Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

67 year-old watches over father's farm just as he did at 18 [video]

John Schupp, 67, tends to his cattle on his farm outside of Eldon, Mo., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Schupp helped his father first buy this farmland in the 1950s. Since then, he has always called it home.
Credit KBIA

Growing up on the farm his father bought in the 1950s, John Schupp would be the first to admit that there’s no better place than home.

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Radio Friends
9:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Major Richard Trimmel, Salvation Army

Paul Pepper chats with MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMEL about how the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is coming along this season. December 19, 2013 Featured Artist is Maren Schenewarkhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org 

Arts and Culture
9:50 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Misdeeds, misdemeanors, miscommunications: Life lessons from MoJo commentators on KBIA

Credit KBIA

In this recent series of commentaries for KBIA.org, Missouri student journalists recount a few of life’s confusing lessons. Led by Missouri School of Journalism Professor and storytelling master Berkley Hudson, these 11 student commentators took not only pen to paper but also got in front of the microphone, to talk out these essays that touch on life, relationships, growing up and striking out, among other issues. Enjoy!

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Radio Friends
9:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Truman Leadership Project & Honoring Irene Haskins

Paul Pepper talks to ADAM SCHMID about the Truman Leadership Project, a student-run, non-profit organization that promotes leadership skills - all kids in middle/high school are welcome! Also, SUTU FORTE is here; she's looking for humor writers and singers to help honor the late IRENE HASKINS.

 Featured Artist is Maren Schenewarkhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org

Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

51 years of marriage bind this couple together [video]

Aleta (left) and Phili Miller (Right), 71, talk about how they have stayed married more than 50 years in Boone County, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The two were sophomores in college when they first met and got married six months later.
Credit KBIA

After 51 years of marriage, Philip and Aleta Miller can still recall the day it all began. 

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Radio Friends
9:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

UFO Enthusiast Bill Wickersham

Paul Pepper and BILL WICKERSHAM talk about all things UFO, including how we'll be addressing this issue in 10 years. Featured Artist is Maren Schenewarkhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org

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Arts and Culture
8:22 am
Tue December 17, 2013

St. Louis, Kansas City rank high in volunteerism

Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Credit paparutzi / Flickr

A new report says the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are among nation's most generous metro regions when it comes to volunteering.

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Radio Friends
9:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

GreenHouse Theatre Project & Nina Furstenau

Paul Pepper welcomes back ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI, GreenHouse Theatre Project; their latest production, "C'tait la Nuit" (Twas the Night), opens Wednesday at Orr Street Studios! Also, author NINA FURSTENAU has written a food memoir, "Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland".  Featured Artist is Maren Schenewarkhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org 

 

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Arts and Culture
11:54 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra

The veteran conductor James Levine is back as musical director of the MET Orchestra. The new CD from the MET Orchestra features pianist Evgeny Kissin and is KBIA's CD of the week.
Credit MET Orchestra

At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium.

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Global Journalist
5:33 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

How reporters are working to revive investigative journalism

Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity spoke to Global Journalist about the pressures facing investigative reports.
Credit Axel Heimken / Associated Press

For decades, investigative journalists have worked tirelessly to unearth stories on government wrongdoing, corporate malfeasance, and other issues that provide a better understanding of the world around us, and hopefully, spark change. 

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change.

Two of Columbia's Elan Singers at last Friday's Odyssey Chamber Music Series Holiday Songs performance.
Credit Odyssey Chamber Music Series

If you are a fan of classical performance, opportunities were abundant this past weekend in Columbia. Classical music patrons had performances to choose from by the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, the Missouri Symphony Societies' Holiday Home Tour, The Columbia Chorale with the Columbia Civic Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony at the Missouri Theatre. That we should we be so rich in classical performance every weekend.

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Arts and Culture
3:01 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

KBIA presents Dubb Nubb live in studio [video]

Dubb Nubb played live in the studio November 20
Credit Andrew Yost / KBIA

Local musicians Hannah, Delia and Amanda Rainey call their sound “Indie Twin Folk”. The three are collectively known as Dubb Nubb and they recently visited the KBIA studio to sample some tunes off of their brand new album, Wild Dreamin’, as well as a couple older tracks.

