Arts and Culture

Paul Pepper: Yvonne Chamberlain, Room at the Inn

Jan 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with YVONNE CHAMBERLAIN, Coordinator of Columbia's Room at the Inn. Now in its 6th year, Room at the Inn provides shelter for the homeless during the cold winter months. If you'd like to help out with money, time or donations, please watch for details! January 26, 2015

Coming up next weekend in Columbia, the Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps volunteers sponsor the ninth annual Third Goal Film Fest. Darren Hellwege talked with the festival's organizers and a filmmaker for a recent episode of Thinking out Loud.

The movie American Sniper is a surprise box-office hit, but it has also become a lightning rod. Some critics say the film, based on the life of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, glorifies war. Others say it doesn't accurately portray the real Kyle. Still others say the movie — and the reactions to it — are an example of the deep disconnect between civilians and the military.

The vitriol has been ugly, the story complicated. There is no one truth. But when it comes to war, the most credible sources are often people who've experienced it firsthand.

Today Paul Pepper and former University of Missouri economics professor MEL ZELENAK talk about financial planning, including the benefits of buying index funds (specifically from Vanguard). If you're looking to invest, don't miss this segment! January 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with first-time guest ERICA DICKSON, Early Childhood Education Director at Youth Empowerment Zone, which just recently celebrated 10 years in the Columbia area! Find out how Erica and her team is making an impact on children as young as five. January 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and BILL WICKERSHAM cover a wide range of UFO topics on today's show, but if you're watching in Columbia, you might be interested in hearing the story about a 1973 UFO sighting here in the area [5:02] . January 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest - and Missouri's first poet laureate - WALTER BARGEN. Walter has written many books, his latest being "Gone West," which he reads a portion of on today's show! January 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper finds out how the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is doing from MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL. The Christmas season may be over, but this fundraising effort goes through the month! Also discussed is the Salvation Army's latest efforts towards "emergency disaster relief." At [4:16] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, talks about three upcoming events, including: a town hall meeting, a discussion about civil dialogue across political differences and a meeting about how you can determine your "home efficiency score." Watch for details! January 19, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this episode, we bring you our adaptation of a little-known play by Charles S. Brooks: a pirate spoof called Wappin' Wharf.

Brooks gave up a successful career in business at the age of 37 to become a writer. He was motivated by "an appreciate of the subtlety of words, of their cadence, and overtone." 

Wappin' Wharf was first produced as a full-length production in January 1922, at the Play House in Cleveland, Ohio, under the direction of Frederic McConnell. We hope you enjoy our adaptation. 

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about being "more mindful." The start of a new year can mean the start of something new, but are you really mindful of the change? January 16, 2015

Mizzou Magazine

In this program from our archives, we bring you a “Fridays At Mizzou” show in which Darren Hellwege participates in a program at the MU Law School designed to teach students about the process of Voir Dire, or selection of jurors for a trial. It’s an interesting look at how courts work, and educational programs at the School of Law here at the University of Missouri. From August, 2000.

Trevor Harris / KBIA

What do you do when your town has been losing population for 80 years? If you are like the people heard in this episode of Thinking Out Loud, you hunker down, celebrate your history and build community with remaining residents. Despite decades-long population flight from Novinger, Missouri, local leaders are working to make the place inviting for new residents and future investments.

It was a big night for the cast and crew of both Boyhood and the Amazon series Transparent, as each walked away with two Golden Globe awards Sunday. The CW Network received its first Golden Globe for Gina Rodriguez's performance in Jane the Virgin. Yet with only one award given to the major broadcast networks,  ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox were left out in the cold. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jamie Grey, Ryan Thomas and Amy Simons discuss the Golden Globes and the future of television on KBIA-FM's media criticism program, "Views of the News."

Today Paul Pepper visits with JESSICA MACY and TEC CHAPMAN, Boone County Council on Aging and Services for Independent Living, respectively, about the recent "marriage" of these two popular community resources. Why did this happen? What is the benefit? Watch to find out! January 15, 2015

[At the top of this post, you'll find a discussion I had with Stephen Thompson, my Pop Culture Happy Hour co-panelist, about the Oscar nominations. Tomorrow's full PCHH episode more fully covers the film Selma.]

