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Today Paul Pepper and ANDREA SHELTON talk about the City of Columbia's 'Master Composting Class,' happening May 5th, 6th and 7th. It's not too late to join the fun - watch for details! (Andrea shares information about a regular composting class, too.) May 4, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about what it takes to support the 114,000 hungry people of Central Missouri every month. Donations are key, and the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -  happening May 9th - is one way to help! May 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ROSE VOMUND, Services for Independent Living, and ANGELA HOLLOWAY, Kerry Bramon Remodeling and Design, about "Kitchens in Bloom." Happening this Sunday, Kitchens in Bloom is a chance to see five recently remodeled homes while raising money for SIL. Tickets on sale now! April 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about the annual Spring Into Action event at the University Club. RSVP by May 5th! Nick also shares a couple of stories about how VAC helps our community! At [4:36] CASSIE McCLELLAN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, tells us about Hy-Vee's selection of frozen herbs and spices (which happens to be the dietitians pick-of-the-month). Which ones are best for you? Watch! April 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with ELLEN JORGENSEN, Global Perspectives Coordinator at Columbia Independent School, about Heifer International and the local efforts to contribute to this organization. At [3:44] DAVID CRESPY tells us about MU's New Play Series, which has a goal of 25 new plays in 'a single week' written by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Find out how it's all coming together! April 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SYLVIA SPRINKLE about Missouri Pay It Forward. Started as a way to help a friend, MPIF has since grown into a resource for those who've fallen on hard times. At [4:00] KRISTEN FRITSCHIE, Coordinator for Children's Miracle Network, tells us about the upcoming 'donate-a-dollar' campaign at any Walmarts or Sam's Clubs. 100% of the proceeds benefit MU's Children's Hospital. Watch! April 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, talk about the importance of being happy and healthy! Research is proving that certain methods to achieve those goals actually do help us in the long run, so why don't we do them? Vera explains - watch! May 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JACK SCHULTZ, Bond Life Sciences Center, about "talking about science." According to Jack, scientists complain that the average person is uninformed about basic science facts, but why? Find out on today's show! April 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Missouri Cures's MARGARET TOLLERTON, who invites everyone to the 2015 Cancer Research Symposium in St. Louis. If you have an interest in cutting-edge cancer research, you should attend this FREE event! At [4:21] SUTU FORTE invites everyone over to her place for the Flower Power Walk on Saturday, May 2nd. Show up ready to express your appreciation for Mother Nature, or just come and enjoy what others have to say! April 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk about "Feast," a show that opens today at the Columbia Art League. Plus, Diana invites everyone to celebrate Columbia Art League Day (as proclaimed by Mayor McDavid) this Saturday in The District! At [4:06] YVONNE MATTHEWS tells us about this Thursday's Wellness Walk and Festival, which helps celebrate Lincoln University's 125th anniversary! Registration costs $18.90. April 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with the director of Maplewood Barn's  Children's Theatre, SHAWNDA SALAZAR, about summer camp for kids ages 6-12. Only 20 accepted, so register early! At [4:13] SARAH GALLAGHER tells us about the Pedaler's Jamboree bike ride (a.k.a the 'rolling rock concert') happening Memorial Day weekend in support of the Katy Bridge Coalition. April 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE ARMER, Professor at the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing, about "Living Well After Breast Cancer," an event/support group that focuses on 'getting through the difficult times.' If you're newly diagnosed or a survivor, please RSVP for this event today! April 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with actor/director ED HANSON about "Next to Normal," a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama that centers around mental illness. See it on stage beginning April 17 at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. At [5:10] ANNA DRAKE stops by to talk about "The Voices of Callaway" talent show that will benefit Heart of Missouri CASA! Watch for details. April 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Council for Drug Free Youth, about drug and alcohol addiction in children. Did you know that children can get addicted to drugs "in as little as six months?" Please watch this important interview! April 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with JOAN STACK, State Historical Society, and JEAN PARSONS, Associate Professor, Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri, about an exhibit titled, "World at War - Women at Work," on display now through June 6th - don't miss it! April 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Job Point Recruiter, Tyree Byndom, about several programs happening