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Today Paul Pepper visits with actors DAVE BOND and EVAN BACKUES, Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins, respectively, from The Little Theatre's production of "Treasure Island"! Even if you're not overly-familiar with Robert Louis Stevenson's 135-year-old tale of pirates and parrots, you'll enjoy this live show! At [3:50] MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to the next 'Lunch and Learn', January 16th at the Hy-Vee on Conley Road in Columbia. The topic this month is about how to improve non-motorized transportation. January 3, 2018

Today Paul Pepper and SUSAN COOK-WILLIAMS look back on a successful 2017 at River City Habitat for Humanity. Five families now have a place to call home! Applications are now being accepted for 2018 - watch for details. At [3:50] DR. ANAND CHOCKALINGAM, MU Health Care, tells us that 90% of heart disease is caused by stress, and is therefore preventable. The key is making permanent lifestyle changes. He says, "my interest is not to help a patient in 2018, but in 2022, 2025; ten years, fifteen years down the road." January 2, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

This winter, consider a style of hunting that doesn’t require any special equipment, and has no bag limit. This week on Discover Nature, head outdoors in search of deer sheds.


Happy New Year! Today Paul Pepper visits with MEGAN SIEVERS, Development Director at Welcome Home, Inc., about the many wonderful donors that made it possible for Welcome Home to expand their operations debt-free! If you'd like to help support the much-needed services that veterans in our community have come to depend on, watch for details! January 1, 2018

It's our last show of the year, and in keeping with tradition, we sit down with HANK WATERS, editorial writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, for a look back at some of the events, both locally and nationally, that took place over the past twelve months! December 29, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOAN STACK, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, and MU student KATE REINERT, about a new exhibit featuring comic strips from the 1940s and 1950s. Kate has curated over 100 original strips (eight of which will be on display through March) that represent our culture, our way of life, during that time period. December 28, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with TARA FLYNN, MD, MU Health Care, about the current flu season, and what you need to know to keep yourself healthy! Dr. Flynn says, "many of us can ride out the flu," and that sometimes the best medicine is simply staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest. At [4:21] HANNAH REEVES reminds everyone that there are only three days left to see the Masters Exhibit at Sager | Braudis Gallery in downtown Columbia! Once that closes and 2018 begins, the gallery shifts to monthly exhibits, "effectively doubling the number of artists represented." Watch for details! December 27, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

The holiday season continues, but as we enter the new year and Christmas trees come down, consider giving one more gift: to nature.

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about a number of ways to keep this post-Christmas period both extra-special and extra-green! Topics covered include what to do with your tree once it "no longer has a purpose in your living room." December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for spending a little of your time with us. We hope you enjoy "Thump," an original, Christmas-themed story by LARRY BROWN! December 25, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA! They perform "Mary Had A Baby," a traditional Christmas tune, on banjo and guitar at [1:37]. December 22, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with DOUG BANNISTER, Director of School of Metaphysics, about the power of positive thinking. He says that our attitude "sets the way." "When we take a negative, that's a contraction; that's a 'shutting down'. So, we're limited in our thinking." If you'd like to make today a glass-half-full day, watch! December 21, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JAY PORTER, a graduate student studying the effects of exercise on blood sugar levels in those with diabetes. If you're age 25-65 and you'd like to be a part of this study, and keep in mind you don't have to be suffering from diabetes to be involved, watch for details! At [4:22] Majors Jack and Nancy Holloway give us an update on this season's Red Kettle Campaign. The goal is $365,000, and according to Nancy, "it's going very well." But with another 50% to go, they're still looking for donations. December 20, 2017

The #Black crew explores Tarana Burke, Lucas Joyner, Forbes, and She's Gotta Have It.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JENNIE BEDSWORTH, Mental Health Therapist, about PTSD in everyday people. According to Jennie, about 8% of the population is suffering from some sort of traumatic experience. Find out the warning signs and what you can do about it! At [4:14] JO TURNER and CORTNEY GILBOW invite everyone to come and shop at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's Upscale Resale store. Funds raised go to help meet the everyday needs in the lives of women and children in our community. December 19, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN HOWE, author of "The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions," about saving for the future. Relying solely on government-based programs may not be the best idea in the long run. Instead, John recommends setting aside a minimum of 10% of your earnings. December 18, 2017

Scott Shy

Off the Clock – Meet Alice Wells, Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Newest Member

Columbia’s Missouri Contemporary Ballet celebrated its 12th season last month with its original production Eclipse in Movement. This week, I talked with its newest member, Alice Wells, about the joys and challenges of working as a professional dancer for a small company. She’s 21-years-old and moved away from home at the young age of 14 to start training as a professional.

