Arts and Culture

Today Paul Pepper visits with JERRY RICKER from the Jefferson City Art Club. They're about to kick-off their 2014-2015 season with a potluck dinner, and you're invited! At [3:38] KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Fitness and Nutrition, talks about packing healthy school lunches! August 25, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with the Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON, who attempts to explain the latest show, titled "Interpretations". (Fascinating, to say the least.) August 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with JEANNE LAMBSON, who is - once again - recruiting new members to be a part of the RTO, or "Really Terrible Orchestra." At [4:39] LIZ SCHIMDT runs down a list of events hosted by the League of Women Voters; the first of which is tomorrow at the Columbia Public Library! August 21, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA. They perform Charles Converse's "Lone Rock By The Sea" on guitar and autoharp. August 20, 2014

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As thousands of students arrive in Columbia for the new school year, much work must happen behind the scenes to prepare. On this week's Thinking Out Loud host Darren Hellwege visits with a range of staff from University of Missouri departments whose work impacts and is impacted by the student experience at MU.


Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about "Bingo! The Winning Musical," on stage at Talking Horse Productions starting August 22! At [4:28] LESLIE CLAY is looking for reading and writing tutors at Literacy Action Corp. Training starts in a month! August 19, 2014

How To Dress Well

How to Dress Well is one of several artists categorized as Alternative R&B. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)

by Ellen Mayer

Music is a universe. It’s huge and it’s constantly shifting. 

Not only that, the experience of music is highly contextual, personal, and sensuous. Consider, then, the daunting task of music writers: To reconcile this huge musical universe with the limited words we have in our lexicon.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, from Lincoln University, about "Dining Wild" - a dinner prepared from native plants! At [4:11] NICK FOSTER talks about December 25th. Yes, Christmas. Family sponsorship sign-up will start in early September! August 18, 2014

KBIA file photo

Members of a Missouri National Guard unit are home after nine months of repairing military equipment in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

KYTV reports 100 members of the Guard's 1107th Aviation Group were cheered at homecoming ceremony Sunday in Springfield. The deployment was the fourth for the Springfield-based Aviation Group, which has nearly 500 soldiers.

Sergeant First Class Robert Wilson was greeted by his wife, Patricia Wilson, who said seeing her husband again felt "unreal."

Pitch: #5 Moulty

Aug 16, 2014

The song “MOULTY" by THE BARBARIANS isn’t your typical love ballad. It’s not even really a love song.

Today Paul Pepper is joined by VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, who has brought more stunning photos from outer space! Take a look at the Mars Rover, the Milky Way and more. August 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper talks to DR. MARCUS WADE about MU Health Care's free lung cancer screening offer: how it works, who's eligible and more! August 14, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and BILL WICKERSHAM talk about a UFO sighting here in Missouri on July 8 of this year, and why it didn't make news. August 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with KEN PIGG, Access to Healthy Food, which "helps low-income people eat well." Ken is looking for home brewers for the Barley and Hops Hoopla! At [3:52] CB CHASTAIN, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, lists the "Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Veterinarian." August 12, 2014

Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder, he says.

"When it comes to nuclear command and control, anything less than perfection is unacceptable because of how devastatingly powerful these weapons are," Schlosser tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS talk about good home efficiency tips that will keep your air conditioner, furnace and water heater running smoothly; that, in turn, saves you money! August 11, 2014

Unlocking the Truth

CARRIE BATTAN WRITES IN THE NEW YORK TIMES about Unlocking the Truth, who she calls “a boy band that rocks beyond it’s years. Here’s the opening paragraph, which hooked me immediately:

In spring 2001, three women enlisted in the Indiana National Guard. Each had her own idea of what a stint in the Guard might mean — free education, a sense of purpose, extra money. But just months after they signed up, the Sept. 11 attacks occurred and what they thought would be a couple days of drills each month turned into long overseas deployments.

Pitch: Season 2 preview

Aug 8, 2014

After our 4 episode “EP” last winter, we took a break to work on some new material. Now, we are happy to announce that Season 2 will begin next week, August 15. Take a listen to a sneak peak below.

In the meantime, you might enjoy a sneak peek at the new season, and check out a version of our story "The Longbox" which aired on 99% Invisible

Paul Pepper: LTF Flute Studio (Performance)

Aug 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JACK ATKINS and EMILY FRANKE from the LTF Flute Studio in Columbia, which is holding a fundraiser for the Voluntary Action Center Youth Enrichment Fund next Saturday! Jack and Emily perform "Sonata No. 3" at [2:50] and "Giga" at [5:50]. August 8, 2014

Jana Zills / Flickr

Last week the editorial staff of The New Yorker announced a "Summer Free-For-All" — they’re granting online access to all of their articles going back to 2007. (At least until September, when they unleash their subscription model.) Many, many roundups were done to mark this occasion — so many that THE AWL EVEN DID A ROUNDUP OF ROUNDUPS

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRIAN and AMELIA COTTLE, advocates for Alzheimer's research after Brian was diagnosed with the disease at just 53 years-old. August 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with PEGGY KIRKPATRICK, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about impending retirement and the 20th year of "Score Against Hunger"! August 6, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper and JOY SWEENEY talk about Council for Drug Free Youth: how it started, it's mission and it's future! August 5, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper chats with author ALICE ANNA REESE about her book, "Show Me Famous Missourians". At [4:28] ROB CROUSE returns to talk about "All Shook Up," the latest production from Capital City Players! August 4, 2014

  

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Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Brady Deaton, University of Missouri chancellor emeritus has been honored with a 2014 Missourian Award according to a press release from the MU News Bureau. The Missourian Award honors the state’s most outstanding citizens who have had a significant impact on their community and on the state’s vitality.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK PALMER about Woodhaven's 50th year and the big celebration happening August 23rd! At [3:30] CINDY MUSTARD and HEATHER DIMITT tell us about "Countdown to Kickoff," a fundraising event that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters! August 1, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about what goes on at CCUA and gardening in general. At [3:52] ADDISON MYERS and AARON KRAWITZ tell us about "Freud's Last Session," the latest production from Talking Horse Productions. July 31, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper talks to VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Why is the average American getting less than a cup and a half a day when five is recommended? July 30, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper meets BEN WATKINS and JOE MYERS, the guys behind "Steamworks and Shadows," a web series on YouTube produced by Brass Engine Productions! July 29, 2014

  

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