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Radio Friends with Paul Pepper

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Longtime TV host Paul Pepper brings you his deep connections with the people in the arts and civic life who make this area a great place to live. Hear "Radio Friends with Paul Pepper" weekday mornings at 8:50 on KBIA ... and, watch and listen to the show in a download or a stream any time here.

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Extra weight may affect the heart's normal operation, but DR. ANAND CHOCKLINGAM, MU Health Care, says that shedding those unwanted pounds by simply dieting isn't the answer. August 28, 2018

Columbia's Voluntary Action Center is looking for sponsors, participants and volunteers for its annual Holiday Program, kicking off next week. This is a great way to help give families and individuals who qualify a prosperous holiday season. KATE KING and CHRISTY LOWE tell us that signing up is easy! Also, CHRIS HEESE and CURT WOHLEBER invite everyone to grab their deerstalker and help solve the mystery behind Maplewood Barn Theatre's "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club," opening this Thursday! (5:25) August 27, 2018

All ten of Thomas Hart Benton's WWII-themed paintings have finally come home, and the State Historical Society of Missouri is wasting no time putting them on display for everyone to see. JOAN STACK has brought three of them with her, and helps interpret the meaning behind each one. August 24, 2018

How does one trillion dollars size up around the world? ALEX LaBRUNERIE put things into perspective as Apple becomes the first company anywhere to reach that historic number. August 23, 2018

The decision to have bariatric surgery should be based on reasons beyond that of just wanting to look good. "The reason you would undergo an operation...is because it helps people be healthier." Guest: DR. ANDREW WHEELER, MU Health Care | Also, HEATHER HARLAN invites everyone to Phoenix Health Programs' "Recovery Ride and Show" fundraiser September 8th in Columbia! (4:00) August 22, 2018

Carpet One of Columbia's SCOTT BRADLEY introduces us to carpet made from recycled material, that can in turn be recycled when you're ready for a new look. Very eco-friendly! Also, registration for the 2018-2019 Missouri Symphony Conservatory is now open! SARAH WILLIAMS invites all young musicians with a passion to play to come audition later this month. (4:34) August 21, 2018

Literacy Action Corps is looking for native english speakers to help tutor adults who may be illiterate, non-english speaking or maybe in need of their high school degree. Interested? Tutor training classes throughout September and October. Guest: LESLIE CLAY | Also, JOE GEIST and BUTCH MURPHY take us on a virtual tour of what you can expect to see when you visit the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art in Fayette. "Come see the horses!" (4:40) August 20, 2018

Poet/author WALTER BARGEN planned on reading two of his poems about the migratory bird population in North America, but his own personal story of migration -- that is, a recent trip abroad with his family on a flight full of rowdy elementary school-aged children -- was too good not to tell. August 17, 2018

JACK WAX and JENNIFER ERICKSON invite everyone to "Engaging in Aging," Osher@Mizzou's free workshop and resource fair on August 25th in Columbia. Two and a half hours is all it'll take to add new meaning to your life! Also, TRACY EICHORN is looking for artists and sponsors to take part in Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance's first plein air painting event this October in Ashland. Participation is limited to the first 30 artists, so sign up today! (4:51) August 16, 2018

Hypothetically speaking, say you want to open a donut shop on Highway 63 and you're curious about the traffic in that area and how it might affect your business. SOO KOON LEE says that's where the Small Business & Technology Development Center can help...for free! Also, CONNIE SHAY invites everyone to the 16th annual Fall Folk Festival this Labor Day at the Boone's Lick State Historical Site in Howard County. (3:58) August 15, 2018

LOUISE SARVER tells us that every entry in the Columbia Art League's fall show 'Arcana' will reflect each respective artists' interpretation of a card they pulled from a tarot deck earlier this year. Opening reception is August 31st! Also, TRYPS artistic director JILL WOMACK invites all children in grades 3-12 to an "audition workshop" August 25th for their upcoming production of Mary Poppins Jr.! (3:25) August 14, 2018

The deadline to raise money for Love INC and go "over the edge" of the iconic nine-story Tiger Hotel in downtown Columbia is fast approaching! $1,000 is all it takes to rappel down from 144 feet up. Think you have the guts? If I can do it, anybody can -- but will I?! Guests: MIKE DeSANTIS and GREG DeLINE August 13, 2018

Cradle to Career Alliance is a non-profit that brings together community members to help determine a solution to certain educational disparities in Boone County. Guest: DR. CRYSTAL KRONER August 10, 2018

Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' KATIE SHELTON and LAURA MAKAREWICZ share tips on how to stay hydrated during these hot summer days. Prevention is key! | Also, JOHN and JENNIFER WAMPLER recently lost their 10 year-old daughter Elizabeth to cancer. As a means of honoring her memory, the Lizzy's Walk of Faith Foundation is hosting a walk/run September 15th in Columbia. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude's. (4:26) August 9, 2018

