Arts and Culture

Pet Health Tips & "The Earth Show"

Jun 6, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CB CHASTAIN from the College of Veterinary Medicine about the many - but often overlooked - ways to keep your pets safe this summer! At [4:08] SUTU FORTE and JEANNE SZKOLKA talk about "The Earth Show", which will feature music and dance and an original ballet composition composed by Sutu and Bill Roe. June 6, 2014


Lina Young / KBIA

A commemorative art exhibit made its first stop in Fulton, Mo., on May 30. The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College presented its new exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Native Plants & Central Methodist University

Jun 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back native plant expert NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, who's holding a class THIS afternoon at Lincoln University. And then at [4:16] SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN talks about Central Methodist University's version of Mozart's "The Impresario." June 5, 2014


Diana Moxon, Columbia Art League, Art in the Park

Jun 4, 2014

Today Paul Pepper sits down with the always-delightful DIANA MOXON! The 56th Art in the Park is this weekend at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. Find out who and what will be at this year's festival! June 4, 2014


University of Missouri Press

If you are a creative type, then you may have given some thought to the process behind creating. Whether you paint, write essays or solve engineering problems, Columbia author William Least Heat-Moon has written a book that illuminates the creative process. Least Heat-Moon discussed his new book Writing Blue Highways on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. He also speaks this Thursday at 7:00 p.m at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia.

Today Paul Pepper talks to ANDREA SHELTON, City of Columbia Recycling Department, about the city's "Master Composting" class/certification happening this month. At [4:10] RICK BAKER and ADAM BECKETT share the story behind their Global First Responder program, which helps those in need of medical services around the world. June 3, 2014

University of Missouri

The Mizzou Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of Carnahan quad and is part of MU's 175th anniversary celebration.

According the MAA executive director Todd McCubbin, Traditions Plaza will not only be a space for classes, concerts, pep rallies and other activities, but will also provide visitors and prospective students with a more complete history of MU's traditions.

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, University of Missouri Extension, talk about feeling good with food! Three food preservation workshops start next week - watch for details. June 2, 2014

Performance from John D'Agostino

May 30, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, singer-songwriter JOHN D'AGOSTINO, who performs two songs, "Doesn't She Know" at [2:41], and "You Don't Have to Leave" at [5:40]. May 30, 2014

Poet, memoirist and political activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, reportedly after a long illness. 

“Hello, good morning ..." is how Angelou opened the conversation when we talked by phone last week. At home in Winston-Salem, N.C., she joked about the weather in the Midwest.

"Because I think you people change weather in the way that other people change clothes," she said with a laugh.

Pet Education Day

May 29, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes REBECCA JOHNSON, CHYAN PASCUA and WHISKEY (the dog), all from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, who talk about what's happening at Pet Education Day this Saturday! May 29, 2014


Today Paul Pepper visits with CARYLN BRYAN (a.k.a Mother Superior) about Maplewood Barn's latest production of "Nunsense 2: The Sequel", opening tomorrow night! At [4:09], KATIE COUP talks about this year's Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show, which starts tomorrow at the Boone County Fairgrounds! May 28, 2014


CMAND & Missouri Symphony Society

May 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by JANICE RAMBO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who talks about eating right on vacation. At [4:03], LILI VIANELLO breezes through the upcoming 25 concerts (in 38 days!) that are a part of Hot Summer Nights from the Missouri Symphony Society! May 27, 2014

A group that fought to save a central Missouri railroad bridge from demolition is raising money to repair the span.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports  members of the Katy Bridge Coalition hope eventually to add the bridge to the Katy Trail, Missouri's 225-mile hiking and biking trail.

Joan Stack, Missouri State Historical Society

May 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOAN STACK, who talks about the myth surrounding Jesse James, and the "exploring American myths" exhibit on display now at the Missouri State Historical Society. Check out the bullet. May 26, 2014


Today Paul Pepper is joined by choir director MATT FELTS and ten senior members of Hickman High School's "A Cappella Singers" to perform the old and new alma mater ahead of this evening's graduation ceremony! May 23, 2014

Heather Harlan, Phoenix Programs, Inc.

May 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., about youth and drugs and why the minds of young people are more vulnerable. May 22, 2014

Latisha Koetting

Next Monday is Memorial Day, a date established by Congress in 1968 as America's national day to remember and honor those American men and women who died in combat. If you are a veteran or know one, you likely think about those who died in combat on days other than just the last Monday in May each year. This week on Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris talked to veterans and their supporters about what they think about each year on Memorial Day.

Melanie Knocke, CPS Planetarium

May 21, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, located inside Rock Bridge High School. At [6:23] Melanie invites everyone to celebrate National Astronomy Day this Saturday! May 8, 2014

The Boone County Hams - Performance

May 21, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back The Boone County Hams! They perform "Dayton, Ohio" [2:21] and "Blue Bayou" [5:19] ahead of tomorrow night's performance at Launer Auditorium.


Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY and DAVE, this time to perform "Across the Blue Mountains" at [2:24] on the autoharp and guitar. May 21, 2014


Today Paul Pepper invites EMMA CARTER to talk about Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute, which is an intensive, immersive camp underway with five free performances open to the public. At [3:49], LIZ SCHMIDT plugs a five-person panel discussion TONIGHT focusing on mental health services for children, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. May 20, 2014

Dancearts & GreenHouse Theatre Project

May 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARIE ROBERTSON from Dancearts about their upcoming spring recital, happening this weekend! At [4:23], EMILY ADAMS and ANDREW BELCHER talk about Greenhouse Theatre Project's production of "Tartuffe". Watch for when and where! May 19, 2014


Bill Wickersham, UFO Enthusiast

May 16, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local UFO enthusiast BILL WICKERSHAM. Bill focuses today's visit on the controversial topic of "back engineering". May 16, 2014


Credit: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

On this weeks' Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege talked with Quin Gresham, the Producing Artistic Director for the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre about the upcoming season at the theatre.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development is providing nearly $900,000 in tax credits to the makers of a movie filmed partly in Cape Girardeau.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 20th Century Fox, maker of "Gone Girl," spent nearly $3 million while filming in Missouri last fall. The state issues tax credits to qualified production companies for up to 35 percent of in-state expenditures, part of an effort to promote filming in Missouri.

2014 Relay For Life

May 15, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes LAURA MORRIS, with the American Cancer Society, and SARA REINDEL, Relay for Life Event Chair. The Columbia/Boone County Relay for Life is May 30! May 15, 2014


Alec Baldwin, you were salmoning!

The actor was ticketed in New York on Tuesday for riding his bicycle the wrong way on a one-way street.

Cyclists use the term "salmoning" to describe a biker going against the stream on a one-way bike lane. Surely the definition can be broadened to include Baldwin's infraction.

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc. This visit focuses on what makes someone successful, and others not. May 14, 2014

Nick Foster, Voluntary Action Center

May 13, 2014

  Today Paul Pepper chats with NICK FOSTER about the importance of Voluntary Action Center in Columbia. At [5:00] Nick talks about the  "Spring Into Action" fundraiser, which is open to everyone! May 13, 2014