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Meet St. Louis native Harry Edwards, the man behind the Black Power protest at the '68 Olympics

No one who speaks out has ever been welcomed with open arms, for the most part, even when people say things like 'I understand the message.' The reality is that silence has been evil's greatest and most consistently dependable ally. So said Dr. Harry Edwards, a prominent sociologist who specialized his research and activism in the areas of sport, race and protest, on Friday's St. Louis on the Air . He has also written several books, including " Revolt of the Black Athlete " and " The Struggle that Must Be ." Edwards also happens to be a St. Louis native.

Meet St. Louis native Harry Edwards, the man behind the Black Power protest at the '68 Olympics

Behind the Headlines: Personal responses to vandalism of historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis

On Friday's "Behind the Headlines" on St. Louis on the Air , we took an in-depth look at one of the top news stories of the week. This week, we continued the conversation about the vandalism at one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the region , the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery. Joining the program were three people, all of which have loved ones buried in that cemetery. They shared their personal reflections on the week's events. Jason Rosenbaum, a St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Norman Selner, a retired attorney Ariana Tobin, an engagement reporter with ProPublica. She wrote this opinion piece for the New York Times and ProPublica about the incident. She is also a former St. Louis Public Radio intern. Listen to the conversation here. Today, for ProPublica, Tobin works on a a project called " Documenting Hate ," that seeks to create a more accurate database of hate- and bias-related incidents. She said because hate crime tracking is so bad, it is hard to tell if rates are up.

Behind the Headlines: Personal responses to vandalism of historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis

How can we treat and prevent toxic stress in children?

On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh led a discussion about the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and a new way to treat and prevent toxic stress. Joining him in studio: Courtney Berg, LCSW, Executive Director, Girls on the Run St. Louis Emily Luft, Program Director of Alive & Well STL, St. Louis Regional Health Commission Listen: Related Event What: Girls on the Run St. Louis Presents Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope When: Thursday, March 2 at 5:45 p.m. Where: Missouri Botanical Garden's Shoenberg Theatre, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 More information. St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

Discussing the recent spate of threats, actions against the Jewish community in St. Louis

On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh led a discussion with local Jewish community leaders about the recent spate of threats and actions against the Jewish community in St. Louis and what antisemitism looks like today. Over the weekend, some 150 headstones were toppled and damaged at one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the state of Missouri, Chesed Shel Emeth in University City. The story has reached national attention, with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Vice President Mike Pence visiting the cemetery on Wednesday. Last month , the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur was evacuated after a bomb threat there that was part of a wave of bomb threats across the country. Jewish Community Centers across the country have again received another wave of such threats this Monday . While St. Louis' center was not targeted this time, the JCC Association of North America told NPR that, in total, there have been 69 threats at 54 JCCs, in 27 states and a Canadian province,

Discussing the recent spate of threats, actions against the Jewish community in St. Louis

We went there: What are the St. Louis pizza joints you must try?

All pizzas are not created equal. "Most pizzas I would eat and enjoy, but that does not mean they are all good," said Heather Hughes, managing editor of Sauce Magazine. On Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air , Hughes was joined by Catherine Klene and Meera Nagarajan, the magazine's managing editor and art director to discuss just what St. Louis pizzerias are worth your time. They're the first to admit that their recent pizza issue has caused some controversy, as it surely would — St. Louisans are fiercely loyal to their favorite pizza joint, have distinct opinions on their love or hate of Provel cheese and what kind of crust they seek out. The team at Sauce Magazine started the research process for this issue with every pizza they could find in their database, then manually added not just pizza places but also restaurants that serve pizza on their menu. The largest portion of the issue was devoted to "old-school" pizza places, of which they picked the best 12. Every pizza joint on the

Harassment in the workplace

On Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed the issues surrounding harassment in the workplace, whether it's based on sex, religion or disability. Joining him was Jessica Liss, J.D., a managing principal of Jackson Lewis, P.C. She will also weigh in on the proposed changes in Missouri's discrimination law that will make it harder for employees to prove discrimination by employers. St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

Reviving the art of letter writing in song: Soprano Christine Brewer brings WWII letters to life

Good morning, darling, the sun has just come up. It is a beautiful morning... So begins a letter from 1944 that First Lieutenant George W. Honts wrote his wife Evelyn Honts, while deployed during World War II. The text to these letters has been set to music by composer Alan Smith. The song cycle, "Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn, from the Private Papers of a World War II Bride," will be performed by soprano Christine Brewer on March 3 at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church . On Tuesday, Brewer joined St. Louis on the Air contributor Steve Potter to discuss the songs and her upcoming performance. Brewer has been performing these songs for a number of years. She said that Smith, the head of the piano department at USC, is known for setting letters to music and has done so previously with stories from the Oregon Trail and Ellis Island. A few years ago, he was approached by a woman who heard of his work and gave him a pack of letters she thought he could make music with. Her

Reviving the art of letter writing in song: Soprano Christine Brewer brings WWII letters to life

Legal Roundtable: Discussing actions by Trump, Greitens, Slay and more

On Monday, St. Louis on the Air 's monthly legal roundtable returned to address pressing issues of the law.

Is tax increment financing used too much in St. Louis?

On Tuesday's St. Louis on the Air , we turned our attention to the use of tax increment financing as an economic development tool. Is it used too much in St. Louis? We'll speak with two people who have different perspectives on the subject. Molly Metzger is an assistant professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. She's also a member of Team TIF . Team TIF was started to improve transparency and racial equity in St. Louis through how tax incentives are used. Otis Williams is the director of the St. Louis Development Corporation . SLDC is the economic development arm of the City of St. Louis. St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

Documenting the history of Kirkwood's Meacham Park community

On Friday's St. Louis on the Air , we heard about a collaboration between Webster Arts, Springboard to Learning, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Nipher Middle School, to document the history of the Meacham Park community in Kirkwood. Joining the program: Jeanne Vogel, Executive Director, Webster Arts Marsha Conlon, Director of Education, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Here's how you can share your story . Listen to the discussion: St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

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