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St. Louis on the Air

St. Louis on the Air

From St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis on the Air creates a unique space where guests and listeners can share ideas and opinions with respect and honesty. Whether exploring issues and challenges confronting our region, discussing the latest innovations in science and technology, taking a closer look at our history or talking with authors, artists and musicians, St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

Most Recent Episodes

East St. Louis Native Wants Black Communities To Have More Access To Financial Services

In this episode of "St. Louis on the Air," we talk with East St. Louis native Alex Fennoy who was recently recognized with the 2020 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award from the American Bankers Association for his work bringing banking services to underserved communities.

East St. Louis Native Wants Black Communities To Have More Access To Financial Services

Some Vaccine Recipients Anticipate A 'Whole New World' After Immunization

Community members share how their lives are beginning to change and what they're looking forward to the most, now that they've received the vaccine. St. Louis Public Radio health reporter Sarah Fentem also fields questions about the vaccine rollout.

Some Vaccine Recipients Anticipate A 'Whole New World' After Immunization

Pastors North, South Of Delmar Plan Peace March At 'Pivotal Time' In America

Rev. Derrick Perkins and Pastor Eric Stiller share the plans their St. Louis congregations and communities have for this weekend while reflecting on how Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy speaks to this current moment in American history.

Pastors North, South Of Delmar Plan Peace March At 'Pivotal Time' In America

St. Louis Public Schools Will Close 8 Schools, Sparing 3

Education reporter Ryan Delaney joins to discuss the move by St. Louis Public Schools to reduce the number of schools in the district — closing at least eight schools and giving three others a reprieve — in an effort to put more funding toward support services and academics, rather than facilities costs.

With New Big Band Song, Missouri Man Honors His Grandmother's Dream

Leona Augustine wrote "I'm Dreaming of No One But You" in 1942 while missing her beau, who'd enlisted in the Army. It was published as sheet music. But it's only now being released as a single, all thanks to her grandson. He explains how the song became his pandemic project.

Challenges — And Hope — Loom Large For Doorways' Cooper House Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Ever since it opened in 1997, Cooper House has prided itself on offering a vibrant quality of life to people who are unable to live independently as a result of HIV/AIDS. The residential facility, located in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood, typically serves 36 individuals. But in 2020, that community dwindled to 27 people. We talk with Pat Plumley, chief program officer for Doorways, the nonprofit that oversees Cooper House, and medical director Dr. Jim Hinrichs, an infectious disease specialist.

Challenges — And Hope — Loom Large For Doorways' Cooper House Amid COVID-19 Crisis

How 2 St. Louisans Are Bringing New Life To Crossword Puzzles

Matthew Stock and Sid Sivakumar started out talking crossword puzzles and soon became fast friends. Now a puzzle they co-wrote has been published in the New York Times. They discuss the joy of puzzle making with host Sarah Fenske.

Uncovering The Meaning Of Indigenous Drawings In Missouri Rock Art

Carol Diaz-Granados and Jim Duncan have researched rock art — referred to as petroglyphs and pictographs — for more than 30 years in Missouri. They discuss how the petroglyphs and pictographs in Missouri came to be and what they tell us about the state's indigenous history.

Illinois Lawmakers Face House Speaker Debate And Out-Of-Balance Budget As Session Convenes

NPR Illinois statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel gives a preview of this year's Illinois legislative session, where lawmakers are expected to address the state budget (which is $4 billion out of balance) and several proposals designed to narrow racial economic inequities.

Illinois Lawmakers Face House Speaker Debate And Out-Of-Balance Budget As Session Convenes

For The Lincoln Project, Sen. Josh Hawley Is Now 'Front And Center'

Republicans (and former Republicans) formed the Lincoln Project to defeat Donald Trump. Now Sen. Josh Hawley is in their sights. Co-founder Reed Galen explains how they plan to get inside his head — and what it will take to end their campaign against him.

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