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Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL, Executive Director at the Boone County Historical Society, talk about the first-ever Boone County Stables Tour fundraiser. Equestrian and non-equestrian fans alike will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at up to five local stables. Watch for details! At [3:28] BARB BRUEGGEMAN and ADAM MIETZNER, Operation Bugle Boy, are here to help honor first-responders with a program titled "Tribute to Heroes," and they need your help! October 5, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAM OSTBY, RN, about a call for volunteers to participate in a study on lymphedema at the University of Missouri. Watch for details! At [4:19] Artistic Director HEATHER CARVER invites everyone to come see MU Theatre's production of 'Romeo and Juliet' this weekend inside the Missouri Theatre! Tickets on sale now. Heather also gives us a sneak preview of the rest of the fall season - watch! October 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about their efforts during 'Hunger Action Month' to educate the community and to raise awareness about food insecurities in Mid-Missouri. How did they do it? (Hint: it involved a giant orange spoon!) October 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back JACK SCHULTZ, Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri, who talks about Missouri's contributions to the wine industry. Did you know that many years ago, Missouri 'saved the planet from losing all of it's wine production?' It's a fascinating story - watch! September 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about Yuri Milner's recent $100 million dollar effort to find radio signals, and therefore proof of life, in the outer-reaches of space. Bill shares his thoughts on the matter - watch! September 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, about how treatment at Phoenix is different than your typical 12-step program. Remember that you don't have to hit rock bottom before seeking positive choices; so if you, or someone you know, is suffering from substance abuse, please take a moment and watch this important interview! September 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes members of the Boonslick Chordbusters! Known as the Boone County Hams, today's foursome features a couple of 'newbies' to sing "I'm Feelin' Fine" [2:24] and "The Chordbusters March" [6:09]. Watch! September 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JENNIFER BEAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about staying hydrated. Are 8 cups of water a day still the standard? Can drinking a lot of water help avoid kidney stones? And what is the color of your urine trying to tell you? We've got the answers - watch! At [4:09] CYNTHIA HELPHINGSTINE, Coulter Program Director at the University of Missouri, tells us about the Coulter Program, and invites everyone to their 4th annual awards ceremony TODAY at 10 a.m. $500,000 in grants will be handed out! September 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen. Walter treats us to a reading of his poem, "Moon Walk Missouri," which he wrote for the state, and even presented a framed copy of to former Gov. Matt Blunt. September 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes performers from Maples Repertory Theatre's latest production, "Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement." They perform "Boogie Woogie Bulwark of a Basement" [2:11] and "That's Lutheran Love" [5:11] - watch! September 22, 2015

Paul Pepper: Paul Baum, "Walk Back in Time 2015"

Sep 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAUL BAUM about this weekend's "Walk Back in Time" event in Mexico, Missouri. It's three days of special military exhibits and reenactments (dating back to Medieval times!); plus, performances, candlelight tours, a fish fry and more! Watch for details. September 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Dave Mars and Brenna Reed, City of Columbia Water and Light, about easy ways to save money on your energy bills. How? By controlling the temperature of your home, and the best way to do that is by knowing your home. Watch for some great tips and ideas! September 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. GANESH GOPALAKRISHNA, MU School of Medicine, about a new app for your smartphone called "MoodTrek." Dr. Gopalakrishna tells us how it came about and how it works! At [3:37] SCOTT BRADLEY, General Manager at Carpet One Floor & Home, tells us about eco-friendly flooring. Made of wool, this type of carpeting "absorbs those harmful molecules and releases them back as a harmless gas." September 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about "In Touch with Nature." Lincoln University's upcoming 'field day' aims to promote, educate and introduce everyone to native plants you can grow and eat. Tours, food samples, a petting zoo and more! At [4:48] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, invites everyone to the Boone County Government Center TONIGHT for a conversation about amending the Constitution. The University of Missouri's Dr. Justin Dyer will be there to talk both pros and cons. Don't miss it! September 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and Woodhaven CEO Mark Palmer talk about "Direct Support Professionals Week," which is a country-wide celebration that recognizes the professionals that work one-on-one with Woodhaven residents. At [3:55] MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, invites everyone to the next WISE event on October 1st in Springfield, Missouri. (WISE stands for Women in Science and Entrepreneurship.) "Hopefully these WISE conferences influence women to go into science." September 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes LISA GOLDSCHIMDT and LEAH CHRISTIAN, who tell us about "Light Up Rotary," a joint effort between Columbia Metro Rotary Club, Central Missouri Community Action's Weatherization Program and the CoMo Energy Challenge to reduce energy use in 38 low-income homes. At [5:04] LEAH CHRISTIAN and MICHAEL TRAPP, Columbia Ward 2 Council Member, encourage everyone to attend the Smart Growth Parking Community Forum and Workshop September 22nd at City Hall. The results of the recent parking audit and the future of parking in downtown Columbia will be discussed! September 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MELANIE KNOCKE talk about what you can expect at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium's 'Second Saturday Series,' happening tomorrow at Rock Bridge High School. It all starts with a live show for 3-7 year-olds at 2:00. September 11, 2015