at Job Point right now; including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training, and 'Youth Build,' a leadership development program for ages 17 1/2 - 24. Good stuff - watch! April 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MONICA McMURRY, Dean of the School of Design and Fashion at Stephens College, about their annual Student Designer Fashion Show. Clothing for men, women and children will be featured across three shows April 25th! At [4:33] PAT GERKE and RUSS PALMER tell us about "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," the "hilarious" new production from Columbia Entertainment Company. It opens tomorrow! April 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ELIZABETH BROWN talk about "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the latest production from Capital City Players - it opens this weekend! (Watch Elizabeth slip into character for part of the interview.)  At [3:58] SUE HOEVELMAN and FRAN WASHINGTON tell us what goes into making over 800 dozen chocolate-chip cookies for the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri! Deadline to order is coming up!  April 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with VERA MASSEY, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, and BILL McKELVEY, Extension Associate, about a program called "Plant, Grow and Share." If you're into gardening, and wish to donate to hunger relief groups in Missouri, please watch this segment! April 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back WALTER BARGEN, Missouri's first poet laureate, to talk about how he was chosen to take on that job title, and to talk about his books, "Gone West" and "Trouble Behind Glass Doors." April 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and LIZ SCHMIDT talk about what's on the ballot next week. Polls open at 6 a.m. on April 7th - don't forget to vote! At [4:48] KAREN GRUNDY, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and EMILY EDGINGTON, Columbia Chorale, have teamed up to present "Carmina Burana," at the Missouri Theatre this weekend! Find out how 130 singers and 9 dancers came together to make it happen. April 2, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, talk about more evidence, more possibilities, more sightings and even more skeptics of the UFO phenomenon. Bill touches on recent tweet made by John Podesta, former Clinton and Obama staffer, that listed his disappointments over the past two years; topping the list was not getting UFO disclosure from the Obama administration. April 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAT RILEY, Moberly Area Community College, and MACC student, STEPHANIE HERMAN. If you're a high school junior or senior, a job-seeker, or in need of a new career in mid-Missouri, you won't want to miss this job expo happening Wednesday, April 8th. Did I mention free pizza and door prizes? Watch for details! March 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with HEATHER STEWART, Services for Independent Living, and CHUCK GRAHAM, Great Plains ADA, about two events happening today (3/30/15), and one tomorrow at the State Capitol! Our discussion also touches on what the ADA has done for those who need it. As Chuck says: "it's changed our world." March 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with DINA McPHERSON, Mizzou Therapy Services, and MOLLY DEIMEKE. Dina and Molly both have first-hand knowledge of brain injuries - hear their stories and find out what they're doing to raise awareness! March 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON about their summer camp for children - it's a little different this year, so pay attention! Diana also touches on the popular Art in the Park event that happens every June; it'll be here before we know it! At [4:06] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Director at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to two different book talk events: the first features food author NINA FURSTENAU; and the second features NYT best-selling author Lisa McMann ("The Unwanteds"). March 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ADAM BECKETT, Global First Responder, and first-time guest MATT FORD, who made his first trip with GFR to Haiti in 2013 as a carpenter. Hear his story and about their efforts to recruit other doctors to join the mission! March 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and KRISTEN EIFFERT, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about whole grains! If you find yourself not getting enough, CMAND is holding a class about cooking with whole grains at the Columbia Public Library in early April. At [4:35] Expert Vein Care's CHARLENE ADKINS talks about varicose veins. Did you know that 25% of the population has varicose veins? Find out what causes them and more - watch! March 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JESSICA HILL, Missouri River Communities Network, about a special fundraiser for the Local Food AmeriCorps Project happening March 31st at Lucky's Market in Columbia! At [3:48] ANDREW ZUMWALT tells us about a free tax service for those whose income is $53,000 or less. Find out when and where! March 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA about the 24th Big Muddy Folk Festival, which will grace the stage in Boonville's Thespian Hall on April 10th and 11th! They perform "The Dill Pickle Rag" on guitar and hammered dulcimer at [2:03]. March 20, 2015

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