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Emily Aiken

Midnight in Paris was featured at the 2019 True False Film Festival. Emily Aiken sat down with directors James Blagden and Roni Moore to chat about how they met, their interactions with the Flint students featured in their film, and the deeper meaning behind the story.


"By and large, I would say, as a human being and as a society, we need to make the conscious effort to get out there and spend more time exploring nature - for our health, for our body, for our mind." -- DR. ANAND CHOCKALINGAM, MD, Cardiologist, MU Health Care. March 22, 2019

Sometimes, documentary shorts can be seen as stepping stones for filmmakers who want to direct feature-length films, or as afterthoughts on a festival program. But, given their lower costs and shorter runtimes, shorts can allow for a wealth of experimentation, with narrative and format, that features couldn't sustain. On this episode of the True/False Podcast, filmmaker Charlie Lyne sits down to discuss the differences between the two forms, and the unique and varied offerings short-form filmmaking has to offer. 

"You have to have a resurrection, Paul." -- ROB CROUSE when asked why Capital City Productions is bringing Vertigo Flying Service on board for their take on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Curtain goes up March 28! Also, this Saturday is the 67th annual Columbia Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser! Guests RICK McGUIRE and JENNIFER ROBERTS say each ticket sold supports programs that benefit children in Columbia. (5:07) March 21, 2019

What do you do with an old fire extinguisher? How about a ragged, old tarp? BARBARA BUFFALOE answers those questions and more on today's show! (You could also ask the Office of Sustainability's 'Waste Wizard', but that's not near as much fun.) March 20, 2019

This week on Discover Nature, Eastern bluebirds begin arriving at breeding locations in Missouri.

   

The Eastern bluebird is a small thrush with a plump body and short, straight bill. Underparts are rusty in color, with white on the belly and under the tail feathers. Its upper body is bright blue in males, and gray-blue in females. 

The famous poet Henry David Thoreau once wrote that the bluebird “carries the sky on its back.” 

A blurry whistled series of notes comprise its distinctive, pleasant song. 

Rep. Chris Kelly
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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks to mayoral candidate Chris Kelly ahead of Columbia's municipal election April 2nd. 


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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks with Columbia mayor, Brian Treece, who is running for re-election in the April 2nd elections. 


Curtains Up Theater

KBIA's Darren Hellwege talks with Dana Naylor of Curtain's Up Theater in about the upcoming production of "Murder At Dodston Manor," a murder mystery dinner theater coming soon to Columbia's Stoney Creek Inn. They also give a preview with a scene from the play. 

"I think if people would go on the website, American or United, and look at those flight prices - even without the drive, even without the parking - I think the ticket prices have really come down. It's really exciting to see." -- MIKE PARKS on one of the benefits of flying out of Columbia instead of St. Louis or Kansas City. What's your favorite part of flying COU? March 19, 2019

University of Missouri School of Music

KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks with choir director Emily Edgington Andrews about choral music and its place in the idea of community music, it's role in musical education for children, and the Unity concert. 


NASA

KBIA's Lee Wilkins visits with Angela Speck, Chair of Physics Department at University of Missouri, about news in the world of space exploration. They talk about the New Horizons program, and a recent space landing by China. 


As usual, our conversation with MEL ZELENAK covers a wide range of topics for the smart consumer, and today is no different. On the docket: the 'Silver Sneakers' program, auto-paying monthly bills, investing in low-cost index funds and more! March 18, 2019

Despite the long list of at-risk factors to consider, DR. ERIK GROSSMANN, MD, MU Health Care, says that most people who get colon cancer have none of them, which is why it's important for everyone to get screened. Also, MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to two events at the Columbia Public Library. The first is a 'Lunch and Learn' with keynote speaker Brianna Lennon, and the other is a candidate forum with Columbia's mayoral candidates and candidates for school board. (3:40) March 15, 2019

Politics Ditto

Mar 14, 2019

Figuring out how to tell large-scale stories that affect millions of people can be a daunting task for any filmmaker. Sometimes, personal experience is the most effective way in. In this conversation, taken from the Field Session "Politics Ditto," from this year's festival, directors Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation) and Petra Costa (The Edge of Democracy) talk about how they interwove the personal and the political in their films. 

The annual Youth Art Fiber Exhibit, sponsored by Columbia Weavers and Spinners' Guild, is just six days away! See your child's fiber art project hang in the gallery at the Boone County History & Culture Center alongside fellow fans of fiber for ten days, March 20-30. Guest: REBECCA BERGFIELD | Also, ERIN BROWN invites everyone to the 3rd annual CoMo Wellness Conference, happening this May. As with years past, you're sure to gain a wealth of health-related knowledge from industry leaders and practitioners! (4:00) March 14, 2019

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.  