After a surprise announcement, Talking Horse Productions Artistic Director ED HANSON talks about their latest show, "Ripcord," opening this Friday and running for two weekends! | Also, KARLA WASHINGTON invites anyone "caring for an aging loved one" to MU Health Care's 2nd annual Family Caregiver Conference on August 16th in Columbia. (3:58) August 8, 2018

A green ogre with a Scottish accent (ADAM SHIELDS), a talking donkey (ALEX ARMSTRONG) and a co-director (LAURA VEDENHAUPT) walk into a studio... The result? A quick plug for Capital City Productions' "Shrek the Musical," opening this Thursday in Jefferson City! | Also, MARILYN McLOED talks about today's primary election, and the League of Women Voters' plans for November's general election. (4:39) August 7, 2018

LARRY BROWN tells us the story of Sadako Sasaki, who you might remember survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. After being diagnosed with leukemia (due to fallout from the bombing's radiation), she went on to create almost a thousand paper cranes based on the Japanese legend that upon doing so you would be granted one wish. Her one wish was to live. August 6, 2018

Mary Poppins herself (KARIN SCHATTE) invites you to The Little Theatre of Jefferson City's production of, well, "Mary Poppins," opening next Wednesday on the stage at the Miller Performing Arts Center. Guests: JOHN WELLS and MAGGIE EGGEN | Also, Resident Arts founder MADELEINE LeMIEUX encourages anyone who knows how to hold a paint brush to come and help create a mural that will highlight the importance of science. (5:00) August 3, 2018

Fayette plays host to a number of events this Saturday that you won't want to miss! JIM STEELE tells us about the 10th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts, and ELISHA WELLS tells us about the 'wine and spirits walk', a fundraiser for the Fayette Area Community Theatre (FACT). August 2, 2018

KELLY SMITH wants to see you at the 43rd annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts, happening later this month at the historic Thespian Hall in Boonville. Come for the music, stay for the festivities! | Also, DAVE LINEBERRY and his team at the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy are working hard at preserving "the music and artistic heritage of the Missouri River region." Find out how you can get involved! (3:30) August 1, 2018

WALLY PFEFFER introduces us to future Mizzou freshman REBECCA SHYU and MADALYN OWENS. They are two of five winners of the Boone County Chapter of the MU Alumni Association's annual scholarship prize. July 31, 2018

Being a caregiver for someone suffering from memory loss can be quite stressful. Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG says, "you have to be careful not to sacrifice your health." July 30, 2018

Michelangelo once said that inside every block of stone is a work of art. That's the basis for today's conversation with DR. DAVID NEWMAN, RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, about trusting your gut, listening to your instincts and making the right decision. July 27, 2018

CONNIE SHAY wets our appetite for all-things quilting ahead of next Saturday's annual Peacemakers Quilt Show in Fayette! The theme this year is "The Four Seasons of Quilting." Also, LELANDE REHARD tells us what you can and can't bring to this Saturday's Fix-It Fair at the Armory in downtown Columbia! (4:13) July 26, 2018

"The Foolish Corner" author JOHN HOWE uses the FIFA World Cup, and more specifically, the goalie position, to explain what he calls a "biased towards action" when investing in the stock market. July 25, 2018

Meet Sweeney Todd himself, AARON HUNSLEY, as well as CATHERINE BARNARD, who plays Johanna, in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of 'Sweeney Todd', opening this Thursday in Columbia! Also, NICK FOSTER tells us about this Saturday's 'Back-to-School Health Fair', sponsored by Voluntary Action Center, Family Impact Center and Family Health Center. This year, the fair will be held at Derby Ridge Elementary School. (4:16) July 24, 2018

MU grad student BEN SPEARS will explain what happens when plants get sick and why - over a beer - at this month's Science on Tap CoMo! SHAWN ABRAHAMS tells us that Ben is one of two speakers expected to take the stage this Wednesday evening at the Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia. Also, LOUISE SARVER encourages all artists to become a member of the Columbia Art League. One of the benefits? You get to check out the 'Members' Summer Open' exhibit, on display now! (4:34) July 23, 2018

"The Eagle has landed" was first uttered on this day back in 1969. Almost 50 years later, JOAN STACK and the team at the State Historical Society of Missouri are paying tribute to that monumental event with a display featuring an original drawing by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial cartoonist Tom Engelhardt! July 20, 2018

Pittsburgh native TROY BRUCHWALSKI performs "I Am Aldolpho" from Maples Rep Theatre's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone', opening tomorrow night in Macon! Artistic Director TODD DAVISON calls this show "extremely entertaining and very, very funny." July 19, 2018

DR. KYLE FIALA, DPM, says that surgery is, more often than not, always considered a last resort; but if necessary, he and the team at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute handles each patient with care throughout the entire process. Also, JANET FLETT invites everyone to 'Journeys', Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance's 7th annual Summer Art Show, beginning July 27th at their store in Ashland. The deadline to enter is later this week! (4:38) July 18, 2018

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