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Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform Doc Watson's "What Does the Deep Sea Say?" on guitar and banjo at [2:35]. July 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director at Missouri Cures, discuss September's Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) conference in Columbia. Don't miss this "unique opportunity to learn, share and network!" At [4:13] LIZ SCHMIDT tells us what's happening with the election on August 4th - there is one item on the ballot and every vote counts! Watch our interview for details. July 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, about all the dates you should be saving so that you don't miss out on some great events happening in Jefferson City! (There's something for you Downton Abbey fans coming up THIS Sunday!) At [4:34] actors DANA MONTGOMERY and MITCHELL FLOTTMAN tell us about their roles as Fiona and Shrek, respectively, in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of 'Shrek The Musical.' Tomorrow is opening night! July 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with TIM REINBOTT, Superintendent at the University of Missouri's Bradford Research and Extension Center, about their upcoming annual Organic Field Day. You won't want to miss this showcase for all things gardening! At [4:25] CONNIE SHAY returns with details on this year's Peacemakers Quilt Show at the Fayette Festival of the Arts. (You won't want to miss the Bed Turning event!) July 28, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JACK SCHULTZ, Director at Bond Life Sciences Center, talk about the sounds of the night. What exactly are we hearing as the sun goes down on these warm summer evenings? Crickets, flies, cicadas...oh my! July 27, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and HEATHER HARLAN, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, Inc., talk about mindfulness-based relapse prevention and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) - new interventions and treatments for those who are impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. At [4:59] The Wardrobe's MICHELLE WOODSON tells us about their shoe coupon program, taking place August 5th, 6th and 7th. Watch our interview for more information! July 24, 2015

Today Second Chance's VALERIE CHAFFIN and "ATHENA," a grey-striped tabby kitten, invite everyone to a special event at their adoption center in Boonville on July 28 to hear Dr. Seuss's "What Pet Shall I Get?" At [4:32] KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  returns to tell us about this weekend's 'Super Hero Food Ice Cream Class' at the Columbia Public Library! Your 3-9 year-old will love making ice cream from scratch - watch our interview for more information! July 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBEKAH FREESE, Social Work Educator at the University of Missouri, about a free mental health clinic for those 18+ who are uninsured and/or cannot otherwise afford "quality care.' At [4:08] NICOLE KNAPP-WEBER and NEELEY CURRENT tell us about the City Garden School. Their mission 'inspires creativity and self-discovery.' See an example of the work the kids have done in class and find out how you can get involved! July 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Maples Repertory Theatre! Enjoy two performances from their production of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'. July 21, 2015

Today Paul Pepper learns out about energy conservation in the home from DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia. Don't waste another dime on your home's poor performance by signing up for an energy audit - find out how on today's show! July 20, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about art. Well, a show called "Art." Talking Horse Productions is producing this fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy beginning July 23rd. Don't miss it! At [4:30] Job Point Recruiter, TYREE BYNDOM, tells us about a couple of programs being offered this summer, including HVAC classes. If you're in the market for a new trade, watch this segment! July 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with KIM KRAUS, Group Coordinator, County House Greenspace Preservation, about their mission to keep a 12.7 acre property in Columbia greenspace. They're asking for donations! At [3:51] ANDREA SHELTON, Volunteer Program Coordinator for the City of Columbia, tells us about a new litter control team. If you're an individual interested in keeping litter under control, this might be for you! July 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with MATT SALTZBERG, Ph.D., MU Department of Theatre, about Christopher Durang's comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." It opens this weekend! At [4:43] ELIZABETH CHRISTENSEN and 6-year-old CARLTON WEXLER talk about The Language Tree, which focuses on immersing 2 to 6 year-olds in a second language (French or Spanish). July 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with cardiologist DR. ARUN KUMAR, MU Health Care, about a 'revolutionary' new procedure for those who need a heart valve replacement, but cannot have one via traditional surgery. At [4:19] JULIE McNEILL, Foster Grandparent Program Manager for Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA), and MARGARET McGEEHON, Volunteer Coordinator, invite those 55 and over (who are not working) to volunteer 15 hours a week to work with special needs children. Details on today's show! July 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk more about autism in children and young adults. If they're so "brilliant," how come they don't fit in our social "norms"? Dr. Newman has the answer. July 10, 2015