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Arts and Culture
2:48 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Missouri Symphony Conservatory celebrates the holidays, on KBIA

The Missouri Symphony's Conservatory 2012 holiday concert, conducted by Maestro Kirk Trevor.
Credit Courtesy of MOSS

Have you ever discovered a new hobby that suddenly and completely consumed you? Whether you meant to do it or not your new hobby demands your time and attention. It requires that you find a teacher or a mentor who can help you take your interest to the next level.

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Arts and Culture
7:00 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

A Maplewood Barn Radio Thanksgiving Special

Squash pie.
Credit Stu Spivack / Flickr

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

This week, we bring your two Thanksgiving plays based on short stories from the early 1900s. The first is "Beetle Rings' Thanksgiving Mascot," by Sheldon C. Stoddard. The second is "Bert's Thanksgiving," by J.T. Trowbridge. 

The players:

"Beetle Ring's Thanksgiving Mascot"

  • Joe: Terry Yates
  • Nannie:  Amy Humphrey
  • Pete: Carey Butters
  • Posey: Joe Bogue
  • Skid: Darren Hellwege
  • John: Byron Scott

"Bert's Thanksgiving"

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Editorial cartoonists resist censorship [rebroadcast]

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat works in his office in Damascus. Syrian security forces attacked Ferzat in Damascus and left him bleeding along the side of a road, according to human rights activists.
Credit Muzaffar Salman / Associated Press

This week, we'll revisit two of our favorite interviews from the past year.

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Global Journalist
2:14 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Looking back at Berlin's past

Stores throughout Berlin placed decals on their windows to mimic the broken windows of Kristallnacht.
Credit Casey Morell / Global Journalist

The 9th of November is an important day in German history, for both highs and lows. It's the day the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and it's the day the German states became a republic in 1918 before the end of World War I.

However, November 9 is also the anniversary of Kristallnacht –  the night of broken glass. On that night in 1938, the Nazis led riots through the cities of Germany. Jewish owned businesses were ransacked; their storefronts defaced with graffiti; their windows smashed. Nearly 30,000 Jews were arrested that night alone, and sent to concentration camps throughout the Reich. Historians widely consider Kristallnacht to be one of the first major events in the run-up to the Holocaust.

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Intersection
11:15 am
Tue November 26, 2013

How the Thanksgiving menu evolved

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website. 

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Arts and Culture
8:19 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Columbia interfaith Thanksgiving brings together traditions of thanks

Credit Stevan Sheets / Flickr

Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, along with what tradition they are from and who read them.

Judaic: “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan

“O praise the Lord all ye nation. Praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great towards us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise to you o Lord.” -Ashwath Elangovan

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Arts and Culture
12:46 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas

Michelle Makarski and Keith Jarrett have a new release out. The ECM CD of JS Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Piano is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Today's Zaman

When violinist Michelle Makarski approached her friend, the pianist Keith Jarrett about playing some Johann Sebastian Bach sonatas, recording those works wasn’t necessarily in their initial plans.

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Arts and Culture
7:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Stephen Leacock's "Who Do You Think Did It?"

Credit stephenjohnbryde / Flickr

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you a who-dun-it, a mixed-up murder mystery by Stephen Leacock. Oddly enough, it's entitled, "Who Do You Think Did It, or The Mixed-Up Murder Mystery."

Before we begin our story, we should inform the audience that Mr. Leacock added a prefatory note to this tale, stating that anyone who correctly guesses who did it is entitled a beautiful gold watch. They should collect this watch from their spouse or another close relative. 

  

The players:

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Arts and Culture
2:46 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park

Christy and her closest friends show the bling on their boots in the parking lot of the Motel 6 in Kingdom City, Missouri in May 2013. They decided to skip their high school prom and have a “Cowgirl Prom” at the KC Country Dance Hall in Kingdom City.
Credit Roxana Pop / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Meredith Turk hangs out in rodeo culture with this year’s Miss Teen Rodeo queen, and finds out why she’s one of the only rodeo competitors you’ll ever see wearing a helmet … and she wears it well.

