Arts and Culture

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews Politico Founder John Harris.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about how a person decides that they need to visit a dietitian. While most think that a dietitian's job only revolves around food, Jennifer says that, "most of the time, we're dealing with health and improving quality of life." If that sounds like you, don't miss this interview! At [4:35] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director of the Voluntary Action Center, talks about their popular Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. Nick says that he's seen more families than ever this year, so consider becoming a volunteer! Also, don't miss "The Voice Mid-Missouri," an important fundraiser for VAC starring you! October 11, 2016

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in editorials for his work on protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews Executive Director of American Documentary Inc. Justine Nagan. Nagan is the executive producer of two signature series, POV (the longest running independent documentary series on television) on PBS and American Reframed on The World Channel in partnership with WGBH.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JEFF MORAN about the new name for the P.E.T. Mobility Project, now known as Mobility Worldwide. Why the change and what effect will it have on their mission to deliver personal transportation devices to leg-disabled people in developing nations? Not all that much, actually (but let Jeff tell you that). At [4:20] MARILYN McLEOD, League of Women Voters, reminds us that it isn't too late to register to vote before November's election! Also, mark your calendar for two candidate forums this month; this first one happens tomorrow evening - watch for details! October 10, 2016

Farm Your Yard: Preserving the Season's Harvest

Oct 9, 2016
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture / Facebook

Carrie Hargrove and her fellow urban farmers are busy putting up the season's harvest. On this installment of Farm Your Yard, she shares her tips for preserving vegetables and lessons learned in six years of the Opportunity Garden program.

Riley Beggin

While music may be the draw for some of the attendees of the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival, it’s not the only thing attendees may look forward to. A lot of Roots-n-Blues music lovers are also food lovers.

While barbecue might have played the title role, patrons could also enjoy ribbon chips, homemade pies, fried catfish and many other options.

Accessibility Staff Makes Sure All Can Enjoy Roots N Blues

Oct 7, 2016
Carter Woodiel

For Chuck Graham, a former state senator who uses a wheelchair, attending live music festivals was often more of a hassle than enjoyable.

“I didn’t even enjoy the music because I was so irritated with just the struggle of being able to get there,” he said.

Graham, the accessibility director for the Roots n’ Blues n’ Barbecue Festival, which took place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was determined not to let that happen at Roots n’ Blues.

“I just wanted to make it as easy as possible for other people to get here and just really enjoy live music,” he said.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, about the need for "everyday heroes." Nanette advises potential heroes to stay engaged when they see signs of trafficking, but not interfere: "They (the victims) might not want help right away. They are so afraid for their life...to be someone who is real engaged in this, you have to realize it may be several times before you meet that person or have an opportunity to interact...to gain that trust." Needless to say this is a difficult, but worthy, cause. October 7, 2016

Rebecca Smith / KBIA

About 1,300 people toed the starting line this past weekend for the 8th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Half Marathon and 10K. According to Patrick Hanson, the race director, participation was up 12 percent this year. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes the cast of "The Church Basement Ladies in 'The Last (Potluck) Supper,'" on stage now at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon! Artistic Director, TODD DAVISON, and company perform two numbers: "On the Eighth Day, God Created the Church Basement Ladies" at [1:24] and "The Old Wooden Spoon" at [5:52]. Watch! October 6, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and ADAM SAUNDERS talk about this Saturday's Harvest Hootenanny, a popular toast to a successful growing season and a fundraiser for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. This year - the seventh - you'll enjoy a Missouri-grown meal, beer, games and live music. It'll be fun for the whole family! At [3:22] MICHELLE MARSHALL and TIM CARSON invite everyone out to the annual 'Blessing of the Animals' service this Sunday at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia! Your four-legged family member is also welcome at this special occasion featuring two guest speakers and plenty of memories. October 5, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation

When people find baby snakes around their homes, they wonder, "Where did it come from? Is it poisonous? Will we find more?"

During late August, September and early October, young snakes are moving around, looking for hiding places, food or spots to hole up for the winter.  The majority of baby snakes people find are newly-hatched prairie kingsnakes, water snakes and black rat snakes, which most people call "black snakes."

 


Today Paul Pepper visits with three members of Mid-Missouri's innovation community: STEVE WYATT, JOLYN SATTIZAHN and BILL TURPIN about Innovation Week 2016! You're invited to come sell your idea to 'great minds' this Friday evening as Startup Weekend kicks off with one-minute pitches from anyone in the community. That's followed by six more days of activities centered around 'Bringing Up Business.' Watch for details! October 4, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, talk about "Mothers and Sons," a relatively new drama that centers on a mother's grief following the death of her son from AIDS, and what "family" really means. The show opens October 14th. At [3:27] the "Egg Lady" herself, JO MANHART from the Missouri Egg Council, returns with the history of the egg! Have you ever wondered how and when it became a staple of our diet, and why? Jo knows! (Hint: it started a LONG time ago.) October 3, 2016

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As an actor, comedian, improviser, and podcaster, Kevin McDonald is a man of many talents. Although Kevin has appeared as a guest star on almost every hit TV show in the last 15 years, he is probably most well known as a founding member of the legendary Canadian sketch group The Kids in the Hall. Produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, the show ran for five seasons on HBO and CBS. This Comedian's Life talked to Kevin about how the troupe got started, his new podcast, and why as a child he used to see costumed pickles walk by his house. To listen to his new podcast Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, visit iTunes or foreverdogproductions.com. You can also find Kevin on Twitter @kevinthekith. 

