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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.

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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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.

Twitter:

@STLonAir

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Bach Society of St. Louis’ Christmas concert highlights Handel’s ‘Messiah’

12/14/2017
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On Dec. 19, the Bach Society of St. Louis will perform their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert . The BBC Magazine considers the colorful concert one of the top holiday events in North America. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about the concert and the Bach Society of St. Louis’ new Christmas CD . Joining the discussion were A. Dennis Sparger, music director and conductor of the Bach Society of St. Louis and Melissa Payton, the organization’s executive director...

Duration: 00:21:59


Recapping the 2017 St. Louis ‘arts-world’: Stories of arts education, politics and St. Louis icons

12/14/2017
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On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , we did a year-in-review of the top arts and culture stories of 2017. Joining host Don Marsh for the discussion were St. Louis Public Radio reporters Nancy Fowler and Willis Ryder Arnold . “It’s been a really exciting time to be covering St. Louis arts in the last couple of years,” Arnold said. Fowler said the stories she found meaningful were in the realm of arts and education, especially at a time when arts-education funding is in jeopardy. She mentioned...

Duration: 00:27:44


Sound Bites: From food trucks to fine dining – the best of St. Louis’ new restaurants in 2017

12/13/2017
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With the year coming to an end, Sauce Magazine has selected the best 12 new local restaurants of 2017. Joining host Don Marsh on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air for our monthly Sound Bites segment were Sauce Magazine’s managing editors Heather Hughes and Catherine Klene and art director Meera Nagarajan. They discussed how they chose their top picks, which include everything from fine dining and food trucks to pizza joints and noodle shops. During our Winter Member Campaign please support...

Duration: 00:17:59


Catholic speaker, former model Leah Darrow defines beauty as ‘holiness and wholeness’

12/13/2017
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St. Louis area resident and former model Leah Darrow has changed her definition of “beauty” over the years. Now, she defines beauty in two basic words – holiness and wholeness. “It’s looking at ourselves for who we are and being happy and accepting that,” Darrow said. “True beauty is nothing that we can put on ourselves … it’s the beauty of the soul. That’s the beauty that actually changes hearts and transforms the world.” On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with...

Duration: 00:21:41


Museum, church highlight Churchill's connection with Fulton, Missouri

12/12/2017
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Following World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in 1946, delivered one of the most famous speeches of the 20th century. Known officially as the “Sinews of Peace,” Churchill’s speech came to be known as the “Iron Curtain” speech, and it foreshadowed the Cold War.

Duration: 00:16:19


Obituary: Author William Gass came to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as an experimental writer

12/12/2017
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Updated Dec.12 — On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed the life and legacy of noted author and Washington University professor William Gass. Joining him for the discussion were William Danforth, Chancellor Emeritus and member of the Board of Trustees at Washington University, Lorin Cuoco, co-founder and former associate director of International Writers Center at Washington University, and Stephen Schenkenberg, author and publisher of "The Ears Mouth Must Move:...

Duration: 00:22:17


Filmmaker and artist Jill Evans Petzall’s exhibit explores Western biases in travel photography

12/11/2017
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Two people can look at the same photo and interpret it completely different. Filmmaker and media-artist Jill Evans Petzall recognizes that and incorporates it in her artwork. On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Petzall about her interactive exhibit, “ Still Lives with Stories ,” at the Sheldon Art Galleries . The audio-visual exhibit incorporates her curated audio stories of various interpretations of her photography. Petzall said she wants the audience to become part...

Duration: 00:15:57


Podcast collaboration features episode on historic St. Louis neighborhood – The Ville

12/11/2017
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On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, we profiled The Ville, a historic black neighborhood in St. Louis. The stories of the people who live there are shared in a new podcast episode that’s part of a collaboration between St. Louis Public Radio’s “We Live Here” and the podcast “Out of the Blocks,” from Baltimore’s public radio station, WYPR . Joining host Don Marsh for the discussion was Kameel Stanley, co-producer of “We Live Here,” Aaron Henkin, co-producer of “Out of the Blocks,” and Aaron...

Duration: 00:32:08


Washington University neurosurgeons host Brain Coffee podcast to start conversations about the brain

12/8/2017
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The brain is crucial to everything we do – yet so little is known about it. The complexity of the human brain is of constant interest to Albert Kim and Eric Leuthardt, Washington University neurosurgeons at Barnes Jewish Hospital. On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Kim and Leuthardt about how the brain influences emotions, behaviors and more. They address how those topics are explored in their new podcast, Brain Coffee . Leuthardt said so little is known about the...

Duration: 00:24:30


St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green shares personal experience, efforts of preventing sexual assault

12/8/2017
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With the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping the nation, we went Behind the Headlines to discuss the sexual harassment and assault on Friday’s St. Louis on the Air. Host Don Marsh led a discussion about local efforts to change the culture surrounding sexual harassment and document cases of sexual misconduct in St. Louis. Joining him for the discussion were St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green and Sarah Durrett, founder of Combat Sexual Harassment . Green gained attention...

