Arts and Culture

CoMo Weekender
6:34 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Easter Weekend Edition ft. Art Galleries, Egg Hunts and the Farmers Market

ARTlandish Gallery

Whether your work week dragged on or flew by, the weekend’s arrival is cause for celebration. For those not trekking out of town for Easter weekend, visit art galleries in the North Village Arts District this Friday. Or, spend Saturday at an egg hunt or a farmer’s market. 

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Off the Clock
4:45 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Down by the river

The scene at The Honky Tonk and Blues Jam
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week we head down to the Missouri River, hear a technology-centric essay about cell phones and celebrate Easter a few days early.

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The China Connection
10:56 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Video: Tai Chi master settles down in Missouri

Arthur Du leads a group in Tai Chi practice.
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

Arthur Du (杜新生) was a hotel manager in Jiangsu, China. He moved to Missouri last March with his wife to accompany their son, who plans to stay in the U.S. after graduation.  Language became an obstacle for Du to continue his career in an English-speaking country, so he decided to make a living by teaching Tai Chi, which has been his hobby since he was a child.

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The 40/40 Project
3:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

KBIA visits California, MO

KBIA's Darren Hellwege takes us on a visit to the seat of Moniteau County, the town of California where we hear a story of community pride, the restoration of the Finke Theatre which has gone from opera house to movie theatre and is now hosting live performances as similar theaters in other communities crumble.

Off the Clock
4:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Riding with the Bike Brigade

SFBike Flickr

This week, we hear how one person deals with homesickness, when home is almost ten thousand miles away. But first, we hit the streets of Columbia on bikes.

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Arts and Culture
4:48 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Why, Yes, That Is Sunshine Edition ft. Picnics, Pictures and Puppies

Les Bourgeois
Les Bourgeois

The kids might have the whole week off, but you have something better: the weekend. Soak up some sun this weekend and pretend you're on spring break, too. Visit the vineyards. Run a 5K. Adopt a new pup--anything to stay in the sun!

 

A-Frame Grand Re-Opening at Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Sat, 3 p.m.)

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Arts and Culture
10:21 am
Fri March 30, 2012

The Monkey’s Paw (W. W. Jacobs)

Getting what you wish for might mean the third wish is for death.  A classic tale of terror.

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Arts and Culture
2:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

CoMo Weekender: No More Rain Edition ft. Sausage, Sewn Glass and Cabaret

Hermann Tourism

Sure, the rain rain did not go away. Instead, it came again every day. But, that’s no reason to be a homebody this weekend! Treat yourself to a sausage in Hermann or visit some shows and galleries around Columbia. Just pack an umbrella and a pair of wellies (aka rain boots) in case we’re in for more Londontown showers.

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Off the Clock
1:54 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Second chance, first opportunity through basketball

Douglass High School senior Chartez Westbrook, 19, dribbles up the court during the Class 2 District 7 quarterfinals against Salisbury in Sturgeon on March 1.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show, where we have a new Sonic ID, this time from Speaker’s Circle.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

In the Absence of the Agent (Edna Ferber)

An independent career woman finds a great apartment with a view of the troubled men in her life.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

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Arts and Culture
7:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

State of the arts in Columbia

Booches
Edgar I Ailor III Courtesy of the City of Columbia

Columbia’s arts and culture crowd gathered for an arts town hall meeting Wednesday night.

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Arts and Culture
12:56 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits New Bloomfield, MO.

The 40/40 Project
12:19 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

KBIA visits Lohman

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

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CoMo Weekender
6:32 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

Robert Swain

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

The spring equinox is next week, but celebrate warm weather early. Start spending part of St. Patrick’s Day outside The District. Don’t worry, McNally’s will have those half-yard green beers upon your return. Then, round out the weekend back in town with something hot (Tango Workshop) and something heavy (BENT).

