Have you ever had a “driveway moment” listening to one of the many stories from the oral history project StoryCorps? The project has recorded about 45,000 interviews with everyday people across America. StoryCorps’ “Military Voices Initiatives” gathers stories from veterans, their families and others impacted by war, since 9/11.
Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s Ninth, Durufle’s Requiem and lots more. Services such as the Naxos Music LIbrary make recordings available for a membership fee.
Today Paul Pepper and MARCIA WALKER run down all the upcoming events with the League of Women Voters - starting next Tuesday with Constitution Day! Also, JOE MILLER and AMY HAY talk about the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia fundraiser, "Hoops for a Cause"! Tickets are still on sale!
Even though Columbia is a relatively small city, it is full of published writers. On Intersection this week, local authors Keija Parssinen, Marlene Lee and Alex George told us why they think Columbia is such a writer’s haven.
Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, take a look at more stunning photos from outer space. Think you know what a blue moon is? Val may make you rethink your definition!
What happens when you put together a blue-eyed blonde Texas woman with a handsome Saudi man living in a traditional Saudi culture, and throw in a young secular Arab blogger and a young Muslim man rediscovering his fundamentalist roots? And, specifically, what happens when they’re all in the same family? If that sounds familiar, it's because that family is the Baylani family, whose relationships with each other, their country and their cultures are explored in the novel, The Ruins of Us.
Officials in Jefferson City are laying out the details of the ongoing proposal for a new conference center in Jefferson City. The city's conference center plan is estimated to cost around $9 million.
At its council meeting last night, city councilmember Ralph Bray said the outcome of the project largely depends on the affordability and projected revenue of the facility. “I suppose it’ll come down to whether or not we can afford what we want and whether or not the developer can make money on the development and those are two huge questions,” Bray said.
Today Paul Pepper talks to VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the 10th Annual "Paws in the Park", happening September 14. Also, Capital City Players is putting on "The MOMologues", a play about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH CULP explain.
Columbia Access Television, or CAT-TV, is set to receive funding under the city's proposed fiscal budget.
The Columbia public access television channel was not originally included in the 2014 fiscal budget proposed by the Columbia City Council. But now, because of a$200,000 surplus from last year’s budget, the city council has amended the budget to provide that money to CAT-TV. Council members made the change during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Classical music seems like a genre that was made to be performed indoors. Symphonic music was born in the chambers of European royalty and in Catholic churches. The music was created by patrons who wanted to support the arts and also demonstrate their largesse. Take the classical music out of the concert hall and what do you have?
Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk all things Columbia Art League. There's a brand new show at the Art League titled "Interpretations" - stop by, check it out and buy! Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman.
Since the military takeover in Egypt last month, journalists have been attacked from all sides of the conflict. When security forces shot Tamer Abdel-Raouf at a military checkpoint a week ago, the Egyptian daily newspaper reporter became the fifth journalist to die on the job. On that same day, authorities raided a Turkish news agency and arrested its bureau chief.
Today Paul Pepper talks about tomatoes and mushrooms! First up, TIM REINBOTT, with Bradford Farm's 9th Annual Tomato Festival Sept. 5th! Then, check out the basket of mushrooms DANA DRAKE and STAN HUDSON brought with them. The Missouri Mycological Society has plenty of events to keep your fungi interests busy!
Today Paul Pepper is joined by JOAN STACK, Missouri State Historical Society, who talks about a significant event that happened 150 years ago! It's now an exhibit that will run thru the end of the year. You'll have to watch to find out what we're talking about!
Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NANETTE WARD, with the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who shares the signs of trafficking. Nanette is joined by CRYSTAL MIDKIFF from Columbia's Mustard Seed Fair Trade store.