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KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.






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True False co-founder documents the stories behind the music of Branson, Mo

After an award-winning festival run, the film "We Always Lie to Strangers" will air at Ragtag for a week-long run. David Wilson, local filmmaker and co...

Duration: 00:07:50

'The Green Prince' explores the human relationships behind international es

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest. Find the rest of...

Duration: 00:03:40

Misdeeds, misdemeanors, miscommunications: Life lessons from MoJo commentat

In this recent series of commentaries for KBIA.org, Missouri student journalists recount a few of life’s confusing lessons. Led by Missouri School of...

Duration: 00:02:36

Missouri Symphony Conservatory celebrates the holidays, on KBIA

Have you ever discovered a new hobby that suddenly and completely consumed you? Whether you meant to do it or not your new hobby demands your time and...

Duration: 00:17:41

Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Meredith Turk hangs out in rodeo culture with this year’s Miss Teen Rodeo queen,...

Duration: 00:07:50

MU homecoming candidate challenges gender norms

For the first time in the University of Missouri's history, a student who self-identifies as gender-queer is on homecoming court. Josie Herrera is running

Duration: 00:04:41

Three MU students step outside their boundries

This week on Off The Clock, Joanna Demkiewicz and Kaylen Ralph, recent graduates of MU, started their own magazine to empower female journalists. And

Duration: 00:07:48

Author details the race around the world

The novel Eighty Days dives into competing journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s pursuit to break the record for fastest journey around the world

Duration: 00:07:50

Film documenting poverty in rural Missouri crowdsources finishing funds

For first-cousin filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, the hardest part about filming Rich Hill, their upcoming documentary on poverty in

Duration: 00:07:47

Columbia One Read author explores geographical and cultural boundaries

What happens when you put together a blue-eyed blonde Texas woman with a handsome Saudi man living in a traditional Saudi culture, and throw in a young

Duration: 00:07:49

My Farm Roots: Lessons from the farm crisis

I met Mark Kenney on his family’s farm in Nevada, Iowa, when I was working on a story about farmer taxes. He turned out to be perfect for that — a farmer

Duration: 00:07:49

MU grad's new-music composition featured in SLSO lineup

For the first time in memorable history, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra chose to play a recent MU graduate’s work during its 2014 season. The symphony’s

Duration: 00:02:29

Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox

Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival. In the height of his career in

Duration: 00:01:46

MU grad finds success in spinning a literary fairy tale

Author Gennifer Albin is a self-described “recovering academic” – she got her Master’s in English from MU in 2006, then she and her husband settled down

Duration: 00:15:41

Not your grandma's line dancing, in Mexico, Mo.

Every Monday morning in Mexico, Missouri, a group of people pull out their cowboy boots and head to dance lessons. Except in this class, no one is younger

Duration: 00:15:41

You think you know "Blind" Boone? New writings shed light on the music and

So, you know your Missouri and CoMo history, and you think you know all about “ragtime” musician Blind Boone, yeah? Think again.

Duration: 00:01:44

From sketches to pitches at Startup Weekend

Last Friday, more than a hundred would-be entrepreneurs got together for an annual event called Startup Weekend. The fast paced, company building workshop brings big ideas down to earth in just 54 hours. 125 participants with laptop and smartphones gather to build small, lean companies that might grow into something much bigger.It all starts with an idea.“I mean, this is super rough. Just how it could kind of look,” says Nick Trabue from his home office in Columbia just two days before...

Duration: 00:01:12

Video games: not just a waste of time

This week: A volunteer in Columbia is using video games as an opportunity to teach kids about math, science and technology. Plus, the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, a series from Harvest Public Media in which we hear Americans stories and memories of rural life.Benton Elementary School revised its curriculum this year to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM fields. KBIAs Lee Jian Chung reports on how one volunteer is picking apart a favorite pastime...

Duration: 00:03:55

Finding my religion: Author Pamay Bassey's year of worship

When author Pamay Bassey suffered the loss of two family members and the end of a relationship she embarked on a unique journey she visited a different place of worship, every week, for a year, in search of guidance.That experience became a book called My 52 Weeks of Worship, Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey.Kristin Torres, reporting for KBIA and the Columbia Faith and Values desk, spoke to Bassey, before her appearance in St. Louis this weekend.To see more stories from...

Duration: 00:01:44

My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch

Its not every day that a trip to the drug store can change your destiny.For 20-year-old Nan Arnold, it was a day in 1956 in Ashland, a small, dusty dot on the open range of western Kansas near the Oklahoma border.Nan had landed her first job as a music teacher at the Ashland school just a year before. She lived with the stores owner because her parents thought she was too young to live alone. Henry Gardiner, just back from the service, was in the drug store that day to buy film for his...

Duration: 00:01:12

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