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Services for Independent Living hosts their annual 'Kitchens in Bloom' fundraiser again this Sunday in Columbia! Four homes are on the tour this year, and we've got a sneak peek of the one by Kerry Bramon Remodeling and Design. Guests: ROSE VOMUND and ANGELA HOLLOWAY | Also, NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL introduces us to 'golden glow', an edible native plant you might find in your own backyard! Have a mystery plant? Take a pic and send it to Nadia! (4:34) April 29, 2019

Plans to help celebrate the National Churchill Museum's 50th anniversary next weekend in Fulton include a parade, tours, book signings, artwork and more! Guest: TIM RILEY | Also, Love INC's JANE WILLIAMS is recruiting community members with good money habits to help community members with not-so-good money habits. Time commitment is minimal! (2:45) April 26, 2019

In 25 short years, Mobility Worldwide has assembled and delivered almost 75,000 carts to those in need in more than 100 countries around the world. To help keep it going, JEFF MORAN invites everyone to a special fundraiser this June at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Also, DASA executive director KELLY BEHLMANN says her organization, which stands for Disabled Athlete Sports Association, is now a part of the Columbia community. Find out what that means for active individuals living with physical, visual and hearing disabilities. (4:26) April 25, 2019

Did you know we can turn our genes on and off? That's according to CoMo Wellness Conference keynote speaker Dr. Sara Gottfried. She'll be doing a presentation on that and more May 4th in Columbia! Guest: ERIN BROWN | Also, KELLY SMITH and the Friends of Historic Boonville are "gearing up for summer" with an art show (for all ages) and family-friendly Friday night concerts, both at the Hain House! (3:10) April 24, 2019

This week on Discover Nature, crappie are spawning in shallow water across Missouri.

These popular panfish occur nearly statewide in open water or near submerged timber or other suitable cover in ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and slow-flowing backwaters of large rivers. 

During the spring spawning season, these fish find vegetation and submerged woody structure in shallow water.  

Crappie are most active in evening and nighttime, but can be observed at all times of day. 

The Radio and Television Digital News Association has awarded KBIA seven regional Edward R. Murrow awards in the 2019 competition. The awards recognize "the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world."

Hickman High School Theatre opens "ANON(ymous)" this Thursday for one weekend only. Student actors REGINA HARTLEIP-PINTO and GWYN CALDWELL tell us about this refugee-themed take on Homer's The Odyessy. Also, JERRY KEISLING tells us about the impact Adult Day Connection has had on our community (and the impact the community has had on Adult Day Connection) for the past 30 years! (3:29) April 23, 2019

Join musicians, actors and more than 80 vendors at the 2nd annual Best of Missouri Life Market Fair this weekend at Powell Gardens near Kansas City! Guest: KELLY ELLIOTT | Also, KIM DUDE and BECKY MORTON invite everyone to the kick-off of 'Kindness Week' tonight at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia! Recognize Kindness Ambassadors and become a part of the kindness chain. (3:52) April 22, 2019

"Since this is a week for many religions to celebrate the transition to spring, I thought maybe a story of self-giving, of altruism, might be appropriate." -- LARRY BROWN ahead of his sharing of the true story he calls "Drowning." April 19, 2019

Local musician and farmer NOAH EARLE is hoping to raise "as much money as possible" for Missouri River Communities Network, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and Missouri Rural Crisis Center with a fundraiser this Saturday at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Also, Maplewood Barn Theatre explores (pun intended) the life of cave enthusiast Floyd Collins in "Floyd Collins: A Bluegrass Musical." Guests DANA BOCKE and MARK BAUMGARTNER say that Floyd's eventual entrapment became an early-20th century "media circus." (3:48) April 18, 2019

As nighttime temperatures begin to climb and soil warms in Missouri’s woods, a fungal favorite of foragers begins to emerge.

 

This week on discover nature, keep an eye to the ground for morel mushrooms. 

 

Morels are hollow-stemmed mushrooms, with a somewhat conical cap, covered with definite pits and ridges, resembling a sponge, pinecone, or honeycomb.  

 

These choice-edibles grow in a variety of habitats including moist woodlands and river bottoms. 

 

Office of Sustainability manager BARBARA BUFFALOE is doing her part to keep her carbon footprint at a minimum this month by biking everywhere, everyday. And we do mean everywhere, even into our studio! Do your part: join Barbara and others at the Columbia Public Library on Earth Day for the rollout of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. April 17, 2019

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins speaks with Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers. The novel delves into the AIDS crisis and the lives of those affected by it, from the early days of awareness of AIDS to the present. Rebecca will be a guest at the upcoming Unbound Book Festival in Columbia. 

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks with Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment. They discuss the history of punishment and the profit motive, and the present day American justice and punishment system. Bauer is one of the guests coming to Columbia with the Unbound Book Festival. 

