Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society, about a special "curator's tour" of George Caleb Bingham's portrait collection. Joan has brought three examples of what you'll see on the tour tomorrow afternoon, two of which are notable Columbians - watch! August 25, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back SEAN SPENCE, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau of Mid-Missouri. Sean tells us about these three new scams to be on the lookout for: "National Endowment of the Arts ads on Facebook'; "lost pet text messages";  and "timeshare ownership". As always, do your due diligence! August 24, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and JANE WHITESIDES talk about the upcoming auditions for the Missouri Symphony Society's two youth orchestras. Children in grades 3-12 are welcome to join. Watch for details! At [3:55] self-declared "freezer cooking evangelists"/bloggers/co-authors, RACHEL TIEMEYER and POLLY CONNER, tell us about their new book, "From Freezer to Table." It contains over 75 recipes for that family on-the-go who doesn't want to eat out all the time, but also doesn't have time to prepare healthy meals every night! August 23, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover Nature this week as a swift-flying, migratory duck begins returning to Missouri from the north.


Today Paul Pepper visits with TIM RICH, Executive Director of Welcome Home, an emergency and transitional shelter for homeless veterans. Tim says that the relatively new term 'rapid rehousing program' fits their mission because, "we have learned through research...if you get a homeless vet into housing, and get that stabilized, then you can work on all the other issues." August 22, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JIM STEELE, editor of the book, "Howard Co., MO: From Prairie Land to Promised Land." Three years in the making, this passion project features about 265 photos, some of which date back to the 1800s! Whether you're a serious history buff or a casual history buff, this book is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time. (Check out the photo of a young Kit Bond on the square in Fayette!) August 21, 2017

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The Business Loop Community Improvement District, or the Loop CID aims to make a historic commercial artery in Columbia a more inviting place to visit and shop. Funded via a sales tax and voluntary tax among property owners, Loop leaders are planning their future. The Loop CID's Director Carrie Gartner and Board Chair Dave Griggs visited with KBIA's Trevor Harris about their plans for the future of The Loop.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ANGELA SPECK, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Missouri! In her fourth and final appearance (related to this Monday's solar eclipse, natch), Angela tells us about the dangers of staring at the sun. Her advice? If you can see any part of the sun, wear your solar eclipse glasses! August 18, 2017

Farm Your Yard: Fertilizing 101

Aug 17, 2017
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

I like to preserve what I can of my harvest, which is why I over plant some things, with the idea to enjoy them over the winter months. Tomatoes are pretty high up there on my “I want to eat some now, but I mostly want to eat them later” list. 


Today Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK talk about owning the whole stock market. Well, via mutual funds, anyway. Test your knowledge with Mel's 'true or false' questions about expense ratios, transaction costs and other potential fees paid to financial advisors. August 17, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

On summer evenings, as day turns to night, insects and wildlife undergo a routine changing-of-the-guard. This week on Discover Nature, we take a look at what to expect in nature as a rare total solar eclipse casts a shadow across the middle of Missouri.

Today Paul Pepper and CB CHASTAIN, MU's Veterinary Health Center, talk about the dangers of ticks on our pets. CB says, "there are 16 known diseases that ticks carry, and Missouri has six of those." Our conversation includes tips on how to minimize the effects! At [4:34] MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to celebrate Constitution Day by watching MU professor David Webber's original play, "Practicing Democracy"! Only four performances will be given, and after each there will be a discussion. August 16, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARY RATLIFF, President of the Columbia chapter of the NAACP, about a planned gathering of local officials and community members to discuss Columbia's recent racial profiling report. The objective, with your input. will be to prioritize possible solutions. Watch for details! At [4:32] JILL DUDLEY invites everyone to "Foodstock," an all-day celebration of the solar eclipse, and a fundraiser for Serve It Up CoMo, a non-profit that supports other non-profits. Make plans to come early and stay late! August 15, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk trash about...well, trash! More like recycling, actually. For instance, did you know that our recycling is "dual stream"? Find out what that means, and how smart phone apps have made staying in the know a whole lot easier. August 14, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and local singer/songwriter LARRY BROWN talk about summertime sports - but not the ones you might be thinking about. Larry has written a song about his favorite summertime sport, titled "Would You Rather Pitch Horseshoes." You'll probably recognize the melody! August 11, 2017

MU Deparment of Physics and Astronomy

The total solar eclipse is now less than two weeks away. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talked with Dr. Angela Speck about the science behind the eclipse.

