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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 ...

For the Love of Locals art show, and theatre: 'She Kills Monsters', 'Brilliant Traces', and the Lyceum's Summer Season

As KOPN prepares to move to its new home this week, show host, Diana Moxon, revisits some recent chats: the art exhibit 'For the Love of Locals' featuring portraiture ...

A quartet of theatre

This week's show is theatre, theatre, theatre and then more theatre. Show host, Diana Moxon, chats with director, Chris Bowling, and actor, Ada Chapman about monsters...

Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Columbia Art League's annual Art in the Park festival returns to Stephens Lake Park this weekend. Diana Moxon checks in with its ...

August Wilson's 'Jitney', an artist jeweler, and an exit interview

This week's show is a little bit of a mash up of new and old. New is a chat with actor, director and music producer, Richard Harris, about the August Wilson play 'Jitn...

A singer songwriter, a fashion artist, a portrait painter, and a fiber artist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured May 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 May art...

Eurovision 2022!

This week Diana Moxon takes a deep dive into the annual Eurovision Song Contest - its history, culture, music and the strange rise and fall of the United Kingdom over ...

The history of Missouri fashion, the North Village Art Walk, and an Arts Exit Interview

On this week's eclectic arts tour, show host Diana Moxon dives into a new exhibit at the State Historical Society's Center for Missouri Studies called 'MOda 200: Misso...

Conductors, Charlie Brown, Portraits, and a Pop-Up Postcard show

This week's Speaking of the Arts smorgasbord includes the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's hiring of a new Conductor, three local artists whose portrait works make up a n...

The Unbound Book Festival, and two plays: 'Fun Home' and 'The Revolutionists'

The 6th annual Unbound Book Festival returns to downtown Columbia this weekend and Diana Moxon caught up with the festival's Executive Director, Alex George, to talk a...

A wood sculptor, a spoken-word poet, a painter, and a guitarist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's April 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 with the April a...

'August, Osage County at Columbia Entertainment Company & singer songwriter Meredith Shaw

On this week's show host, Diana Moxon, revisits two recent chats: Director Angela Howard and actor DeeDee Farris talk about Columbia Entertainment Company's production...

A painter, a photographer, a story-sharer, and a textiles & performance artist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's March 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 with the March a...

The case of the missing artwork, a bronze rendition of the age of technology, and a pitch-black tragicomedy about a dysfunctional family

On this week's show Diana Moxon chats with Boone History and Culture Center curator, Audrey Florey, about an art retrospective of the work of Tracy Montminy and the fa...

Music at 50: half a century of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and singer songwriter Meredith Shaw plays Nashville

This week it's a musical tour of the arts. Host Diana Moxon chats with singer songwriter, Meredith Shaw, about her journey into the Nashville music scene and the liber...

The True False Film Fest, and chats with the directors of 'Let the Little Light Shine', and 'Sirens'

The True False film fest returns to downtown Columbia this weekend with 33 documentary movies and 20 shorts packed into the weekend. Diana Moxon chats with the Fest's ...

Two painters and a documentary film maker: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's February 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 with three of th...

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