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"The Eagle has landed" was first uttered on this day back in 1969. Almost 50 years later, JOAN STACK and the team at the State Historical Society of Missouri are paying tribute to that monumental event with a display featuring an original drawing by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial cartoonist Tom Engelhardt! July 20, 2018

Pittsburgh native TROY BRUCHWALSKI performs "I Am Aldolpho" from Maples Rep Theatre's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone', opening tomorrow night in Macon! Artistic Director TODD DAVISON calls this show "extremely entertaining and very, very funny." July 19, 2018

DR. KYLE FIALA, DPM, says that surgery is, more often than not, always considered a last resort; but if necessary, he and the team at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute handles each patient with care throughout the entire process. Also, JANET FLETT invites everyone to 'Journeys', Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance's 7th annual Summer Art Show, beginning July 27th at their store in Ashland. The deadline to enter is later this week! (4:38) July 18, 2018

"That's what I love about...'TRYPS Edge'. It's chosen for the young adult audience, and to be performed by the kids it's been written for," JILL WOMACK on the age-appropriate cast of 'Heathers the Musical', opening this Thursday on the Stephens College campus. Also, ANDREW GRABAU tells us how you can help Heart of Missouri United Way with it's "really elaborate" grant-writing process that happens each fall. (4:26) July 17, 2018

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services began as a simple orphanage in rural Farmington, Missouri over 100 years ago. Now with seven locations across Missouri alone (including Columbia), PCHAS helps thousands children and families in crisis each year. Guests: DARLA ORTMAN and JASON BEARD July 16, 2018

"Budgets are not infinite. Our primary mission is to provide safety equipment for first responders to help advert tragedies; to help keep them safe on the job." -- DARRELL SMITH, on his newly-incorporated non-profit, 'HeroFundUSA' July 13, 2018

From the best dates to take a cruise to the benefits of an airline credit card program, MEL ZELENAK shares just enough travel tips to fit on an index card, and that's a good thing. July 12, 2018

If you've ever wanted to rappel down the side of Columbia's Tiger Hotel for a good cause, now is your chance to be one of the 102 people, including Gary Pinkel, to go "Over the Edge" for Love INC. Guests: JANE WILLIAMS and MIKE DeSANTIS July 11, 2018

The theme for this month's Second Saturday for Kids (at Orr Street Studios in Columbia) is the five Chinese elements. CATHERINE PARKE tells about all the fun things in store for your kiddo(s). Also, the August primary election is right around the corner. If you haven't registered to vote, tomorrow's the deadline! MARILYN McLEOD has information on that and a planned candidate forum at the Columbia Public Library (sponsored by the League of Women Voters). (4:49) July 10, 2018

Like to solve puzzles? Drink beer? If so, Puzzled Pint could be just what you've been looking for! KIM LEON tells us all about this once-a-month activity being played throughout the world. Also, meet the actors behind Shrek, Fiona and Donkey from MU Theatre Department's production of "Shrek the Musical," opening this Thursday on the MU campus! (4:20) July 9, 2018

The July exhibit at Sager | Braudis Gallery is open and ready for visitors! Be one of the first to see it tonight during the popular 'First Fridays' event in the North Village Arts District. Guest: HANNAH REEVES | Also, Phoenix Health Programs is designating July as "Recovery Means Freedom" month. HEATHER HARLAN says it's human nature to think that if we have to change or give up something that we're losing freedom, but in this situation people very much gain freedom. (4:35) July 6, 2018

Tariffs. ALEX LaBRUNERIE tells us that they're generally viewed as a negative. He says tariffs can be very unpredictable when governments assign them based on politics. So what does it all really mean? Should you be worried? Does any good come out of these political "fights"? We've got some answers that will hopefully put your concerns to rest. July 5, 2018

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN tells us the story behind patriotic song staples "God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land," the latter of which he also performs for us on guitar. July 4, 2018

Did you know University of Missouri Extension provides a business counseling service free of charge? SOO KOON LEE is here to tell us more about what the Missouri Small Business and Technology Centers can do for you! Also, The Missouri Symphony's popular Hot Summer Nights series is well underway, but there's still a lot more to go, including a dance party on Ninth Street! Guest: JANE WHITESIDES (4:46) July 3, 2018

Willkommen! Columbia Entertainment Company is kicking off its 40th year with "Cabaret" this September. KATIE HAYS tells us more about that and provides us with a brief overview of the rest of the 2018-2019 season! Also, if you're no longer using helpful household items like a walker, a cane or a shower chair, Services for Independent Living would be glad to take it and give it to someone in need. Guest: SCOUT MERRY (4:10) July 2, 2018

