Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Council for Drug Free Youth, about drug and alcohol addiction in children. Did you know that children can get addicted to drugs "in as little as six months?" Please watch this important interview! April 13, 2015

Off the Clock: The Sassy I-70 Signs and the Woman Responsible for Them

Apr 10, 2015
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This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment, KBIA’s Abigail Keel chats with Linda Wilson Horn, the woman who writes the sassy messages on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Dynamic Message signs along I-70. 

Today Paul Pepper chats with JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, and JEAN PARSONS, Associate Professor, Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri, about an exhibit titled, "World at War - Women at Work," on display now through June 6th - don't miss it! April 10, 2015

Chancellor's Arts Showcase Casts a Wide Net

Apr 10, 2015
MU School of Music

Each year since 2005, the MU School of Music has put on a concert hosted by the chancellor. This year's version of the Chancellor's Art Showcase is next Monday, April 13. For the 2015 version, the school's Director Julia Gaines has cast a wider net for the concert including for the first time student art from MU scholars creating outside the School of Music.

Today Paul Pepper chats with Job Point Recruiter, Tyree Byndom, about several programs happening at Job Point right now; including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training, and 'Youth Build,' a leadership development program for ages 17 1/2 - 24. Good stuff - watch! April 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MONICA McMURRY, Dean of the School of Design and Fashion at Stephens College, about their annual Student Designer Fashion Show. Clothing for men, women and children will be featured across three shows April 25th! At [4:33] PAT GERKE and RUSS PALMER tell us about "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," the "hilarious" new production from Columbia Entertainment Company. It opens tomorrow! April 8, 2015

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map


Today Paul Pepper and ELIZABETH BROWN talk about "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the latest production from Capital City Players - it opens this weekend! (Watch Elizabeth slip into character for part of the interview.)  At [3:58] SUE HOEVELMAN and FRAN WASHINGTON tell us what goes into making over 800 dozen chocolate-chip cookies for the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri! Deadline to order is coming up!  April 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, and BILL McKELVEY, Extension Associate, about a program called "Plant, Grow and Share." If you're into gardening, and wish to donate to hunger relief groups in Missouri, please watch this segment! April 6, 2015

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This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA reporter Jason Hoffman sat down with local author, George Hodgman. His memoir Bettyville discusses some of the issues faced caring for an elderly parent as well as those of being gay in small town America.

Here’s the full-length interview: 


Hunting for the Long-Lost Steamboat Malta

Apr 3, 2015
Tony Peng / KBIA

It all started for David Hawley when he was at a customer’s house working on an air conditioner. He spotted some unusual things hanging in the back wall of one room: old river maps and photographs of steamboats.

He just couldn’t look away, he said.

When he told his family about it, they encouraged him to go even further.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back WALTER BARGEN, Missouri's first poet laureate, to talk about how he was chosen to take on that job title, and to talk about his books, "Gone West" and "Trouble Behind Glass Doors." April 3, 2015

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It was in his native Isreal that Avi Avital first fell in love with the mandolin. A role in a local youth orchestra introduced him to classical music. From there his career path was set. You can hear tracks from Avital's new release of mandolin works on KBIA. He was recently interviewed by KBIA's Trevor Harris.

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHMIDT talk about what's on the ballot next week. Polls open at 6 a.m. on April 7th - don't forget to vote! At [4:48] KAREN GRUNDY, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and EMILY EDGINGTON, Columbia Chorale, have teamed up to present "Carmina Burana," at the Missouri Theatre this weekend! Find out how 130 singers and 9 dancers came together to make it happen. April 2, 2015

Darren Hellwege / KBIA

This spring, KBIA's Thinking Out Loud visits some colleges and universities in our area that you may not know as much about as, say, the University of Missouri. This week, Darren Hellwege headed north from Columbia to check in with leaders at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map


Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about more evidence, more possibilities, more sightings and even more skeptics of the UFO phenomenon. Bill touches on recent tweet made by John Podesta, former Clinton and Obama staffer, that listed his disappointments over the past two years; topping the list was not getting UFO disclosure from the Obama administration. April 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAT RILEY, Moberly Area Community College, and MACC student, STEPHANIE HERMAN. If you're a high school junior or senior, a job-seeker, or in need of a new career in mid-Missouri, you won't want to miss this job expo happening Wednesday, April 8th. Did I mention free pizza and door prizes? Watch for details! March 31, 2015

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This year is the 25th anniversary year of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On this Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege visits with Chuck Graham of the Great Plains ADA Center about the history of the Act and the current status of disability rights in the US and Missouri. They also discuss the ADA Legacy Project, which is in Mid-Missouri this week as part of a nationwide tour.


