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Latest Episodes

Vox Voice Episode 11: Pete Veros
April 30, 2021

Pete Veros is the co-owner of Tony's Pizza Palace, a Columbia staple for over 50 years. The pizza joint, located in Columbia's Sharp End, was founded by Veros' parents in the 60s when they immigrated from Greece. Decades later, the…

Vox Voice Episode 10: Alex George
April 30, 2021

Alex George is an author, director of the Unbound Book Festival, and owner of Skylark Bookshop. A U.K. native, George moved to the United States to be closer to his wife's family in Missouri. His career trajectory is anything but…

Vox Voice Episode 12: Chris Campbell and Amanda Staley Harrison
April 30, 2021

Chris Campbell and Amanda Staley Harrison are both very important people when it comes to planning Columbia's bicentennial. Harrison is the Curator at the Museum of Anthropology at MU and Campbell is the Executive Director at the Boone County History&#823

Ep. 9: Barbie Banks, Arin Liberman, Camellia Cosgray - The show must go on
December 11, 2020

While the pandemic rages all across the world, the co-executive directors of the True/False Film Fest have been busy at work planning a pandemic-era film festival to keep a time-honored Columbia tradition alive. They discuss the festival, community collab

Ep. 8: David Johnson - Serving up smiles in Columbia since 1989
December 11, 2020

From the age of 9, David Johnson has served more than just delicious food to the community. The Broadway Diner, a symbol of Columbia, was passed down to Johnson by his father. Learn more about Johnson’s legacy of family, friendships…

Ep. 7: Nikki McGruder- Committing to conversing in Columbia
December 11, 2020

As the newly appointed Director of Diversity at MU Health Care, Nikki McGruder is working to improve the system’s stance on diversity. McGruder has strived to improve the Columbia community’s outlook on equality since she entered the workforce. This seven

Ep. 6: The Burney Sisters - Folk-pop stars in the making
May 08, 2020

Olivia and Emma Burney, aged 15 and 12 respectively, have only been performing as The Burney Sisters for about three years. In that short period, the sisters' folk-pop music has taken them to festivals and music halls across mid-Missouri. Hear…

Ep. 5: Jina Yoo - A self-made restaurant entrepreneur
November 22, 2019

Restaurant entrepreneur Jina Yoo grew up in South Korea studying music. Today, she’s made a name for herself in the Columbia food scene as the owner of Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro and Le Bao Asian Eatery. Hear about Yoo’s journey…

Ep. 4: Speer Morgan - Missouri’s literary master
November 22, 2019

As the editor of The Missouri Review, Speer Morgan has turned his passion for reading and writing into a lifelong career. Through his work at the literary magazine, he promotes up-and-coming writers and unearths hidden treasures. Hear about Morgan’s passi

Ep. 3: Traci Wilson-Kleekamp - An unwavering voice
November 22, 2019

Traci Wilson-Kleekamp grew up in a diverse New Mexico neighborhood where she learned the importance of speaking up. Now, as the president of Race Matters, Friends, she speaks out for change in our bustling mid-Missouri town. She uses her voice…