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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

University of Missouri School of Law

Darren Hellwege talks with Ben Tracthtenberg, a professor in the MU Law School who chaired the university's faculty council during the protests in 2015 at Mizzou. His new paper on the subject was summarized in an article in the Washington Post recently:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/07/25/much-of-what-you-know-is-probably-wrong-a-mizzou-professor-explains-the-racial-protests-that-toppled-a-presidency/?utm_term=.332b81c7b92d

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

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature in Missouri this week as American mink kits travel with their mothers along streams.

 

Adult minks are almost entirely brown with a white chin and white spots occurring irregularly on the throat, chest, and belly. 

 

At about two-feet long or less, adult minks are generally larger than weasels and smaller than river otters. 

 

Minks have musk glands that secrete a strong odor considered by many to be more obnoxious than that of weasels or skunks. 

 

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

Discover nature this week, and keep an eye out for one of Missouri’s showiest native wildflowers blooming along roadsides and in tallgrass prairies. 

 

Prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) is a purple perennial wildflower.  Its tall, unbranched, hairy stalks blossom with spikes of dense purple floret clusters from July to October. 

 

ACT Service website

Darren Hellwege talks with Christopher and Susan Vasileff about some of the challenges that come with finding assistance for their son, Val, an adult with autism. The Vasileffs live in rural Boone County, near Sturgeon. 

ACT Service website

Darren talks with Adam Hayes of ACT Services of Columbia about the organization's day program, and how the program is looking into expansion into the northern part of Boone County. 

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

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature this week along Missouri streams and bottomland woods, and listen for the low, harsh vocalizations of great blue herons.

    

 

Herons nest in colonies – or rookeries – near water. These rookeries can contain hundreds of bulky stick nests which may be used over multiple years. 

 

Herons are mostly monogamous during a season, and each pair incubates 3-to-6 eggs.  In mid-July, fledgling herons begin to leave the nest, learning to fly and feed themselves. 

 

"That's what I love about...'TRYPS Edge'. It's chosen for the young adult audience, and to be performed by the kids it's been written for," JILL WOMACK on the age-appropriate cast of 'Heathers the Musical', opening this Thursday on the Stephens College campus. Also, ANDREW GRABAU tells us how you can help Heart of Missouri United Way with it's "really elaborate" grant-writing process that happens each fall. (4:26) July 17, 2018

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services began as a simple orphanage in rural Farmington, Missouri over 100 years ago. Now with seven locations across Missouri alone (including Columbia), PCHAS helps thousands children and families in crisis each year. Guests: DARLA ORTMAN and JASON BEARD July 16, 2018

"Budgets are not infinite. Our primary mission is to provide safety equipment for first responders to help advert tragedies; to help keep them safe on the job." -- DARRELL SMITH, on his newly-incorporated non-profit, 'HeroFundUSA' July 13, 2018

From the best dates to take a cruise to the benefits of an airline credit card program, MEL ZELENAK shares just enough travel tips to fit on an index card, and that's a good thing. July 12, 2018

If you've ever wanted to rappel down the side of Columbia's Tiger Hotel for a good cause, now is your chance to be one of the 102 people, including Gary Pinkel, to go "Over the Edge" for Love INC. Guests: JANE WILLIAMS and MIKE DeSANTIS July 11, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, take a trip to a stream or pond near you, and observe the colorful dance of mating dragonflies across the surface of the water.

 

Adult dragonflies have long, slender, often colorful abdomens with robust bodies, large compound eyes, and sometimes spotted patterns on horizontally-outstretched wings.  

 

They don’t start out this way, though.  In mid-summer, watch courting dragonflies fly low over water – often attached to their mates.  In-flight, females deposit eggs along the surface of the water.  

 

Jefferson Farm and Garden

Darren Hellwege talks with Amy Weeks of the Jefferson Farm and Garden, part of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. They discuss the Farm's upcoming Family Fishing Night. 

U.S. Library of Congress

Darren Hellwege discusses two events coming soon to the Boone County History and Culture Center in Columbia, a "Meet The Author" event with David James, and a concert with singers Debbie D'Agastino.

Guests: Chris Campbell, Executive Director of Boone County Historical Society

singer Debbie D'Agastino

and author David A. James of "A Birds-Eye View Of Columbia, MO Circa 1869"

The theme for this month's Second Saturday for Kids (at Orr Street Studios in Columbia) is the five Chinese elements. CATHERINE PARKE tells about all the fun things in store for your kiddo(s). Also, the August primary election is right around the corner. If you haven't registered to vote, tomorrow's the deadline! MARILYN McLEOD has information on that and a planned candidate forum at the Columbia Public Library (sponsored by the League of Women Voters). (4:49) July 10, 2018

Like to solve puzzles? Drink beer? If so, Puzzled Pint could be just what you've been looking for! KIM LEON tells us all about this once-a-month activity being played throughout the world. Also, meet the actors behind Shrek, Fiona and Donkey from MU Theatre Department's production of "Shrek the Musical," opening this Thursday on the MU campus! (4:20) July 9, 2018

The July exhibit at Sager | Braudis Gallery is open and ready for visitors! Be one of the first to see it tonight during the popular 'First Fridays' event in the North Village Arts District. Guest: HANNAH REEVES | Also, Phoenix Health Programs is designating July as "Recovery Means Freedom" month. HEATHER HARLAN says it's human nature to think that if we have to change or give up something that we're losing freedom, but in this situation people very much gain freedom. (4:35) July 6, 2018

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