th annual Life and Literature Performance Series, September 13-15 at the Corner Playhouse in Columbia. This is your chance to see how the students develop and refine their award-winning plays. At [4:45] CLEO KOTTWITZ and MARILYN BETTENHAUSEN invite everyone to take part in the "most interfaith event that happens in Columbia," the CROP Hunger Walk, September 17 at Stephens Lake Park. Formerly known as Christian Rural Overseas Program, Cleo tells us that it now stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, and that's because these days it's about more than just Christians. September 11, 2017

Shane Epping / Missouri Traditional Fiddle and Dance Network

Howard Marshall's latest book Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri is a look at Missouri's contributions to the history of bluegrass and fiddle music. KBIA's Darren Hellwege interviewed Marshall for a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Today Paul Pepper visits with local pianist SUTU FORTE about a special concert event happening this Monday at Boone Museum and Galleries in Columbia. Part piano showcase; part tribute to Irene Haskins, both a celebration of the performing arts and what makes us laugh. Watch for details! At [3:58] HEATHER HARLAN tells us how Phoenix Health Programs plans to celebrate National Recovery Month. The theme this year is "Strengthening Families and Communities." Heather tells us what that means, and how to recognize a behavior or situation where someone might need help! September 8, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SENSINTAFFAR, Assoc. Dir. of Communications at Woodhaven, about the official kick-off to Direct Support Professionals Week (Sept. 11-15). The public is invited to attend an opening reception on September 12th, in which current DSPs will speak about why they love what they do! At [4:04] MELISSA HOLYOAK and DEBBIE FURNELL tell us about GenCOMO 2017, which is happening one month from today. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, if genealogy is of interest to you, you won't want to miss this family-friendly event! September 7, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with NIKKI PYATT about the 3rd annual Berlin Bazaar, this Saturday at Cafe Berlin in Columbia! This family-friendly event features artists from all over Missouri; plus, food, music, storytelling and more! At [2:46] ADDISON MYERS and WIN GRACE invite everyone to "Memoirs," a one-act play about a conversation between Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. Addison plays Grant, and Win provides the music! See it beginning this Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. September 6, 2017

Trevor Harris / KBIA

Last week, our longtime KBIA colleague Pat Akers retired after 30 years of service to KBIA. Before he cruised off into the sunset, Pat sat down to reflect on the changes he has seen in radio during his KBIA career.

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week in the woods, or backyard garden, you’ll likely cross paths with the monarch butterfly.

Today Paul Pepper visits with Osher@Mizzou's MICHAEL PORTER about the "wonderful array" of classes beginning September 11th! If you're 50+, you can sign up for one class, or you can become a 'premiere member'. New this year: "Osher Sings". Watch for details! At [4:29] ANDREW GRABAU, Executive Director of Heart of Missouri United Way, invites everyone to take part in the Day of Caring (a.k.a. Day of Volunteering) September 11th in Columbia. This is the kickoff to their fundraising campaign, the goal of which is over $3M! September 5, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform a cappella versions of Margaret Nelson's "Call Down a Blessing" [2:05] and Jerry Rasmussen's "Papa Was a Preacher" [6:46]. September 4, 2017

George Caleb Bingham Gallery

A group show currently on display at MU's George Caleb Bingham Gallery draws on works from multiple mediums to address the impact of sexual assault. The show's co-curators - Katina Bitsicas and Lee Ann Woolery - and Melissa Kreider, a photographer featured in 'It Happened', were guests on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

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