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In his first feature film, “No data plan,” True/False alum Miko Revereza eschews a faceless off-screen narrator in favor of a voiceless, subtitled one, along with interviews of friends and family. “No data plan” reinvents the road trip movie as a film where the bulk of the action happens off-screen.

Sure, it's still February, but it's never too soon to start planning for which of the Columbia Art League's many summer camp options your child should attend. Maybe try them all! Guest: LOUISE SARVER | Also, WALLY PFEFFER and SCOTT JOFFE invite everyone to come watch basketball, win prizes and eat pizza at the Mizzou Alumni Association's Founder's Day luncheon this Saturday in Columbia. RSVP encouraged. (4:18) February 21, 2019

"So somebody says, John, why use the Community Foundation instead of, open up a donor-advised fund with Vanguard or Schwab or charitable. And one of the main reasons is, number one, you get personal service here locally; but secondly, any fees that are assessed on that kind of work is plowed right back into the community for more good non-profit work." -- John Baker, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Central Missouri   February 20, 2019

As temperatures freeze and thaw in late winter, one of the sweetest harvests awaits in the Missouri woods.  This week on Discover Nature, tap a tree, and collect a treat.

 

Freezing and thawing temperatures cause increased sap-flow in living trees. By drilling a small hole in the side of the tree, you can harvest its sap, and cook that down to make syrup. 

 

'The Every 28 Hours Plays' gets its name and its theme from the (contested) statistic that every 28 hours, a black person is killed by the police or vigilante. Director CLAIRE SYLER says it's a somber theme with an important message, and it's running this weekend only at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU campus. Also, JEFF CHINN stops by to remind us that tax season is here! If you need help, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing its services free of charge now through April 15 - no reservations needed! (4:53) February 19, 2019

Folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA perform "The Hymn Song" on guitar and autoharp at [2:00]. February 18, 2019

GARY WUNDER recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind. The goal of his visit was to ask Congress for more purchasing power when it comes to buying affordable, adaptive technology. In the end, he says, "I think we have made some progress!" February 15, 2019

In this episode, we’ll be listening to a conversation between True/False’s Paul Sturtz and Dora Garcia, director of the film “Segunda Vez." The staged documentary is anchored in the “happenings” - which are part performance art pieces, part social experiments - of Argentinian theorist and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta. He was influential in morphing the artistic landscape of Buenos Aires in the 1960s, and brought the theories of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to the Spanish-speaking world.

On this Valentine's Day 2019, guest LARRY BROWN tells us a story of romance, and how love changes things: 'The Winter Rose'. You may know it by another name... February 14, 2019

There's no excuse for missing this weekend's 'Baroque Concerto' and 'Baroque Concerto: Encore' since one will be performed in Columbia and the other in Jefferson City! Guest PATRICK CLARK tells us this is possible because of a partnership between Southside Philharmonic Orchestra and the Odyssey Chamber Music Series. Also, native plant expert NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL has a plan to help the monarch butterfly thrive. She calls it a "butterfly corridor," and it's now possible in Columbia thanks to recent changes to the city's weed ordinance. [3:58] February 13, 2019

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.

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