Also on the program, Professor Emeritus of Physics Dr. H.R. Chandrasekhar shares an ancient Hindu explanation for the eclipse.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical & Behavioral Clinic, about the best ways to socialize and adapt rescue dogs, like special guest Conner, a West Highland Terrier who was raised in a puppy mill. August 10, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, a native plants specialist, about best practices for establishing diverse native plants in your own yard, including, for example, the purple coneflower Nadia brought with her to the show! August 9, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, watch – and listen – for a tiny, feathered pollinator that sings with its wings.

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their latest show called "The Lyons." Ed says this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family in which the patriarch lies in a hospital bed dying is reminiscent of the popular 1970s sitcom 'All in the Family'. At [3:40] CAMILLE SMITH, Registered Dietitian with the St. Louis District Dairy Council, talks about the importance of dairy products in our daily diet, including ice cream! Camille says, "compared to a lot of other dessert options, ice cream has a...nutritional advantage." Find out why! August 8, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with Capital City Productions actors BRANDON SANKPILL and JOSHUA LEHTO about "Beauty and the Beast," opening this Thursday at the Shikles Center in Jefferson City. This cast of 38 is ready to sing, soar, dance and delight audiences of all ages! At [4:24] WALTER BARGEN and TRACY EICHHORN invite everyone to "Through the Eyes of a Poet" at the Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance gallery in Ashland. Walter tells us that this hands-on workshop will be a chance for artists of all kinds to express themselves using his original poetry and prose. August 7, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with STEWART SCOTT, Owner, Cevet Tree Care, about how to successfully plant trees in your own yard. Stewart says, "quite often a small tree that's in a pot, if it's planted correctly, will outgrow a large tree that's bald and burlaped." Find out why and what you should look for the next time you visit a nursery. At [4:28] DEBBIE FURNELL and MELISSA HOLYOAK invite everyone to GenCOMO 2017, a "genealogy and family history conference" for beginners and experts alike, now in it's third year! Debbie says, "DNA can tell you a lot, but it can't tell you everything!" August 4, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRIANNA LENNON about Missouri's latest voting rules and procedures ahead of next week's election. She tells us that there are three different ways in which to present identification at the polls. Find out which one is right for you! At [4:46] CONNIE SHAY invites everyone to this Saturday's Peacemakers Quilt Show inside Linn Memorial Church in Fayette. The theme this year is "The Past Revisited," and, as usual, it's all a part of the Fayette Festival of the Arts! August 3, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MIKE PARKS, Manager, Columbia Regional Airport, about what the addition of United Airlines will mean for people who are familiar with flying out of Columbia. August 2, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s 65 species of freshwater mussels live all around us, sitting quietly in the bottoms of rivers and streams, often unnoticed despite their bright pearls and colorful names. Discover Nature this week, as the “Pocketbook” mussel begins breeding.

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBECCA SMITH, Reporter and Producer of "Missouri Health Talks," a new weekly series about access to health care produced by KBIA's 'Health and Wealth Desk'. 'Talks' takes a different approach to storytelling, whereas instead of your standard Q&A, stories are told through conversations between two willing people. August 1, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform Jerry Rasmussen's "May My Heart Find Rest In Thee" on guitar and harpsichord. Catch them in concert at the Hain House in Boonville on August 20th! July 31, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with HANNAH REEVES, Director, Sager | Braudis Gallery, about your last chance to experience the "summer exhibit" before the "late-summer exhibit" takes over in August! Five diverse artists will be replaced by five more diverse artists with the hope that there'll be something for "everyone to connect with in each exhibit." At [3:35] NANETTE WARD tells us that Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is helping more people right now than ever before. The higher number is due, in part, to awareness and education; but at the same time, trafficking has now become the second-largest growing "criminal enterprise" in the country. To help those in Missouri, a task force team has created a new hotline number - watch for details! July 28, 2017

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A new mural is in the works in downtown Columbia. You'd be forgiven if you have not seen it in the works. Madeleine LeMieux and her team of student artists are putting the finishing touches on the opus that is coming into view along the MKT Trail where it passes under Providence Road.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JIM STEELE about the upcoming Fayette Festival of the Arts. This one-day, end-of-summer hurrah (before school activities begin) features a quilt show and an art show; plus, music from the Columbia Community Band, crafts, historic presentations and, of course, food! At [5:03] JUDY BOCK and EVETTE NISSEN tell us about the 'August Shoe Coupon Event' sponsored by The Wardrobe. A $4 voucher allows qualifying families to purchase two pairs of shoes for each child (up to $35) at Payless ShoeSource in Columbia. Watch for details! July 27, 2017

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