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  • Meet the only two actors in Talking Horse Productions' latest show, 'Girlfriend', DAVID HALL and PARKER ROSS! They give us a short synopsis of this '90s-set "romantic comedy" that's based on the album by Matthew Sweet. Curtain goes up this Friday! Also, League of Women Voters president MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to this month's Lunch and Learn, happening TODAY at noon in-person or online. The topic this month is the Sunshine Law and features MU journalism professor Kathy Kiely. (4:26) October 11, 2023
  • ‘History on Elm’ is a monthly series that takes a closer look at a variety of topics like art, authors, and what’s hanging in the gallery at the Center for Missouri Studies on Elm St. - and all within your lunch hour! GARY KREMER, executive director, The State Historical Society of Missouri, tells us what’s coming up this month. Also, meet the new president of the League of Women Voters Columbia-Boone County, MAHREE SKALA! Mahree says the May ‘Lunch and Learn’ will focus on the mental health and well-being of senior citizens. Watch for details! (3:13) May 5, 2023
  • There's a "really important" election happening in just a few days, and League of Women Voters president MARILYN McLEOD wants to make sure you're ready! The issues? We talk about that. Early voting? We talk about that, too. Also, Meals on Wheels executive director TERI WALDEN encourages everyone to take part in their Big Wheels fundraiser, happening towards the end of April (but you'll want to get your order in soon!). (4:13) March 31, 2023
  • The League of Women Voters-sponsored 'Lunch and Learn' series will be online only this month, the topic of which is climate action in the city of Columbia. The guest speaker will be Carolyn Amparan. MARILYN McLEOD is here with details on that and more! Also, ag-aficionado TIM REINBOTT is hoping to shed light on all the good that goes on at the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station by way of his new video podcast, 'Tim's Take'. (4:11) February 9. 2023
  • Meet onetime mid-Missouri resident and now *published* author, GINGER ROBINSON! Ginger's book, 'A Fairy Tale', is finally available for the world to read, and if you like stories that have a little bit of drama with a side of redemption, you're going to want to pick this one up! Also, MARILYN McLEOD, League of Women Voters, invites everyone to get to know their state legislators (some of them brand new following last November's election) by way of pre-recorded interviews! (4:09) January 4, 2023
  • Carpet One Floor & Home general manager SCOTT BRADLEY brought with him engineered hardwood flooring that he says uses new technology to enhance both its performance and appearance. Also, MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to a conversation about Missouri's "complicated" court system. What do we really know? Enlighten yourself tomorrow at noon on Zoom. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Registration is required. (4:33) December 12, 2022
  • Election Day is just around the corner - are you ready?! If not, League of Women Voters Columbia-Boone County president MARILYN McLEOD encourages anyone seeking more information to check out the League's own website before you head to the polls. Also, Mizzou Academy's KATHRYN FISHMAN-WEAVER and STEPHANIE WALTER are "excited" to talk to us about their new book, Connected Classrooms, which looks at building and maintaining student-teacher relationships in an every-growing online world. (4:58) November 3, 2022
  • Why is it that it's recommended you don't eat the fruit from a persimmon tree until after the first frost? Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' SARAH EBER, MPH, RD, LD, CDE says it has to do with the plant's ripening cycle. Once that happens, though, "they're really sweet - they're like an unsung fruit in the state of Missouri." Also, MARILYN McLEOD - dressed as a suffragette - let's us know about two events next week, and one the following week, that will get you ready for the election in November! (5:03) October 3, 2022
  • Get out your calendar because MARILYN McLEOD has several upcoming dates you'll want to be sure and mark down so that you don't miss out on the many League of Women Voters-sponsored events happening throughout the month of September! Also, JENNIFER BEAN, RDN, Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares some tasty after-school snack ideas that your kiddos won't even know are actually healthy! (4:30) September 6, 2022
  • There's an election coming up next month, and the League of Women Voters Columbia-Boone County want you to be prepared! To help get you there, MARILYN McLEOD tells us about a candidate forum for the contested races happening next week in-person and online. Also, sex trafficking survivor APRIL DeTIENNE tells us her story and invites everyone to a free community awareness event tomorrow evening in Fulton called 'Hugs Not Drugs', sponsored by Stop Human Trafficking Coalition of Central Missouri. Additional guest: NANETTE WARD (3:00) July 8, 2022