A podcast to help you keep up with the St. Louis region’s news. Every weekday you can get informed about what’s going on in the area. In about 8 to 10 minutes you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that explore issues in context or that introduce you to new ideas and people that make the St. Louis area special. Music by Ryan McNeely of Adult Fur.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner - Part 2
Much of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's tenure has been marked by her handling of charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. With her personally selected investigator facing a possible grand jury indictment, we examine where Gardner stands in the community and what the future may hold for her.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner came into office 18 months ago as a reformer. She has made good on some of her campaign promises. But Gardner's tenure so far has been marked by controversy and confrontation over her handling of charges against former Governor Eric Greitens and her relationship with police.
Many farmers continue to use weed killers with glyphosate despite lawsuits alleging the ingredient might cause cancer. We examine what is at stake for farmers who are awaiting the outcomes of those cases.
Friday, May 24, 2019 - National Cemetery Scheduling Office
When military veterans die, many family members and funeral homes call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office in South St. Louis County. Last year, the Veterans Administration employees made sure more than 135,000 veterans were buried with dignity and honor in a national cemetery.
The quirky, small-town summer festival is a staple in Missouri. But in the town of Nixa, costs and health department regulations are forcing officials to rethink their annual homage to the sucker fish. The most recent festival was Saturday, May 18.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — Webster U. Sexual Harassment
It’s taken more than a year for Webster University to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against one of its game design professors. Now, some students say they’ve lost faith in the university to follow through on Title IX investigations. A Webster official on Friday said the school has hired an independent firm to audit the investigation.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Bryan Hill School Attendance
The neighborhood elementary school in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood has a 98 percent attendance record, on par with the district’s gifted magnet school and 15 points better than other neighborhood schools. The district hopes to replicate the model of outside case workers attached to students who are homeless or struggling to get to school.
Monday, May 20, 2019 — Legislative Session Wrap-Up
Missouri Governor Mike Parson is receiving high marks from fellow Republicans following the just-completed legislative session. Democrats wonder if he went too far by advocating for abortion legislation. St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum examines how the 2019 session may impact next year's GOP effort to stay in power.
Granite City has an ordinance that requires landlords to evict tenants when they call police about a drug overdose. The unintended consequence of this is that it discourages people with addiction from getting help.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 — Sharing America Profiles: Eco-Warrior
Leticia Colon de Mejias, founder of nonprofit Green Eco Warriors, believes we can impact the environment for the better by making small, consistent changes to energy consumption. She also advocates for Latinos getting a place at the table in activism and involvement in environmental issues.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — Sharing America Profiles: Team Owner
Women make up just a fraction of professional basketball referees, coaches and owners. A St. Louis woman is doing her best to change that. In our Sharing America profiles series, St. Louis Public Radio’s Andrea Henderson meets Khalia Collier who owns and operates the St. Louis Surge Women’s Basketball Team. Collier uses her role as a means of mentoring youth and advocating for more women coaching and owning pro sports teams and refereeing.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — Sharing America Profiles: The Advocate
Parenting and pre-K advocate Annie Watson is an Asian American woman who played a leading role in a recent ballot measure to fund pre-K in Kansas City. Sharing America Profiles is a series about women of color doing important local work on an issue of national importance.
David Crosby is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer twice over: inducted in 1991 for his work as a founding member of The Byrds and again six years later for the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash. But the 77-year-old isn’t stuck in the past. He’s collaborating with a new circle of younger musicians and has released four albums in five years, with another on the way. He performs May 15 in St. Louis at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
A podcast to help you keep up with the St. Louis region’s news. Every weekday you can get informed about what’s going on in the area. In about 10 to 15 minutes you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that explore issues in context or that introduce you to new ideas and people that make the St. Louis area special.