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Thankfully, "Sweeney Todd" actors DANE JOHNSON and AUBREY HICKS are nothing like their turning-people-into-meatpies characters, but they'll have you thinking they are when the "fun" begins this Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia! Also, AMY HAWKINS, RN, tells us about tomorrow evening's 'Artful Bra' silent auction and reception fundraiser for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. (4:10) October 10, 2018

"It's about living your life." That's how 'Morrie' actor Aaron Krawitz describes "Tuesdays with Morrie," opening tonight at Talking Horse Productions in the North Village Arts District. Co-director MICHELE CURRY says, "you don't want it to end." Also, NANETTE WARD invites everyone to tonight's Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition meeting at Parkade Center in Columbia. Hear from a PhD candidate at Mizzou who's researching slavery throughout the centuries. (4:52) September 6, 2018

After a surprise announcement, Talking Horse Productions Artistic Director ED HANSON talks about their latest show, "Ripcord," opening this Friday and running for two weekends! | Also, KARLA WASHINGTON invites anyone "caring for an aging loved one" to MU Health Care's 2nd annual Family Caregiver Conference on August 16th in Columbia. (3:58) August 8, 2018

Set on a Minnesota farm, "The Wedding Present" is a drama-comedy about one man's trek to the alter, by way of a domineering mother-of-the-bride and a surprise guest. This two-week run at Talking Horse Productions will be the premiere of writer Matt Braaten's story. Guest: ED HANSON | Also, KIM SHELMADINE and ANN ANDERSON tell us about all the good Central Missouri Community Action's Foster Grandparent Program does for our community, and why you should get involved! (3:50) June 6, 2018

Talking Horse Productions Artistic Director ED HANSON invites everyone to come see John Bucchino's "It's Only Life," a musical revue featuring 'some of the best voices in mid-Missouri' opening this Friday in Columbia! At [4:07] BRANDON SANKPILL performs "Unexpressed." April 10, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with NICOLE KNAPP-WEBER about a special fundraiser for City Garden School next month at Sager | Braudis Gallery in Columbia! "Tales From the Garden: Mythical Magic" is a gala featuring a cake competition, live music, a silent auction and more! At [4:12] actor ADAM BRIETZKE invites everyone to come see Talking Horse Productions' latest show, "Louie, Louie and la Dolce Vita." With a cast of only two, this intimate love story about a bi-racial couple under the thumb of J. Edgar Hoover in the late '60s is sure to keep you captivated until the end. February 6, 2018

