Arts and Culture

Columbia College

Darren Hellwege talks to Bryan Curtis, Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia College, about the upcoming Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo, happening April 7th at C.C. The Clash will feature college teams in "e-sports," or competitive video gaming. They also talk about the nationally-ranked e-sports program at Columbia College. 

We Always Swing Jazz Series

Trevor Harris talks with jazz musician Chico Freeman about his visit this week to Columbia. He'll be playing a concert Thursday, and will be part of the dedication of a music library being named for his father, jazz legend Von Freeman. The events are being sponsored by the We Always Swing Jazz Series, and tickets are available at http://www.wealwaysswing.org 

Missouri Department of Conservation

Darren Hellwege visits with Meaghan Ricks with The Alpine Shop about an event they're sponsoring this weekend. Beginners can learn the basics of backpacking at Three Creeks Conservation Area south of Columbia. 

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDA SCHUST, Executive Director of Jabberwocky Studios, about this weekend's Africa Fest 2018 - two days of celebrating both African culture and Columbia's diversity through song, dance, interactive presentations and more! At [4:55] LIZ BURKS invites all pet owners to get their dog or cat spayed or neutered at The Spay Neuter Project (No Kill Columbia), an animal advocacy organization that provides low cost operations to help prevent unwanted litters! March 20, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBECCA TALBERT and PATRICK CLARK about an upcoming production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." This is the second collaboration between Jefferson City's MOstly Opera and the Southside Philharmonic Orchestra. Rebecca says if you've never been exposed to opera, "this one's for you!" At [5:08] MONICA McMURRY, Dean of the School of Design at Stephens College, stops by to talk about the 74th annual fashion show, a summer fashion camp for middle school students, and the exhibit: Victor Costa: Designing Dreams in Fashion. Get ready to mark your calendar! March 19, 2018

The Maple Barn Radio Theatre players present "The Thelma Ibsen Matter," from the series "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." The original aired Jan. 9, 1953.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN! On this St. Patrick's Day eve, Larry shares the story, "The Other Saint." Cloaks, kings and blueberry jam are just three of the many stops along the way in this hagiography of Ireland's Saint Brigid of Kildare. Watch! March 16, 2018

Reconstruct

Mar 15, 2018

Fellipe Barbosa built his latest film (GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN) around the remnants of his friend Gabriel's life, from his photographs to excerpts of his diary. Matt Holzman’s podcast, KCRW’s The Document, extracts new audio stories from the footage of documentary films. Fellipe and Matt spoke about sifting fresh work out of raw material during their Field Session at True/False 2018.


Today Paul Pepper visits with SEAN SPENCE and CORY CROSBY about the 'Columbia Gift 4 Gun Exchange' event that took place last December. As a result of Sean's and Cory's efforts, forty-one guns were collected and handed over to the Columbia Police Department. Those who donated a weapon received a $100 gift card. Get the full story, including why the guns ended up in the back of Sean's car ("it was just nuts"), and find out if there's any chance this event will happen again! March 15, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with CHASE ROTHER and JEANETTE BAILEY about Mizzou Swing Society's annual 'Tiger Town Kick Around' event happening this weekend in Columbia. Free, professional swing dance lessons for all skill levels (no partner required) - watch for details! At [3:38] Columbia Art League's new executive director, KERRY MULLIN, invites everyone to this Friday's opening night reception for CAL's latest exhibit, 'Stranger Than Fiction'! If you can't make it, you have until the end of April to see this surreal collection of works by local artists. March 14, 2018

Thinking Out Loud: Alexander Heffner

Mar 14, 2018
The Open Mind, WNET

Darren Hellwege talks with Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS program "The Open Mind." Heffner will be a guest on the Mizzou campus March 20th speaking on "Civil discourse in an Uncivil Age," the event hosted by the Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy. 

The Open Mind: http://www.theopenmind.com 

Kinder Institute page for this event: https://democracy.missouri.edu/events/civil-discourse-in-an-uncivil-age-public-lecture-with-alexander-heffner/

Missouri Department of Conservation

For thousands of years, fire has shaped natural communities in Missouri. This week on Discover Nature, watch for smoke and fire on the landscape. 

 

The first European explorers to document the Missouri wilderness noted American Indians’ use of fire to preserve grasslands for bison and promote regrowth of fruits, berries, and many other natural foods that flourish from periodic fires. 

 

Today, this ancient tool remains relevant as ever in managing pastures and woodlands for wildlife and food production, and combating invasive species. 

 

Today Paul Pepper and GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, talk about how to handle the difficult situation of losing your sight. Gary says it's not easy: "some people deny it; some people go off and hide; some become resentful; some focus on all that's been lost." If you find yourself in this position, NFBMO is here to help! At [4:47] NATALIE NEWVILLE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to the 21st annual MRRL and ABLE Book Sale fundraiser! This popular event kicks off tomorrow at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall in Jefferson City. "Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of books!" March 13, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with "The Drowning Girls" director SARAH SENFF ahead of this Wednesday's opening night performance (the first inside McKee Gymnasium on the MU campus)! A cast of three presents this true story of serial killer George Joseph Smith's wife-murdering spree in early 20th century England. At [4:33] BETHANIE IRONS invites all Columbia-area youths with a "passion for the arts" to apply for a place in the CARE Art Gallery's eight-week summer program! Only 15 spots available, so don't wait! March 12, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with LORETTA SCHOUTEN about the immediate need for volunteers to be read to by the students of Youth Empowerment Zone. 30 minutes, one day a week is all it takes to help build the vocabulary of a child attending elementary school. If you're interested in donating your time, watch for details! At [4:18] Mow-It-Alls co-owner BRADEN TYRER tells us about how his (now four-year-old) lawn company began, the services he provides, what sets Mow-It-Alls apart from the rest and his plans for the future! March 9, 2018

Director Laura Bari discusses the intimate, emotional and uncomfortable depictions of her own family in her film PRIMAS. The film is the True Life Fund selection for True/False 2018. Money raised by the Fund will benefit Bari's nieces who are the subjects of the film. 


