A new place for 'Pepper & Friends'

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 10:43 a.m. CDT

Until last week, I had never watched an episode of "Pepper & Friends." A recent transplant to Columbia, I knew there was a local variety show that aired between soaps and morning news, but I didn’t tune in until protesters were pounding the pavement outside KOMU last week because the show was going off the air.