Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
8:18 am
Tue January 7, 2014

St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad

Stephanie Berg is pictured with Symphony Music Director David Robertson and Jeanne Sinquefield, whose bequests led to the creation of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Credit St. Louis Symphony

Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.

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Classical Music
2:40 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms

Credit Mat Hennik/Deutsche Grammphon

The pianist Helene Grimaud is garnering increasing attention from fans and critics. Her 2012 release, Duo, with cellist Sol Gabetta, is regularly heard on KBIA and was recently nominated for a Grammy. On her latest effort, Brahms: The Piano Concertos, the French-born pianist presents a pair of works for piano and orchestra by 19th century Romantic era composer Johannes Brahms.

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Arts and Culture
8:15 am
Mon December 30, 2013

New book collects stories of resilience and recovery from Joplin

Credit Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

Joplin leaders share their stories about the 2011 tornado and the recovery efforts that followed in a newly published book.

The Joplin Globe reports the book, titled "Joplin Pays It Forward," can be downloaded for free from the city's website. It's also available from the Joplin Chamber of Commerce, and in an e-book format from Amazon.

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Arts and Culture
7:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Meredith Nicholson's "A Reversible Santa Clause," part 2

Credit Image via Flickr, by Johnny Grim.

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you the conclusion of our two-part Christmas special based on the story "A Reversible Santa Claus," by Meredith Nicholson. (Click here for a podcast of part one.)

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

One family preseves the legacy of an African American town in Missouri [video]

Virginia Houston, 68, walks down a gravel road to the last building still standing in Pennytown, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Freed slave Joe Penny started the town in 1875. Houston works to preserve the town’s rich history.
Credit KBIA

Located eight miles outside of Marshall, Mo., is a church that is all that remains of Pennytown. Started by a freed slave in 1871, Pennytown was one of the only predominantly African American towns in mid-Missouri in the 20th century.  

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Radio Friends
9:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Mel Zelenak, Consumer News

Paul Pepper and MEL ZELENAK talk New Year's resolutions that you can make that will save you money; tips like: pay yourself first and pay your bills last. December 23, 2013 Featured Artist is Maren Schenewarkhttp://www.columbiaartleague.org 

Arts and Culture
5:05 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Maplewood Barn Christmas Special: "A Reversible Santa Claus," part 1

Image via Flickr, by Johnny Grim.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you the first installment of a two-part Christmas presentation based on the story "A Reversible Santa Claus," by Meredith Nicholson. (The second part will be aired at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA and posted online following the broadcast.)

In keeping with our tradition, the Maplewood Barn Radio Players have chosen a little-known tale by an obscure author as our Christmas present to you. We hope you enjoy it. 

 

The players:

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Arts and Culture
4:55 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Ernest Bramah's "The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage"

A lightning strike.
Credit By Qualsiasi, via Flickr.

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you "The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage," adapted frmo a short story by Ernest Bramah. 

Mr. Bramah put a different spin on the traditional detective stories by giving his protagonist, Max Carrodos, a disability -- and this was long before the TV show "Ironsides" was ever conceived. 

Mr. Louis Carlyle, a friend of Max, runs his own private detection agency, and they often collaborate on cases. 

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Arts and Culture
4:47 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Stories from O. Henry's "The Gentle Grafter"

A remnant of the Old West.
Credit By Great Beyond, via Flickr.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.

In this episode, we return to the early twentieth century with a few stories from one of our favorite authors, O. Henry. In his book "The Gentle Grafter," Andy Tucker and Jeff Peters are accomplished con men in the Old West. While they are close buddies and usually work well with each other in their swindles, they are often at odds over just how far to take a defraudation. Jeff was always eloquent when the ethics of his profession were under discussion, as you'll learn in the story you're about to hear. 

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Stable work for the postal office ties generations to rural Mo. [video]

Loretta Moss, 62, helps stack boxes to take into the post office in Vandalia, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Moss worked for the post office as a city carrier for nearly 22 years. She was required to retire from the postal service in September due to her prognosis of stage 4-breast cancer.
Credit KBIA

For Loretta Moss, no work was as stable or as satisfying than that of a postal carrier. 

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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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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
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

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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