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Thinking Out Loud: Cleaning Up Columbia and Good-bye to the James

Trevor Harris
A sign rests in the lobby of the James Apartments last weekend. On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris talked with volunteers who salvaged materials last weekend from downtown Columbia's James Apartments.

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.

Trevor Harris talks with several volunteers who labored last weekend to salvage architectural elements from the James Hotel, a structure a 124 South Tenth Street in downtown Columbia that is threatened with demolition to make way for new student housing.

 New episodes of Thinking Out Loud air each Tuesday evening at 6:30 on KBIA 91.3 FM.

"Deconstructing" the old Winn Hotel in Columbia, MO, to save historical pieces. Here the workers are removing a unique Murphy table that folded into the wall. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Clyde Bently / Missouri School of Journalism

Trevor serves as KBIA’s weekday morning host for classical music. He has been involved with local radio since 1990, when he began volunteering as a music and news programmer at KOPN, Columbia's community radio station. Before joining KBIA, Trevor studied social work at Mizzou and earned a masters degree in geography at the University of Alabama. He has worked in community development and in urban and bicycle/pedestrian planning, and recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia with his wife, Lisa Groshong. An avid bicycle commuter and jazz fan, Trevor has cycled as far as Colorado and pawed through record bins in three continents.
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