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Arts and Culture
8:23 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Westminster College student gets funding to empower women, children in Nepal

A Westminster College student is one of only nine students in the country to receive funding for the Clinton Global Initiative.

When Sahadev Yangmali Rai visited Bhojpur, a town in his home country of Nepal, he knew he had to do something.

“They don’t have electricity," Rai said. "They don’t have phone service. They don’t have a toilet, they don’t have drinking water. Literally, they don’t have anything.”

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Arts and Culture
10:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

MU sororities 'bake for Boston'

Credit Christopher S Penn / Flickr

Sororities and community members across MU’s campus are gathering efforts today to prepare for a bake sale fundraiser to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital, which treated victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.

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Arts and Culture
2:13 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

KBIA takes home four regional Murrow Awards

This year KBIA won four Murrow Awards from the RTDNA
Credit www.rtdna.org

  The Edward R. Murrow award is a yearly recognition presented by the Radio and Television Digital News Association for "outstanding achievements in electronic journalism."

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Arts and Culture
8:53 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Donations collected to honor Columbia disability advocate

A fundraising group in Columbia is accepting donations to fund improvements at Stephens Lake Park in honor of a deceased local activist. Friends and relatives of Christy Welliver have started the Welliver memorial project with the goal of enhancing the park's main entrance.

Welliver was an advocate for people with disabilities until her death in 2011. The group’s spokesperson Chip Cooper said Welliver deserves such recognition, and Stephens Lake Park is an ideal place to praise her work.

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Arts and Culture
12:20 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

"Tigers on The Prowl" fundraiser kicks off

Aaron Crews (left), stands with his father Chuck Crews (right), and one of his unpainted fiberglass tigers on display at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Brittany Crocker / KBIA

  Columbia Philanthropist Chuck Crews has selected ten local artists to work with ten sponsors and ten charities to paint fiberglass tigers, similar to the CowParade art project that has been featured in cities around the world.

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Arts and Culture
11:57 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Web documentary asks: How does a city reinvent itself?

The Reinvention Stories project highlights seven residents of Dayton, Ohio and their stories of reinvention after the shutdown of the GM plant.
Credit Reinventionstories.org

Hostess. Nordyne. Fuqua Building Systems. AP Green.

The shutdown of all these plants signaled the loss of hundreds of Missouri jobs. Now imagine if it was just one powerhouse plant that helped define a city – a city known for its innovation and production.

“Dayton, Ohio has a big legacy of invention,” filmmaker Steve Bognar says. “From the car starter, to the step ladder, to the pop top can, to the cash register [having been] invented here.”

But imagine that plant closes. How does a city of inventors reinvent itself in this new time?

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Arts and Culture
3:48 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Roots N Blues N BBQ announces initial 2013 lineup

Credit rootsnbluesnbbq.com

The Roots N Blues N BBQ festival announced part of its lineup for the 2013 festival.

Mavis Staples, Steve Earle and John Hiatt top the list for the festival, which is moving to Stephens Lake Park this year.

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Under the Microscope
5:45 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Addressing death through a greeting card

Photo of Regina Holliday and her husband prior to 2009. Frederick Allen Holliday II died in June of 2009.
Photo courtesy of Regina Holliday

When Regina Holliday’s husband, Frederick Allen Holliday II, went to the hospital in 2009, he was already at the end stages of kidney cancer.

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Arts and Culture
5:25 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

MU grad finds success in spinning a literary fairy tale

Credit www.genniferalbin.com

Author Gennifer Albin is a self-described “recovering academic” – she got her Master’s in English from MU in 2006, then she and her husband settled down back near family in Kansas, where she was a stay- at home mom with young children. But after an unexpected lay-off she and her husband found themselves struggling to make ends meet.

Albin’s answer? Write a novel, of course. Albin went from bankruptcy filing, to living the writer’s dream … complete with agents and publishers competing  for her first novel, Crewel.

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Not your grandma's line dancing, in Mexico, Mo.

Bridgit Bowden KBIA

Every Monday morning in Mexico, Missouri, a group of people pull out their cowboy boots and head to dance lessons.  Except in this class, no one is younger than 65.  The group is led by state champion line dancers JoAnn Roth and Beverly Talley.  For these women, you’re never too old to dance. 

At the Garfield Community Center in Mexico, Mo., JoAnn Roth and Beverly Talley’s class is standing in straight lines and ready to dance by 9 in the morning. 

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Arts and Culture
10:17 am
Fri March 29, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June

(via NPR/Antony Nagelmann 2001)

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 2:49 pm

The afternoon call-in show "Talk of the Nation" will end its 21-year run on NPR June 30.

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Global Journalist
6:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

How some filmmakers evade censorship in former Soviet states

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" was one of the films discussed during a True/False panel discussion about filming in former Soviet republics.
Credit Courtesy of Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

During the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, directors from around the world gather to screen their films and talk about their craft.

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Intersection
5:27 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Preserving folk music in mid-Missouri

Dave Para and Cathy Barton are co-founders of the Big Muddy Folk Festival.
Credit KBIA

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


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Arts and Culture
4:19 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

This is what a photosphere of the MU quad looks like

Francis Quadrangle as a "photosphere"
Credit MU_Photospheres / Reddit

"Photospheres" are like panoramic photos that show all of the space around you--even above, below and behind you.  Android's latest operating system (4.2 Jellybean) has a cool camera setting that stitches these photos together automatically on your cell phone.

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

Buchbinder.net

If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

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