Off the Clock

Off the Clock
KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.
- The Greens Co. Brings Creativity To Columbia
Feb 14 • 4 min
Two Mizzou grads worked together to create and open the only black-owned and millenial-owned business in Columbia. The Greens Co. is a boutique and curation space located at 16 N. Nith St., in downtown Columbia. Co-Owner Marquise White says, “The Greens…
- The Academy of Rock at Hickman High School
Dec 6, 2018 • 3 min
Down in a side room in the basement of Hickman High School, two juniors, Conor Byrne and Sam Wills, broadcast their radio show called Dad Rock World Tour. They speak into a small laptop computer about the different songs they are about to play and it…
- MU’s New Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition
Nov 15, 2018 • 4 min
From Shark Tank to Startup Weekends, entrepreneurship is a growing craze in the nation. More than 25 million Americans are starting or running new businesses. The University of Missouri is the latest to encourage innovation on campus. KBIA’s Betsy Smith…
- Moon Chanting At Stephens Lake Park
Nov 2, 2018 • 3 min
One music teacher learns how to chant at the moon. Now she provides the opportunity for others to join her at Stephens Lake Park. Margaret Waddell started chanting more than a decade ago. KBIA’s Aviva Okeson-Haberman caught up with Waddell on a cool fall…
- Daniel Boone Regional Library Teaches A Lesson On Native American Culture
Oct 18, 2018 • 3 min
A tipi sat outside the Daniel Boone Regional Library on a mid-September afternoon to teach people some valuable lessons about Native American identity. KBIA’s Betsy Smith has more on how one interdisciplinary artist tested people’s knowledge of what it…
- Experimental Music Festival Brings Musical Connections To Columbia
Oct 12, 2018 • 3 min
Alex Cunningham, a violinist from St. Louis, is in a trio that will most likely never play at a mainstream festival. Their music is an acquired taste. Cunningham had no notes to memorize when he played with a trio made up of a saxophone player and a…
- Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Features Grant Elementary School Blues Corp
Oct 5, 2018 • 3 min
The 12 th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival featured students from Grant Elementary School. As a part of the Roots N Blues Foundation, artists from all over the country spend the week in Columbia with students, teaching some history of blues music,…
- Blackkklansman Author Ron Stallworth Speaks About Ku Klux Klan Investigation
Sep 6, 2018 • 3 min
Columbia College hosted a conversation with Ron Stallworth, author of The Black Klansman on Aug 30. The memoir recalls Stallworth, a former African-American detective, and his infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stallworth…
– Meet Alice Wells, Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Newest Member
Dec 15, 2017 • 3 min
Off the Clock – Meet Alice Wells, Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Newest Member Columbia’s Missouri Contemporary Ballet celebrated its 12th season last month with its original production Eclipse in Movement. This week, I talked with its newest member,…
– The Resurgence of American Bluegrass: From Fiddle Music to “Stomp Grass”
Dec 8, 2017 • 3 min
Traditional bluegrass music is a melting pot. It has roots in Appalachian, Celtic and jazz music, and musicologists trace the origins of the banjo back to traditional stringed instruments from West Africa. It’s a genre that’s constantly evolving. Pat Kay…
- The Art of Tattooing
Dec 1, 2017 • 4 min
Three in 10 Americans now have a tattoo, according to a 2016 Harris Poll survey . But even with so much demand, getting a start as a tattoo artist can be difficult. Gabe Garcia has owned and operated Iron Tiger Tattoo in Columbia for eight years and…
– Columbia College’s Girls Who Game Event Connects Teen Girls to Electronic Sports
Nov 17, 2017 • 3 min
Allison Simmons is 13 years old, but she’s been playing video games since she was 7. She meets other gamers online all the time, and she maintains friendships with some of them. But, she said, it’s not so easy to find people her own age that like the game…
Off the Clock-Missouri River Clean-Up Draws Volunteers of All Ages
Oct 27, 2017 • 4 min
A couple of decades ago, trash cluttered the banks of the Missouri River. Tires, alcohol bottles, cigarette butts and plastic interrupted the natural scenery for boaters and proved toxic for wildlife. But, in recent years, the trash situation has taken a…
- With Allure of Wild Horses and Backcountry, Echo Bluff Beckons
Oct 20, 2017 • 4 min
There’s a place in the Ozarks where wild horses still roam and where the most adventurous of hikers can wander the wilderness for days. For those listeners looking for a fall adventure, I took a day trip with my daughter to Missouri’s newest developed…
- MU’s Quidditch Team Breathes New Life into an Old Rivalry
Oct 13, 2017 • 3 min
When the University of Missouri left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference, it effectively ended one of the biggest rivalries in college sports. But, at least one MU club sport is making sure that rivalry lives on.
- A Peek behind the Scenes at Roots N Blues N BBQ
Oct 9, 2017 • 4 min
Roots N Blues N BBQ celebrated its eleventh anniversary last weekend with headliners like John Prine and Ryan Adams. But the festival wasn’t just about music. At this year’s festival, more than 30 different vendors set up shop to sell everything from…
Media Representations: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
Sep 29, 2017 • 4 min
I grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. When I was younger, I would watch telenovelas with my friend Fernanda after school. We would both sit on her white, fur rug, our backpacks flung across the room. For an hour every day, I saw all the women I could be: a…
Following the Trail of the Monarch Butterflies: An Interview with Sara Dykman
Sep 22, 2017 • 3 min
It’s a hot day at Cooper’s Landing. The Missouri River stretches to the right. A bluegrass band and crickets hum in the background. And people are scattered about listening, drinking beer and fanning away the heat. I glance around for Sara Dykman, who’s…
Local Art Therapist Uses Art to Heal
Sep 15, 2017 • 4 min
As Dareth Goettemoeller cleaned up her art space at Orr Street Studios, she hugged a doll. It was a giant, Raggedy-Anne-like doll, with a message over the heart that read, “Hug me.” She said she made them for patients that just needed a hug.
- The Rupperts and Their Missouri Winery
May 5, 2017 • 3 min
For Regina Ruppert, it’s not easy to separate work and home life. She and her husband, Lee, opened Serenity Valley Winery outside St. Louis in 2006. Since 2011, the winery has been run from their property in Fulton. “Never in a million years would I have…