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In 2019, JOE DILLARD had two colonoscopies, three surgeries, eight rounds of chemo and an extracted tooth. Oh, and he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Through it all, Joe maintained a positive attitude and even published a book! 'The Blue Mound Chronicles' is a memoir from his time in Blue Mound, Missouri - an unincorporated crossroads on the western side of the state. March 19, 2020

'The Foolish Corner' author JOHN HOWE cautions those who lived through the financial crisis of 2008/2009 but may have forgotten that during that time period the stock market dropped 50%, and those who are new to investing and think that a 19% return is normal, to not get too "complacent." January 13, 2020

DR. MAGGIE CARDONELL, MU Health Care, tells us about the grand opening of an eye clinic with an emphasis on pediatric ophthalmology. Also, author ELISHA WELLS STROUPE never expected to be a 'desperate farmwife', but since she is, she might as well write a book about it! (3:30) December 9, 2019

"Framing" is presenting the same information two different ways. When dealing with money, that can greatly affect a person's perception of the situation. Author JOHN HOWE, 'The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions', illustrates this idea further by using gambling and any news you might get from your financial advisor. July 29, 2019

Research shows that during the holidays, people tend to under-report their bad habits - like eating - and over-report their good habits - like exercise - to both friends and family alike. This is what's known as your "social desirabilty bias." To help put things in perspective, author JOHN HOWE, 'The Foolish Corner', joins us with a few ideas on how to curb these common sense tendencies that we've all been guilty of at one time or another in our life. November 19, 2018

"The Foolish Corner" author JOHN HOWE uses the FIFA World Cup, and more specifically, the goalie position, to explain what he calls a "biased towards action" when investing in the stock market. July 25, 2018

Local author NEAL FANDEK tells us about his new book, a thriller set in Missouri, titled "Peter Pike and the Murderous Mormons." June 26, 2018 

Today Paul Pepper visits with JIM STEELE, editor of the book, "Howard Co., MO: From Prairie Land to Promised Land." Three years in the making, this passion project features about 265 photos, some of which date back to the 1800s! Whether you're a serious history buff or a casual history buff, this book is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time. (Check out the photo of a young Kit Bond on the square in Fayette!) August 21, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest - and Missouri's first poet laureate - WALTER BARGEN. Walter has written many books, his latest being "Gone West," which he reads a portion of on today's show! January 20, 2015