Arts and Culture

Thinking Out Loud: Farm Your Yard Growing Herbs

Mar 5, 2018
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Spring is almost here! On this month's "Farm Your Yard," Carrie Hargrove talks about how you can enjoy your gardening, and add flavor to your diet, by planting herbs. And she has tips for growing oregano, chives, and many other delicious herbs. 

Columbia Urban Agriculture:
http://columbiaurbanag.org/

Thinking Out Loud: Kickball Fundraiser For Veterans

Mar 5, 2018
Mid-Missouri Kickball website

KBIA's Darren Hellwege talks with Louis Nieman of Mid-Missouri Kickball. The league, which starts play in April, is sponsoring a tournament this weekend. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Welcome Home, which helps homeless U.S. military veterans find help. 

Mid-Missouri Kickball:

http://www.midmissourikickball.com/sites/midmissourikickball/home

Welcome Home:

https://www.welcomeveterans.org/

Columbia Public Schools

Darren talks with Kris Detmer and Karla Yung, educators at Columbia's New Haven Elementary School, about the project to obtain funding for a new playground at the school.

You can vote for New Haven every day here: 

https://www.culturelle.com/projectplayground

New Haven Elementary website:

https://www.cpsk12.org/nhe

Today Paul Pepper visits with actors RAYA ABERBACH and MORGAN MILLER about Hickman High School Theatre's production of the classic, "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." This popular musical-comedy runs this weekend only - don't miss it! At [4:05] NICK FOSTER tells us how Voluntary Action Center plans to commemorate their 50th anniversary this year, and what a half-century worth of services have meant to low-income individuals living in Columbia! March 5, 2018

True/False 2018: The Festival in Pictures

Mar 2, 2018
Nathan Lawrence / KBIA

Experience the True/False film festival through the eyes of our professional and student reporters all weekend long.

Today Paul Pepper visits with 'The Foolish Corner' author JOHN HOWE about "myopic loss aversion." What does that mean? Simply put: if you invest in the stock market, you dislike the loss more than you like the gain. Why does this happen? John says it's evolutionary (losses can have detrimental consequences). His advice: don't look at what the market is doing every day. March 2, 2018

Director Sandi Tan discusses her complicated relationships with a childhood "frenemy" and the middle-aged mentor with whom they made a film in Singapore in 1992. Tan's documentary SHIRKERS explores why that film was never released. It is playing this year at True/False 2018. 


Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Executive Director of Council for Drug Free Youth, about the latest craze amongst those who participate in underage drinking: powdered alcohol. Joy tells us that this type of intoxication has actually been around for a little while, but lawmakers are just now starting to take notice. Also, how do you properly dispose of opioid painkillers? Right now, your options are minimal, but that soon might change. March 1, 2018

True/False

The 2018 True/False Film Fest kicks off this week in Columbia. And while it is a documentary film festival at its heart, there are whole portions of the event dedicated to art, education and music. Dozens of bands descend on Columbia to perform before films and at showcases at local venues.

KBIA reporter and podcast host Daniel Litwin sat down with festival music coordinator Wil Reeves for a special episode of  The Breakdown. They talked about what the festival team is looking for when curating the lineup, the challenges of bringing musical acts to a film festival and which performers attendees should check out.


Today Paul Pepper visits with TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre, about some of the highlights from the 2017 season ("Million Dollar Quartet," "Boeing Boeing," "Quilters," etc.), as well as what's ahead in 2018! If you're a fan of show-stoppers like "Mamma Mia," or if you prefer something more thoughtful and introspective like "On Golden Pond," this year has got you covered! February 28, 2018

Landon Jones

One of the most significant takeaways from present-day race conversations is the role that women play in the dialogue, says MU History Assistant Professor Dr. Keona Ervin.

Ervin is the author of “Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis.” She recently joined MU graduate Tiana Glass with The Green Duck Lounge playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson at KBIA studios for a conversation on the impact of female voices in the movements for racial equality. 


T/F Film Festival

 Today, we’re talking with four True/False filmmakers about the inspiration behind their documentaries and what they hope audiences learn from their films. The documentaries cover a range of topics including aging, deportation and policing.

 

The True/False fest starts Thursday, March 1 and ends Sunday, March 4. Over the course of four days, 45 films will be shown. You can find a complete list of films on the T/F website.

 


Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, we take a look at Missouri’s cousin to the kangaroo. 

 

The Didelphis virginiana, or the Virginia opossum, is the only marsupial found in Missouri.  These furbearers grow to 2-3 feet in length (including their 9-15 inch-long tails).  They prefer wooded areas near streams for habitat, though they’re common across the state and in urban areas.  

 

Meiying Wu

KANSAS CITY- The life of a little-known Civil Rights leader in Kansas City is more important now than ever, according to ACLU of Kansas Director Micah Kubic and Kansas City Star Reporter Glenn Rice.

