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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

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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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Arts and Culture
5:53 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

UM Press report calls for clearer faculty consultation

Stakeholders discuss the UM Press at a recent meeting.
Janet Saidi KBIA

The University of Missouri Press was nearly shut down last year, before being moved to the Columbia campus. Yesterday, a committee charged with analyzing that string of decisions released its report at an MU Faculty Council meeting.

Describing the decision-making process as “clumsy and opaque,” the report called on university administration and faculty to reach agreement on what should be expected from “faculty consultation,” and when it should be sought.

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Arts and Culture
4:44 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Kroenke makes bid for Outdoor Network

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke to buy Outdoor Network
St. Louis Rams

Columbia businessman and St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is looking to add the Outdoor Network to his sports empire.

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Arts and Culture
4:39 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd.

Construction on I-70 at Stadium Blvd. will start Monday and last into next fall.
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Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard will start next week.

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Arts and Culture
5:06 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

See what it's like to ride Outlaw Run in Branson [video]

Riders on Outlaw Run, Branson's brand new wooden roller coaster.

  Earlier this week people were all aflutter with the introduction of Outlaw Run, a new roller coaster in Silver Dollar City. 

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Arts and Culture
8:43 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Niedermeyer fate sparks conversation about CoMo's C-2 zoning

Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Although the historic Niedermeyer house likely will remain standing, the ordeal sparked a city-wide conversation about historic preservation, zoning and development.  North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association gathered Monday night to discuss changes they would like to see for the city’s zoning ordinances.  Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes asked the group to prepare their thoughts about C-2, commercial zoning in the central business distr

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Arts and Culture
8:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sinquefield gift aims to continue new-music projects at MU

Credit KBIA/Intersection

A Missouri couple has given $1.4 Million to the University of Missouri to continue new-music programs at the university. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, of Westphalia, Missouri, have given the gift to continue to expand the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the Creating Original Music Project at MU.  MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the gift at the annual MU Chancellor’s Concert Monday night.

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Arts and Culture
9:19 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Trail of Tears portion marked to commemorate the past

Thousands of Cherokee Native Americans died walking the Trail of Tear in the 1830s. Now, a section of that trail in Springfield, Mo is being turned into a walking path.

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Arts and Culture
4:59 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Columbia Native Lindsey Lang wins Grammy with Kansas City Chorale

 

  Columbia native Lindsey Lang along with the Kansas City Chorale won a Grammy award last month in the Best Chorale Performance for their CD 'Life and Breath: Chorale Works by Rene Clausen'. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Lang. They visited about Lang's Columbia roots, the Grammy award experience and future plans for Lang and the Kansas City Chorale. 

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Arts and Culture
11:37 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Did you miss Ushio Shinohara box a canvas at True/False this year? Check this out

The results of Ushio Shinohara's painting demonstration on Sunday at True/False
Credit Scott Pham / KBIA

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Arts and Culture
8:48 am
Mon March 4, 2013

True False: The sights and sounds

The annual True False March March parade took place Friday, March 1, 2013, to celebrate the festival opening.
Credit Sidney Miller / KBIA

The 10th annual True False Film Fest is in the bag.

This year's festival screened more than 40 films over four days, and was punctuated by original music from the festival's official troupe of buskers, a rambunctious parade, outrageous costumes, and pleasantly crowded cafes filled with locals, visitors, filmmakers, and international accents.

As usual, True False also brings inspiration. And because of the subject matter of the films, it can be an emotionally intense weekend amidst the revelry, as KBIA's  Sidney Miller captured in her audio postcard from the festival.

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Arts and Culture
10:02 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

'Dirty Wars' exposes US covert operations around the world

Courtesy of 'Dirty Wars'

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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