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True/False

Each year, KBIA brings listeners our True/False Conversations which go inside the creative minds of the filmmakers screening films at the True/False Film Fest. This year, KBIA teamed up with film reviewers from "Vox Magazine" to produce reviews of eight of the feature films screening at the fest.

Those eight reviews are interspersed with excerpts of KBIA's interview with Stacey Woelfel, the director of the University of Missouri’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, who shared his thoughts on the upcoming fest. You can listen to that entire special here:


Today Paul Pepper visits with JUDITH MCKENNEY and CYNDY CHAPMAN about this Sunday's 6th annual "Music in the Air" concert fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Bill Clark will serve as the master of ceremonies for what's sure to be good fun for a good cause! Watch for details. March 2, 2016

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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

When David Farrier, a journalist from New Zealand, came across videos of competitive endurance tickling online, he thought he had found one of the most unique sports out there. But when he tried to reach out and learn more about the sport, he was met with an alarming amount hostility.


Last week, Thinking Out Loud’s Darren Hellwege attended the Poetry Out Loud competition, in which students from all over Mid-Missouri recited poems. Darren takes us to the competition and visits with a Hickman High School student who was the day’s winner.


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Documentaries don’t only happen on screen.

This past fall, students in their first semester at the University of Missouri's Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism put together audio documentaries which explore the lives of some of Columbia’s residents. Their stories explore life on campus and off, from the world of music to the world of fatherhood.

Listen to our complete radio special of selected commentaries here:

    

Photo courtesy of Estephan Wagner and Moritz Siebert

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes. 

On the northern coast of Morocco, Africa is separated tantalizingly from European territory by a heavily guarded fence. The fence – tall, imposing and dangerous – is the bottleneck for thousands of Africans hoping to cross the border to the European territory at the tip of Morocco before coming one step closer to navigating the Mediterranean Sea to continental Europe.


Today Paul Pepper visits JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director of the Missouri Symphony Society, about a couple of upcoming concerts featuring the youths of the Missouri Symphony Conservatory - and the best part is, it's free! At [3:47] DR. HEATHER CARVER, Department Chair of MU Theatre, invites everyone to see "Booby Hatch: A Hysterical Musicale and Other Plays" this weekend at the Corner Playhouse.  This is the third in a trilogy of plays based on Heather's experiences since being diagnosed with breast cancer. March 1, 2016

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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. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.

 


Boone County Historical Society

If you ever visited Columbia's former Boone Tavern restaurant, you may have seen the many photos that lined the walls of the former downtown eatery. These images of historic Columbia, represent the photo collection assembled over many years by former restaurant owner Dick Walls. When Bleu Restaurant took over the space three years ago, the pictures of parades on brick streets and MU student revelry didn't really fit the new restaurant's aesthetic.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Council for Drug Free Youth, about CDFY's methods for teaching school-aged children to live tobacco-free. Joy says, "we are changing the minds and attitudes of the youth; in order to effectively change long-term behavior, we have to change the minds and attitudes of the entire community." February 29, 2016

Photo courtesy of True/False

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes. 

The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world. In her documentary, "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes," Brett Story seeks to redefine both how and where the prison in America is viewed.


 When the theatre curtain rises, an audience watched a world created through a seamless blend of costumes, lights, sounds and actors. But look past what’s on stage, and you’ll find the finger prints of technicians and artisans, many of whom you’ll never directly see. KBIA’s Annie Rees went behind the scenes of the MU theatre department’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to learn about the process of putting on a play. 

Antonio Tibaldi

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes. 

From afar, "Thy Father's Chair" seems to follows the apparent television mantra: "Hoarders makes for great entertainment." But even as the first scenes unfold, it's clear that this is not the average messy house story. The observational documentary follows a pair of adult Orthodox Jewish twins, who are forced to clean up their family's Brooklyn home after the death of their parents. However, as they dig through the clutter and garbage, the twins and the filmmakers delve into questions about faith, rules, pain and letting go.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Missouri's first poet laureate, WALTER BARGEN, who shares with us another original poem about snakes. This one - slightly disturbing if you're a fan of rabbits - is titled "Chinese Boxes," and takes place just off the MKT Trail in Columbia. February 26, 2016

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This time of year is especially exciting to everyone - gardeners and non-gardeners alike. That’s because we’ve more or less been cooped up inside all winter, and are as ready as ever to bust out of the back door and do something, anything outside.

