Arts and Culture

Unlocking the Truth

CARRIE BATTAN WRITES IN THE NEW YORK TIMES about Unlocking the Truth, who she calls “a boy band that rocks beyond it’s years. Here’s the opening paragraph, which hooked me immediately:

In spring 2001, three women enlisted in the Indiana National Guard. Each had her own idea of what a stint in the Guard might mean — free education, a sense of purpose, extra money. But just months after they signed up, the Sept. 11 attacks occurred and what they thought would be a couple days of drills each month turned into long overseas deployments.

Pitch: Season 2 preview

Aug 8, 2014

After our 4 episode “EP” last winter, we took a break to work on some new material. Now, we are happy to announce that Season 2 will begin next week, August 15. Take a listen to a sneak peak below.

In the meantime, you might enjoy a sneak peek at the new season, and check out a version of our story "The Longbox" which aired on 99% Invisible

Paul Pepper: LTF Flute Studio (Performance)

Aug 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JACK ATKINS and EMILY FRANKE from the LTF Flute Studio in Columbia, which is holding a fundraiser for the Voluntary Action Center Youth Enrichment Fund next Saturday! Jack and Emily perform "Sonata No. 3" at [2:50] and "Giga" at [5:50]. August 8, 2014

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Last week the editorial staff of The New Yorker announced a "Summer Free-For-All" — they’re granting online access to all of their articles going back to 2007. (At least until September, when they unleash their subscription model.) Many, many roundups were done to mark this occasion — so many that THE AWL EVEN DID A ROUNDUP OF ROUNDUPS

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRIAN and AMELIA COTTLE, advocates for Alzheimer's research after Brian was diagnosed with the disease at just 53 years-old. August 7, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with PEGGY KIRKPATRICK, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about impending retirement and the 20th year of "Score Against Hunger"! August 6, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper and JOY SWEENEY talk about Council for Drug Free Youth: how it started, it's mission and it's future! August 5, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper chats with author ALICE ANNA REESE about her book, "Show Me Famous Missourians". At [4:28] ROB CROUSE returns to talk about "All Shook Up," the latest production from Capital City Players! August 4, 2014

  

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Brady Deaton, University of Missouri chancellor emeritus has been honored with a 2014 Missourian Award according to a press release from the MU News Bureau. The Missourian Award honors the state’s most outstanding citizens who have had a significant impact on their community and on the state’s vitality.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARK PALMER about Woodhaven's 50th year and the big celebration happening August 23rd! At [3:30] CINDY MUSTARD and HEATHER DIMITT tell us about "Countdown to Kickoff," a fundraising event that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters! August 1, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about what goes on at CCUA and gardening in general. At [3:52] ADDISON MYERS and AARON KRAWITZ tell us about "Freud's Last Session," the latest production from Talking Horse Productions. July 31, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper talks to VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Why is the average American getting less than a cup and a half a day when five is recommended? July 30, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper meets BEN WATKINS and JOE MYERS, the guys behind "Steamworks and Shadows," a web series on YouTube produced by Brass Engine Productions! July 29, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper meets EMILY HERZOG, a board certified music therapist at MU's Women's and Children's Hospital. At [4:50] LESLIE TOUZEAU tells us about "Organic Field Day," happening this Friday at Bradford Farm! July 28, 2014

  

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When you were growing up did you play classical music? Did you have your own instrument? The classical classical duo Zofo - made up of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi - play one piano. At the same time. KBIA's Trevor Harris  recently talked with the duo by phone about the nature of playing one piano with four hands, the process of commissioning new music for their repertoire and their new CD Zoforbit.

Today Paul Pepper chats with RUSS SCOTT, director of Maplewood Barn's latest production, "Julius Caesar," about the show and working with material written by Shakespeare. At [4:52], WENBO ZHAO (Z), Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, returns with WHY we need to drink water. Think you know the answer? July 25, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper chats with REBECCA JOHNSON, from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at MU, and retired Lt. Col. MIKE FAYETTE, a veteran from the Iraq War, about RCHAI's Veterans and Shelter Dogs project. July 24, 2014

  

Bruce Burkett, World Hepatitis C Day

Jul 23, 2014

Today Paul Pepper asks BRUCE BURKETT about the disease known as Hep C. World Hepatitis C Day is Monday July 28, the same day as the Mid-MO Health Expo at Columbia's Parkade Center. July 23, 2014

  

Rick Baker, Global First Responder

Jul 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back RICK BAKER, fresh off his trip to Jordan (with Global First Responder), to share his experience helping Syrian refugees. July 22, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper and LORENZO LAWSON talk about Youth Empowerment Zone's "Summer Empowerment Camp" and the "King's Kids." (Watch for the pictures from their experience at Columbia's Urban Farm!) July 21, 2014

  

Storyteller Larry Brown, "Missouri Monster"

Jul 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper sits back while local storyteller LARRY BROWN tells the true story of the 'Missouri Monster.' July 18, 2014

  

Maples Rep Theatre, "Big River" (Performance)

Jul 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper invites Maples Rep Theatre to give us a sneak preview of their latest show, "Big River"! July 17, 2014

Songs:"I, Huckleberry Me" [3:32]"River in the Rain" [5:20]

  

League of Women Voters & Second Chance

Jul 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SCHIMDT, League of Women Voters, about two events attempting to educate you, the voter, ahead of the election on August 5th! At [5:12] JOSH SAFRANSKI tells us about an adoption event (with Second Chance) happening this Friday at Columbia's Alpine Shop! July 16, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper and STEFAN FREUND, Associate Professor at the MU School of Music, talk about the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival and the eight applicants who made the cut (out of 200+)! At [4:15] ROBIN BOWMAN joins us to share the latest from the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. Look for them at the Mid-MO Health Expo on July 28. July 15, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper visits with MIRANDA CHALLEEN, from the Missouri River Communities Network. Miranda and the MRCN are looking for people to become one-year AmeriCorps volunteers! At [4:10] JOY POWELL talks about the 2014 summer repertory season at MU's Rhynsburger Theatre! July 14, 2014

  

Today Paul Pepper is joined by DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, and his patient, JARED LONERGAN. Jared is here as an example of the positive effects hypnotherapy can have on the subconscious. July 11, 2014

  

Folk Musicians Cathy & Dave & Lesley (Performance)

Jul 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians Cathy Barton, Dave Para and Lesley Oswald. Their performance of "River's Reach" [at 2:35] is from "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," happening this weekend at Turner Hall in Boonville. July 10, 2014

  

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