Arts and Culture

Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri January 6, 2012

The McWilliams’ Adventures (Twian)

This is an inaugural show.  It covers  about two hilarious yarns by Missouri's favorite storyteller and also about the Ma and Pa Kettle of their time.

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

Sports
2:24 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney

Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 10:58 am

The St. Louis Rams have fired their head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, and general manager Billy Devaney, a day after the team finished the 2011 season 2-14.

"No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season, and we all must hold ourselves accountable," Rams owner Stanley Kronke said in a statement. "However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships."

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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Friends and foes

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This week's show, the last of the year, is about friendship. Which seems appropriate--now's generally the time people reflect on their accomplishments, their regrets and the people who've been around for both.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Burglar and the Blizzard – Part Two

Conclusion of Maplewood Barn Radio Theater’s Christmas presentation.

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

Sports
11:03 am
Wed December 28, 2011

2012 SEC football schedule announced

Karen Mitchell KBIA

The schedule for the University of Missouri's first season with the South Eastern Conference was announced Wednesday morning.  The first official SEC game begins Sept. 8 with Mizzou hosting the Georgia Bulldogs.  The last time Missouri met Georgia was in the 1960 Orange Bowl, where Georgia won 14-0.  SEC play wraps up on Nov. 24, when Missouri plays at Texas A&M.  Missouri was previously contracted to play its rivals at Kansas City that day.  But Kansas officials have indicated no interest in playing Missouri in a non conference game.

Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 23, 2011

The holiday show

Laura Padgett Flickr

Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus…whichever winter holiday you celebrate, it’s hard to miss the fact that the season is upon us. This week's show is no different.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Burglar and the Blizzard – Part One

Trapped together by a blizzard, a playboy, a burglar and a damsel-in-distress celebrate Christmas.

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

Off the Clock
5:47 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A portable library

Inside Bookmobile, Jr. Otter Bowman helps a young client.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: we visit a bookmobile that's just for kids and talk to a singer from Madagascar with a Missouri connection.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations

Working on stockings to donate to food banks across mid-Missouri.

The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Wondersmith

An anti-Christmas story featuring a wicked toymaker, a wicked witch, endangered lovers and a monkey.

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

Off the Clock
5:26 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Inside the derby

Como Convixen team members get ready for their final game of the season.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week’s show covers everything you wanted to know about roller derby but where afraid to ask.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Boor

A dashing-but-penniless nobleman turns the head of a grieving widow, despite her servant’s best efforts.

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

The Two-Way
8:00 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Top News Memes Of 2011: Pepper Spray Cop, Bin Laden, Steve Jobs

Spraying the Declaration of Independence (John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence").
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Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 8:02 am

Video of a police officer dousing Occupy protesters with pepper spray was one of the top three news-related memes of 2011, according to the analysts who follow this sort of thing at Know Your Meme.

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Word: Missouri
6:16 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Hannibal: living in the shadow of Twain

A view of Hannibal on a sleepy fall day, as seen from Cardiff Hill.
KBIA / Davis Dunavin

Last week marked the 176th birthday of the man who many feel defined American literature. Since his 1910 death, the city of Hannibal in northeastern Missouri has become a mecca for those who appreciate Mark Twain's work - one of the few places in the world that center on literary tourism. But it's still a city - and a small town in Missouri, at that. As part of Word Missouri, a series examining Missouri's literary heritage, KBIA's Davis Dunavin went to Hannibal to explore how aficionados, experts, tourists and residents live in the shadow of Twain.

Intersection
4:57 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

'Twilight', controversy and the Gothic literary tradition

Panelists discussed some of the controversial themes in the latest 'Twilight' installation.

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Word Missouri
2:49 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Twain's Hannibal in sound and pictures

It's well-known that Twain wrote extensively about the real people and places he found growing up in Hannibal, and many of Tom Sawyer's experiences were his experiences. As a companion piece to the Word Missouri feature Hannibal: living in the shadow of Twain, I traveled to three places that make appearances in his books to see how they've changed in the nearly two centuries since Twain's boyhood here. Click for photos and sound from each place. (Mark Twain re-enactor Jim Waddell provides Twain's voice.)

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Off the Clock
4:33 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Garage art

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts parking garage.
Laura Spencer KCUR

We head west this week where public art can be found in places you’d least expect it.

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Arts and Culture
10:24 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Columbia living windows boosts ecnomy

The District hosts its annual Living Windows festival Friday night in Columbia.

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StoryCorps
9:07 am
Fri December 2, 2011

A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2008 11:01 pm

Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

"He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, 'Here you go,'" Diaz says.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Two Tales of Terror

An iron works and a hot house can still send chills up your spine.

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

Arts and Culture
6:21 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

True/False Film Festival Receives Grant from "The Academy"

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The True/False Film Fest is receiving a 20-thousand dollar grant for this year’s 2012 festival.

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Off the Clock
10:15 am
Fri November 25, 2011

New music revisited

Patrick David Clark
Photo courtsey of Mizzou New Music Initiative

This week we talk about music. New music to be exact. And if you think new music means recently released albums, keep listening as we revisit a conversation I had with Patrick David Clark, who was a resident composer at the Mizzou New Music Festival this summer. And hang on till the end of the show for a Sonic ID from one of Columbia’s more memorable citizens.

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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Sweet and Twenty

Love blossoms in an accidental meeting amidst the cherry orchard.

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

Arts and Culture
4:32 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia

Volunteers serve up Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's in Columbia.
Yiqian Zhang KBIA

At 10 a.m., Lee’s is filled with the sound of music, plates cluttering and food being unwrapped. About 10 volunteers are busy preparing a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and desserts. Major. K. Kendall Mathews is the mid-Missouri regional coordinator for the Salvation Army. He said this is the 24th year they’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal for low-income families.

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Arts and Culture
8:26 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks in Joplin

Church congregations in Joplin have continued to meet for worship - and give thanks - in the six months following the city's devastating tornado.
Photo: Kathryn Landis and Amrita Jayakumar/KBIA

Six months after the devastating tornado hit Joplin, the community is slowly rebuilding itself.

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Expressing Gratitude

Panelists discussed the merits of being thankful.

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Arts and Culture
9:03 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Columbia Volunteers Mobilize on MKT for Urban Restoration Project

Missouri Department of Tourism flickr

In Columbia, volunteers are working with the city’s parks and recreation department and other organizations as a part of an Urban Ecology Restoration project that aims to revitalize an area that was once home to a sewer treatment facility. Volunteers planted over 80 trees and 300 shrubs along the MKT trail on Saturday. Elizabeth Trovall went to the planting site off of Forum Boulevard to see how the project will create a lush landscape but also decrease storm water runoff in Columbia.  

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Off the Clock
6:04 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

All things November

Movember participant Charlie Maitz. Two more weeks to go.
Photo courtesy of Charlie Maitz

The month of November can seem a little dreary: shorter days, colder weather and it’s still a month away from the major holidays. But it has a lot more going on than you’d think. This week’s show focuses on two things that make this month a little more interesting.

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Word Missouri
4:48 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Inside a NaNoWriMo Write-In

Outside the Art Smith photography studio on East Broadway in Columbia, Mo.
Davis Dunavin KBIA

November is National Novel-Writing Month. (NaNoWriMo for short.) It’s a cultural phenomenon, spread virally through blogs and forums, in which amateur writers, experts and everyone in between are challenged to write a complete novel over the course of a month. A lot of people take on this task solo, but a group in Columbia bands together every year to write novels alongside each other. Here’s their story.

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