On Mar. 20, KCOU hosted the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Showcase at The Shack. The Showcase was for artists to come out show of their skills. Throughout the night, there were technical issues that caused some trouble that didn’t go unnoticed.
In this on-air segment of the Pulse, KCOU’s daily news show, the hosts converse with Amuche Nwafor, a participant in Mizzou’s annual Women’s Poetry Night. Female poems (and males are allowed to participate) perform poetry in a supportive and appreciative space during the night. Nwafor talks about her experience with poetry and shares some pieces of her own.
In this on-air section of the Pulse, KCOU’s daily news show, our hosts bring in DNA, a local Columbia musical artist who performs in many genres. He talks about his opinions on music, explains the process of how he makes them and more.
KCOU’s very own Alec Stutson watched a variety of films from Columbia’s True/False Festival two weekends ago. Listen to his takes and summaries on two of his favorite films: a movie about the struggles of Chileans with Down syndrome and a documentary about a murder of a child beauty pageant.
In The Road Movie, director Dmitrii Kalashnikov uses footage from dashboard cameras of cars in Russia to form a collection of stories. Each clip is its own anecdote with its own set of circumstances. Kalashnikov varies these short episodes so that in the movie’s 72 minutes, we feel terrified, confused and entertained. We are passengers […]
Blood streaks dry on the floor while nervous round children dance and an Irish woman describes “topsy-turvy” Syrian bomb-outs in a utopia where men cry and exiled hippies dress the entrails of cyberhell in corporate manifestos. Adam Curtis’ mammoth HyperNormalisation addresses the collapse of established reality in the wider world, examining substitute narratives, suicide bombings, […]
A group of little blonde girls flood into the frame all dressed in the same red, white and blue, pageant-like outfit. There’s a loud, overall chatter as these girls giggle and converse with each other. Among the discourse, you can hear one girl distinctly murmur “JonBenet Ramsey”. Then, the scene cuts to a little girl […]
First-time Polish director Anna Zamecka’s documentary Communion has a deceptively simple premise: a Polish teenager named Ola tends to her autistic brother Nikodem and Marek, her oft-drunk father, in the days leading to and following Nikodem’s First Communion. The truth of the matter is, however, that Communion is so much more than the sum of […]
On Saturday, Mizzou Student Life hosted the annual Mizzou Idol, which brings together students with a passion for singing into competition. Neuhalfen reports on this event, talks to some of the contestants and gives an inside look into a more artistic side of student life.
In this on-air interview of the Pulse, Ryan Burke, a student at Mizzou and a comic book writer, talks about his work and the process of creating a comic with the two hosts of The Pulse. Tune into KCOU 88.1FM 5-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays for more on-air discussions like this one.