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St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis on the Air provides discussion about issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary Edwards and Libby Franklin and hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh.

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@STLonAir

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English

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


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Chatting with Fred Pestello, SLU’s president, as the school approaches its 200th birthday

9/18/2017
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In November 2018, Saint Louis University, the oldest university west of the Mississippi, will mark its 200 th year in higher education. It is the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. SLU is kicking off celebrations a little bit early, starting this Saturday . On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh was joined by Fred Pestello, the president of the university, to look back on the history of the institution and discuss plans for the future. Pestello has been...

Duration: 00:22:55


Update on protests around St. Louis; discussing Stockley verdict with the Ethical Society of Police

9/18/2017
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On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh checked in with St. Louis Public Radio Executive Editor Shula Neuman and Reporter Ryan Delaney on protests around St. Louis in response to Friday’s not guilty verdict of Jason Stockley in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Later in the hour, he spoke with two representatives of the Ethical Society of Police, which strongly opposed the verdict. Delaney, who reported at Webster Groves High School and Kirkwood High School this morning, said...

Duration: 00:25:22


You know Cherokee Street. Meet La Calle Cherokee, a newly-designated cultural district

9/15/2017
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This weekend, Cherokee Street between Gravois and Jefferson will be officially designated as a Hispanic/Latino cultural district known as “La Calle Cherokee.” The area, known for a proliferation of Latino-owned businesses and street festivals, will be unveiled as such during the annual Fiestas Patrias celebration observing Mexican independence. Joining St. Louis on the Air to discuss the importance of the designation and the celebration were: Anne McCullough, Director, Cherokee Street...

Duration: 00:15:31


Behind the Headlines: Discussing the Stockley verdict, protests in St. Louis

9/15/2017
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On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , contributing host Steve Potter discussed St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's Friday morning ruling that a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer is not guilty of first degree murder in the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. The verdict has set off long-promised protests in downtown St. Louis. Joining the program on Friday to discuss was St. Louis Public Radio's Executive Editor Shula Neuman, with reports from the field with St. Louis Public...

Duration: 00:34:30


Acclaimed artist, curator Glenn Ligon discusses ‘Blue Black’ and starting a dialogue in St. Louis

9/14/2017
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Fifty-four works. Forty-two artists. A meditation on the colors blue and black. The Pulitzer Arts Foundation ’s current leading exhibition “ Blue Black ,” curated by acclaimed Brooklyn-based artist Glenn Ligon, is on display until Oct. 7 and asks the viewer to contemplate identity, power and race. Ligon, who recently visited St. Louis again, sat down with St. Louis Public Radio’s Engagement Producer Kimberly Springer for St. Louis on the Air , and discussed the exhibition, how it came...

Duration: 00:16:45


Discussing a different approach to treating addiction using cognitive behavioral therapy

9/14/2017
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On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh was joined by Arthur Shenker, a facilitator with SMART Recovery, to discuss the program’s approach to treating addiction. Dr. Joseph Gerstein, M.D., the founder and president of SMART Recovery, also joined the program. SMART Recovery is a non-12 step cognitive behavioral therapy used to treat people with drug, substance, alcohol and myriad other types of addiction. The approach has been around since 1994. St. Louis on the Air brings you...

Duration: 00:22:50


Black Rep captures the painful, funny experience of African-American families battling Alzheimer’s

9/13/2017
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African-Americans over the age of 70 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as white people. While there are no answers, said Dr. John Morris, the Director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University, there are some factors that might be contributing to this gap. Lifestyle, culture and genetics play a role and Morris said that the stress of discrimination and poor education may also contribute to the difference. Morris said this disparity in Alzheimer’s...

Duration: 00:27:44


From cat pee to barking dogs, St. Louis veterinary behaviorist Debra Horwitz answers your questions

9/13/2017
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Dr. Debra Horwitz, DVM, a St. Louis-based veterinary behaviorist and veterinarian joined St. Louis on the Air again on Tuesday to share her pet wisdom and answer listeners’ questions about their dogs and cats. Here are some of the most pressing questions posed to Horwitz, of Veterinary Behavior Consultations, during the noon hour along with her answers. Does tone matter when it comes to addressing dogs and cats? “Tone of voice has a big impact when you’re trying to teach your dog a new cue...

Duration: 00:40:06


Sneak Peek: These musicians will open St. Louis Blues games with the national anthem this season

9/12/2017
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The St. Louis Blues have invited nine acts to perform the national anthem at a game this upcoming season. The invitations are the result of a partnership between the Blues and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, an audition process that took place on a recent Saturday at Powell Hall. The Blues and SLSO selected more than one winner after being impressed by the abundance of local talent. Open to solo singers, groups and instrumentalists, more than 650 contestants sent in video applications....

Duration: 00:11:34


St. Louis, southern film history explored in St. Louis native’s new book

9/12/2017
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Annie Malone, Josephine Baker, King Baggot, Ginger Rogers and Jane Darwell are just a few people with St. Louis and Missouri ties who have made significant contributions to film. St. Louis native Bob Jackson is the author of a new book that details some of the local connections, "Fade in, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema.” Also a professor of English at the University of Tulsa, Jackson was interested in exploring scholarly media representations of the South as well as issues of...

