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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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").
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
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
In the world of opera, many classical music aficionados have their favorites. When it came time to select pieces for their new CD of piano-violin duets, Lily Maisky and Phillipe Quint did some soul searching to find works that were most personal for them. The result of that process is the new release Opera Breve, a CD featuring 13 tracks specifically tailored for Maisky and Quint’s violin-piano duets.
After 12 years of service in the U.S. Navy and military, Kendale Carter received a medical discharge for his PTSD symptoms. When he arrived home, he struggled with his condition while also coping with the death of his younger brother, who died of a brain tumor, and the separation from his first wife. Carter came to StoryCorps with long-time family friend Jenny Greeves to talk about his struggles and what it took for him to persevere.
The story was produced by Andrew Yost for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.
Like many veterans, 56-year-old Michael Vizcarra left a young family at home when he left on deployment; and for him, that was a significant sacrifice. Michael came to StoryCorps and brought along his now 17-year-old daughter Victoria Vizcarra, to talk about some of his experiences overseas.
Bridgit Bowden produced this story for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie
In a rapidly growing city like Columbia, it can be hard for everyone to find adequate housing to meet their needs. That's why Columbia organizations are coming together -- to formulate how they can help people understand their rights and secure safe housing.
Levi Newman grew up in Stella, Missouri, a small town near Joplin of less than 200 people. Ten days after finishing up high school, Newman decided to join the Army. His life in the service changed significantly when the 9/11 attacks occurred. Now, after 10 years in the military, Newman graduated from MU. He currently is Senior Author and Director of Outreach at Veterans United in Columbia, where he writes stories or opinion pieces and reaches out to the community. Co-worker Jeff Ousley sat down with Newman to look back on his life in the military and transition back to a rural area.
Tony Nochim produced this story for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie
Sterling Wyatt, 21, was a soldier who lost his life in 2012 in an IED explosion while serving the US Army in Afghanistan. His mother, Sherry Wyatt, 55, came to StoryCorps to share the story of how she learned of her son’s character through his journals and stories from his brothers-in-arms.
Sterling Wyatt’s death while serving the US Army in Afghanistan in 2012 lead to the funeral that brought out thousands of Columbians dressed in red to show their support of the Wyatt family.
The story was produced by George Varney for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.
Shawn Lee is a former Army infantryman who lives in Columbia. He served in both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lee and his friend and fellow veteran Daniel Hartman, came to StoryCorps to talk about why Lee enlisted, and the challenges he faced coming home.
This story was edited by Casey Morell for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.
Ronald McDonald and Terri Gray cut the ribbon and officially open the new Ronald McDonald House in Columbia Mo., on Oct. 29, 2013. This upcoming year, Gray said the organization looks to provide housing for over 500 families (KBIA/Drew Koch).
Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald House opened Wednesday and is ready for new families.
These charities provide a low or no cost place to stay for families with children currently undergoing treatment at a Columbia health facility. Those facilities are mainly funded through private donations. After two years of work, Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald house in Columbia has officially accepted families to move in.