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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?"

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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

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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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Intersection
5:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Why veterans have a hard time returning to civilian life

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

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Arts and Culture
11:47 am
Mon November 18, 2013

CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions

The violinist Phillipe Quint and pianist Lily Maisky collaborated on Opera Breve, a new release of opera transcriptions.
Credit Avanti Classic

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.

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8:13 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Columbia film fest wins grant from Oscars group

True/False Film Festival logo
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A Columbia documentary film festival has won financial support from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to continue exploring the boundaries between truth and fiction on the silver screen.

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7:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Military voices: "I didn't let people in who were trying to help me"

Jenny Greeves and Kendale Carter
Credit StoryCorps

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.

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Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Military Voices: "We were responding and we were taking care of business"

Michael and Victoria Vizcarra
Credit StoryCorps

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

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Arts and Culture
5:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Columbia groups raise money for Philippines

Photo of the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines taken November 10, 2013 by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection via Flickr.

Humanitarian organizations are organizing aid in the Philippines after the passage of the Typhoon Haiyan. Here in Columbia, some groups are also doing their part.

The MU Filipino American Student Association raised $1.500 in 48 hours to help survivors of the typhoon. The funds will go to World Vision, an international humanitarian organization helping children in need.

MikkoDane Viudez, the treasurer of the Filipino student association, said the crisis brought solidarity in the community.

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Arts and Culture
10:25 am
Thu November 14, 2013

City of Columbia brainstorms low income resolutions

Credit City of Columbia

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.

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Arts and Culture
10:07 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival brings more than $1 million to Columbia

Credit Amanda Sohaney / KOMU

The 7th annual Roots N Blues festival brought more than 22,000 fans from 35 states -- and five other countries -- to Columbia this September.

This year’s event marked the first time the festival took place in Stephens Lake Park, and saw 27 artists from across the world take the stage.

The event gave a boost to Columbia’s economy, as it created $1,205,842 in economic impact for the city, according to the 2013 Convention and Visitors Bureau Economic Impact Study.

Organizer Richard King said he was satisfied with this year’s event.

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8:46 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Military Voices: "There's no concept of what going to war means"

Levi Newman
Credit StoryCorps

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

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8:08 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.”

Sherry Wyatt
Credit StoryCorps

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.

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8:40 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Military Voices: "Connecting with people when I came back was just hard"

Shawn Lee
Credit StoryCorps

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.

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Arts and Culture
8:47 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Military Voices: “I was naïve to the concept of the military.”

Rhett and Travis Hartman
Credit StoryCorps

When 38-year-old Rhett Hartman joined the Marine Corps in 2002, he hadn’t considered death as a possibility—until he was asked by his sergeant to write a letter for home in case he didn’t come back. 

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Arts and Culture
6:12 am
Thu November 7, 2013

It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road

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November is deer-mating season, and as the deer mate -- drivers are at a higher risk of hitting them. 

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Arts and Culture
12:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: “Mr. Clackworthy Tells the Truth"

Money.
Credit Image by Evan Townsend

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you a humorous piece of caper fiction called "Mr. Clackworthy Tells the Truth," by Christopher B. Booth. 

It was first published in the Oct. 19, 1920, issue of "Detective Story" magazine. 

We hope you enjoy our presentation of the story.

  The players:

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Arts and Culture
12:02 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: "The Pipe"

Curls of smoke rise from a pipe.
Credit Photo by Keith Williamson, via Flickr.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you a chilling Halloween tale called "The Pipe," published anonymously. 

The story revolves around a mysterious pipe, a gift from one collector to another. 

That gift arrived with a note -- and so begins our show: 

The players:

  • Pugh: Terry Yates
  • Tress: Joe Bogue
  • Brasher: Byron Scott
  • Bob: Brad Buchanan
  • Narrator: Darren Hellwege

Production

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Arts and Culture
12:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Clark Lane residents campaign for sidewalks on Halloween

Kate Shannon rallies on Oct 31. for sidewalks to be built on Clark Lane. She says pedestrians are in constant danger of being hit by cars without them.
Credit Sam Richmond / KBIA News

A group of Clark Lane residents spent their Halloween rallying on sidewalks near Woodland Springs holding signs asking for drivers to honk for sidewalks to be built on both sides of Clark Lane.

The residents said they disagree with City Council’s current plan to build asphalt extensions on Clark Road instead.

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10:57 am
Thu October 31, 2013

First family moves into new Ronald McDonald house

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).
Credit Drew Koch / KBIA News

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.

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