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions! Ed tells us about this Saturday's "Sinatra Supper Club" fundraiser for THP. Enjoy a Room 38-catered dinner and a show featuring Ed singing almost 40 of Ol' Blue Eyes's biggest hits. As a sneak preview, Ed performs "New York, New York" at [2:00]. January 10, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about the world premiere of "An Antique Carol," an opera written by Hugo Vianello, founder of the Missouri Symphony Society. Ed tells us that Hugo wrote this adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' almost 30 years ago, but that it has never been properly staged -- until now, and we've got a sneak peek at [5:22]! November 29, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about this year's "Starting Gate New Play Festival." You're invited to watch six, 10-minute original plays with one common theme. This year's theme is 'Earth and Sky'. At [4:17] ANN McGINITY invites everyone to the 28th annual Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild's popular 'Holiday Exhibition and Sale' this Friday through Sunday! Check out a few of the examples Ann brought of some one-of-a-kind crafts available for purchase! November 7, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and actor ED HANSON talk about Talking Horse Productions' latest show, "The Gin Game." Don't miss this "tragicomedy" about two senior citizens in a nursing home who turn a recurring game of cards into a recurring battle of wits. Curtain goes up this Thursday! At [5:00] author JAMES OERMANN tells us about his cross-genre book, "A Collection of Tales." If you're a fan of historic fiction and/or contemporary issues in American society from a Buddhist perspective (you know who you are!), this book might be worth a read! October 10, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with NIKKI PYATT about the 3rd annual Berlin Bazaar, this Saturday at Cafe Berlin in Columbia! This family-friendly event features artists from all over Missouri; plus, food, music, storytelling and more! At [2:46] ADDISON MYERS and WIN GRACE invite everyone to "Memoirs," a one-act play about a conversation between Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. Addison plays Grant, and Win provides the music! See it beginning this Friday at Talking Horse Productions in Columbia. September 6, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their latest show called "The Lyons." Ed says this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family in which the patriarch lies in a hospital bed dying is reminiscent of the popular 1970s sitcom 'All in the Family'. At [3:40] CAMILLE SMITH, Registered Dietitian with the St. Louis District Dairy Council, talks about the importance of dairy products in our daily diet, including ice cream! Camille says, "compared to a lot of other dessert options, ice cream has a...nutritional advantage." Find out why! August 8, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director, Talking Horse Productions, about "Stage Kiss," a hilarious new show about former-lovers-turned-romantic-co-stars opening this Friday in the North Village Arts District! At [3:53] MARILYN McLEOD invites everyone to a special fundraiser showing of Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Proceeds benefit the League of Women Voters, Columbia/Boone County Chapter. Watch for details! June 5, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about the musical "Violet." "Violet" tells the story of a young woman physically scarred by a freak accident as a child who decides to take a road trip from North Carolina to Oklahoma. JEN DAVIS portrays the title character, and joins us to sing "Lay Your Head Down" at [3:33]. See it on stage for three weeks beginning next Friday! April 13, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAMELA SMITH, a volunteer with Access 4U, about their program's mission of - according to their website - empowering disadvantaged youths and families...by offering collaborative solutions. Awareness is key, and so Access 4U is hosting a FREE 'dance to end child homelessness' February 10th in Columbia - watch for details! At [4:53] director KATE BUSSELLE and actress CHARA KNIGHT invite everyone to come see "Rasheeda Speaking," a workplace thriller/dark comedy at Talking Horse Productions beginning February 10th! Chara says, "it's going to make them (the audience) a little uncomfortable, but it will definitely open up those communication lines." February 8, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions! Ed tells us about this Saturday's "Sinatra Supper Club" fundraiser for THP. Enjoy a dinner and a show featuring Ed singing over 30 of Ol' Blue Eyes's biggest hits. As a sneak preview, Ed performs "Fly Me to the Moon" at [4:17]. January 10, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and KAY GLASS talk about what to expect at this year's Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar. Famous for the "church mice," this popular, one-day-only bazaar also features a country breakfast, handmade items, a raffle, bakery and more! Watch for details! At [4:39] ED HANSON, Artistic Director, Talking Horse Productions, invites everyone to come see 'Stud Ducks,' a "hilarious comedy" about one man's love for his family and the extent to which he goes for his daughter and grandson. December 1, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about the 2nd annual "Starting Gate New Play Festival." This year's theme is Feast/Famine. Enjoy six 'wonderfully diverse' plays that 'celebrate the craft of playwriting' at THP starting tomorrow through Sunday! At [4:38] JANICE RAMBO, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, stops by to "empower" grade schoolers to start snacking healthy! How do we get them to do it? Janice says we have to make it visible, convenient, effortless and great-tasting. Sounds easy enough... November 10, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, talk about "Mothers and Sons," a relatively new drama that centers on a mother's grief following the death of her son from AIDS, and what "family" really means. The show opens October 14th. At [3:27] the "Egg Lady" herself, JO MANHART from the Missouri Egg Council, returns with the history of the egg! Have you ever wondered how and when it became a staple of our diet, and why? Jo knows! (Hint: it started a LONG time ago.) October 3, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their latest production, "The Last Five Years." This play, about a five-year relationship, is unique because one character's story is told in reverse chronological order, and the other character's story is told in chronological order. Curtain goes up this Friday - don't miss it! At [4:04] ANGELA NELSON, Market Regulation Director for MoDIFP, tells us what she thinks is "the single best thing a consumer can do" to get the best insurance rates out there. Angie says, "...shop around very often - you definitely don't just want to assume you're getting the best rate possible." August 9, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHERINE PARKE about 'Second Saturday for Kids', a thrice-annual multi-art workshop for children at Orr Street Studios in Columbia. The theme for the next class is "Color Music Music Color." Find out what that means and how to sign up in five short minutes! At [4:56] DANIELLE DOYEN invites everyone to come see "Buyer and Cellar," a hilarious, one-man show about working at a shop in Barbra Streisand's basement. It opens July 8th at Talking Horse Productions - don't miss it! July 5, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about "Truffles and Nougat," a French restoration comedy written by MU grad Brad Stephenson. Don't miss what Ed describes as "...very, very light fare...intended to be a great show for the summertime." At [4:07] RYAN SCHAAL and CORY CRECELIUS, Physical Therapists at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, talk about fall prevention/awareness for people age 65 and over. Ryan says, "it's the number one cause for ER visits in the U.S." June 10, 2016