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROBERT GREENE, filmmaker and professor at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, about his latest film, "Kate Plays Christine." Robert takes us inside the making of the film, which recently won the U.S Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing at the Sundance Film Festival and will play at the 2016 True/False Film Festival. February 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. SUZANNE BURGOYNE, director of MU Theatre's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." Dr. Burgoyne takes us inside the making of this comedy, which - at it's most basic of descriptions - is 'theatre about theatre.' Don't miss it starting tonight in the Rhynsburger Theatre. At [4:28] JUDY ARNET, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, encourages everyone to 'savor the flavor of eating right,' which also happens to be the theme of National Nutrition Month! February 24, 2016

Photo Courtesy / Molly Reynolds

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes. 

As far away as Australia feels for Americans, that’s how far Ramingining feels for the average Australian. Tucked away in the far northern part of the continent, the Australian government established Ramingining in the 1970s. It then proceeded to move several groups of indigenous aboriginals out of their native bush and into the new town.


Low Key Pictures

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

High school can be difficult, and for some students, traditional high schools don't work. This is the case for the students at Black Rock High School who serve as the subject of the film, "The Bad Kids."


Riley Beggin / 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. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.


Today Paul Pepper visits with DIANA MOXON, Executive Director of the Columbia Art League, about their new show, "Pathways and Passages." Visiting this exhibit is sure to whisk you away on many adventures, all without ever leaving the gallery. At [4:33] actors ED HANSON and E.C. WALKER invite everyone to see Capital City Players' production of "Becky's New Car!" According to Ed, this show "borders on farce, except there aren't doors to slam." See it starting this Friday in Jefferson City! February 23, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri; as well as DAIVE DUNKLEY, a professor in the Dept. of Black Studies at the University of Missouri. They invite everyone to a lecture happening this Thursday by Dr. Verene Shepherd, who will speak about racism, reparation and reconciliation. February 22, 2016

This week’s edition of Off the Clock is a story about three high school friends from the north suburbs of Chicago who started their 2013 freshman year at MU unlike most students. They arrived in Columbia and started posting flyers in search for a drummer. Ari Shellist, Tyler Stock and Jack Pritchett played together in a high school band for two years, and this time they were looking for the final member of their new group.

The State Historical Society of Missouri

Almost 200 years ago, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his travel companion Levi Pettibone set off on a walk. In the winter of 1818-1819, the two men walked and rode on horseback across 900 miles of hills and grasslands in what would soon become the state of Missouri. The landscapes they saw are - depending on who you talk with - either radically altered or barely changed.

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Health Educator/Consultant, talk about ways to de-stress. Has feeling stressed become the norm? Is it getting in the way of living life? If so, turning things around can be as simple as starting your morning with a smile; Vera explains - watch! February 19, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, talk about a mini-golf fundraiser INSIDE the library happening this Saturday. $5 gets you 18 holes that wind through the books! At [4:09] KERRI BURROWS, Interim Executive Director of Second Chance, invites everyone to participate in their Trivia Night fundraiser March 11! Registration is required and tables fill up fast, so don't wait! February 18, 2016

Today Paul Pepper chats with CB Chastain, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, about the number one poison affecting domesticated animals, and what you can do to avoid a tragedy. Think you might know? (Hint: it's not chocolate.) At [5:00] JEFF CHINN offers up free tax preparation of Federal and State taxes for those who qualify! "We will do itemized deductions and retirement; we will take of ACA paperwork - we'll do it all!" Watch for details. February 17, 2016

Claire Banderas / 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. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.


Today Paul Pepper visits with KIT SALTER, who reminds us that 'curiosity never retires.' If that's your mindset, then you might be interested in the next round of Osher @ Mizzou classes beginning March 7! At [4:03] PATRICK NEELIN, Chief Engineer at KBIA, touches on the technology behind KBIA 1, 2 & 3. How does a digital signal get from our house to your house? Watch! February 16, 2016

It's Presidents' Day! Today Paul Pepper sits back while LARRY BROWN shares a presidential story about Missouri's own Harry Truman and his early role in the civil rights movement - enjoy! February 15, 2016

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