CoMo Youth Works' LORETTA SCHOUTEN and Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition volunteer NANETTE WARD have decided to form a mini-partnership to help serve those who have, sadly, spent a part of their life removed from society because of some form of trafficking. April 16, 2019

What better rabbit hole is there to go down than one inspired by author Lewis Carroll? That's the thinking behind 'A.L.I.C.E.', MU Theatre Department's (very) original adaption of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Guest: HAYLEY RUSHING | Also, BARBARA HOPPE invites everyone to tomorrow's 'Lunch and Learn' at the Grindstone Hy-Vee in Columbia. The topic this month is 'De-mystifying Medicare and Medicaid'. (4:33) April 15, 2019

Poet/author WALTER BARGEN can find a compelling story anywhere, even in something as mundane as a trip to his dentist's office. April 12, 2019

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks to Jim Mustich, author of "1000 Books To Read: A Life-Changing List." He'll be a guest at the upcoming Unbound Book Festival. 

Phoenix Programs board president GREG DeLINE's passion for helping those with addiction issues stems from an unfortunate, alcohol-related car accident that took the life of his stepson. Hear his story. Also, Spirit of Excellence co-founder TAYLORE JOHNSON tells us about this almost-decade old non-profit that teaches young ladies not only how to dance and cheer, but core values like teamwork and leadership. (5:17) April 11, 2019

This week on Discover Nature, listen for wild turkeys gobbling in Missouri woods and grasslands.

This popular gamebird, once a contender for our national bird, makes many other vocal sounds, as well, often described as purring, yelping, and putting.  

Adult males, called Toms, are large and dark, with a bare, red, white, and blue head, long legs, and bronzy feathers. Males and some females have a tuft of hair-like bristles, called a beard, in the middle of the breast. Females are smaller and less iridescent than males. 

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks to Adam Saunders of Columbia Urban Agriculture Center about the new Columbia Agriculture Park. They discuss the events for the official opening, the purpose of the Agriculture Park including being the home of the Columbia Farmer's Market, and future plans for the site. 

Health psychologist LYNN ROSSY says, "you can't take 8-10 hours of your day and not be healthy and expect to make up for it after you leave." If you've got a job that requires you to remain at a desk, Lynn has some simple tips and tricks to keep your blood circulating! April 10, 2019

Which category are you in? The one that says I eat a variety of foods or the one that says I eat the same 10 things all the time? JEAN HOWARD, RN, says that if you take the time to write down what you eat, "you'd be surprised how your food comes in just a few headlines." Also, NICK FOSTER tells us about Voluntary Action Center's early days, and how - after 50 years - it is still an important resource in our community. (4:00) April 9, 2019

MU Health Care doctors SHVETHA ZAREK and ALBERT HSU walk us through the steps of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process that's given life to more than 7 million babies worldwide in its 40-year history. Also, HEATHER LAMB invites everyone to Vox Magazine's 'Farm To Table' event, known as 'Columbia Grown', later this month. For one night only, chefs from all over Missouri will serve you a four-course meal made from locally-grown ingredients! (4:21) April 8, 2019

Bumpers are the short films that play before screenings at festivals. True/False has different bumpers for each day of the festival, each related to that year's theme. For this episode of the True/False Podcast, Allison Coffelt sat down with Chelsea Myers, of Tiny Attic Productions, which produced the bumpers for this year's festival. 

Two topics with ANNE COOK and LYNNANNE BAUMGARDNER from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri: the quarterly cookie sale and the 20th anniversary celebration of Upscale Resale (happening later this month at their store in Columbia)! Also, SUZANNE PEARMAN says if you have an addiction to drugs, alcohol, even the internet, SMART Recovery is here to help. (4:04) April 5, 2019

You're invited to the 2nd annual Boost Fest at Logboat Brewery in Columbia! Guest ELIZABETH FREEMAN says this all-important fundraiser will help cancer patients in need of "expensive" supplemental nutrition options (like Boost). Also, MICHELE SNODDERLEY and BARB TUTTLE tell us about this year's Children's Camp at Maplewood Barn Theatre in Columbia. The play will be 'Charlotte's Web', and all skill levels are welcome! (4:01) April 4, 2019

An artist's process can be as fascinating as the finished product. If you've always wanted to experience that journey, so-to-speak, The State Historical Society of Missouri's final case exhibit (in their longtime home in Ellis Library), delivers a peek inside the sketchbook of a handful of Missouri artists. Guest: JOAN STACK  April 3, 2019

Discover nature this week with a walk outdoors, and keep an eye out for blooming Eastern redbud trees (Cercis canadensis).

   

 

Find these small, ornamental, Missouri-native trees in woodlands, glades, and along rocky streams and bluffs, as well as in urban landscape plantings. Young trees have smooth, reddish brown to gray bark which will develop long grooves and short, thin, blocky plates as the trees grow older. 

 

Of the 20 plays included in this year's Mizzou New Play Series -- running Wednesday thru Sunday at McKee Gymnasium on the MU campus -- five are written by guest TAYLOR SKLENAR. Additional guest: DAVID CRESPY | Also, JUDY BOCK and SHERRY DYE remind us of all the good The Wardrobe does for those less fortunate in our community, like the shoe voucher program. (4:32) April 2, 2019 

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