 

Erin McKinstry: “Could you start by telling me how you got started and interested in dance?”

Southside Philharmonic Orchestra / Facebook

A recent episode of Thinking Out Loud featured a pair of previews of upcoming holiday performances in Mid-Missouri. We look ahead to Jefferson City's Southside Philharmonic Orchestra's weekend performances of the Nutcracker and the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's ongoing staging of A Christmas Carol.


Missouri Department of Conservation

This week on Discover Nature, watch for an ecological engineer, and unsung steward of streams.

Today Paul Pepper visits with REBECCA JOHNSON and GRETCHEN CARLISLE about a partnership between the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, the Central Missouri Humane Society and Second Chance to look at the impact a cat from a shelter has on the life of a child with autism. The study will pay particular attention to social skills and stress levels, and compare it to that of a dog in a similar role. December 15, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOY SWEENEY, Council for Drug Free Youth, about underage drinking during the holidays. If you're planning to host a party, or have some friends over, Joy says to be sensitive to families and individuals who may have to drive home or to another function. She says, "you don't have to be plastered to have a good time." December 14, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with TERI WALDEN, Executive Director of EnCircle Technologies, about the mission behind the program and who they aim to serve and why. If you'd like to make a monetary donation to this organization, you can throughout the month of December by way of the CoMoGives campaign - watch for details! At [3:49] JANE WHITESIDES invites everyone to the Missouri Symphony Society's annual "Symphony of Toys" concert happening this Sunday at the Missouri Theatre. This "Columbia tradition" features a lot of music, and even an appearance by Santa! Children who bring an unwrapped toy get in for free. December 13, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s resident and migratory bald eagle populations peak in the winter, and now is a great time to look for these iconic American raptors.


Today Paul Pepper visits with MERIDETH LEHMAN, Child Life Program Coordinator at MU's Children's Hospital, about "Beads of Courage" and "Caleb's Pitch," two programs that let children with a chronic illness be children without a chronic illness, if only for a little while. At [4:51] PATRICK CLARK invites everyone to the Southside Philharmonic Orchestra's production of "The Nutcracker," starring Dancers' Alley! You've only got two chances to see this classic Christmas story come to life on stage at the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City! December 12, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with KRISTEN EIFFERT, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about mindful eating during the holidays. Kristen says that the average American gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. How can you avoid gaining all that weight? For starters, be aware of what you're eating and when you're eating it. At [5:27] MAKENZIE MABRY and JON CODY invite everyone to the next Science on Tap CoMo this Wednesday at Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia! Graduate students Emily Sinnott and Eddie Ramirez with share their research on the Bobwhite quail and "introgression," respectively. December 11, 2017

Bussen Productions

Traditional bluegrass music is a melting pot. It has roots in Appalachian, Celtic and jazz music, and musicologists trace the origins of the banjo back to traditional stringed instruments from West Africa. It’s a genre that’s constantly evolving.

Pat Kay is a bluegrass musician and books shows at the Blue Note, a music venue in Columbia. He said the traditional style has seen a resurgence in recent years.

 


Today Paul Pepper visits with NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, about four things to remember during the month of December, including: where to shop for 'fair trade' products, and why you should download the 'traffickcam' app for your smartphone. At [4:50] SCOTT MINIEA, Program Manager at Insurance Counseling Services, invites everyone to come learn about the Affordable Care Act at the Columbia Public Library. This free service is designed to keep you in-the-know when it comes to all-things health insurance. December 8, 2017

The #Black crew explores Zimbabwe, the Libya Slave Trade, Meghan Markle and the Grammys.

Today Paul Pepper visits with our consumer and travel expert, MEL ZELENAK. Mel touches on a number of topics, including: fee-only financial planners, where to find the best return on your investments (according to Jack Bogle), the "world's largest cruise agency" and a look ahead to 2018! December 7, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back The Boone County Hams! They perform two holiday classics, "Jingle Bells" [1:24] and "Blue Christmas" [4:29], ahead of this Saturday's "Kickin' It Back For Christmas" holiday concert that also features the CPS 5th Grade Honors Choir and the Heart of Missouri Women's Chorus! December 6, 2017

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