Paul Pepper: Storyteller Larry Brown, "Labor Day"

Sep 7, 2015

It's Labor Day! To celebrate, Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! Larry tells us a "traditional, Appalachian Ozark 'Jack' tale." ...I don't know either; you'll just have to watch! September 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about what our handwriting says about us - what we're thinking and what we truly believe. "It's 100% accurate." Examples used on today's show include handwriting samples from Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Watch! September 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEIL, Boone County Volunteer Coordinator for Heart of Missouri CASA, about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser, happening October 22nd. In the hot seat this year? The Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell! Unfamiliar with CASA's mission or interested in volunteering? Watch! At [5:04] MARIE ROBERTON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts, lets everyone know about upcoming classes for boys and girls, young and old, with all ranges of experience! September 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE DULLE, 2015-16 Rotary Club District Governor, talk about the "Food Fight," which was a joint effort with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to alleviate the hunger problem in Columbia and surrounding communities. Find out how much was raised! At [4:42] director MORGAN DENNEHY and actress DANA BOCKE tell us about Maplewood Barn's twist on their upcoming  production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." (Hint: it involves pizza and football.) September 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with NANETTE WARD, Volunteer Board Member, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, and DOUG CARR, who along with his wife BARB, are the 2015 CMSHTC Abolitionists of the Year. Find out the Carrs' motivation to invest so much time and effort into this special cause. September 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with BRUCE BURKETT, Executive Director at Hep C Alliance, who reminds us that you should ask your doctor to specifically check for Hepatitis C. Are you a baby boomer? You could be the 1 in 30 that has the disease and doesn't know it! At [3:48] TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent of the MU Bradford Research Center, invites everyone to the 11th annual Bradford Farm Tomato Festival. You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy the sight of 190 types of tomatoes, plus many other veggies to see and taste - it's fun for the whole family! August 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, about their latest exhibit: "John James Audubon Paper Menagerie." Check out the sneak preview Joan has brought to the set, and then join a curator-lead tour of Audubon's "massive books" TOMORROW afternoon! August 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN about "Pouring for Paws: Sit. Stay. Sip.," which is a fundraising event for Second Chance TOMORROW evening at the Missouri Theatre/Columbia Art League. Celebrate 30 years of Second Chance by drinking wine and nibbling on food from Glenn's Cafe and Peggy Jean's Pies! At [3:37] SONDRA FLAKER and MOLLY GRANGER invite everyone to the 5th Annual Vincent P. Gurucharri 9 Ball Tournament fundraiser at Billiards on Broadway in Columbia! Sign up your team or become a sponsor today! (Amateurs encouraged.) August 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. MARILYN RANTZ, Professor at MU's Sinclair School of Nursing, talk about the advancements that have been made to assist the elderly or disabled at the home. Motion sensors, sensors on your bed and sensors on the ceiling are all part of a well-tested system available for you, courtesy of Sinclair At Home. August 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform the Scottish song, "The Rolling Hills of the Border" on mandolin and guitar. Go see them tomorrow night in St. Genevieve, Missouri - watch for details! August 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and retired University of Missouri professor, MEL ZELENAK, dissect investment website Don't let fees get the best of your personal finances! Plus, do you know what 'alternate airport' is? There's one closer than you think... August 24, 2015

Paul Pepper: Jonetta Weaver, "Meals on Wheels"

Aug 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JONETTA WEAVER talk about Meals on Wheels, an organization that has been in our community for 43 years! Have you ever wondered how it started? Would you like to be on the receiving end? How about becoming a driver? Never heard of Meals on Wheels? Get answers to those questions and more on today's show! August 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and WHITNEY WRIGHT, Administrative Assistant at University of Missouri Health Care, talk about "Step Up with MU Health Care,' an eleven-week community challenge that encourages those participating to maintain an active lifestyle. Think you can (eventually) walk 15,000 steps in a day? Then take the challenge! At [3:53] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director at Voluntary Action Center, tells us how you can sponsor a family this holiday season. The program begins September 1st and signing up is as easy as a phone call. Watch! August 20, 2015