Arts and Culture

Jon Ingram / KBIA

As a refugee from Bosnia, Senad Music knows firsthand how difficult it is to get acclimated to a new culture. He says when he came to America 16 years ago he found it difficult to adapt to the culture, and he is trying to make the transition easier for newer refugees. On a recent weekend at Columbia's World Refugee Day, that means manning the grill during the World Refugee Celebration.

“My mission today is kind of cook food, you know, be on the grill, and welcome people from the community and other refugees," said Music.

Off the Clock: Faith and Fiestas in Mexico, MO.

Jun 29, 2012
Lydia Mulvaney and Andrew Schriver / KBIA/Columbia Missourian

On this edition of Off the Clock, we visit Monica Martinez, a teen whose Latin American family is putting down roots in Mexico, Missouri.

KBIA and the Columbia Missourian have been working with rural teens all over Missouri to get their stories about … being a teen, in rural Missouri. Called “My Life My Town,” the project worked with teens to create multimedia portraits about their lives – some of the teens where a pink triangle, some of them camouflage or a tiara. Over the next few weeks, we’ll hear the audio versions of these portraits on “Off the Clock."

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City of Columbia Parks and Recreation

This weekend might be a heat wave, but skip your plans to sit in front of the fan. Instead, go to the Maplewood Barn or check out Columbia’s community gardens. Then plan your Fourth of July. Follow our guide. 

Mark Baker / AP Images

The most popular website in Malaysia is an enigma – an online newspaper that’s thriving in a country where freedom of the press has always been suffocated.

Katie Currid / KBIA/Columbia Missourian

On this week’s show: It’s summer. We’ll look at stories about playing croquet in Mexico (Missouri, that is), gardening in Columbia (Missouri, also) and life as a teen in a small town.

Columbia's community garden kicks off growing season

Jun 22, 2012
Alle Pawelsky / KBIA

The Unite 4 Health Community Garden is home to 25 different community owned plots filled with anything from carrots to cantaloupe.  The garden is a result of a public-private partnership aimed to make fresh fruits and vegetables more abundant in the community.    

Embrace the warmth this weekend--Summer has officially begun! Check out shows from the Hot Summer Nights series. Take a trip to Boonville Heritage Days. Drink wine for puppies or catch a few flicks. Celebrate my favorite season. Here’s how:

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Marshal Astor / Flickr

KBIA's Darren Hellwege visits the Ozarks and takes us to Springfield where he meets a family whose love of fishing is typical for the region.

KBIA visits Hermann, Missouri

Jun 21, 2012
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Jon Ingram / KBIA

Jon Ingram ventured out to Hermann on a beautiful Sunday morning for a fiddling competition. He came back with more than music in his ears; he uncovered much about the culture in this mid-Missouri town. 

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Darren Hellwege / KBIA

On this 4040 Project KBIA's Darren Hellwege takes us on a visit to the little town with friendly people and a name that's easy to bungle. Auxvasse is home to about 900 people, two convenience stores, one friendly bar and grill, and for Missy and her neighbors it's the love of those other people that makes Auxvasse a special place. For them, no matter how you pronounce it, they call it "home."

But, let's try to be respectful and get it right: it's "uh-VAWS."

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Jonathan Stephanoff

No getaways needed here. This town has you covered. Take a trip to India or Hogsmeade without having to deal with expensive summer airfares or pesky imaginary worlds. Dance in the street. Showcase your beer snobbery. Skip those June weddings and hit up the plays instead. You'll see what I mean.

Marriage: arranging her own path

Jun 15, 2012

Spring is in full bloom and that means wedding season.

courageousthemovie.com

Blue Ridge Christian Church in Columbia is starting Father's Day weekend with a free showing of the Christian independent film "Courageous."  

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

Soapbox Derby
Soap Box Derby Archives

Summer doesn't technically start for another week and a half. Check your solistice calendar.  But, it sure does feel like summer. So, do summer-y activities this weekend. Watch a soap box derby downtown. Eat too many elderberries. Go to a state park. I don’t pay much attention to the axis of the Earth in relation to the Sun anyway.

J. Caldwell / Photo courtesy of Illegal Art

You might not know who Gregg Gillis is, but chances are you’ve heard of his music created under the moniker Girl Talk.

worlds fair st louis
Wikimedia Commons

The Missouri State Museum is featuring its collection from the St. Louis World’s Fair during its Museum After Hours program Wednesday.

The City Council passed a resolution Monday to explore the possibility of using the building to display exhibits for a firefighter museum.

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

Pinball wizard

Jun 1, 2012
KBIA

 

This week, we uncover a three-letter mystery.

Photos from Art in the Park 2011
Jonathan Steffens

This weekend is all about supporting artists and charities. Explore Art in the Park. Hop rummage sales. Or take some me-time by heading to a cocktail party or concert. Start the month of right. Here’s how:

 

Art in the Park (Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.)

Jesse Hall and the Mizzou columns
Darren Hellwege / KBIA

Columbia is known for many things: education, health care, parks, reporter--and it’s also known for it’s diversity. We meet one of the thousands of Columbians who come from other countries and hear of how Columbia has become home for her and her family. 

How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China?

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Darren Hellwege / KBIA

Darren Hellwege visits Mexico, Missouri.

Michelle Peltier

Celebrate the long weekend, even if you don't get Monday off. Soak some sun on the Katy Trail at the Pedaler's Jamboree. Watch plays that you haven't seen since that middle school field trip. Check out some Native American art or an indie rock show. There’s plenty to do!

Maplewood Barn Theatre opens in rebuilt space

May 25, 2012
Erin Margaret2 / Flickr

The Maplewood Barn Theatre put on its first live show on Thursday evening in a newly rebuilt barn.

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Scott Pham / KBIA

When you imagine a hacker, you’re probably thinking of someone banging away at a keyboard, doing something shadowing and illegal on the internet.  These days a lot of hackers are banding together, and it’s far from illegal.  They’re forming groups called hackerspaces--community workshops where hackers (some of whom prefer the term “makers”) get together to build robots, modify electronics and socialize.

Photo courtesy of the Umuzi Photo Club

In poor areas of South Africa, trainers from a small organization called the Umuzi Photo Club give disposable cameras to high school students and teach them basic photography.

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Centralia is the second largest town in Boone County, with a population of about 4000. A small part of the today also stretches east into Audrain County. An employee at the unique one-stop-shop, Kinkead Pharmacy, tells us more about the town.

Ragtag holds special screening to benefit Joplin

May 22, 2012
Photo courtesy of Ragtag

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, tonight Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema is screening a documentary that relives the days following the disaster.

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