April 13, 2011
Here's an interview with Maya Angelou.
April 8, 2011
In a concert for children Friday morning, The Chinese Folk Music Orchestra of Shanghai Normal University played at Jesse Auditorium. Yichu Zhu played "Horseracing" by Haihuai Huang with an Erhu, a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, also known as the Chinese violin. A separate ceremony took place the same morning to welcome a Confucius Institute to MU.
January 28, 2011
Wednesday night at Memorial Union, Charles Blow, an accomplished columnist for the New York Times, gave a speech in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. His speech covered King’s dedication to political change. Blow also spoke about the lack of people's political knowledge in today's society.
January 5, 2011
Here is the full version of Thomas McKenney's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” (9:10)
Composer W. Thomas McKenney shown in his office on Dec. 15 at the Fine Arts Annex on the MU campus. McKenney teaches composition and music theory at MU, and serves as the director of electronic music studies.
Playwright David Crespy is shown Dec. 14 at Rhynsburger Theatre. Crespy founded MU's Writing for Performance program, and his research includes theater history, new play development, and dreamwork for playwrights. Dreamwork is a type of writing that encourages using dreams as a template for plays.
Artist Joel Sager, shown here in his studio on Dec. 16 at Orr Street Studios. Sager's typical method is to begin with a color and a collage, go over those with a wash of roofing tar, then use a palette knife to scrape on and off oil paint. He currently has work on display at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery.
December 15, 2010
The Food Bank supplies food to pantries in central and northeast Missouri, including several in Columbia.
November 22, 2010
Columbia residents have a variety of traditions and memories about Thanksgiving, but they all agree on what's most important: food, family and friends.
November 11, 2010
Following media day interviews at the Missouri Athletic Training Complex on Nov. 1, four football players brought their dogs to the practice fields and described the close friendships with their pets.
Pat Shay shares some of his World War II experiences. He was interviewed by Mike Trial for the Veterans History Project.
October 5, 2010
People might show up from many places to attend Wednesday’s Decorate-A-Bra contest and fundraiser at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, but it will be tough to have traveled as far as one of the bras themselves. Nancy Gore, a staff nurse at Ellis Fischel, has spent the past year sending a bra to all 50 states for the contest. The contest will be held in the main lobby of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling Charlene Johnson at 882-6100.
September 22, 2010
Roots ‘N’ Blues ‘N’ BBQ Festival artist T.J. Wheeler taught the third-graders at West Boulevard Elementary School about music as a part of the Blues in the Schools Program. Wheeler spent Wednesday afternoon singing with the children and educating them about the origin of blues music.
August 4, 2010
Review board members Ellen LoCurto-Martinez and Steve Weinberg discuss the board's handling of the appeal of a complaint about the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.
Board member Susan Smith discusses the review board's handling of an appeal of a complaint regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.
Mitchell Richards, a local public safety activist with Keep Columbia Free, discusses the review board's handling of an appeal of a complaint regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.
Ed Rosenthal, the California marijuana law reform activist, discusses the review board's handling of his appeal of a complaint regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.