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Two poets on mothers, daughters and loss

This week host, Diana Moxon, takes a look back at two conversations she had with Columbia-based poets Lynne Jensen Lampe and Barbara Harris Leonhard in October and Nov...

Two composers and a writer/poet/vocalist educator

Once again this week show host, Diana Moxon, is taking a look back at some her favorite chats from the past year. Back in July Diana chatted with two composers who wer...

Three singer songwriters

This week Diana Moxon revisits chats with three singer songwriters who were on the show last year. From August, St Louis' Paige Alyssa (https://www.paigealyssamusic.co...

A movement scientist dancer, a fine artist muralist, and a nature photographer: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's December featured artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in (belatedly) with...

A peek behind the scenes: teaching accents and creating scenic designs

For the first show of 2023 Diana Moxon chats with two people who the audience never gets to see on the stage or screen, but whose work has a huge influence on both act...

2022: the year in review

As we close in on the end of 2022, Diana Moxon invites three arts pals to the Speaking of the Arts studio to look back on their favorite moments of the year. Columbia ...

What would you do with a $100,000 donation? 9 arts agencies answer the question

With end of year giving season firmly upon us, on this week's show Diana Moxon chats with 10 arts leaders from 9 local arts agencies to find out about some of the magi...

White Christmas, a new conductor in town, and barbershop harmonies

'Tis the season when stages are awash in figurative tinsel and this week Diana Moxon visits three of them. At the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, their new Music Director...

Steel Magnolias, The Masters' Exhibit, and The Thanksgiving Play

This week's show is a theatre-fine art-theatre sandwich with host, Diana Moxon, talking to Talking Horse Production theatre directors, DeeDee Farris and Mark Baumgartn...

Portrait photography, murals, colored pencils and landscapes from the soul: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured November artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the Novembe...

'Three-Penny Memories A Poetic Memoir' and 'MO Love: Letters from the Archive'

This week two writers explore the lives of two women: one a memoir poetry collection about a mother's Alzheimer's, and the other an original play based on love letters...

The sounds of music: from experimental to musical comedy and a concert series

Music is the through line on this week's show with host, Diana Moxon, chatting with Dismal Niche's, Matt Crook, the curator and director of the Columbia Experimental M...

An art fair, a fantasy painter, an encaustic artist, and 'No Sex Please, We're British'

With the return of Fall into Art this weekend after a 2-year hiatus, Diana Moxon chats with one of the art fair's organizers, Melynda Lotven, about the event's new ven...

Two painters, an award-winning author, and not your typical singer songwriter: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured October artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the October...

A work of classic American theatre, a contemporary rock musical, and a collection of poems

This week's show is a theatre-poetry-theatre sandwich. Diana Moxon chats with theatre director Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and actor Lindsey Oberle about Stephens Colle...

A once-a-year art show, some dance, x-acto knife art, and a flutist

Keeping it eclectic this week Diana Moxon chats with the two women behind the annual Boone County Art Show: Mary Wilkerson from Central Bank of Boone County (which has...

The Roots 'n' Blues festival edition

The Roots n Blues festival returns to Stephens Lake Park from October 7th-9th, and on this week's Speaking of the Arts Diana Moxon chats with the festivals two owners,...

Two painters, a poet, and a wearable art sculptor: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured September artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the Septemb...

Author M O Walsh & Poet Dave Malone

This week a rebroadcast of two of Diana Moxon's recent chats: author M O Walsh about his book 'The Big Door Prize' which is this month's Daniel Boone Regional Library ...

A chat with visual artist and sculptor, Nick Cave

For the past 30 years, the visual artist/sculptor/dancer/educator Nick Cave has been making art that speaks to racism, gun violence, inequality and injustice. It was i...

A chat with novelist M O Walsh and his book 'The Big Door Prize' and social justice singer songwriter, Crys Matthews

What would you do if you knew your life's potential - and it wasn't the life you were currently living? This is our entry point into the fictional town of Deerfield, L...

New music from Paige Alyssa, Hamlet (and why Diana dislikes Shakespeare), and art that speaks to climate change

On Speaking of the Arts this week host Diana Moxon visits with St Louis musician/singer/songwriter Paige Alyssa (https://www.paigealyssamusic.com/) whose new band, Pai...

A fictional Utopian Ozark settlement and abstract metal horses

Utopian societies popped up all over the United States in the 1840's and for one Ozarker, Columbia-based novelist Steve Wiegenstein, it was a chance for him to combine...

A musical artist with passion and purpose, a play about love in later life, and infrared color photography

On this week's show, host Diana Moxon's chats range from Afrofuturism to magical realism. Columbia-based musical artist J. Artiz (https://www.jartiz.com/home) is a com...

A board game that became a stage play; tiny poetry books; and a peek at Columbia's 2022 One Read

On this week's eclectic art tour, Diana Moxon has conversations that span from New York City to Kansas City with a stopover in Columbia. There's a board game that beca...

A sculptor of monsters, a mixed media artist, a watercolorist, and a photographer: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured July artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the July ar...

Mizzou International Composer's Festival and "a handbag?" at Maplewood Barn

As composers start to arrive from around the world for this year's Mizzou International Composers Festival (July 25-30), Diana Moxon catches up with three of them: Gue...

Love: poetry; in the time of climate change; and of art and archaeology

Love and the world we live in are themes that run through all of Diana Moxon's chats on this week's show. West Plains Missouri-based poet Dave Malone is the author of ...

A muralist, a classical guitarist, a printmaker, and an encaustic painter: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured June artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the June ar...

Aida the musical, a visiting conductor, and an Arts Exit interview

It is a history-making week at KOPN as we start broadcasting from our new home on Bernadette Drive. And history has a role in each of this week's Speaking of the Arts ...

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