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"We love that they learn about theatre but, you know, what they're really learning is to be a team and to be leaders and to problem-solve, so all the life skills that they're picking up that's wrapped up in that wonderful little play experience - that's what's going to stay with them forever." -- JILL WOMACK, TRYPS founder | Also, Heart of Missouri CASA is in need of more volunteers! KELLY HILL tells us that there are more than 500 children in Boone and Callaway counties in foster care, and that less than half of those are represented by an advocate. (4:46) March 16, 2020

Registration is now open for Osher@Mizzou's eight-week fall semester! JACK WAX and JENNIFER ERICKSON highlight a few of the courses offered to the over-50 crowd who want to continue their education without having to take those pesky exams. Also, Heart of Missouri CASA executive director KELLY HILL and advocate LINCOLN SHEETS tells us why volunteering for the needs of abused and neglected children is a rewarding experience for both parties involved. (4:16) August 20, 2019

Heart of Missouri CASA executive director KELLY HILL tells us about two upcoming classes that will train a "wide variety" of volunteers who wish to advocate for a child involved in the family court system (due to abuse or neglect). Also, Columbia Cemetary is once again playing to host to a ghost or two (or three or more!) when "History Comes Alive" this Memorial Day! CINDY MUSTARD runs down the list of recognizable names who are 'taking part' in the festivities. (4:30) May 21, 2019

Today Paul Pepper visits with TRACI KENNEDY about the need for "committed individuals" who would like to volunteer their time with Heart of Missouri CASA. Special training happens in early 2017! Plus, this year's "Justice Is Served" fundraising event honors State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Get your tickets today! At [4:05] SUE HOEVELMAN and LYNN MOORE are back to promote the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's quarterly cookie sale! The deadline to order is coming up. We tell you when and where your money is going! November 2, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about this year's 'Float Your Boat' fundraiser at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia. Deadline to register is coming up - watch for details! At [3:56] TERRY FOLTZ, Volunteer Recruiter and Trainer for Heart of Missouri CASA, invites everyone to 'The Voices of Callaway,' a singing competition and fundraiser in Fayette. According to CASA's website, this event is an opportunity to raise money and awareness about who CASAs are and the need for more advocates." Online voting begins soon - watch! March 23, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANNA DRAKE, Executive Director of Heart of Missouri CASA, about their upcoming "Justice is Served" fundraiser. Tickets are still available to see Vicki Russell 'taken to court (for pandering)!' At [4:55] PAT RILEY, Director of Career and Placement Services at Moberly Area Community College, tells us about MACC's upcoming career fair: why it's being held in Columbia (for the first time) and who's invited - watch! October 19, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEILL about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser for Heart of Missouri CASA happening October 22nd. You won't want to miss this roast of the Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell, so get your tickets today! At [5:16] we meet HANNAH SPRAGUE from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. Hannah tells us about 'Soup and Spooks,' a Halloween-themed cabaret show for the whole family happening October 31st! October 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with RUTH O'NEIL, Boone County Volunteer Coordinator for Heart of Missouri CASA, about the 2nd annual "Justice is Served" fundraiser, happening October 22nd. In the hot seat this year? The Columbia Daily Tribune's Vicki Russell! Unfamiliar with CASA's mission or interested in volunteering? Watch! At [5:04] MARIE ROBERTON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts, lets everyone know about upcoming classes for boys and girls, young and old, with all ranges of experience! September 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with ANNA DRAKE, Heart of Missouri CASA, about new training opportunities for potential volunteers. They're looking for a two-year commitment, 8-10 hours per month. At [4:35] CHRISTINA GRANT and BILL BAER tell us about Maplewood Barn Theatre's "Two By Two," a 'comical yet touching retelling of the story of Noah.' Find out how they're pulling off such a complicated performance night after night! May 26, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with actor/director ED HANSON about "Next to Normal," a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama that centers around mental illness. See it on stage beginning April 17 at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. At [5:10] ANNA DRAKE stops by to talk about "The Voices of Callaway" talent show that will benefit Heart of Missouri CASA! Watch for details. April 14, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ANNA DRAKE, Heart of Missouri CASA, about the need for more volunteers to become 'Court-Appointed Special Advocates.' Interested? They're only asking for 8-10 hours a month. At [4:00] ED HANSON tells us about "Circle Mirror Transformation," opening this Friday at Talking Horse Productions! February 9, 2015