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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.

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.
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St. Louis, MO

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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.

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@STLonAir

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English

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3651 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63108 (314) 382-8255


Episodes

Local teen shares his discoveries about ‘a girl named Geneva Abbott’ and the 1st St. Louis arch

11/20/2018
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Abdullah Brown-El discusses what he learned about Abbott, her 1930s peers and their early visions for the future of St. Louis while doing research in the Missouri Historical Society’s Library and Research Center. Elizabeth Pickard, director of education and interpretation, also contributes to the conversation.

Duration:00:17:00

Veterinary behaviorist: Consider pets' shifting needs this coming winter

11/20/2018
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Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz discusses your pets' needs in the colder months and what behavior changes they might experience as the snow falls and temperature drops.

Duration:00:32:24

‘We’ve got a double whammy’: Missouri farmers feeling negative impacts of trade war, bumper crop

11/19/2018
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Recent trade disputes between the Trump administration and China have had a heavy impact on farmers in Missouri. Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, and Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, discuss the situation.

Duration:00:24:44

Navigating divisive issues at the holiday dinner table with Dr. Marva Robinson

11/19/2018
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The holidays are here, and so are those sometimes awkward holiday dinners that can often turn bitter if divisive issues come up. Host Don Marsh discusses the best ways to approach these holiday-time conversations with Dr. Marva Robinson, a licensed clinical psychologist in St. Louis.

Duration:00:24:02

Local recycling experts: To be part of solution, ‘don’t be a wishful recycler’ and no plastic bags

11/16/2018
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The world of recycling is a global one, with lots of moving parts. But in places like St. Louis, it all still starts with local residents and what they put in their neighborhood recycling bins. At least that's where one regional organization is putting renewed focus as they try to spread a consistent message.

Duration:00:20:23

Big Muddy Dance Company explores haunted tale of Lemp mansion in new production

11/16/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks about the Lemp family’s legacy and their mansion as portrayed in the Big Muddy Dance Company’s new production, "Lemp Legends: A Ghost Story," with the organization's executive director Erin Warner Prange.

Duration:00:17:56

STLPR reporter Melody Walker updates 'St. Louis on the Air' listeners on the status of the Loop Trolley

11/16/2018
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St. Louis Public Radio economic development reporter Melody Walker goes behind the headlines with host Don Marsh to discuss the official dedication of the long-awaited trolley.

Duration:00:11:55

‘This is very much our lane’: St. Louis doctor talks politics, gun violence and prevention

11/15/2018
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Dr. Sonny Saggar, owner of Downtown Urgent Care, has practiced medicine in the St. Louis region for many years but grew up in England. He’s worked in hospital emergency rooms in both countries.

Duration:00:28:05

Farrah Fazal’s 'North Star': Former St. Louis journalist details reporting on conflict zones abroad

11/15/2018
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Witnessing famines, children starving to death, makeshift doctor’s offices and refugee camps, former St. Louis reporter Farrah Fazal details harrowing stories of people stuck in conflict zones and those trying to make it to host Don Marsh.

Duration:00:20:46

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin shares insight on presidential administrations, future of politics

11/14/2018
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Doris Kearns Goodwin is an award-winning American biographer, historian, and political commentator that specializes in analyzing the administrations of United States presidents, which she refers to as "her guys." Host Don Marsh talks to Goodwin about her perspective on the current state of political affairs.

Duration:00:49:24

Local author expands, updates illustrated timeline of St. Louis' 250 years and counting

11/13/2018
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About four years ago, Carol Shepley was busy putting the final touches on her visually oriented history of St. Louis as the city celebrated 250 years. But there was still much more St. Louis history yet to be told, including about the tragedy and unrest that rocked the region that same month that she finished her book.

Duration:00:26:07

Jazz critic discusses genre’s roots, reinventions, representations ahead of St. Louis event

11/13/2018
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On Tuesday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh spoke with jazz critic for NPR's Fresh Air Kevin Whitehead. Whitehead is the author of "Why Jazz: A Concise Guide," and his upcoming book, "Play the Way You Feel," will be released in 2019.

Duration:00:23:27

Former Dartmouth president details U.S. detachment from military service, Vietnam vets’ experiences

11/12/2018
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Much has changed about the nature of warfare in the 100 years since the end of World War I, including the percentage of American adults who have served in the U.S. military. "I'm of the over-75 generation, [and] 52 percent of us are veterans," historian James Wright said on St. Louis on the Air. "The Vietnam generation, about 37 percent are veterans. And of course the current generation, in their 20s and early 30s, it's about 2 percent … it's clear which way this demographic is moving."

Duration:00:29:20

Delving into the history of the Jefferson Barracks Military Post

11/12/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks to Mark Trout, president and CEO of the Missouri Civil War Museum, about the history and influence of the Jefferson Barracks Military Post, the oldest operational military installation in the region.

Duration:00:20:15

‘He was always a step ahead’: Buckminster Fuller’s lingering influence on St. Louis, the world

11/9/2018
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For decades, R. Buckminster Fuller was known around the globe for his scholarship and his vision of a future that could work for everyone aboard what he described as “spaceship earth.” By the middle of the 20th century, he saw two possible destinations on humanity’s horizon – utopia or oblivion – and his lectures and writings still resonate today.

Duration:00:16:33

A tale of hijackings, rescues and a legendary St. Louis helicopter pilot

11/9/2018
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Host Don Marsh goes behind the headlines with the Riverfront Times’ Danny Wicentowski about his newly published deep dive into the memorable life of Allen Barklage, a legendary St. Louis helicopter pilot.

Duration:00:22:32

STLPR's Abigail Censky on how women candidates fared nationally, locally in the midterms

11/9/2018
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St. Louis Public Radio's Abigail Censky takes a close look at how things turned out this week for the record number of women candidates running for office in Missouri.

Duration:00:09:31

Conductor Stéphane Denève set to ‘build the romance’ with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

11/8/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks to St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's new music director Stéphane Denève about his "musical marriage" with the organization.

Duration:00:19:32

Medicare card changes, open enrollment ends Dec. 7

11/8/2018
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Host Don Marsh discusses a new law that entails new Medicare cards to prevent the risk of medical identity theft.

Duration:00:18:21

Hit List: New St. Louis restaurants to try this November

11/8/2018
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Five new places in the spotlight this month include 58hundred, Poke Munch, The Baked Bear, Thai Table and Sze Chuan.

Duration:00:11:30