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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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Find out about guest MELANIE KNOCKE's new book, 'A Little Piece of the Moon', and her new website (which aims to provide an accessible understanding of astronomy); plus, meet the new director of Columbia Public Schools' planetarium, MEAGHANN STOELTING, and get ready to mark your calendar for several planned (laser!) shows coming soon! May 6, 2019

The final 'Harp and Healing' of the season is this coming Tuesday at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. Featured harpist MARIA TREVOR sets the mood a little early by performing two numbers at [1:48] and [6:19]. Additional guest: TERRY OVERFELT May 3, 2019

"In all victories, you're going to have setbacks." -- DAIVE DUNKLEY, co-author of 'Black Resistance in the Americas', on life after Barack Obama's presidency. May 2, 2019

Stephens College is closing out season 71 with 'Pippin', opening this Friday at the Macklanburg Playhouse! Plus, find out what's in store for season 72. Guests: GAIL HUMPHRIES and CAROL SCHUBERG | Also, the Columbia Art League's 61st annual Art in the Park is now just one month away! LOUISE SARVER tells us why you won't want to miss the "largest art fair in mid-Missouri." (4:16) May 1, 2019

May is Stroke Awareness Month. MU Health Care's DR. CAMILO GOMEZ tells us about some of the risk factors and the warning signs, and what to do if you're put in the position of saving someone who's suffering from the onset of a stroke: "time is brain." Also, Columbia Community Band members LINDSEY TYLER and STEVE FAIR invite everyone to their spring concert, A May Medley of Musical Miscellany, this Sunday at Hickman High School! (4:00) April 30, 2019

Services for Independent Living hosts their annual 'Kitchens in Bloom' fundraiser again this Sunday in Columbia! Four homes are on the tour this year, and we've got a sneak peek of the one by Kerry Bramon Remodeling and Design. Guests: ROSE VOMUND and ANGELA HOLLOWAY | Also, NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL introduces us to 'golden glow', an edible native plant you might find in your own backyard! Have a mystery plant? Take a pic and send it to Nadia! (4:34) April 29, 2019

Plans to help celebrate the National Churchill Museum's 50th anniversary next weekend in Fulton include a parade, tours, book signings, artwork and more! Guest: TIM RILEY | Also, Love INC's JANE WILLIAMS is recruiting community members with good money habits to help community members with not-so-good money habits. Time commitment is minimal! (2:45) April 26, 2019

In 25 short years, Mobility Worldwide has assembled and delivered almost 75,000 carts to those in need in more than 100 countries around the world. To help keep it going, JEFF MORAN invites everyone to a special fundraiser this June at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Also, DASA executive director KELLY BEHLMANN says her organization, which stands for Disabled Athlete Sports Association, is now a part of the Columbia community. Find out what that means for active individuals living with physical, visual and hearing disabilities. (4:26) April 25, 2019

Did you know we can turn our genes on and off? That's according to CoMo Wellness Conference keynote speaker Dr. Sara Gottfried. She'll be doing a presentation on that and more May 4th in Columbia! Guest: ERIN BROWN | Also, KELLY SMITH and the Friends of Historic Boonville are "gearing up for summer" with an art show (for all ages) and family-friendly Friday night concerts, both at the Hain House! (3:10) April 24, 2019

Hickman High School Theatre opens "ANON(ymous)" this Thursday for one weekend only. Student actors REGINA HARTLEIP-PINTO and GWYN CALDWELL tell us about this refugee-themed take on Homer's The Odyessy. Also, JERRY KEISLING tells us about the impact Adult Day Connection has had on our community (and the impact the community has had on Adult Day Connection) for the past 30 years! (3:29) April 23, 2019

Join musicians, actors and more than 80 vendors at the 2nd annual Best of Missouri Life Market Fair this weekend at Powell Gardens near Kansas City! Guest: KELLY ELLIOTT | Also, KIM DUDE and BECKY MORTON invite everyone to the kick-off of 'Kindness Week' tonight at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia! Recognize Kindness Ambassadors and become a part of the kindness chain. (3:52) April 22, 2019

"Since this is a week for many religions to celebrate the transition to spring, I thought maybe a story of self-giving, of altruism, might be appropriate." -- LARRY BROWN ahead of his sharing of the true story he calls "Drowning." April 19, 2019

Local musician and farmer NOAH EARLE is hoping to raise "as much money as possible" for Missouri River Communities Network, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and Missouri Rural Crisis Center with a fundraiser this Saturday at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Also, Maplewood Barn Theatre explores (pun intended) the life of cave enthusiast Floyd Collins in "Floyd Collins: A Bluegrass Musical." Guests DANA BOCKE and MARK BAUMGARTNER say that Floyd's eventual entrapment became an early-20th century "media circus." (3:48) April 18, 2019

Office of Sustainability manager BARBARA BUFFALOE is doing her part to keep her carbon footprint at a minimum this month by biking everywhere, everyday. And we do mean everywhere, even into our studio! Do your part: join Barbara and others at the Columbia Public Library on Earth Day for the rollout of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. April 17, 2019

