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This week on Discover Nature, seldom-seen salamanders find love in late winter.

    

Eastern tiger salamanders grow to seven- to eight-inches in length, with striking yellow or olive and black patterns on their moist skin. 

They live in woodlands, swamps, prairies, and old fields near farm ponds. You may also occasionally find them in wells, basements, and root cellars. 

In autumn, these amphibians migrate to fishless ponds and swamps, where courting and breeding will begin in mid-February. 

"They have 90 seconds to say whatever they want, do whatever they want..." -- TODD DAVISON on the early audition process of some 800 actors and technicians ahead of the summer season. And speaking of the summer season, Maples Rep Theatre kicks theirs off with 'The Full Monty' June 12th. Also, DR. STEPHEN COLBERT, MU Health Care, talks about the symptoms of and the treatments for carpal tunnel. [4:24] February 12, 2019

Time is running out to let the Boone County Hams make this Valentine's Day extra-special! Find out how, and enjoy a performance of 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon' (2:05) and 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart' (6:30). February 11, 2019

Missouri River Relief

Darren Hellwege talks with Steve Schnarr of Missouri River Relief about this weekend's Wild and Scenic Film Festival. 

The State Historical Society of Missouri is honoring Black History Month with an exhibit titled, 'Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866-1940', now through the end of February. JOAN STACK tells us about one of the featured pieces by renowned Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton. In addition to that, DAIVE DUNKLEY takes us through a whole host of events happening this month sponsored by the Black Studies Department at the University of Missouri. February 8, 2019

On this episode, we’re previewing this year’s films and filmmakers with three True/False programmers, Chris Boeckmann, Amir George and Abby Sun.  This year’s True/False film line-up includes 36 new nonfiction films, 5 repertory films, and 18 new shorts. With so many films, we’ve asked Chris, Amir and Abby to talk us through some titles.

 

 

 

The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri's popular 'Float Your Boat' fundraising event returns to Bass Pro Lake April 27. CHRISTA HOLTZCLAW tells us why the whole family should take part. "It's a blast!" Also, The Little Theatre of Jefferson City opens 'Mamma Mia' next Thursday for one weekend only. Meet director GABRIELLE WITTENBERGER and actor JERICO WHITAKER. (3:59) February 7, 2019

It's no secret that the 2018 stock market closed out in the red. As of late, things are headed in the right direction, but what does that mean for your investments? LaBrunerie Financial president ALEX LaBRUNERIE says to think long term. "Even though there is reason to be concerned and anxious about contemporary times, long-term portfolios (10+ years) often do well for people." February 6, 2019

This week on Discover Nature, listen for great horned owls hooting in the night.

These large owls have wide-set ear tufts, mottled brown feathers, and yellow eyes. 

They mate from January through early February, and this week in Missouri, they are incubating eggs in their nests. 

An average clutch consists of just two eggs, with incubation lasting about a month before chicks hatch. 

The 9th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns this Sunday to The Blue Note in downtown Columbia. Missouri River Relief's KEVIN TOSIE tells us about a couple of the featured films, including Sriram Murali's 'Lost in Light', a film about light pollution. Also, February is American Heart Month. Hy-Vee dietitian MICHAEL O'HALLORAN, RD, LD, says that by adding a little more fiber to our diet (specifically oats), we can help our body lower our LDL cholesterol. (3:29) February 5, 2019

Never mind tomorrow, machine-learning artificial intelligence is happening now! University of Missouri professor SCOTT CHRISTIANSON tells us just how much it's "creeping into our lives." February 4, 2019

Thinking of carpeting your walls? Carpet One Floor and Home's SCOTT BRADLEY has some ideas that are aesthetically-pleasing, non-flammable and, best of all, eco-friendly! Also, TERI WALDEN introduces us to KYLE BOFFA, a one-time student and now program assistant at EnCircle Technologies, which is now a part of Woodhaven. (4:17) February 1, 2019

WIth upbeat and affirmational songs like “It’s Such a Good Feeling,” and “It’s You I Like,” music was at the heart of Mister Rogers’ message, and how he expressed his worldview. It’s fitting, then, that music plays a key part in Academy Award Winner Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which screened at True/False 2018. The film explores Rogers’ life and work, but it’s more than a biopic: the film privileges Fred Rogers’ ideas over his personal history, and asks its viewers to consider where and how those ideas live today.

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers retire each day. JOHN HOWE, author of 'The Foolish Corner,' says planning is key to a proper retirement because people are "living twenty, thirty years after retirement and that's a fairly long period of time to have to support ourselves." January 31, 2019

"If I could write a prescription for any one person, all ages, doesn't matter what problems you have, physical activity and exercise really is preventative and in some circumstances curative." -- DR. MARY DOHRMANN, MU Health Care | Also, Hickman High School Theatre opens "Dearly Beloved" tomorrow night for one weekend only. Cast members ZOE BELLMAN and MORGAN MILLER take us to Fayro, Texas for an 'over-the-top' wedding full of eccentric characters! (4:08) January 30, 2019

This week in nature, keep an eye out for groundhogs. Also known as woodchucks, or whistle pigs, these rodents in the squirrel family are active during daylight hours, and are breeding now.

