Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with KBIA News Director, RYAN FAMULINER, about their station's latest online efforts! In short, "Access Missouri" is a user-friendly deep-dive into state government records; and "My Life, My Town" is a short documentary project that gives a voice to teens in rural towns. The goal of both? To inform and educate - check them out! November 4, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRISTINE SEITZ, Director of MU's Show-Me Opera, about the upcoming "Fall Opera Scenes" program happening next week at the Missouri Theatre! Christine says, "this program is full of wonderful floating melodies and complete comic high jinks...and some very serious scenes." Don't miss it! At [4:03] NORA DIETZEL and CARYL BRYAN invite everyone to come see "Street Stories: Glimpses of Homelessness." This series of locally produced vignettes highlight all different aspects of homelessness by way of monologues, songs and dance. Watch for details! November 3, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with TRACI KENNEDY about the need for "committed individuals" who would like to volunteer their time with Heart of Missouri CASA. Special training happens in early 2017! Plus, this year's "Justice Is Served" fundraising event honors State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Get your tickets today! At [4:05] SUE HOEVELMAN and LYNN MOORE are back to promote the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's quarterly cookie sale! The deadline to order is coming up. We tell you when and where your money is going! November 2, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, watch and listen for migrating waterfowl.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JERRY RICKER about the Jefferson City Art Club's annual "art fling." Jerry says the purpose of the fling is to celebrate the many years JCAC has been around, which this year marks #113! Join the fun and fellowship this Friday night! At [3:33] actors KIT MEYER and KEN THOMPSON invite everyone to see 'Two Across," the latest show from Capital City Productions in Jefferson City. You won't want to miss this romantic comedy, featuring just two actors on a train. Watch for details! November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween! Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells a Halloween-themed story called, "The Water Woman." Don't listen alone! October 31, 2016

Garrett Giles

The ROTC Cannon, better known as the “Mizzou-ka,” made another appearance at Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri last Saturday as the Tigers hosted Middle Tennessee State for the university’s 105th homecoming.

Today, the cannon sits in the northeast corner of Farout Field, waiting to be fired off when the Tigers score. One thing has changed for the Mizzou-ka though: It’s louder than it has been for a while.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Missouri's first Poet Laureate, WALTER BARGEN! Walter reads "The Feast," a Thanksgiving-themed story he wrote based on actual events. October 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director, Missouri Symphony Society, about next month's "Piano Student Showcase"; plus, there's a new program for 3rd graders enrolled in Columbia Public Schools to see music up close - watch for details! At [4:00] NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL returns with information about the 3rd annual "Dining Wild" benefit dinner. There are just a few seats left to experience an entire meal featuring tastes from a variety of native plants - don't miss out! October 27, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with AMY SIMONS, Host, KBIA's Views of the News, about tonight's LIVE show at Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City! You're invited to come watch the program happen from 6:30-7, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage the panelists, including Mike McKean and Earnest Perry, in conversation. At [3:27] JOY SWEENEY, Executive Director, Council for Drug Free Youth, talks about disposing of prescription drugs. Did you know that special bags now exist that contain beads that will "neutralize" the drugs? It's true! Watch for details! October 26, 2016

Glenn Chambers / Missouri Department of Conservation

Can you name a common Missouri animal that is also one of the least visible? This week on Discover Nature we learn more about beavers.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARGARET TOLLETON, State Outreach Director for Missouri Cures, about the latest WISE conference, happening next week in St. Louis. Plus, Margaret talks about Missouri Cures' opposition to Amendment 3,  the "big tobacco tax", which is up for vote this November! At [4:45] actors LORIN ZACKULAR and PATRICK HOLT tell us about "Nana's Naughty Knickers," a "really wildly funny farce" opening tomorrow night at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon! October 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with author JUDY LAUBE about a very personal book she's written, titled: "Moment of Surrender: My Journey Through Prescription Drug Addiciton to Hope and Renewal." Judy tells us how she her addiction came about and why she decided to share her story. At [5:05] KAT CUNNINGHAM and JESSICA MAHON talks about the efforts being made to locally recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Kat says, "we're finding that individuals with disabilities - whether seen or unseen - are candidates for hire." Watch for more details! October 24, 2016

Off the Clock - Lack of Public Interest Equals Lack of Funds for Pettis County Museum

Oct 21, 2016

The Pettis County Museum in Sedalia holds records of all the schools and railroads that have existed in the area. Its collection contains records of Pettis County’s residents who have fought in wars.

The museum also houses Native American artifacts. It’s home to objects that have traveled from Angola to mid-Missouri, given to the museum by a Pettis County woman who was a missionary in Angola.

