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Radio Friends
9:32 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Jeff Moran, P.E.T. & City of Columbia Recycling

  Today Paul Pepper visits with JEFF MORAN about Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.), and his latest efforts in Guatemala. At [4:34] ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia's Recycling Department, talks about "flower pot recycling day" - happening this Saturday! May 7, 2014

  

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Radio Friends
8:58 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Missouri Stroke Program & Second Chance

Today Paul Pepper and TAMI HARRIS, RN, MU Health Care, go over the warning signs of a stroke using the acronym FAST. And then, at [4:54], VALERIE CHAFFIN is back to talk about the 2nd annual Mid-MO Splash Down Dock Dog Diving Tournament! May 6, 2014

  

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Arts and Culture
4:03 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

What Do Jay Z And Shakespeare Have In Common? Swagger

Jay-Z performs during his Magna Carter world tour this past January.
Owen Sweeney AP

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 3:30 pm

"No one on the corner has swagga like us," sang rapper M.I.A. in her global hit "Paper Planes." The song was later sampled by T.I. and Jay Z in their hit song "Swagga Like Us." A few years before that, it was Jay-Z who declared "I guess I got my swagger back" on his 2001 album The Blueprint.

The word swagger should be a familiar term to anyone who has listened to popular hip-hop songs in recent years; a recent search on Rap Genius turned up more than a thousand songs that used the word in the lyrics.

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Radio Friends
8:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Jefferson City Art Club & Bradford Farm

Today Paul Pepper catches up with JERRY RICKER and the Jefferson City Art Club - high school student showcase/reception tomorrow at the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City! Also, at [3:40], garden planting tips ahead of the warm weather from TIM REINBOTT and Bradford Farm!

  

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Arts and Culture
2:32 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

True False co-founder documents the stories behind the music of Branson, Mo.

Credit Missouri Division of Tourism

After an award-winning festival run, the film "We Always Lie to Strangers" will air at Ragtag for a week-long run. 

David Wilson, local filmmaker and co-founder of the True False Film Festival, collaborated with MU grads AJ Schnack and Nathan Truesdell to create his first feature film. The film takes place over five years and follows four families who work in the entertainment industry in Branson, Missouri.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Moreau Montessori School Auction & Heart of Missouri CASA

  Today Paul Pepper and LORIE STEELE talk about this year's Moreau Montessori School (live and silent!) auction fundraiser, which is happening this Saturday at Knights of Columbus in Jefferson City! [3:59] Also, ANNA DRAKE is back with more good information about Heart of Missouri CASA, and they're always looking for volunteers.

  

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Maplewood Barn, "Witness for the Prosecution"

Today Paul Pepper visits with Maplewood Barn's BYRON SCOTT about their two-week, all day, children's theatre camp happening this summer. [4:02] Then we meet two cast members of Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution", opening tomorrow night!

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Arts and Culture
7:10 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Columbia gets a 'Jazz Hero'

Jon Poses at right with Frank Wess, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master who played at Murry's in Columbia recently passed away at age 91. Poses was recently named a Jazz Hero. The award from the Jazz Journalists' Association will be presented at 5:00 p.m. today at the We Always Swing Jazz Series office in Columbia.
Credit Jon Poses

Over thirty-five years ago, Jon Poses came to Columbia for a journalism degree. He's long since got that degree. Today, for consistent advocacy of live jazz in Columbia, Jon Poses was recently named a 2014 Jazz Journalists Association 'Jazz Hero.'

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Arts and Culture
4:22 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Columbia residents finish mural with art teacher’s help

Starbuck and Pfannenstiel pose in front of the mural as residents continue painting.
Mark Collins KBIA

Columbia residents showed up to help finish a 7-year-old mural on Saturday April, 26th, 2014. The mural is on the wall of the historic Heibel-March building on Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard in Columbia. Gennie Pfannenstiel, a former teacher at Central Methodist University, began the mural seven years ago. She stopped painting when she heard the building was supposed to be demolished. Pfannenstiel said she was happy to see her work finished.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Sculptor Sabra Tull Meyer

  Today Paul Pepper visits with local sculptor SABRA TULL MEYER about her work with the Kansas City Chiefs! Photos of her work begin at [3:40].