Duration: 00:25:34


Behind the Headlines – After controversial posts by two Missouri legislators, what will happen next?

9/9/2017
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On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh spoke with St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jason Rosenbaum about the ongoing fallout and what might happen after controversial comments made by a Democratic and Republican state legislator. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made a Facebook comment wishing for President Donald Trump’s assassination. State Rep. Warren Love commented that people who damage Confederate statues should be found and hanged from a tree. Much is unknown...

Duration: 00:13:36


Regional leaders discuss what it would take to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to St. Louis

9/9/2017
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Amazon’s announcement of plans to build a second headquarters in North America has city leaders throughout the continent expressing interest in putting together a competitive bid. The company’s new headquarters would amount to more than $5 billion in spending and house as many as 50,000 employees. Almost immediately after Amazon’s announcement, regional leaders including St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced they were interested in putting...

Duration: 00:24:12


St. Louis labor history production to be performed Sunday in memory of Agnes Wilcox

9/9/2017
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Updated on September 8, 2017: A re-mix of “Then, and Now Again, a Workers’ Opera" will be performed on Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum in memory of Agnes Wilcox who passed away on August 28. The production will be directed by Freeman Word and is free and open to the public. Related: Remembering Prison Performing Arts founder Agnes Wilcox, who died unexpectedly while vacationing Original story from September 21, 2016 Agnes Wilcox and Freeman Word are the...

Duration: 00:19:53


‘Get into a lot of different places:’ Author Salman Rushdie discusses latest novel, writing ethos

9/7/2017
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Famed author Salman Rushdie, visiting St. Louis this weekend to discuss his most recent novel, “The Golden House,” says that if you want to be a good writer, “you need to get into a lot of different kinds of rooms.” He was referencing his knowledge of and imagination with the setting of his latest novel: a secluded garden in New York only accessible by the people whose homes abut the property. Rushdie was inspired by Charles Dickens’ ability to write both aristocrats and thieves, something...

Duration: 00:24:55


From Hamlet to Jane Austen to ISIS, The Rep launches into its 51st season this week

9/7/2017
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This week, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis launches into the second half of its first century, embarking on its 51 st season. It features a robust, wide-ranging lineup of productions from musicals to classics to two Tony Award-winning productions. Steven Woolf, the theater company’s artistic director who recently announced he will retire from the company in two years, said the company is keeping up its momentum from its landmark 50 th anniversary year. “For an institution like ours to...

Duration: 00:16:03


Missouri’s former Republican U.S. Senator John Danforth discusses division in the country, GOP

9/7/2017
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Late last month former U.S. Senator from Missouri John Danforth published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he called President Donald Trump the “most divisive president in our history.” He called for fellow Republicans to disavow Trump’s divisive tactics and redefine the Republican party. On Wednesday, Danforth joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh to discuss the divisions in the U.S. and how he hopes to move the country forward despite rancor and differences. Danforth was...

Duration: 00:30:04


‘Classical music should reflect the society we live in:’ Chamber Project returns for 10th year

9/7/2017
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Can the story of the famed Dred Scott decision be effectively put to music? In this tenth year of the Chamber Project Saint Louis , composer Adam Manness is giving it a try. The first concert of the season, titled “Faith,” features the world premiere of Manness’ "The Devil and the Law," a work commissioned by Chamber Project based on the Dred Scott case. In it, Manness uses voice, string quartet and flute, transitioning in sound from the darkness of the decision itself to a powerful...

Duration: 00:19:23


Animal behavioral scientist Danielle Lee discusses increasing diversity in the sciences

9/5/2017
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On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with Danielle Lee, author of the “Urban Scientist” series for the Scientific American . The series is billed as one in which “a hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology and diversity in the sciences.” Among other topics, they talked about what it might take to increase diversity in the sciences. Lee is also a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University...

Duration: 00:25:53


Remembering Prison Performing Arts founder Agnes Wilcox, who died unexpectedly while vacationing

9/2/2017
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Updated September 1 with St. Louis on the Air remembrance – On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed the life and legacy of Agnes Wilcox, who died unexpectedly in Canada earlier this week. Among the many people who could talk about Wilcox, the founder of Prison Performing Arts, three joined us: Christopher Limber, Director of Adult Prison Programs, Prison Performing Arts Chris Harris, Board Member and Member of Second Acts Ensemble, Prison Performing Arts William Roth,...

Duration: 00:21:28


The best new St. Louis restaurants to try during the month of September

9/1/2017
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The Sound Bites team at Sauce Magazine was back and provided some tips to help you plan your nights out at St. Louis restaurants during the month of September. Catherine Klene and Matt Sorrell, the magazine’s managing editor and staff writer, respectively, joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh to discuss the openings and closings of restaurants you should know. Here's the full list with explanation from Sauce about why you should try the places they recommend. Nudo House , 11423 Olive...

Duration: 00:08:40

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