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Health Educator/Consultant, talk about the sound of silence - or the lack thereof. Vera says "we live in a world that is so loud," that even the World Health Organization has come out and said noise pollution is "our new modern plague." What can be done? Who's at fault? And is one person's pleasure really another person's irritation? We discuss - watch! October 21, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with LEIGH ANNE HAUN, Director of Development at Woodhaven, about the grand opening of the Billy J. Palmer Health and Training Center in Columbia! After two years of fundraising, this building - which features space for the community and for those with developmental disabilities (that are served by Woodhaven) - is finally set to open tomorrow! At [2:13] DR. JOHN JARSTAD, Assoc. Prof. of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri, talks about a brand new procedure 20 years in the making! Dr. Jarstad  explains how 'Bladeless laser cataract surgery' works with the help of a video that takes us inside this "painless" procedure - watch! October 20, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and CARRIE WINSHIP, MU Theatre Department, talk about "Good Kids," a 'relevant and important' drama about a high schooler who is sexually assaulted at a party on a college campus, and how her community and those involved respond to it. At [3:55] HEATHER HARLAN returns with information about 'medication assisted recovery' at Phoenix Health Programs in Columbia. Heather says medication addiction is a chronic brain disorder, which means it doesn't go away; but, comprehensive treatment can make life a little easier for those affected. Watch for more information! October 19, 2016

Nicholas Rodriguez

Tonight on Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talks with Nicholas Rodriguez, also known as NicDanger, about his new E.P. and his career in hip-hop and rap music. Also, Doug Wilson previews this weekend’s Central Missouri Renaissance Festival in Callaway County.


This week on Discover Nature, watch for spiders spinning silken webs, and “ballooning.”


Today Paul Pepper visits with ANGELA NELSON, Market Regulation Director for MoDIFP, about the new MO2GO application for your smartphone. This is a great way to keep all your necessary home/auto/life insurance information in one location because, as Angela says, "I know for me, my life is on my phone!" At [4:04] CB CHASTAIN, University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center, returns with the four 'Cs' that will keep your pet(s) safe this Halloween! October 18, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with longtime friends KIT and CATHY SALTER about an upcoming diabetic workshop at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia! "The Fall of Diabetes," featuring a number of informational workshops and activities, is FREE, but registration is preferred. Watch for details! October 17, 2016

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews photojournalist Rich Clarkson.

Today Paul Pepper and travel guru, MEL ZELENAK, talk about more ways to save a buck while seeing the world, all before you leave the house! Find out about Mel's favorite website in which to book a flight, as well as advice on reading the fine print. October 14, 2016

Sarah Kellogg

Since the Roots N Blues N Barbecue festival moved from downtown Columbia to Stephens Lake Park, festivalgoers have been greeted by larger-than-life puppets that light up and moved throughout the park. The puppets were provided by the Astral Gypsies, but this year, they weren’t coming to the festival.

So the art crew decided it would make its own. Only, there was a small problem.

Today Paul Pepper visits with TERI WALDEN, Executive Director/Co-Founder of EnCircle Technologies, and JOE CHEE, Teacher/Technical Support, about EnCircle Tech's Video Game Tournament fundraiser happening this Saturday in Columbia! Everyone at every skill level is invited to take part in this day-long event that features the game, 'Super Smash Bros. Melee', and benefits those with autism. Sign up today! October 13, 2016

Trevor Harris / KBIA

Head south down Providence Road until you reach Old Plank Road. Turn left and head all the way down to the Missouri River. That's where you'll find Churchill Clark at work. The woodcarver and descendent of William Clark is working on a pair of dugout canoes. The canoes are available for a trade. Clark explains in a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.


Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews Hollywood Reporter Co-President and Chief Creative Officer Janice Min.

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews American Advertising Federation Chief Operating Officer Connie Frazier. As COO, Frazier leads the AAF's day-to-day operations and works to create a more inclusive advertising industry.

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, we’ll look for one of Missouri’s late-blooming native wildflowers. 

Today Paul Pepper and ELISHA WELLS talk about this Saturday's Fayette Area Community Theatre (FACT) Wine Walk fundraiser! Have a designated driver on standby as participants will have the opportunity to try wine at several stops around the square in Fayette. Watch for details! At [3:56] TERRY OVERFELT and SHIRLEY PATTERSON invite everyone to take part in a conference this Saturday at Broadway Christian Church. The purpose is to "promote inclusion of children with disabilities and their families in the faith community." The keynote speaker will be author Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell! October 12, 2016

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