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Ron Schmidt, C.A.R.E. & Ashley Ritzo, CMAND

Today Paul Pepper talks to RON SCHMIDT about C.A.R.E., a program from the City of Columbia helping at-risk youth obtain experience in the workplace. [4:11] Also, ASHLEY RITZO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is here "loaded with statistics" about the importance of eating fruits and veggies.

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Arts and Culture
3:36 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

An E.T. doll was held up at the site of an exploratory dig for old Atari video games Saturday. Workers dug into a landfill in Alamogordo, N.M., that had long been rumored to be the final resting place of millions of copies of the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Juan Carlos Llorca AP

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 7:54 am

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the New Mexico desert seemed the best way to move on.

But now, the Atari graveyard has been exhumed, and the latest attempt to find the cache of game cartridges has been declared a success. Helped by heavy machinery, a crew found some of the games today, in a dig that inspired the Twitter hashtag #DiggingET.

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Arts and Culture
7:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Radio play: Meredith Nicholson's 'The Madness of May' (Part 2)

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio theatre. In keeping with our tradition of bringing you classic stories in an audio format, this presentation is based on a wonderful short story by Meredith Nicholson entitled, "The Madness of May."

This episode is part two of this story of mystery, comedy and larking about. To hear part one, click here. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Val Germann, Central Missouri Astronomical Association

  Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, talk about the recent "blood moon" and the latest changes to the planetarium at Rock Bridge High School!

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Farmers and Artisans Market & School of Metaphysics

  Today Paul Pepper visits with HALEY SCHWARZ ahead of this season's Farmer's and Artisan's Market, opening this Sunday! [3:14] Also, WALTER HRYJAC and STANLEY HUDSON, from the School of Metaphysics, talk about the 26th Annual National Dream Hotline and the Dream Catchers Meetup Group, happening this weekend!

  

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Arts and Culture
4:19 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary opens to city

Mayor Bob McDavid and City Manager Mike Matthes cut the “ribbon” to open the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary to the public on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The park dedication was scheduled for Earth Day in order to promote nature and learning in the community.
Credit Stephanie Kawula / KBIA

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary officially opened to the public Tuesday—just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

Located in the middle of the city, just five miles west of downtown, this park is designed to create a new experience for residents. Its paved paths accommodate large numbers of visitors while the prairies provide the open sanctuary feel.

Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, said that having the nature sanctuary dedication on Earth Day was a perfect fit.

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Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Wed April 23, 2014

CD of the Week: Jason Vieaux 'Play'

Jason Vieaux's new release is Play and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Credit: GMD Three, Tyler Boye, Laura Watilo Blake, Lilian Finckel, Ken Blaze

This week on KBIA we're featuring music from the new release by guitarist Jason Vieaux, Play. You can hear tracks from the Azica Recrods release Play this week on KBIA. On this his thirteenth recording, Vieaux offers up a set of seventeen shorter pieces from guitarist-composers including Antonio Lauro and Andres Segovia.

Listen here to excerpts from a recent interview KBIA's Trevor Harris did with guitarist Jason Vieaux. The new release from Vieaux is 'Play' and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Columbia Art League & Hickman High School's Our Town

Today Paul Pepper chats with DIANA MOXON about the Columbia Art League's latest show titled "Elemental", featuring Lee Expressive Arts School 5th graders artwork! [3:33] Plus, meet the cast and crew of Hickman High School's "Our Town", opening tomorrow!

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Arts and Culture
6:32 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: One woman's Missouri River odyssey

On Janet Moreland's summer 2013 kayak trip she paddled from Montana to Louisianna.
Credit: Janet Moreland

On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we meet a woman who took a historic kayak ride from the headwaters of the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico. In this week's first segment Janet Moreland shares the story of her ambitious summer 2013 trip. Plus, in this week's second segment, we hear about the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy and that group's May 2 fundraiser.