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Arts and Culture
1:50 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Adventures of Bindle, by Herbert Jenkins

A front cover of "Adventures of Bindle."
Credit Image via BarnesandNoble.com

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you two adventures of a famous literary character: Mr. Joseph Bindle, the irreverent furniture remover, and his overbearing wife. 

Written by Herbert Jenkins, the Bindle stories were very popular in the early part of the twentieth century. 

We hope you enjoy this presentation of "The Coming of the Lodger" and "Mr. Gupperduck's Mishap." 

The players:

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Arts and Culture
1:38 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Edna Ferber's "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady"

Strawberries.
Credit Image courtesy Fried Dough, via Flickr.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you audio presentations of two short stories by Edna Ferber: "The Homely Heroine" and "The Leading Lady."

Ferber's most famous character, Emma McChesney, does not appear in these two stories. Instead, we have delved into some of the more obscure tales by Ferber to bring you a lesser-known but very strong woman named Pearlie Schultz, a most unusual female protagonist. 

We hope you enjoy these two stories about Pearlie, starting with "The Homely Heroine." 

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Arts and Culture
12:44 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Indoor skate park open to Moberly kids and teens

Credit joshloncarevich / Flickr

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Arts and Culture
12:18 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Live in studio: The Flood Brothers [video]

The flood brothers live in KBIA's studios
Credit Andrew Yost / KBIA

Musicians Gabe Meyer and Jake Best define their sound as raw, deep blues mixed with hypno-boogie. The two are collectively known as The Flood Brothers and sat down in the KBIA studio and gave us a taste of what they call “deep thumpy dirty dance” music.

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Arts and Culture
7:28 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Photo rescue group plans Joplin handover event

Damage caused by the 2011 Joplin tornado.
Credit Courtney Flatt / KBIA

A group that collected thousands of photos after the Joplin tornado is planning a ceremony this week in the southwest Missouri city.

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Arts and Culture
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Columbia looks to 'concrete graphics' to replace damaged art

Artist Maura Mudd used 'concrete graphics' to affix her mural design to the ground near Flatbranch Park.
Credit Kyle Winker / KBIA

The city of Columbia has found a new way to replace damaged murals painted downtown.

In 2012, nine artists in the Columbia area painted murals on sidewalks behind storm drains.  The project was collaboration with the Roots N’ Blues Festival.  The artists chose imagery that promotes a cleaner environment and serve as reminders to viewers that what enters the storm drain systems flows directly into local creeks and streams.

But, three of those murals were damaged.  City of Columbia stormwater educator Mike Heimos says drivers and the weather were the likely causes.

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Arts and Culture
12:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Live in studio: KBIA presents The Hooten Hallers

The Hootenhallers live in the KBIA studio
Credit Andrew Yost / KBIA

 Musicians John Randall, Andy Rehm and Paul Weber  call their music "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul." The three are collectively known as The Hooten Hallers, and they sat down in the KBIA studios to play their version of blues, country, soul and rock n roll. Check out the video below for a twangy harmonic love song ("O Jolene"), a softer, meditative bluegrass styled ballad ("Trouble Is") and a boot stomping, reflective blues jam ("She Used to Love My Music"). 

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Arts and Culture
10:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Military Voices: "Everybody was very happy and very sad at the same time"

Kylie Journell and Maria Oropello
StoryCorps

5-year-old Kylie Journell’s father is in Japan with the Navy, and she lives with her grandmother Maria Oropello in Columbia, who cares for her as a mother. They came to story corps to talk about their family history and how the military has impacted it.

This story was produced by Kate Grumke for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie

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Arts and Culture
10:41 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Military Voices: "I feel like a part of it all now"

Sam Jonesi and Lakshna Mehta
Credit StoryCorps

Sam Jonesi is a cadet in the Air Force ROTC at University of Missouri.   He’s a computer science student and hopes to use his training to help the military in cyber warfare.  He came to Story Corps with his friend Lakshna Mehta to talk about his hopes and motivations for his military life.

This story was produced by Meredith Turk for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie

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