 

With short, powerful legs and a medium-long, bushy tail, these mammals can grow to more than two-feet long, and weigh as much as 14 pounds. 

 

Groundhogs dig tunnels leading to a nest chamber, three to six feet underground. They hibernate from October until February when they emerge and begin breeding. 

 

Capital City Productions takes us back to the '50s and into the world of Sun Records - home to (names you might recognize like) Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins -  with their latest show, "Million Dollar Quartet". Guests: NATALIE EICKHOFF and PAULA BEACH | Also, the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri has been helping residents of Boone County for almost 25 years. Efforts such as theirs takes money, and one way they raise funds is through the always-popular - and going on now! - quarterly cookie sale. Guests: CARLA McFARLAND and MARY STIXRUD (4:29) January 29, 2019

Love INC of Columbia wants to help you "gain the confidence and connections" to get a job (or get a better job) through a new eight-week program they're hosting called 'Jobs For Life'. Guest: JANE WILLIAMS   January 28, 2019

MU Health Care's DR. ANAND CHOCKALINGAM says intermittent fasting could be the answer to ridding ourselves of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and neurodegenerative diseases. January 25, 2019

Rough Cut (Part 2)

Jan 24, 2019

Directors Agnieszka Zwiefka and Daniel Hymanson attended the 2018 Rough Cut Retreat; where they got feedback on early versions of their films. We checked in with them about 6 months later to get an intimate view of the filmmaking process in real time. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the responsibility a filmmaker has to their audience, and to their subjects.

Eat food inspired by art tomorrow night at Columbia Art League! Now in its sixth year, 'Let Them Eat Art' is your chance to pair paint with pâté (perhaps). Guest: LOUISE SARVER | Also, JEFF MORAN invites everyone to a "quarters auction" fundraiser for Mobility Worldwide - now in its 25th year - next month in Columbia! (4:06) January 24, 2019

You might recognize DAWN TRAUTMAN as one of Maples Rep Theatre's 'Church Basement Ladies'. She's also the co-creator of 'A Dairy Tale', an on-going web series that focuses on everyday people in rural, dairy-industry-driven America. January 23, 2019

This week on Discover Nature, Missouri’s most common squirrel species begin bearing litters.

Eastern gray squirrels are slender and wear a usually gray coat with white on the fringe of the tail and belly. 

Eastern fox squirrels are usually reddish-yellow in color, heavy-bodied and larger than the gray squirrel. 

These squirrels begin mating in late December and January. Pregnancy requires about 45 days, with most litters born in February or March. They mate again in late spring and early summer, giving birth to second litters in July and August. 

CoMo Youth Works wants to see those with substance abuse issues get "community-based help" instead of a prison sentence. Guest LORETTA SCHOUTEN says that's because Missouri has one of the highest recidivist rates in the country. Their plan? A one-stop shop. January 22, 2019

"It's as relevant now as it was then." -- JOAN STACK on Tom Engelhardt's 1968 political cartoon, 'But His Truth Goes Marching On', which originally ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch five days after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. See it for yourself this week at the State Historical Society of Missouri. (They're closed today.) January 21, 2019

Rough Cut (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2019

Directors Mo Scarpelli, Hannah Jayanti and Elizabeth Lo all attended the 2018 Rough Cut Retreat; where they got feedback on early versions of their films. We checked in with them about 6 months later to get an intimate view of the filmmaking process in real time. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the cutting room floor. How do you decide what to exclude? How do you edit to re-frame your story? And what happens when you realize you don’t have enough?

Tried & True's inaugural episode features a conversation between Francisco Cantú (The Line Becomes A River) and Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us), about their experiences as a U.S. border patrol agent (Cantú) and undocumented immigrant (Grande), and how and why their writing about borders is a perennially hot topic. This interview was recorded on-site at the NonfictionNow Conference in Phoenix, AZ in Nov. 2018.

"This weekend, our country is emphasizing values like justice and equality and freedom as we anticipate celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. And I want to share this little, short Missouri history story because I think some of those values surface as we hear this story." -- LARRY BROWN on why he's sharing the story, "Mule Shoes, Boodlers, Holy Joe and the Missouri Idea"  January 18, 2019

January is National Walk Your Dog Month. MAR DOERING, DVM, All Paws Medical and Behavioral Center, can't stress enough how important this (relatively simple) activity is to the bond between a pet and their owner. Plus, it's good exercise! January 17, 2019

It's been a minute since TIM RICH stopped by to talk about Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans. He says their new location provides three times the space they had before; unfortunately, they still have to turn people away because there isn't enough room. Also, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. NANETTE WARD tells us about the newly-released poster from Missouri's Department of Public Safety featuring the national human trafficking hotline number. (4:06) January 16, 2019

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