 

How do you get a teenager who thinks they're invincible and they know it all to listen to you when you say drugs and alcohol are bad? JOY SWEENEY and Council for Drug Free Youth has the answer: a program called 'Teen Baseline'. March 12, 2019

One stone, one tree and five cast members make up MU Theatre Department's production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Waiting for Godot'. See it this weekend only in Studio 4, which is inside McKee Gymnasium on the MU campus. Guest: Dr. SUSAN BURGOYNE  March 11, 2019

Alzheimer's Association volunteer LOIS LONG says that the list of those affected by dementia is "growing exponentially" every year. She adds that early detection is key, and if diagnosed, to take the available medication right away to slow the disease down. Lois also talks about the ways in which caregivers can monitor patients who like to wander from home. March 8, 2019

Within Reason

Mar 7, 2019

Anand Patwardhan is a filmmaker who has been making documentaries on the socio-political reality of India for over four decades. His latest film, a four-hour and twenty-minute epic titled "Reason," chronicles India's shift from secular democracy toward Hindu fundamentalism and was shown at this year's True/False Film Fest. Although audiences in Columbia were able to see the film, Patwardhan has been fighting to show it in India, where he has been stymied by government censorship.

To say this winter has been a challenge is a bit of an understatement. Nobody knows that better than ADAM SAUNDERS, who says the cold weather - and therefore the cold ground - has delayed the grand opening of Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's new Agriculture Park. And speaking of the winter weather, NICK FOSTER tells us about Voluntary Action Center's efforts to shelter those without during the extreme cold, and to help those in need of rent assistance. (3:55) March 7, 2019

'Magic Arts' is the theme of the next Second Saturday for Kids at Orr Street Studios in Columbia! CATHERINE PARKE says kids ages 5-15 are invited to come and participate and learn from featured artist Dennis Murphy! Also, JENNIFER SNAWDER, RN, challenges us to change something about our eating habits that perhaps has been bothering us for awhile - after all, March is National Nutrition Month! (3:10) March 6, 2019

Eastern cottontail rabbits begin birthing their first litters of the year this week.

   

 

This medium-sized mammal with long ears, large hind legs, shorter front legs, a short fluffy tail and soft fur begins breeding in February. They may birth as many eight litters in a year. 

 

Each litter produces one to nine young – born about five inches long – that will leave the nest after about two weeks. 

 

Written in 2011, 'Hello! My Baby' takes its audience back to the early 20th century when class-struggles ruled, especially when it comes to fulfilling one's dream. Student actors TRAMONTE MILLER and MORGAN MILLER tell us about Hickman High School's adaptation of this classic dilemma that's set to some recognizable music. Also, if you're a fan of KBIA, general manager MIKE DUNN says now is the time to pledge your support! (3:52) March 5, 2019

Episode 2 of Tried & True: The Assay Podcast features a conversation with authors Yvette Johnson (The Song and The Silence) and Taylor Brorby (Coal and Oil, forthcoming). Both writers have spent a lot of time thinking and writing about the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and the #MeToo movements. The episode also features audio clips from the 2018 NonfictionNow conference, including comments by Janice Gary on #MeToo and Will Slattery on toxic masculinity.

Self-driving cars is becoming a reality, and while it may sound like a cool idea, PROF. SCOTT CHRISTIANSON points out a not-so-obvious morality dilemma when it comes to programming machines that are designed to make decisions that a human normally would, saying "hopefully the car will be able to avoid the accident, but there may be situations where it may not be able to, so how do we want those cars programmed?" In other words, who loses? March 4, 2019

Missouri School of Journalism

Lee Wilkins leads a panel conversation about how the climate for reporters in the world and U.S. is affecting how we get our news in Mid-Missouri. Guests include Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune, Randy Reeves of KOMU-FM, and Ruby Bailey of the Columbia Missourian. 


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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks with Kelly Stockton of the Human Performance Institute. They discuss Kelly's program that teaches boxing for patients with Parkinson's Disease, and the benefits of the program. 

The Salvation Army's need for volunteers is year-round! LORI BENSON says "we're always famous for ringing the bells at Christmastime, and then people kinda stop and don't think past that." Additional guest: CARMON CAMP | Also, CB CHASTAIN from MU's Veterinary Health Center tells us about a pet food recall going on now! (3:49) March 1, 2019

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