Today Paul Pepper visits with MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical & Behavioral Clinic, about the five most common pet behavioral issues she treats at the clinic, and how she does it. If you're a pet owner, you won't want to miss this show! March 8, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with LYNN ROSSY, Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, about when is the right time to eat. It may sound simple, but Lynn says to eat when...you're hungry! She says do not eat when you're bored or in need of entertainment. Watch for even more great advice! At [3:25] MIKE DUNN, General Manager of KBIA, is asking for your contribution during the station's upcoming spring pledge drive! Starting tomorrow, each and every one of your donated dollars goes towards keeping the services, the programs and the community outreach you've come to know and expect from KBIA running for another year. March 7, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature take a walk outside, and you may hear one of the first serenades of spring on the horizon.

  

   

 

Spring peepers have spent the winter burrowed under soil – a natural antifreeze in their blood keeping them thawed.  

 

One of the first species to begin calling in the spring, this small, slender frog can appear pink, gray, tan, or brown, with a dark ‘X’ on its back.

 

Roughly one-inch in length, they breed in fishless ponds, streams and swamps with thick undergrowth.  

 

Singer/songwriter Ross Menefee of the band It's Me: Ross breaks down his song The Knife, and how he crafted a bubbly, genre-bending track around raw, emotional lyrics.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIFER SNAWDER, RD, about National Nutrition Month! The theme this year is "Going Further with Food." How do we do that? Jennifer says it's as easy as making sure you eat a balanced breakfast, and/or that you're packing a light snack while out running errands. Also, find out more about an event (later this month) titled "Which Milk Is Right For Me?" At [4:22] MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to a special candidate forum March 13th at the Columbia Public Library. This event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, is your chance to hear from those running for public office ahead of the general elections on April 3rd. March 6, 2018

Thinking Out Loud: Farm Your Yard Growing Herbs

Mar 5, 2018
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Spring is almost here! On this month's "Farm Your Yard," Carrie Hargrove talks about how you can enjoy your gardening, and add flavor to your diet, by planting herbs. And she has tips for growing oregano, chives, and many other delicious herbs. 

Columbia Urban Agriculture:
http://columbiaurbanag.org/

Thinking Out Loud: Kickball Fundraiser For Veterans

Mar 5, 2018
Mid-Missouri Kickball website

KBIA's Darren Hellwege talks with Louis Nieman of Mid-Missouri Kickball. The league, which starts play in April, is sponsoring a tournament this weekend. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Welcome Home, which helps homeless U.S. military veterans find help. 

Mid-Missouri Kickball:

http://www.midmissourikickball.com/sites/midmissourikickball/home

Welcome Home:

https://www.welcomeveterans.org/

Columbia Public Schools

Darren talks with Kris Detmer and Karla Yung, educators at Columbia's New Haven Elementary School, about the project to obtain funding for a new playground at the school.

You can vote for New Haven every day here: 

https://www.culturelle.com/projectplayground

New Haven Elementary website:

https://www.cpsk12.org/nhe

Today Paul Pepper visits with actors RAYA ABERBACH and MORGAN MILLER about Hickman High School Theatre's production of the classic, "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." This popular musical-comedy runs this weekend only - don't miss it! At [4:05] NICK FOSTER tells us how Voluntary Action Center plans to commemorate their 50th anniversary this year, and what a half-century worth of services have meant to low-income individuals living in Columbia! March 5, 2018

True/False 2018: The Festival in Pictures

Mar 2, 2018
Nathan Lawrence / KBIA

Experience the True/False film festival through the eyes of our professional and student reporters all weekend long.

Today Paul Pepper visits with 'The Foolish Corner' author JOHN HOWE about "myopic loss aversion." What does that mean? Simply put: if you invest in the stock market, you dislike the loss more than you like the gain. Why does this happen? John says it's evolutionary (losses can have detrimental consequences). His advice: don't look at what the market is doing every day. March 2, 2018

Director Sandi Tan discusses her complicated relationships with a childhood "frenemy" and the middle-aged mentor with whom they made a film in Singapore in 1992. Tan's documentary SHIRKERS explores why that film was never released. It is playing this year at True/False 2018. 


Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Executive Director of Council for Drug Free Youth, about the latest craze amongst those who participate in underage drinking: powdered alcohol. Joy tells us that this type of intoxication has actually been around for a little while, but lawmakers are just now starting to take notice. Also, how do you properly dispose of opioid painkillers? Right now, your options are minimal, but that soon might change. March 1, 2018

True/False

The 2018 True/False Film Fest kicks off this week in Columbia. And while it is a documentary film festival at its heart, there are whole portions of the event dedicated to art, education and music. Dozens of bands descend on Columbia to perform before films and at showcases at local venues.

KBIA reporter and podcast host Daniel Litwin sat down with festival music coordinator Wil Reeves for a special episode of  The Breakdown. They talked about what the festival team is looking for when curating the lineup, the challenges of bringing musical acts to a film festival and which performers attendees should check out.


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