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Legal Roundtable: St. Louis police actions, sexual harassment allegations, taking on Google, more

On Monday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked with three legal experts about some of the latest issues of local interest pertaining to the law. Joining him for the discussion were: William Freivogel, J.D., Professor, School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Mark Smith, J.D., Associate Vice Chancellor of Students, Washington University Michael-John Voss, J.D., Co-Founder, Director of Operations, ArchCity Defenders, Inc. Topics addressed by the panel include: The

Legal Roundtable: St. Louis police actions, sexual harassment allegations, taking on Google, more

Local production will feature music, comedy, stories from the Harlem Renaissance

Anyone who's spent time in New York City knows that if you want to get to Harlem, you take the A train. That is the title of a special program paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance – when black entertainment culture exploded in Harlem in the form of poetry, music and comedy. On Friday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about a local production celebrating the artistic achievements of African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. It will feature jazz, blues, poetry and

Local production will feature music, comedy, stories from the Harlem Renaissance

'One of the scariest moments of my career': Capt. Garon Mosby recounts experience at warehouse fire

Earlier this week during an intense fire at a warehouse in south St. Louis, St. Louis Fire Deputy Chief Brian Walsh called for a fire engine to sound its horn – an audible signal telling firefighters to get out of the building and away from the fire. "That evacuation call saved lives," said Capt. Garon Mosby of the St. Louis Fire Department. "That evacuation was probably one of the best things happening because we had members on the roof and quite a few members in the basement." Mosby joined St.

'One of the scariest moments of my career': Capt. Garon Mosby recounts experience at warehouse fire

Behind the Headlines: Owner of Reedy Press discusses impact of warehouse fire on his business

This week, a warehouse five-alarm fire near 39th Street and Park Avenue caused substantial damage and losses. Among the warehouse's tenants is Reedy Press , a local book publishing company. On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Reedy Press owner Josh Stevens about the damages done to his business from the fire. He said the experience has been traumatic. "Many authors over a period of years have written books for us on very niche topics, and the idea that those might not

Behind the Headlines: Owner of Reedy Press discusses impact of warehouse fire on his business

Dances of India will celebrate 40th anniversary with traditional and modern performances

Classical Indian dance is a traditional art form with roots in India that date back over 2,000 years. The rhythmic dance often tells stories with body movements, facial expressions and symbolic clothing. On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Dances of India members about the history and tradition of their dance. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1976 and was the first of its kind established in Missouri. "What really distinguishes it from other art forms around the

Dances of India will celebrate 40th anniversary with traditional and modern performances

ArchCity Defenders executive director Thomas Harvey to leave St. Louis, start national project

After spending eight years as executive director of ArchCity Defenders in St. Louis, Thomas Harvey will move to California to take on a much bigger role. On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Harvey about his career and what work he hopes to continue. Harvey will move to Los Angeles at the end of the year to establish a national organization that will bail out people held in jail who cannot afford their temporary release. He will help launch the Bail Project , which aims

ArchCity Defenders executive director Thomas Harvey to leave St. Louis, start national project

Photo journalist Harry Benson reflects on iconic career before receiving award in St. Louis

Some of the most famous photographs of past celebrities were taken by one man – photo journalist Harry Benson. He's photographed all the presidents since Eisenhower, Bobby Kennedy's assassination and Richard Nixon's resignation. On Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to 87-year-old Scottish-born Benson about his iconic career. The multi-award winning photo journalist will be awarded in St. Louis and inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum . He

Photo journalist Harry Benson reflects on iconic career before receiving award in St. Louis

Washington University professor Leila Sadat's documentary focuses on crimes against humanity

On Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to local professor, Leila Sadat, about her work on finding a global solution to prevent and punish crimes against humanity. Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law. Among her effort to prevent and punish crimes against humanity is her work on the film "Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity."

Washington University professor Leila Sadat's documentary focuses on crimes against humanity

Universal design improves quality of life for people with disabilities

Universal design involves designing buildings, products and services that meet the accessibility needs of everyone. It can help people with disabilities, but it's intended for everyone. On Monday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about how the use of universal design can help people with disabilities and can improve the overall safety and quality of life of all people when used during disasters. "It's a great design opportunity to create a more inclusive community for everybody,

St. Louis native Damon Rich receives $625,000 'genius' grant

On Monday's St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Damon Rich, a designer and urban planner in Newark, New Jersey. He received a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship , which includes a $625,000 stipend – commonly known as a "genius" grant. He was cited for originality and creativity in the field of urban design. In 2015, he co-founded an urban design planning and civic arts studio called Hector. Rich grew up in Creve Coeur. Q: How do you intend to use the $625,000 stipend? Rich: They [MacArthur

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