Today Paul Pepper chats with LUKE TUDBALL, director of "A Man of No Importance," a musical drama that opens this Friday at Talking Horse Productions! Luke takes us inside this 'compelling' story that's "necessary for this time...it talks about prejudice and the generalizations we put on people." At [3:18] DRS. KYLE FIALA and BEN SUMMERHAYS, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, talk about ankle replacement surgery. According to Dr. Fiala, the decision to have this operation usually stems from one's quality of life issues. Please watch for more information about this lesser-known procedure! April 11, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MARGARET TOLLERTON, State Outreach Director for Missouri Cures, about the 'latest and greatest breakthroughs' easily found their website and two events in which you're invited to participate - watch for details! At [4:19] director MILBRE BURCH and actress CHARA KNIGHT tell us about Talking Horse Productions' "Black Pearl Sings!" Kansas City playwright Frank Higgins's story of being a women in the 1930s is sure to delight everyone! February 10, 2016

Today Paul Pepper chats with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about the 'Sinatra Supper Club,' now in it's fourth year! Come for the atmosphere and food from Bleu Restaurant, stay for over 40 songs made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes. At [4:23] Osher at Mizzou's JO TURNER tells us what's in store for the winter session that begins January 19th. With classes on understanding Islam, writing poetry, tai chi and more, "it's really a way to keep learning no matter what your age!" January 11, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. JOHN JARSTAD, MU Health Care, about new advancements in cataract surgery: "The latest thing is this new multi-focal lens...it can change focus for driving, to computer, all the way up to reading without glasses." At [4:14] ED HANSON, Artistic Director at Talking Horse Productions, invites everyone to see their version of 'one of 2012's top ten plays to see in New York': "Rapture, Blister, Burn." Ed says it's a "brilliant, brilliant script" - find out why! December 1, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with ED HANSON, Artistic Director of Talking Horse Productions, about their upcoming show, "Reasons To Be Pretty." Ed hopes the audience walks away having learned a little something, with a few laughs mixed in. At [3:48] MARY WILKERSON joins us from Central Bank of Boone County (formerly Boone County National Bank) to talk about the 56th Art Show happening this weekend in the CBBC lobby! Works of art by residents from Boone County and Columbia Art League members will be on display for your enjoyment! October 13, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and ED HANSON talk about art. Well, a show called "Art." Talking Horse Productions is producing this fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy beginning July 23rd. Don't miss it! At [4:30] Job Point Recruiter, TYREE BYNDOM, tells us about a couple of programs being offered this summer, including HVAC classes. If you're in the market for a new trade, watch this segment! July 17, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with a rather busy VALERIE CHAFFIN, Executive Director at Second Chance; June is full of ways to meet your next best friend - including an appearance at Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of "Two By Two." Watch for more information! At [4:40] KIRSTEN OLSON MALINEE and MEG PHILLIPS CRESPY tell us about "Mostly Sweet," an original play on stage at Talking Horse Productions beginning tomorrow night! (Did I mention Meg is the writer?) June 11, 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

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