Trevor Harris

Thinking Out Loud: Sharing The Land

Sep 7, 2016
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On a recent sunny late summer morning, Tony McCauslin led a group across his Macon County property. The quail and rabbit habitat improvements that he did last year got the attention of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The state agency invited him to be the inaugural participant in its new program that grants public access for hunting and fishing onto private property.

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Converting lawn grasses and turf into native plantings that attract pollinators and desirable wildlife is a process. An upcoming workshop at Powell Gardens is for landowners seeking to convert turf grass.

James Reid Lambdin / The White House Historical Association

Political conventions in American have been around as long as there has been an America. Back in 1840, members of Missouri's Whig Party made their way by land and by water to Rocheport for their state convention. The Friends of Historic Rocheport's president Sherry Moreau was Trevor Harris' guest on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

Also on this program Chris Campbell from the Boone County Historical Society discussed Boone County Votes, a show opening next month at the society's Columbia museum.

Thinking Out Loud: Making Waves

Jun 14, 2016
Kelsey Kupferer / Making Waves

Radio can be a powerful medium for storytelling. Just ask a group of students at Columbia's Rock Bridge High School.

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Twenty years ago, when Milton Rafferty republished Henry Rowe Schooclraft's 1820 Ozarks journal, Rafferty introduced the explorer Schooclraft to a new generation of scholars. Schoolcraft's journal is unique in that he describes flora and fauna in the pre-statehood Missouri Territory in a way that no one else had to date.

Jim Harlan / MU Department of Geography

Henry Rowe Schooclraft explored the Ozarks in 1818 before many whites had settled the region. The journal he published the following year details what animals and plants he saw. Now, 200 years after Schoolcraft took the grand tour of southern Missouri by foot, we look at the forces that have altered the landscapes he saw. 

Discover Nature: Wild Turkeys

May 9, 2016
Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, listen for wild turkeys gobbling in Missouri woods and grasslands.

Missouri Department of Conservation

There are almost 1,000 different kinds of bats. Bats eat mostly insects, but when insects are not available during winter, bats in Missouri survive our colder months by hibernating or migrating to warmer places. 

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On this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege visited with City of Columbia Volunteer Coordinator Leigh Contwitz about the upcoming Clean-Up Columbia event and other volunteer opportunities. Trevor Harris also filed a story from the James Apartments about a local group working to salvage architectural elements from the 1903 structure before its planned demolition.

Boone County Historical Society

If you ever visited Columbia's former Boone Tavern restaurant, you may have seen the many photos that lined the walls of the former downtown eatery. These images of historic Columbia, represent the photo collection assembled over many years by former restaurant owner Dick Walls. When Bleu Restaurant took over the space three years ago, the pictures of parades on brick streets and MU student revelry didn't really fit the new restaurant's aesthetic.

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This time of year is especially exciting to everyone - gardeners and non-gardeners alike. That’s because we’ve more or less been cooped up inside all winter, and are as ready as ever to bust out of the back door and do something, anything outside.

Missouri River Relief

Missouri River Relief is a Columbia-based non-profit that has made a name for itself using volunteers to clean up trash - lots of trash - along the Big Muddy. Late last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the group an Environmental Education Grant. River relief staff Kristen Schulte and Steve Schnarr discussed plans for the award on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

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When we collect oral histories, we do future generations a favor. Recordings of those who lived through a major event can help us understand how life was during an earlier, different era. On this episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, we hear from a pair of veterans who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.

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Founded after the Civil War by black veterans, Lincoln University has - for now over 140 years - served students of all races and backgrounds from across the globe. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris visits with members of the Lincoln University community about the school's present strengths and future aspirations. 

Brooke Hamilton/Grindstone Photography

Establishing a landscape rich in native plant species is a different process from putting in an annual planting of tomatoes and beans. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, Trevor Harris talked with Elizabeth Hamilton-Steele about the work that goes in to building a native landscape for yard or pasture.

So Percussion

This Sunday, February 9 the chamber ensemble So Percussion brings their creative classical performance to Columbia's Missouri Theatre. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently asked So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski about the band's history, their repertoire and their commitment to teaching their craft to a new generation of percussion-oriented classical music students.

MET Orchestra

At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium.


From experience I can confirm that it’s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I’m not saying I’ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.

Aaron Dunn

Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s Ninth, Durufle’s Requiem and lots more. Services such as the Naxos Music LIbrary make recordings available for a membership fee.

Sinquefeld Foundation

Some of the music playing in the Missouri Theatre this week will be heard publicly for the first time ever. That’s because starting Thursday, the University of Missouri School of Music’s annual Mizzou International Composers Festival takes the stage.

Missouri Symphony Society

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

Credit: University of Missouri

Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by Aaron Copland get you out of your funk? Will a movement of Igor Stravinsky heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?