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Today Paul Pepper and VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, invite you to join fellow stargazers at Columbia Eve Fest Dec. 31st atop the Missouri Theatre in Downtown Columbia. Also, watch for Val's stunning pics of Uranus and Jupiter's shrinking red spot. December 22, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back consumer expert MEL ZELENAK, who shares his ideas for money-saving resolutions you should make in 2015! December 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with the Salvation Army's MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL about this year's fundraising campaign! Have you dropped your loose change in the bucket? At [4:58] AARON SWANEY, Family Health Center, talks about financial assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. December 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with GRETA HULL, Director of Combs Language Preschool, about the school and whether or not your child might benefit from its services. At [4:45] VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, helps you decide if giving a pet for Christmas is the right thing to do for your family. December 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcome JOAN STACK and GREIG THOMPSON, State Historical Society of Missouri, who talk about a new exhibit that features 5th grade student artists from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. See photos of their progress in making a ceramic mural on today's show! December 16, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, share gift ideas for those energy-conscious people on your holiday shopping list! December 15, 2014

Today Paul Pepper chats with MELANIE KNOCKE about the latest shows, "Astronaut" and "Hubble Vision," happening tomorrow at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium. Plus, check out some fascinating photos of outer space! December 12, 2014

Today Paul Pepper catches up with Flight Paramedic RICK BAKER and Director of International Medicine at University Hospital, DR. ADAM BECKETT, both back from missions to Haiti and Ethiopia, respectively, for Global First Responder. December 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and CHRISTINE SEITZ talk about Show-Me Opera's performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors," on stage this Sunday at First Baptist Church in Columbia. At [4:35] 12-year-old CAITLIN CHISHAM performs "Don't Cry, Mother Dear." December 10, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with JEFF MORAN about the Our House Caring for Callaway County Homeless People fundraiser this Sunday at Beck's Restaurant in Fulton. Two seatings! At [4:43] DIANA MOXON has a great idea for holiday shopping - local art! Check out some of the items she brought to the studio. December 9, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROB CROUSE about "the funniest Christmas show on the face of the Earth," a.k.a. "Tuna Christmas." Find out all about this laugh-out-loud performance from Capital City Players starting December 13th in Jefferson City. At [4:51] MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL, Salvation Army, stops by with with details on this year's Kettle Campaign. December 8, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI talk about GreenHouse Theatre Project's version of "Our Town," opening next Wednesday in the gallery of the Orr Street Studios in Columbia. At [4:18] LIZ SCHMIDT and KATHY DIGGES bring on the mice! It's time once again for the Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar. There's something for everyone - watch for details! December 5, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back "The Boone County Hams" to perform two holiday songs ahead of their live show, "Harmony for the Holidays," happening this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.Songs:"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" at [2:30]"Mary Had a Baby" at [4:55]

Today Paul Pepper visits with the director of the Safe Kids program at Women and Children's Hospital, SHELIA ROBERTSON, about the Safe Kids car seat and bike helmet program, as well as their poison prevention efforts. Find out about the CoMoGives competition, too! December 3, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about "Over the River and Through the Woods," a family comedy that opens Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. Ed also tells us about the "Sinatra Supper Club" - tix on sale now! December 2, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with the president of the Maples Rep Theatre board of directors, ANN ROEDER, about their latest production, "The Winter Wonderettes!" At [4:40] STACEY POTTINGER tells us about "First Fridays," a gallery crawl in the North Village Arts District! December 1, 2014

Paul Pepper: Rod Gelatt, "Media Memories"

Nov 28, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and longtime local broadcaster (and University of Missouri professor) ROD GELATT remember 'the old days' of television: how things have changed both in front of and behind the camera. Rod started at KOMU-TV in 1963; Paul started in 1969. November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Paul Pepper turns the show over to local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells us about "The Controversy of Thanksgiving." How good is your Turkey Day trivia??? November 27, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about how to enjoy tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal without busting the scale (hint: moderation!). At [4:50] KAY CLIFFORD and SANDY KNIPP invite everyone to the 75th annual St. Andrews Catholic Church Thanksgiving Festival in Tipton - carryout available! November 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper introduces us to the Dean of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, DR. GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN. November 25, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest, author PETER NYE. Peter has written, "The Fast Times of Albert Champion," and he tells us what went into writing about the famous French cyclist and automotive pioneer. November 24, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about a topic yet to be discussed on our show: past life regression. November 21, 2014

Paul Pepper: Second Chance & Fayette Talent Show

Nov 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN, from Second Chance. Valerie tells us about something "very important" - money and supplies! Find out how you can contribute. At [4:55], VANESSA MINER invites everyone to the Fayette Talent Show fundraiser this Saturday - great talent; great fun! November 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS CANOTE about this Saturday's 'Turkey Trot,' a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for Evident Ministries. At [4:18], CORINNE REMEIKA and SUSAN HINES tell us about the Exercise Tiger craft bazaar fundraiser, which will benefit returning active military and other local charities. Watch for date and time! November 19, 2014

Today Paul Pepper meets the director of MU Health's new women's health specialist clinic, JENNIFER STONE. At [4:27], Capital City Players director ADAM McCALL and musical director SARAH CULP tell us about Stephen Sondheim's "Company," on stage now at Shikles Auditorium in Jefferson City! November 18, 2014

Today Paul Pepper welcomes a small part of the cast and crew of Hickman High School's "Fiddler on the Roof." They perform the song, "Do You Love Me?" at [3:14]. Bonus performance: the comedy stylings of Sophia Casto at [7:12]. November 17, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's PEGGY KIRKPATRICK about retirement and what's next for her (hint: "Transformation") and the Food Bank. November 14, 2014

Paul Pepper: Rick Rowden, "Teen Challenge"

Nov 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and RICK ROWDEN talk about the "Teen Challenge," a faith-based ministry started in 1958 that tackles drug and alcohol abuse in youths. November 13, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and MELYNDA LOTVEN talk about this year's Fall Into Art show, happening this weekend at Parkade Center in Columbia! At [4:23] GEORGIA MOREHOUSE tells us about this Sunday's 13th Annual Piano Student Showcase. If you enjoy watching talented children, you won't want to miss this special event! November 12, 2014

Paul Pepper: Chris Fulton, Diabetes Symposium

Nov 11, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHRIS FULTON about a diabetes symposium this Saturday at Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia. If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, you won't want to miss this special event! (Space is limited.) November 11, 2014

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