Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
4:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

New documentary on Churchill premieres

The film premiered at Capitol City Cinema.
Credit Maureen Lewis-Stump / KBIA

The National Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton is hoping to get more visitors through a new documentary.

The film was shown Tuesday night at the Jefferson City Capitol City Cinema as an inaugural presentation for the theater. It was preceded by a reception at Capitol City Cork and Provisions, a new restaurant that is connected to the theater.

Rob Havers is the Director of the Churchill Museum. He said he hopes the film will help with tourism.

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CoMo Explained
11:22 am
Wed October 23, 2013

The spookiest spots in Missouri

The entrance to Ravenswood, a haunted mansion in Boonville.
Credit Clyde Bentley / Flickr

This week, CoMo Explained tells you where the most haunted places in Missouri are.


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Arts and Culture
7:00 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Robert Barr's "The Liberation of Wyoming Ed"

A magnifying glass.
Credit Photo by Jeffrey Beall, via Flickr.

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.  This week, we bring you a detective story by Robert Barr. It parodies Conan Doyle's famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Our hero is Eugene Valmont, whose name is probably not familiar to you. He's a private detective in New York, though for several years he served as the head of the Secret Service in Washington. If you've never heard of him, it's because the records of his exploits are buried with other classified documents, which have remained undisclosed for national security reasons.

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Arts and Culture
11:38 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Author details the race around the world

The novel Eighty Days dives into competing journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s pursuit to break the record for fastest journey around the world in 1889. Author Matthew Goodman creates a narrative history on the 28,000 mile quest that got the attention of the nation. KBIA’s Tony Nochim sat down with Matthew Goodman while he was in Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
10:40 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Renovations Considered for Douglass Park

Credit City of Columbia

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Commission held its monthly meeting Thursday to discuss a proposed renovation plan at Douglass Park.

Here’s what plan A looks like:

·         20 parking spots along 5th street

·         Outdoor amphitheater

·         New sidewalks that run through the middle of the park

Here’s what plan B looks like:

·         Two handball courts

·         A renovated playground.

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Arts and Culture
9:59 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: 'Wanted: A Wife'

In this episode, the Maplewood Barn Radio Players present Carlotta M. Hardy's "Wanted: A Wife."
Credit Photo by Kellie Kotraba

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.

In keeping with our tradition of bringing you original adaptations of obscure stories, tonight, we present "Wanted: A Wife," by Carlotta M. Hardy. 

It was first published in the "All-Story Weekly" in 1916. Our research on Ms. Hardy turned up virtually nothing. This is the only story we could find by her on the web, and there is no biographical information available. 

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Arts and Culture
9:37 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril"

In this episode, the Maplewood Barn Radio Players bring you P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril."
Credit Title graphic by Kellie Kotraba

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theater, brought to you in conjunction with KBIA.  In this episode, we bring back two of our favorites characters, Bertie and Jeeves, in yet another comic tale by a master of the frivolous, P.G. Wodehouse. This tale is called "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril." As usual, Bertie and Jeeves are in a feud over wardrobe selections, Bertie's Aunt Agatha is hanging over him like a dark shadow, and there is a friend in need -- in this case, Cyril.

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Arts and Culture
4:10 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

"Summit" kicks off Citizen Jane Festival in Columbia

The "Citizen Jane Summit" on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
Credit Abigail Keel / KBIA

The 6th annual Citizen Jane film festival kicked off Friday at Stephen’s College.  The festival will celebrate women filmmakers and—this year—adds a participatory summit to kick start a conversation about getting more in filmmaking.

This year, the festival held the first ever “Citizen Jane Summit” on Thursday.

Programming Director, Kerri Yost, told Thursday’s crowd she was proud of this cadence of friendliness.

“I really feel that everybody here creates what it is for us,” Yost said.  “And it sounds really silly, but we’re trying to make a large change right now in the film industry and we truly believe that could come from the people.”

The summit is just one of the many events at the Citizen Jane festival that is not film.

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Historic Jefferson City penitentiary temporarily cancels tours

The Missouri State Penitentiary, photo by Danielle Kellogg via Flickr.

The Missouri State Penitentiary has cancelled its tours for the rest of the 2013 season, a move that could hinder potential tourism in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that state testing found a mold problem at the penitentiary. The state prohibits anyone from entering the building until it’s cleared up. Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesperson Ryan Burns said she hopes the closing will not keep future visitors away.

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Arts and Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday

Eldar Djangirov had both classical and jazz releases earlier this year. The pianist brings his trio to Murry's in Columbia this Sunday for two shows.
Credit Courtesy: www.EldarMusic.com

From experience I can confirm that it’s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I’m not saying I’ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.

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Maplewood Barn
10:48 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Brad Buchanan's 'Time Stands Still'

A gold watch.
Credit Photo by mpclemens, via Flickr. (http://bit.ly/18tm7CX)

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theater.

This time, we bring you something a bit different from our normal classic stories -- an original script by our own Brad Buchanan called "Time Stands Still." Brad has done the majority of the adaptations for the radio show over the past couple years, but in this case, he decided to bring you a new story, never before performed.

We hope you enjoy this original production of "Time Stands Still." 

 Sit back, relax and listen here:

The players:

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Maplewood Barn
10:23 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Stephen Leacock's 'Golden Dreams'

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.
 In our continuing efforts to bring you nothing but the best in classic stories, we offer you an audio dramatization of an award winning story, "Golden Dreams," based on the writings of Stephen Leacock. Mr. Leacock is a bit vague about what award it might have won, but perhaps we can learn more from our protagonist, the professor. Let's turn it over to him, so he can tell you all about the book "Golden Dreams."
 Sit back, relax, and listen to the audio play here:

  The players:

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Joan Stack, State Historical Society

Today Paul Pepper welcomes JOAN STACK and KRISTEN FORD, Missouri State Historical Society, who talk about National Museum Day tomorrow at Museum of Art and Archeology! The event is kid-friendly and starts at 1 p.m.!

Global Journalist
5:48 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

After high profile attacks, India focused on women's safety

An Indian policeman inspects the site where a 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Mumbai India, Friday.
Credit Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

The sexual assault of a young woman on a New Delhi bus last December sparked widespread debate about the safety of women in India. The attack killed a 23-year-old aspiring physical therapist, and led to  nationwide protests.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Columbia CROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run

Today Paul Pepper is joined by HARRISON KEITHAHN, BRAD-BOYD KENNEDY and HELEN ROBISON. Find out all about the Columbia CROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run, and then sign up or show up Sunday, October 6 at Missouri United Methodist Church! 

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