Duration: 00:24:12


‘Where is this going to go?’ Local Muslim community concerned over latest version of Trump’s travel

12/7/2017
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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed enforcement of the latest version of President Trump's restriction on travel to the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, with fewer restrictions on visitors from Sudan. New limits and restrictions were added on visitors and immigrants from Chad, North Korea and Venezuela. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed the situation and the potential effect of the travel ban in St. Louis. Joining him for the discussion...

Duration: 00:25:19


St. Louis band Rough Shop hosts annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ concerts

12/7/2017
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The holidays are often a time of many mixed emotions – from happiness and excitement to grief from missing a loved one. Local band Rough Shop captures all of those emotions in their Christmas albums. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , producer Alex Heuer talked about the local band’s unique take on Christmas music. He was joined by two members of Rough Shop, guitarists and vocalists Andy Ploof and John Wendland. Inspired by the music they listened to growing up, the band started...

Duration: 00:23:19


Urban policy expert David Rusk talks about collaboration between city and county in St. Louis

12/6/2017
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For the next year, a series of forums will examine the issue of regional collaboration. The Construction Forum St. Louis ’ directors aim to discuss what has and hasn’t worked to revitalize a City of St. Louis and St. Louis County merger. The first of the forums featured urban policy expert David Rusk, former Wilson and Brookings Scholar and the previous mayor of Albuquerque. On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with Rusk about opportunities for regional cooperation...

Duration: 00:22:05


NCADA executive director Howard Weissman criticizes Big Pharma’s role in opioid epidemic

12/6/2017
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On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh continued the discussion about the opioid epidemic in St. Louis. Joining him for the discussion was Howard Weissman, executive director of St. Louis’ National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Weissman said the main people affected by opioid addiction are young adults ages 25-45, who often have the least resources to combat the addiction. “Unfortunately, even though there’s a lot of talk about [opioid addiction], there still isn’t a...

Duration: 00:26:03


‘House of Cards’ screenwriter Laura Eason brings to life a classic tale to Metro Theater Company

12/5/2017
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This month, Metro Theater Company will turn the Grandel Theatre into an ice rink set in Amsterdam. Their production will bring to life the classic tale of “Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates” starting Dec. 6. On Tuesday‘s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to the production’s playwright Laura Eason and Metro Theater Company’s artistic director Julia Flood. St. Louis will be the second city to see this play. The story is about Hans and Gretel Brinker striving to provide for their...

Duration: 00:22:18


From Budweiser to Old Judge Coffee: Missouri History Museum preserves television ads from 1950s

12/5/2017
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In the middle of the 20th century, St. Louis was a hub during the so-called “golden age of television and advertising.” On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about an effort underway at the Missouri History Museum to preserve a massive film collection that includes television advertisements from the 1950s through the late 1970s. Joining him to detail the project was Chris Martinez, the manager of media archives and digital assets at the Missouri History Museum. He said...

Duration: 00:26:29


St. Louis native Danny Meyer to ‘pay homage’ with the opening of area’s first Shake Shack restaurant

12/4/2017
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Danny Meyer remembers getting his driver’s license at 16 and going to his favorite places to eat in St. Louis, including Fitz’s Root Beer, Steak and Shake and Ted Drewes as a way of expressing his independence. Meyer said his experiences growing up in St. Louis “120 percent” influenced his businesses later on in life. On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to St. Louis native Danny Meyer, founder of the Shake Shack chain and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. The...

Duration: 00:29:45


Hold the alcohol: New local craft brewery specializes in non-alcoholic beer

12/4/2017
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A new craft beer is joining the local market to cater to those who enjoy beer but want to train for a triathlon, attend their job’s Taco Tuesday or party Friday night and wake up without a hangover. On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about Wellbeing Brewing Company , a local craft beer company that brews non-alcoholic beer. Joining the discussion were co-founders and owners of Wellbeing, Jeff Stevens and Genevieve Barlow. Our partners at Sauce Magazine say Wellbeing...

Duration: 00:18:47


Psychoanalysis is helping people understand race, class and culture

12/1/2017
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On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with Neil Altman about understanding race, social class and culture through a psychoanalytic lens. Also joining the discussion was Lenita Newberg, director of the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute . Altman is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and faculty member at William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry . His practice aims to help people with serious psychological disorders...

Duration: 00:24:36


Behind the Headlines: How did the St. Charles City Police Department prepare for Trump’s visit?

12/1/2017
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On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , we went Behind the Headlines on the presidential visit of Donald Trump to St. Charles this week. While presidential visits are a source of pride for a community, they can also be disruptive. Lt. Chad Fisk with the St. Charles City Police Department joined host Don Marsh to give insight on how the department prepared for the visit. Fisk said the department worked with other local and state law enforcement agencies to develop strategies to deal with...

Duration: 00:08:41

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