Today retired MU economics professor, MEL ZELENAK, chats with Paul Pepper about the smart phone app, 'Gas Buddy,' and GasBuddy.com. Don't spend more than you have to at the gas pump this summer - watch! July 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with author Svetlana Grobman about her new book, "The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia." Svetlana shares with us the story behind the stories, and how and why she fled to America. Watch! July 8, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Woodhaven Executive Director, MARK PALMER, about the capital campaign currently underway to raise $1.9M which will help support the 115 individuals being served. They need another 15% of their goal by October 1st! At [4:19] DAWN BROWN tells us about Olivet Christian Church's FREE summer concert series! It all kicks off tomorrow night with singer/songwriter/storyteller Larry Brown. July 7, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL talk about the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the Walters-Boone County Museum and Galleries. Food, tours and music - fun for the whole family! At [3:52] DR. MARILYN RANTZ tells us about "Sinclair At Home," a new program from MU's Sinclair School of Nursing. Hear about how new technology makes this service possible! July 6, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and JO MANHART, Executive Director at Missouri Egg Council, talk about the best way to keep those egg dishes cold at your Independence Day picnic. Tips and tricks from the "Egg Lady" - watch! July 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ASHLEY GUILLEMETTE, Director of MU Family Impact Center, about what's behind this brand new 'community outreach center' in Columbia. The list of services (including home education, behavioral health clinic, family building) goes on and on, and it's all FREE! Watch for details. June 30, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with Missouri's first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, about "Trouble Behind Glass Doors," first published in 2013. Listen to Walter read two poems, "Dyslexic Forrest" and "University of Fields," the latter of which was written for former MU Chancellor Brady Deaton. June 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with the Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON - who is fresh off of another successful Art in the Park - about the opening reception of the 'Members Summer Open' this Saturday! At [3:43] TODD DAVISON joins us from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. Their summer season kicked off last night with "The Curious Savage" and continues in rep with "Pump Boys and Dinettes." Details on those shows and more on our show today! June 25, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and SANDY DRYER, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about magnesium. What is it? How do we get it? How much do we need? All covered in our four-minute interview! At [4:28] director CAT GLEASON talks about MU Theatre's production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace,' opening tomorrow in the Rhynsburger Theatre! June 24, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with LEE ANN WOOLERY and DYLAN BAINTER about MU Extension's summer camp for high schoolers titled "The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication." Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are taught by professors from the University of Missouri. Sign up today - details on today's show! June 23, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and local UFO enthusiast, BILL WICKERSHAM, touch on many topics, but in particular the 1984 Whiteman Air Force Base incursion. Hear the story that was not made public until 2008. June 22, 2015

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back resident holiday-storyteller LARRY BROWN! Take a moment and listen to Larry's Father's Day story at [1:43] - you might just recognize it. (And consider this your reminder that this Sunday is Father's Day!) June 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with the Missouri Symphony Society's Assistant Conductor, ADAM BODONY. They talk about the rest of the Hot Summer Nights season (including Adam's favorite, Patriotic Pops)! It's not too late to get tickets! At [3:29] the Bittersweet Garden Club's TINA SPILLERS and MARCIA REED invite everyone to the 16th Annual Bittersweet Garden tour - rain or shine! Watch for details. June 18, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANN BICKEL, member of the Missouri Coalition for Quality Care. According to Ann, "our mission is very simple: we believe people who need care should get good care." If you, or someone you know, would benefit from MCQC, please watch this segment! At [4:30] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director at Voluntary Action Center, is here to talk about a handful of events and programs (like the KOMU Fan Club) that will benefit the people of Columbia this summer. Support and donations are always needed - watch! June 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON take a tour of the Missouri Cures website. If reading about the latest in medical findings interest you, you won't want to miss this segment! At [4:30] SHELIA ROBERTSON tells us about MU Health's 7-week Safe Kids Camp Amazing. Different themes each week will keep kids having fun while learning about staying safe. Space is filling up fast so call today! June 16, 2015

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