On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, producer Darren Hellwege visits with Janet Moreland, the first women known to have done a solo kayak trip from the headwaters of the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking & Missouri College Advising Corps

Today Paul Pepper talks to STEPHANIE GILLIAM about the 5th Annual Freedom Walk fundraiser, happening this Sunday at Stephens Lake Park. [3:37] Also, WALLY PFEFFER and CHERELLE WASHINGTON are here representing the Missouri College Advising Corps.

  

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Arts and Culture
5:25 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Prison tours returning to Jefferson City tourist attractions

Credit KBIA

The old Missouri State Penitentiary site in Jefferson City is back open for tours today after closing briefly to deal with a mold problem for tours.

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Arts and Culture
5:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

MU Students Breaking Out Their Favorite Blue Jeans in Honor of a Special Cause

Credit cindyt7070 / Flickr

While jeans may be worn by students around MU's campus most days of the year, they will have a different meaning on Thursday.

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Arts and Culture
4:54 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Rally kicks off Sustainability Week at MU

Credit File Photo / KBIA

Just in time for Earth Day, the University of Missouri kicked off its third annual Sustainability Week.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Adoption Triad Connection & League of Women Voters

Today Paul Pepper visits with JUDY BOCK, Adoption Triad Connection of Mid-Missouri, about a showing of the film, "A Girl Like Her", this Sunday. [3:29] Also, May is Mental Health Month, and the League of Women Voters is getting the word out with two events in which you're invited!

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Arts and Culture
12:05 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

New Music Festival kicks off with performance and film

The MU New Music Ensemble performs before Choking Man next Tuesday at Ragtag Cinema.
Credit Credit: Gene Royer/MU School of Music

This summer as in the past several summers, a festival comes to Mid-Missouri that brings contemporary classical composers, performers and fans together from around the world.

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Arts and Culture
4:41 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Radio play: Meredith Nicholson's 'The Madness of May' (Part 1)

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In keeping with our tradition of bringing you classic stories in an audio format, this week's presentation is based on a wonderful short story by Meredith Nicholson entitled, "The Madness of May." 

It is a story of mystery and comedy, and general larking about -- a story of how spring can bring out a little bit of crazy in all of us. But we're going to keep you in suspense; this episode is only part one. You'll have to come back next week to hear the rest of the tale. 

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Hermanndeutsch
4:31 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

In search of Missouri's German legacy

It’s well known that some of Missouri’s earliest European settlers were French, founding cities like St. Louis, Florissant, and St. Genevieve in the eastern part of the state. But it was the Germans who settled along the Missouri River Valley and into northern Missouri. They started to arrive in the early 1800s. They had their own dialect of German, their own newspapers, and were known for their wine, which they made it what is called the Missouri Rhineland. For many, German was their first language and the language they spoke at home.  

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Arts and Culture
4:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Radio play: Anton Chekhov's 'The Safety Match'

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a tale by the famous Russian author Anton Chekhov. While Chekhov wrote many plays, this Maplewood Barn audio presentation is based on a short story called "The Safety Match." 

Although it is a mystery, there are overtones of comedy throughout the story, which is typical of Chekhov's writing. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Singer Larry Brown

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local singer/songwriter LARRY BROWN, who performs Tom Chapin's "Common Ground" on the guitar [2:10].

  

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Arts and Culture
10:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War

The Battle of Westport
Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri

When you think about the Civil War in Missouri what comes to mind? If Stefan Freund has anything to do with it you'll soon be more familiar with the sounds and images that the 1861-65 conflict produced. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Freund, an MU School of Music faculty member about his new Civil War Oratorio that will have its premiere April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

Listen here to a preview of Stefan Freund's Civil War Oratorio. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed MU School of Music faculty member and composer Freund and the Museum of Art and Archaeology's Dr. Arthur Mehrhoff about the work and premiere happening April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

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