 

Kubic and Rice joined The Green Duck Lounge Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson at KCUR in Kansas City to discuss the impact of Leon Jordan, a Kansas City politician and activist who was assassinated in 1970. Jordan founded the black local political organization (LPO) Freedom, Inc., and his story is at the center of the Green Duck Lounge play, opening this week on MU campus.


Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about the return of the Fix-It Fair! If you missed this event last fall, here's another opportunity to save those small appliances and/or household items from ending up in the city's landfill. The catch? Their experts are training YOU on how to do the actual repair. February 27, 2018

Today Paul Pepper and DR. ANAND CHOCKALINGAM, Cardiovascular Disease Specialist at MU Health Care, talk about how to cope with 'perceived stress'. He says, "Every day, we all have so many challenges...how we deal with it is often determined by our own mindset and our perception of reality." Dr. Chockalingam's advice? Let your subconscious do all the worrying for you. February 26, 2018

Today guest host James Mouser welcomes back YVONNE MATTHEWS and MABLE GRIMES! In honor of Black History Month, they perform two readings: "The Elders" at [2:08] and "I Am Somebody" at [5:25]. February 23, 2018

Nathan Lawrence/KBIA

Today on Intersection, we're exploring some of the fascinating cultural events in Columbia this month. We hear about journalism meeting civil rights history and theater in The Green Duck Lounge, the major international photography competition POYi, and get some insider views on True/False films. 

 


Director RaMell Ross discusses reimagining depictions of the American South and the flaws of documentary filmmaking. His film HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING follows the lives of two young African-American men in Alabama and is playing this year at True/False 2018. 


The Maplewood Barn Radio players present the program "Puppy Love" from the series "Our Miss Brooks." 


Today guest host James Mouser visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society, about a Black History Month-themed exhibit currently on display in Ellis Library. "War, Peace and Black Progress" will immerse visitors in a variety of visual elements, including books and editorial cartoons, that depict African-Americans throughout history. See it now through the end of March! February 22, 2018

Today guest host James Mouser visits with TRENT RASH about "Make A Joyful Noise Again," an upcoming benefit recital featuring the Stephens College Concert Choir. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the Firestone Baars Chapel's 60 year-old organ. At [3:50] JEFF CHIN reminds us all that it's tax season; but wait - there's more!  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering to do your taxes for free at the Columbia Public Library. It's on a first come, first serve basis. Find out if you qualify! February 21, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

In the waning weeks of winter, one of North America’s most important game fishes begins to get active in Missouri. This week on Discover Nature, walleye are on the move. 

 

These slender, yellowish or olive-brown fish have large mouths with prominent teeth, and especially reflective eyes. 

 

Residing in large streams and reservoirs throughout the state, these nocturnal fish feed in shallow water at night, and retreat to deeper pools during the day. 

 

Being a black student at MU, or any majority-white campus or institution, isn’t easy, but the culture is slowly changing for the better. That’s the takeaway from a recent in-studio conversation with MU Education professor Adrian Clifton and Law professor S. David Mitchell.

Both Clifton and Mitchell work on the frontlines to improve the education experience for African-American students, and they joined The Green Duck Lounge playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson at KBIA recently as part of a podcast for the project, designed to promote awareness and dialogue about Missouri’s civil rights history and current activism.


Today guest host James Mouser visits with MARY BETH MING about the continued effort by the Columbia King's Daughters & Sons to provide dental aide to low-income children attending Columbia Public Schools. In order to raise the necessary funds, they're putting on a benefit concert next Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Watch for details! At [5:48] director CLAIRE SYLER and actor HARVEY WILLIAMS invite everyone to come see the world premiere of "The Green Duck Lounge" this weekend at the Rhynsburger Theatre in Columbia. The story, by Kansas City-based playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, explores the real-life murder of civil rights activist Leon Jordan, and similarities between the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. February 20, 2018

Producer Mahlik Hall, better known as IMAX, breaks down his song The Ring, and how he built a song around variation and anticipation.


Today guest host James Mouser welcomes back a pair of legendary folk musicians, CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! At [3:48] they perform "Nothing Better Than a River Life" on banjo and guitar. This Cathy-penned tune was first heard in the musical, "Gumbo Bottoms." Cathy and Dave will perform a free concert along side the Columbia Civic Orchestra this Sunday in Columbia - watch for details! February 19, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with CRYSTAL KRONER about Cradle to Career Alliance, a non-profit that brings together community leaders and Boone County's six school districts. Crystal says that each year, six milestones (such as kindergarten-readiness) are set based on local educational data. When there are noticeable achievement gaps, 'action teams' are formed to try and come up with solutions. And it's not just about what happens in the classroom. "There are so many factors involved in children's educational success that happen way before they're getting into school buildings." February 16, 2018

True/False programmers Chris Boeckmann and Abby Sun give the inside scoop on can't miss films, revamped shorts programs and this year's True Vision Award recipient: director Dieudo Hamadi.


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