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Off the Clock
4:53 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Women playwrights highlighted at the short Women's Play Festival

Nathan Bryant, Brooke Underwood and Matt Ingram perform in Claudia Barnett's "Lillie Meant Murder" at the short Women's Play Festival on Saturday, March 10, 2011.
Harum Helmy KBIA

This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

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Arts and Culture
4:45 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Columbia parks and rec looking to add new activities

Andres Rueda Flickr

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation committee wants suggestions from residents about new outdoor and indoor activities in the city.

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Arts and Culture
11:45 am
Fri March 16, 2012

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits Lohman

The church bells at the Lutheran bell tower date back to the mid 19th century
Scott Pham KBIA

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Suppressed Desires (Susan Glaspell & G.C. Cook)

You wouldn’t dream what Freudian psychology can do to a happy marriage.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

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CoMo Weekender
5:21 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

CoMo Weekender ft. Women, Plays and Bikes

COMOPOLO players Aaron Hand, Johnathon McDowell, Christian Losciale and Aimee Cunningham (clockwise from top-left) play a pick-up game at Cosmo Park in July 2011.
Nick Schnelle

IAT's 4th Annual Short Women's Play Festival (Fri-Sun, 7 p.m.)

Get ready for another festival, and this one won’t have you standing in the Q before the show. The Independent Actors Theatre is hosting the 4th Annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge. In conjunction with Woman’s History Month, the six featured plays are new works by female playwrights from around the country.

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Off the Clock
5:20 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Glory days for the Mafia in Kansas City

"Where two brothers where shot to death from ambush in Little Italy this morning."
Terence O'Malley

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Stitching for a cause

Sewing club member Jeannie Sanchez, of Columbia, sews a velcro strip into a pair of athletic shorts at Zede's Sewing Shop on Friday, March 2, 2012. The shorts will be sent to wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Charles Minshew/KBIA

When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (Edgar Allen Poe)

The master of suspense takes us where the madmen run the asylum, literally.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri Cures & Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

Margaret Tollerton is with Missouri Cures. For more info please visit  http://www.missouricures.com

Cheryl Howard and Zona Burke are with Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. For more info please visit  www.norastewart.com or call 573-449-5981. 

radio friends
12:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Columbia Daily Tribune Spelling Bee & CARP Classes

Marva Miles is with the Columbia Daily Tribune Spelling Bee. For more info please visit www.columbiatribune.com or call 573-815-1542. 

Lisa Rohmiller is with the City of Columbia and she is talking about upcoming CARP classes. For more info www.gocolumbiamo.com

radio friends
12:00 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic & Olympic Athlete Christine Brennan

Todays guests are:

Laura Convery, who is with the Heart of Missouri CASA, is promoting a Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic. For more info please visit www.heartofmissouricasa.com or call 573-442-4670.

 Anthony Alioto, who is from Columbia College, is talking about Olympic athlete Christine Brennan and also mentions about ethics in athletics. For more info please visit www.ccis.edu

radio friends
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

West Junior High School 50th Anniversary

Todays guests are:

Tom Sweeney, who is the Director of Bands at West Jr. High School. For info please visit http://www.westfinearts.com/band.html or mail tsweeney@columbia.k12.mo.us

James Melton, who is the Director of Choirs at West Jr. High School. For info please visit http://www.westfinearts.com/choir.html or mail jmelton@columbia.k12.mo.us

Both of them are discussing about West Jr.'s 50th Anniversary.

For further information please visit www.westfinearts.com

True/False
9:26 am
Sat March 3, 2012

Some Pics from the March March

We'll be updating our Flickr soon, but for now, click the image for some cool pics from the T/F March March!

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Arts and Culture
8:22 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade

From left to right: Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman pose for a picture before the March March. The four friends dressed as meter maids.
Harum Helmy KBIA News

What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

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Off the Clock
4:35 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 2

“Undefeated” is the Oscar winning documentary from MU grad Dan Lindsay which will open and close True/False this year. The film  follows an underdog high school football team in North Memphis, Tenn. KBIA’s Nick Gass spoke with Lindsay about the biggest challenges the directors faced and the process that went into making the movie.

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