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy  Success Centers, Inc., talk about the difference between 'worry' and 'concern'. One is considered healthy and one is considered unhealthy. Which is which and why? Dr. Newman breaks it all down - watch! September 30, 2016

Sarah Kellogg

Columbia’s annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival kicks off September 30 at Stephens Lake Park. It is one of the city’s biggest events, where fans can hear a range of live music, try out a variety of barbecued meat and view local artwork all in one location. But one particular kind of artwork has become an interesting staple at Roots N Blues. 

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANDREW GRABAU, Executive Director of the Heart of Missouri United Way, about their latest community campaign. Last year's efforts came up just short of it's $3M goal. Why donate? Andrew says because United Way "provides unduplicated service to help those in poverty across our community, because poverty is a complex problem." At [4:29] University of Missouri School of Music professors STEVEN THARP and NEIL MINTURN invite everyone to Talking Horse Theatre for "An Evening of Cabaret." If you're a fan Gershwin and jazz standards, don't miss this one-night-only performance/fundraiser - watch for details! September 29, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with the City of Columbia's BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager; and JAMES COLE, Sustainability Educator, about the final push of the two-year CoMo Energy Challenge campaign! If enough of us save energy, we'll beat out 49 other cities and win $5M from Georgetown University. What can you do to help as the clock runs down? Let's just say it involves the hashtag: #SavingEnergy2Win - watch for details! September 28, 2016

University Concert Series / Facebook

Karen Jones Meadows is visiting Columbia this week for a one-woman play and a pair of workshops sponsored by the University Concert Series.

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, get outside to enjoy early autumn weather, and keep an eye out for the first signs of fall color.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT from the University  of Missouri's South Farm Research Center. Tim tells us about the 10th annual South Farm Showcase, a free, family-friendly event happening this Saturday in Columbia. Tim says, "we want to make sure our kids, and our kids-at-heart, can learn something, but have fun doing it." Don't miss the cockroach race, the wine tasting, the tomato tasting, the corn maze and more! September 27, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHERINE PARKE about Orr Street Studios' popular "Second Saturday for Kids" series. Next month, participants age 5-15 will get to make wearable art with instruction by Zede's Sewing Studio! At [4:04] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator for Missouri River Regional Library, is looking for your thoughts on how MRRL is doing, and what it can do better to serve the community. Plus, find out about "Readers Theatre: Live Old Time Radio," a fundraiser for the library foundation happening this weekend in Jefferson City! September 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with KELLY NICKELSON about the Super Sam Foundation, which is a "childhood cancer awareness charity" in honor of Sam Santhuff, who died of cancer at age six back in 2014. Join them for the 2nd annual 'Hope Gala' fundraiser September 30th in Columbia - watch for details! At [3:55] JUDITH LeFEVRE and DR. MICHAEL PORTER invite people age 6-106 living in Boone County to submit two of their own photographs into the Children's Grove photography competition! The theme this year is "Different Yet All the Same." Children's Grove is a nonprofit that encourages a 'culture of kindness.' Enter today! September 23, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and ERIC SANDVOL, Associate Professor, MU Department of Geological Sciences, talk about predicting earthquakes. On the heels of that devastating earthquake in Italy last month, Eric elaborates on the science behind it and others like it, and the difficulties that seismologists face in making "precise" predictions. September 22, 2016

Trevor Harris / KBIA

As the secretary of Jefferson City's Old Munichberg Association, Walter Schroeder would regularly 'spice-up' his meeting minutes. After much encouragement from fellow members of the group, he recently published Southside Sketches, a book of memories from Jefferson City's historic German neighborhood. Schroeder was a recent guest on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud.  

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS about this Sunday's Columbia CROP Hunger Walk at Stephens Lake Park! The purpose of the walk is to raise money and awareness for local organizations that help combat hunger and poverty, so consider sponsoring a neighbor, a friend or even yourself! At [3:45] LYNN BARNETT and SALLY SILVERS join us to talk about the many facets of the Columbia Public Schools Foundation. This now 20 year-old program aims to "stimulate creativity and innovation" beyond what our tax dollars alone can do. Watch for details! September 21, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation

“Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch” is an old song you might be familiar with, but today, surprisingly few Missourians know a pawpaw tree when they see one. This week on Discover Nature brought to you by the Missouri Department of Conservation we find the pawpaw.

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. MAR DOERING, All Paws Medical & Behavioral Center, about separation anxiety in pets. With school back in full swing, your beloved Rover and Fluffy are now left to spend a good portion of the day at home by themselves. How can we make saying goodbye every morning easier for everyone? Dr. Doering has some ideas! September 20, 2016

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