Today Paul Pepper chats with PAUL FOREMAN, MU Health Care, about asthma: the who, the what, the why and the risk factors. If you think you have asthma, please watch this interview! At [5:03] CHRIS FITZGERALD briefly explains the mission behind Clean Sweep Columbia and how you can get involved. January 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about Ed's one-man Frank Sinatra tribute show, titled the "Sinatra Supper Club," happening this Saturday at Talking Horse Productions. Forty songs plus dinner from Bleu equals one unforgettable evening! January 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with the new director of the National Churchill Museum, JIM WILLIAMS, about an event January 24th that coincides with the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. Highlights include a visit from one of Churchill's great-grandsons. At [4:09] KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH DENT talk about "Always Patsy Cline," the latest production from Capital City Players in Jefferson City! January 12, 2015

Maybe you've noticed that many hit country songs sound the same. Nashville songwriter Greg Todd heard similar melodies, music beds and solos in six "bro country" songs — by Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Parmalee, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice — and mashed them up with some pitch- and tempo-shifting.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes APRIL BARNETT and CHAD McMINN, Rainbow House's Marketing Directing and Development Director, respectively, about the annual Masquerade Ball, which is the "biggest fundraiser of the year!" It all happens in April at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Watch for details! January 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DEVI and JESSE STATES about Devi's journey from Kathmandu to the United States, and his subsequent dreams to open a restaurant, and to help children in his former home in Nepal achieve their dreams, too, through the Himalayan Family Healthcare Project. January 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN BAKER, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, about last month's CoMo Gives campaign, as well as how you can get involved in their mission to support local charities/non-profits! January 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with CB CHASTAIN, College of Veterinary Medicine, about 'pets on meds.' Is your pet on medication? If so, CB shares questions you should ask your veterinarian before, during and after. At [4:34] VALERIE CHAFFIN joins us, along with foster animals Hattie Rose and Justin, to talk about "Second Fridays with Second Chance," which will happen throughout 2015 in Columbia! January 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., test your knowledge of what's known as "behavioral epigenetics." Is it all dumb luck, or is it mind over matter? January 5, 2015

Radio play: "The Beast with Five Fingers"

Jan 2, 2015
Image by Kellie Moore.

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, and happy new year!

In keeping with our tradition of giving you classic stories, tonight we bring you a chilling tale called "The Beast with Five Fingers," by W.F. Harvey. 

It was first published in The New Decameron in 1919. It was made into a movie in 1947; the film starred Robert Alda, Andrea King and Peter Lorre. 

Wikimedia Commons / Loavesofbread

From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history.

Today Paul Pepper visits with RICK ROWDEN about Primrose Hill Teen Challenge, which is 'a home for women/mothers with children who've had problems with addiction to drugs and alcohol.' Find out how they're making a difference! January 2, 2015

Radio play: "A Very Leacock Christmas"

Jan 1, 2015
By The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this edition, we bring you a little Christmas treat from Stephen Leacock. It is our way of putting an extra peppermint stick in your stocking or hanging another ornament on your tree. 

Mr. Leacock was one of the most famous comic writers of the early 1900s throughout the English-speaking world, and his humor heavily influenced vaudeville comedians, including Jack Benny, who was introduced to Leacock's work by Groucho Markx. 

Radio Play: "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents"

Jan 1, 2015
By unknown photographer (Photoplay (Jul - Dec 1921) (1921)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. In this edition, we bring you a humorous Christmas tale by Rupert Hughes called, "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents." 

Rupert Hughes was the uncle of famous billionaire Howard Hughes, and he was well known in the first half of the twentieth century as a novelist, historian, and movie director. In 1928, he received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay for his script, "The Patent Leather Kid."

And now, Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is proud to present "Mrs. Budlong's Christmas Presents." 

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