Today Paul Pepper chats with HEATHER STEWART, Services for Independent Living, and CHUCK GRAHAM, Great Plains ADA, about two events happening today (3/30/15), and one tomorrow at the State Capitol! Our discussion also touches on what the ADA has done for those who need it. As Chuck says: "it's changed our world." March 30, 2015

Columbia-based novelist Keija Parssinen’s first book, The Ruins of Us, was a Columbia One Read selection in 2013. The novel centered is around a crumbling marriage between an American expat and her Saudi billionaire husband. Parssinen’s new novel, The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, is set closer to home: it takes place in a small Texas refinery town that grows increasingly zealous in its attempts to control its population of teenage girls. The town’s paranoia builds toward an outbreak of mass hysteria and a modern-day witch trial. Parssinen spoke with KBIA about the research behind her new book; she began by comparing the Saudi Arabia of her first book with the Texas town she describes in her new novel.


Off the Clock: New Ownership, New Changes at Columbia's Blue Note

Mar 27, 2015
Tyler Adkisson / KBIA

Other than the Missouri Theatre — the Blue Note and Rose Music Hall, formerly known as Mojo’s — are two of the most established concert venues in not only Columbia, but in Mid-Missouri.

For the past 34 years, the venues grew up and flourished under the supervision of one person — Richard King. However, at the tail end of last year, King sold the spaces to the owners of the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. While the sale wasn’t necessarily unexpected, it did prompt many venue-goers to wonder what would happen to the cherished institution — mostly — what changes, if any, would be visible.


Today Paul Pepper visits with DINA McPHERSON, Mizzou Therapy Services, and MOLLY DEIMEKE. Dina and Molly both have first-hand knowledge of brain injuries - hear their stories and find out what they're doing to raise awareness! March 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON about their summer camp for children - it's a little different this year, so pay attention! Diana also touches on the popular Art in the Park event that happens every June; it'll be here before we know it! At [4:06] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Director at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to two different book talk events: the first features food author NINA FURSTENAU; and the second features NYT best-selling author Lisa McMann ("The Unwanteds"). March 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ADAM BECKETT, Global First Responder, and first-time guest MATT FORD, who made his first trip with GFR to Haiti in 2013 as a carpenter. Hear his story and about their efforts to recruit other doctors to join the mission! March 25, 2015

Torie Ross / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map


Today Paul Pepper and KRISTEN EIFFERT, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about whole grains! If you find yourself not getting enough, CMAND is holding a class about cooking with whole grains at the Columbia Public Library in early April. At [4:35] Expert Vein Care's CHARLENE ADKINS talks about varicose veins. Did you know that 25% of the population has varicose veins? Find out what causes them and more - watch! March 24, 2015

A 33-yer-old man from Richwoods, Missouri has broken the state record for the largest fish ever caught.

Andy Belobraydic, III’s family has been celebrating March 21stfor about 35 years—it’s his parents’ wedding anniversary.

On Saturday, while angling on Table Rock Lake, he snagged a 140 pound, 9 ounce, Paddlefish. The fish, which was caught on the James River arm of the lake in Stone County, measured 56 ¾ inches in length and had a girth of 43 ¾ inches.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JESSICA HILL, Missouri River Communities Network, about a special fundraiser for the Local Food AmeriCorps Project happening March 31st at Lucky's Market in Columbia! At [3:48] ANDREW ZUMWALT tells us about a free tax service for those whose income is $53,000 or less. Find out when and where! March 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA about the 24th Big Muddy Folk Festival, which will grace the stage in Boonville's Thespian Hall on April 10th and 11th! They perform "The Dill Pickle Rag" on guitar and hammered dulcimer at [2:03]. March 20, 2015

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