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


Episodes

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

STLPR reporters, UMSL political scientist field listener questions about midterm election results

11/7/2018
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Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies as well as University of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist Anita Manion offered their perspectives on this week’s midterm election results.

Duration:00:49:36

From Missouri to California: A history of the Pony Express

11/6/2018
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On Tuesday's St. Louis on the Air, Jim DeFelice discussed The Pony Express, an enduring icon of the American West. DeFelice's book, “West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express" takes a detailed approach to the history and legacy of the classic symbol.

Duration:00:26:03

St. Louis poised to become ‘major player’ in emergence of gene-editing technology

11/6/2018
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On Tuesday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh explored the advent of gene-editing technology with three guest, each of whom have a different perspective on the burgeoning technology.

Duration:00:24:20

‘Trauma can be far-reaching and contagious’: How hate crimes can trigger post-traumatic stress

11/5/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks to Dr. Anton Hart, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, who explains how the nuances of post-traumatic stress disorder are visible with exposure to everyday microaggressions, discrimination and racism.

Duration:00:24:46

Soldiers Memorial reopens in downtown St. Louis after major renovation, inside and out

11/5/2018
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On Monday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed the reopening of the downtown Soldiers Memorial Military Museum following renovations with Mark Sundlov, director of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and Karen Goering, managing director of administration and operations at the Missouri Historical Society.

Duration:00:24:28

Behind the Headlines: St. Louis Jewish leaders react to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

11/2/2018
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Host Don Marsh goes behind the headlines to discuss the local Jewish community’s reaction to last weekend’s tragic event in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life synagogue, where 11 people were killed.

Duration:00:17:29

Annual film festival boasts flicks from near and far, ‘something for everyone’

11/2/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks to Cinema St. Louis' artistic director Chris Clark and a panel of documentarians about this year's 27th season of the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Duration:00:26:42

NPR’s Peter Sagal: On the obligation to be funny, Jewish identity, new book ahead of St. Louis visit

11/1/2018
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Host Don Marsh talks with Peter Sagal, comedian, author and host of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” about his latest book, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” which explores why running is good, and why it helps with “the practice of perseverance” through life’s toughest moments.

Duration:00:25:12

Webster scholars push for move from 'media nihilism' to media literacy amid digital pitfalls, silos

11/1/2018
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On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed the importance of media literacy with Webster University scholars Jessica Bellomo, Deja Lawson, and Art Silverblatt.

Duration:00:25:14

St. Louis’ connection to 1924's deadly plague outbreak in Los Angeles

10/31/2018
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Author and St. Louis native Jeff Copeland talks to host Don Marsh about the 1924 Los Angeles deadly plague outbreak and its St. Louis connections, detailed in his book, "Plague in Paradise: The Black Death in Los Angeles, 1924."

Duration:00:26:36

Making sense of the ‘uncanny’: Wash U neuroscientist explains science behind Halloween horror flicks

10/31/2018
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On Wednesday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh spoke with Washington University neuroscientist Jeff Zacks about the brain's responses to watching horror movies.

Duration:00:22:57

Pro & Con: Will Missourians pass an initiative to legalize medical marijuana?

10/30/2018
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As part of St. Louis Public Radio's "Inform Your Vote" ballot issues forum, Jack Cardetti, Brad Bradshaw, Mike Colona, and Brandon Costerison, debated the pros and cons of Amendment 2, Amendment 3 and Proposition C, the three competing ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana.

Duration:00:35:02