CoMo Youth Works' LORETTA SCHOUTEN and Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition volunteer NANETTE WARD have decided to form a mini-partnership to help serve those who have, sadly, spent a part of their life removed from society because of some form of trafficking. April 16, 2019

What better rabbit hole is there to go down than one inspired by author Lewis Carroll? That's the thinking behind 'A.L.I.C.E.', MU Theatre Department's (very) original adaption of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Guest: HAYLEY RUSHING | Also, BARBARA HOPPE invites everyone to tomorrow's 'Lunch and Learn' at the Grindstone Hy-Vee in Columbia. The topic this month is 'De-mystifying Medicare and Medicaid'. (4:33) April 15, 2019

Poet/author WALTER BARGEN can find a compelling story anywhere, even in something as mundane as a trip to his dentist's office. April 12, 2019

Phoenix Programs board president GREG DeLINE's passion for helping those with addiction issues stems from an unfortunate, alcohol-related car accident that took the life of his stepson. Hear his story. Also, Spirit of Excellence co-founder TAYLORE JOHNSON tells us about this almost-decade old non-profit that teaches young ladies not only how to dance and cheer, but core values like teamwork and leadership. (5:17) April 11, 2019

Health psychologist LYNN ROSSY says, "you can't take 8-10 hours of your day and not be healthy and expect to make up for it after you leave." If you've got a job that requires you to remain at a desk, Lynn has some simple tips and tricks to keep your blood circulating! April 10, 2019

Which category are you in? The one that says I eat a variety of foods or the one that says I eat the same 10 things all the time? JEAN HOWARD, RN, says that if you take the time to write down what you eat, "you'd be surprised how your food comes in just a few headlines." Also, NICK FOSTER tells us about Voluntary Action Center's early days, and how - after 50 years - it is still an important resource in our community. (4:00) April 9, 2019

MU Health Care doctors SHVETHA ZAREK and ALBERT HSU walk us through the steps of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process that's given life to more than 7 million babies worldwide in its 40-year history. Also, HEATHER LAMB invites everyone to Vox Magazine's 'Farm To Table' event, known as 'Columbia Grown', later this month. For one night only, chefs from all over Missouri will serve you a four-course meal made from locally-grown ingredients! (4:21) April 8, 2019

Two topics with ANNE COOK and LYNNANNE BAUMGARDNER from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri: the quarterly cookie sale and the 20th anniversary celebration of Upscale Resale (happening later this month at their store in Columbia)! Also, SUZANNE PEARMAN says if you have an addiction to drugs, alcohol, even the internet, SMART Recovery is here to help. (4:04) April 5, 2019

You're invited to the 2nd annual Boost Fest at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Guest ELIZABETH FREEMAN says this all-important fundraiser will help cancer patients in need of "expensive" supplemental nutrition options (like Boost). Also, MICHELE SNODDERLEY and BARB TUTTLE tell us about this year's Children's Camp at Maplewood Barn Theatre in Columbia. The play will be 'Charlotte's Web', and all skill levels are welcome! (4:01) April 4, 2019

An artist's process can be as fascinating as the finished product. If you've always wanted to experience that journey, so-to-speak, The State Historical Society of Missouri's final case exhibit (in their longtime home in Ellis Library), delivers a peek inside the sketchbook of a handful of Missouri artists. Guest: JOAN STACK  April 3, 2019

Of the 20 plays included in this year's Mizzou New Play Series -- running Wednesday thru Sunday at McKee Gymnasium on the MU campus -- five are written by guest TAYLOR SKLENAR. Additional guest: DAVID CRESPY | Also, JUDY BOCK and SHERRY DYE remind us of all the good The Wardrobe does for those less fortunate in our community, like the shoe voucher program. (4:32) April 2, 2019 

Investing in the stock market in your later years can be tricky. For example, if you're 70 years old and you're deriving income from your portfolio, take your age from 100 and use that number as the percent to be in stocks. ALEX LaBRUNERIE from LaBrunerie Financial says it's not a perfect system, but it "tends to make one more conservative." April 1, 2019

Folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA perform Nic Jones' "The Minstrel's Request" on guitar and banjo at [2:39]. They also tell us about next weekend's 28th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville! March 29, 2019

"Truly, that's why the collaborations are so important, and why Welcome Home- we say we go beyond a shelter for that specific reason; it's not about just getting the veteran off the street, it's about truly providing them connection to resources and services and benefits that are going to help them sustain independence and keep them off the streets for good." -- MEGAN SIEVERS, Development Director, Welcome Home, a Community for Veterans | Additional guest: ROBERT CANINE  March 28, 2019

Child life specialists BRITTANY RILEY and TAILOR SCHLOTZHOUR tell us about what they do and the impact their program has on children receiving medical attention at MU Women's and Children's Hospital. Also, if redecorating is on your spring to-do list, SCOTT BRADLEY is back with more eco-friendly flooring ideas from Carpet One Floor and Home! Our topic this time: tile. (3:15) March 27, 2019

Reward or redirect? DR. MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical and Behavioral Center shares tips on how to handle your pet's constant need for attention. March 26, 2019

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