Arts and Culture

Chelsea Turner

Sure, today's Friday the 13th, and Tax Day is next week. Who cares? Not this girl. The weekend starts today, and that’s reason enough to feel lucky. Watch a film. Shop downtown. Pick up a free tree. Here’s a list of events to ward off bad luck, or at least boredom. 

When two upper-class couples are stranded, the bidding begins for the best accommodations.

MU to conduct diversity survey

Apr 10, 2012

The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative at MU will be conducting new research to improve the climate for diversity on campus. This new phase of the study will use an online survey to reach all members of the community. Project director Roger Worthington says this year’s study differs from past version.

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Apr 10, 2012
startitink printing / flickr

University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

ARTlandish Gallery

Whether your work week dragged on or flew by, the weekend’s arrival is cause for celebration. For those not trekking out of town for Easter weekend, visit art galleries in the North Village Arts District this Friday. Or, spend Saturday at an egg hunt or a farmer’s market. 

Down by the river

Apr 6, 2012
Scarlett Robertson / KBIA

This week we head down to the Missouri River, hear a technology-centric essay about cell phones and celebrate Easter a few days early.

Video: Tai Chi master settles down in Missouri

Apr 6, 2012
Chenfei Zhang / KBIA

Arthur Du (杜新生) was a hotel manager in Jiangsu, China. He moved to Missouri last March with his wife to accompany their son, who plans to stay in the U.S. after graduation.  Language became an obstacle for Du to continue his career in an English-speaking country, so he decided to make a living by teaching Tai Chi, which has been his hobby since he was a child.

KBIA's Darren Hellwege takes us on a visit to the seat of Moniteau County, the town of California where we hear a story of community pride, the restoration of the Finke Theatre which has gone from opera house to movie theatre and is now hosting live performances as similar theaters in other communities crumble.

Riding with the Bike Brigade

Mar 30, 2012
SFBike / Flickr

This week, we hear how one person deals with homesickness, when home is almost ten thousand miles away. But first, we hit the streets of Columbia on bikes.

The A-Frame at Les Bourgeois
Les Bourgeois

The kids might have the whole week off, but you have something better: the weekend. Soak up some sun this weekend and pretend you're on spring break, too. Visit the vineyards. Run a 5K. Adopt a new pup--anything to stay in the sun!

 

A-Frame Grand Re-Opening at Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Sat, 3 p.m.)

Getting what you wish for might mean the third wish is for death.  A classic tale of terror.

Hermann Tourism

Sure, the rain rain did not go away. Instead, it came again every day. But, that’s no reason to be a homebody this weekend! Treat yourself to a sausage in Hermann or visit some shows and galleries around Columbia. Just pack an umbrella and a pair of wellies (aka rain boots) in case we’re in for more Londontown showers.

Matt Veto / KBIA

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show, where we have a new Sonic ID, this time from Speaker’s Circle.

An independent career woman finds a great apartment with a view of the troubled men in her life.

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

Edgar I Ailor III / Courtesy of the City of Columbia

Columbia’s arts and culture crowd gathered for an arts town hall meeting Wednesday night.

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits New Bloomfield, MO.

Mar 21, 2012

 

KBIA visits Lohman

Mar 21, 2012

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

Robert Swain

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

The spring equinox is next week, but celebrate warm weather early. Start spending part of St. Patrick’s Day outside The District. Don’t worry, McNally’s will have those half-yard green beers upon your return. Then, round out the weekend back in town with something hot (Tango Workshop) and something heavy (BENT).

Harum Helmy / KBIA

This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

Columbia parks and rec looking to add new activities

Mar 16, 2012
Andres Rueda / Flickr

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation committee wants suggestions from residents about new outdoor and indoor activities in the city.

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits Lohman

Mar 16, 2012
Scott Pham / KBIA

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

You wouldn’t dream what Freudian psychology can do to a happy marriage.

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

CoMo Weekender ft. Women, Plays and Bikes

Mar 9, 2012
Nick Schnelle

IAT's 4th Annual Short Women's Play Festival (Fri-Sun, 7 p.m.)

Get ready for another festival, and this one won’t have you standing in the Q before the show. The Independent Actors Theatre is hosting the 4th Annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge. In conjunction with Woman’s History Month, the six featured plays are new works by female playwrights from around the country.

Terence O'Malley

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

Stitching for a cause

Mar 9, 2012
Charles Minshew/KBIA

When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

The master of suspense takes us where the madmen run the asylum, literally.

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

Margaret Tollerton is with Missouri Cures. For more info please visit  http://www.missouricures.com

Cheryl Howard and Zona Burke are with Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. For more info please visit  www.norastewart.com or call 573-449-5981. 

Marva Miles is with the Columbia Daily Tribune Spelling Bee. For more info please visit www.columbiatribune.com or call 573-815-1542. 

Lisa Rohmiller is with the City of Columbia and she is talking about upcoming CARP classes. For more info www.gocolumbiamo.com

Todays guests are:

Laura Convery, who is with the Heart of Missouri CASA, is promoting a Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic. For more info please visit www.heartofmissouricasa.com or call 573-442-4670.

 Anthony Alioto, who is from Columbia College, is talking about Olympic athlete Christine Brennan and also mentions about ethics in athletics. For more info please visit www.ccis.edu

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