"Outside the warehouse, the air is haphazardly pasted with the orange and black papery wings of a migration that stretches from Canada to Mexico." -- the opening lines of WALTER BARGEN's poem, "Killer Butterfly," from the book, "Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet Once Place at a Time." June 29, 2019

JOAN STACK says if you can't take a vacation to some of the more beautiful places around Missouri this summer, a visit to the State Historical Society of Missouri - and more specifically the exhibit featuring black and white photographs by Dr. Oliver Schuchard - is a nice alternative. June 28, 2018

Stay safe this Fourth of July! Even sparklers can reach temperatures of about 2k-3k degrees. MU Health Care's DR. JONATHAN HEIDT says about half of those injuries from sparklers involve children age 5 and under. Also, director MATT SALTZBERG says MU Theatre Department's production of "Dance on Bones" is more than just a play, it's an experience. Don't miss this "theatre jazz odyssey" during its short run starting tonight! (4:27) June 27, 2018

Local author NEAL FANDEK tells us about his new book, a thriller set in Missouri, titled "Peter Pike and the Murderous Mormons." June 26, 2018 

MU grad student ZEKE ELKINS wants to teach you about fruit flies; and MICHAEL VIERLING wants to teach you about epigenetics; and both want to do it over a beer at the next Science on Tap CoMo event this Wednesday night at Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia! Also, CASSIDY URIE, Youth Volunteer Corps Columbia, is looking for about ten youths, ages 11-18, to donate one week of their summer vacation to help improve Rock Bridge State Park and/or repackage food at the Food Bank. (5:51) June 25, 2018

Fresh off a trip to the Albuquerque Folk Festival, CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA are here to perform "I Drew My Ship." [2:43] See them in concert next Saturday night in Alma, Missouri. (They're on right before the fireworks!) June 22, 2018

"We're one year since the President of the United States pulled out of the Paris climate accord, and our city joined over 400 other cities to say, 'nope, we're still in, we're still gonna work on climate action in our community because we know of what the difference can make." -- BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager, City of Columbia. June 21, 2018

Heartworms. It's not pretty, but it is preventable. DR. CB CHASTAIN, MU's Veterinary Health Center, is here with advice on what to do should your furry friend get infected. Also, TIM THOMAS invites everyone to a night of improv at Talking Horse Productions. If you're a fan of the tv show "Whose Line Is It Anyway," you're sure to enjoy "Off the Cuff." (4:34) June 20, 2018

"The Tempest" director Nathan O'Neill has turned Shakespeare's classic comedy into a musical. According to assistant director DANA BOCKE, "the lyrics are written - they're in the script - it's just most people don't go through the trouble of actually making it music." See it for yourself starting this Thursday at Maplewood Barn Theatre in Columbia! Additional Guest: SARAH JOST | Also, Boone County Clerk TAYLOR BURKS encourages all high school students to get involved in local politics by way of a 'Youth Election Program'. (4:06) June 19, 2018

Be My Eyes is an app for your smartphone that assists blind people who need a "micro-act of volunteerism." GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind, demonstrates that and another one called Aira. June 18, 2018

"Now some folks say there is that special bond between father and daughter, and I think I can testify to that. When my wife and I heard that we were about to have our second child...it was news of both joy and some anxiety." -- the opening lines of LARRY BROWN's true Father's Day story. June 15, 2018

The Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College is getting ready to wrap up their season, but not before putting on the big Broadway blowout spectacular, "Song and Dance: An Evening of Musical Theatre," this Monday at the Macklanburg Playhouse. Enjoy a handful of songs from 'Dames At Sea', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Beehive: The Musical'. Guest: TRENT RASH | Also, Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG tells us about care consultant option for those living with the disease and their family. (4:00) June 14, 2018

"Dog and cats live in the moment, so if you want to teach them something, you need to immediately reward them. Don't wait one beat because it'll be too late." -- MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical and Behavioral Center  June 13, 2018

Maples Rep Theatre is kicking off their 2018 season with "Mamma Mia," and we've got a sneak peek! Check out 'Donna and the Dynamos' (MARIA KONSTANTINIDIS, FAITH SANDBERG and MEGAN OPALINSKI) ) singing "Dancing Queen." Guest: TODD DAVISON June 12, 2018

Director ROB CROUSE says that this will be the Central Missouri premiere of Disney's Tony award-winning musical "Newsies." ALEX ARMSTRONG plays Jack, the leader of the on-strike newsies who are preparing to go toe-to-toe with "the rich and powerful men who own New York City." | Also, NICK FOSTER is looking for donations to help keep low-income families and individuals cool this summer through Voluntary Action Center's fan program. Find out how you can get involved! (5:38) June 11, 2018

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