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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.

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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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Medal of Honor recipient, retired U.S. Army Capt. Flo Groberg discusses ‘8 Seconds of Courage’

11/22/2017
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Host Don Marsh talked with retired U.S. Army Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg, a recipient of the Medal of Honor and author of the new book, “8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor.” The discussion was recorded on Tuesday, November 21 in the Community Room at UMSL at Grand Center, the home of St. Louis Public Radio and will air on Friday, November 24 at noon and 10 p.m. Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor in November 2015 and became the first immigrant...

Duration: 00:52:14


Award-winning St. Louis poet Mary Jo Bang latest poetry collection draws influence from the Bauhaus

11/22/2017
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On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with author and Washington University professor Mary Jo Bang about her work and new poetry collection, “A Doll for Throwing.” Bang said the unusual title comes from several sources of inspiration. She liked the concept of German designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher’s “throw dolls” – dolls that no matter how they are thrown, always land with grace. “I was rather charmed by that idea because in fact, we’re all human dolls and we’re often...

Duration: 00:14:24


The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration helps children preserve their heritage

11/22/2017
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Often times, when a person passes away, their story dies with them. But a local non-profit organization hopes to keep those memories alive. On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration and the role it plays in encouraging young people to preserve their families' stories. The organization helps children discover, write and share stories from their family's history, and then publishes illustrated collections of their work....

Duration: 00:19:06


Former military commander Mladic's genocide verdict hits home in St. Louis’ Bosnian community

11/22/2017
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The guilty verdict on Wednesday of genocide and other war crimes against Ratko Mladic is reverberating throughout the world and particularly, within the Bosnian community in St. Louis. About 70,000 Bosnians live in the St. Louis area. That’s the largest concentration of Bosnians anywhere in the world outside of Bosnia. Mladic, 74, was a Bosnian Serb military commander who is blamed for orchestrating the murder of thousands of ethnic Muslims. Specifically, Mladic, known as the “Butcher of...

Duration: 00:16:10


New book on civil rights in St. Louis aims to educate upper elementary students

11/21/2017
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A new book designed for upper elementary students shares the stories of ordinary men and women in St. Louis who fought for equal rights. Amanda Doyle and Melanie Adams are the authors of “Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis,” a publication of the Missouri History Museum Press. “I really look at this book as our opportunity to educate the next generation on civil rights history,” Adams said. Adams previously worked at the Missouri History Museum though now works for the Minnesota...

Duration: 00:30:51


Tips for cooking, hosting and attending the big Thanksgiving meal from Sauce Magazine

11/21/2017
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Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest days of the year for cooking and entertaining. Our friends at Sauce Magazine are back for our monthly edition of Sound Bites and have tips for cooking, hosting and attending events this Thursday. Joining St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh were: Heather Hughes, managing editor of Sauce Magazine Meera Nagarajan, art director of Sauce Magazine Marianne Moore, creative director at the Dierbergs School of Cooking Start with a plan. “First things first, you...

Duration: 00:19:20


Legal Roundtable: St. Louis police actions, sexual harassment allegations, taking on Google, more

11/20/2017
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On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked with three legal experts about some of the latest issues of local interest pertaining to the law. Joining him for the discussion were: William Freivogel, J.D., Professor, School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Mark Smith, J.D., Associate Vice Chancellor of Students, Washington University Michael-John Voss, J.D., Co-Founder, Director of Operations, ArchCity Defenders, Inc. Topics addressed by the panel include:...

Duration: 00:49:35


Local production will feature music, comedy, stories from the Harlem Renaissance

11/17/2017
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Anyone who’s spent time in New York City knows that if you want to get to Harlem, you take the A train. That is the title of a special program paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance – when black entertainment culture exploded in Harlem in the form of poetry, music and comedy. On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about a local production celebrating the artistic achievements of African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. It will feature jazz, blues, poetry and...

Duration: 00:22:38


‘One of the scariest moments of my career’: Capt. Garon Mosby recounts experience at warehouse fire

11/17/2017
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Earlier this week during an intense fire at a warehouse in south St. Louis, St. Louis Fire Deputy Chief Brian Walsh called for a fire engine to sound its horn – an audible signal telling firefighters to get out of the building and away from the fire. “That evacuation call saved lives,” said Capt. Garon Mosby of the St. Louis Fire Department. “That evacuation was probably one of the best things happening because we had members on the roof and quite a few members in the basement.” Mosby...

Duration: 00:16:24


Behind the Headlines: Owner of Reedy Press discusses impact of warehouse fire on his business

11/17/2017
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This week, a warehouse five-alarm fire near 39th Street and Park Avenue caused substantial damage and losses. Among the warehouse’s tenants is Reedy Press , a local book publishing company. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Reedy Press owner Josh Stevens about the damages done to his business from the fire. He said the experience has been traumatic. “Many authors over a period of years have written books for us on very niche topics, and the idea that those might...

Duration: 00:09:37


Dances of India will celebrate 40th anniversary with traditional and modern performances

11/16/2017
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Classical Indian dance is a traditional art form with roots in India that date back over 2,000 years. The rhythmic dance often tells stories with body movements, facial expressions and symbolic clothing. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Dances of India members about the history and tradition of their dance. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1976 and was the first of its kind established in Missouri. “What really distinguishes it from other art forms...

Duration: 00:16:45


ArchCity Defenders executive director Thomas Harvey to leave St. Louis, start national project

11/16/2017
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After spending eight years as executive director of ArchCity Defenders in St. Louis, Thomas Harvey will move to California to take on a much bigger role. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Harvey about his career and what work he hopes to continue. Harvey will move to Los Angeles at the end of the year to establish a national organization that will bail out people held in jail who cannot afford their temporary release. He will help launch the Bail Project , which...

Duration: 00:31:26


Photo journalist Harry Benson reflects on iconic career before receiving award in St. Louis

11/15/2017
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Some of the most famous photographs of past celebrities were taken by one man – photo journalist Harry Benson. He’s photographed all the presidents since Eisenhower, Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and Richard Nixon’s resignation. On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to 87-year-old Scottish-born Benson about his iconic career. The multi-award winning photo journalist will be awarded in St. Louis and inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum ....

Duration: 00:18:38


Washington University professor Leila Sadat’s documentary focuses on crimes against humanity

11/15/2017
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On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to local professor, Leila Sadat, about her work on finding a global solution to prevent and punish crimes against humanity. Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law. Among her effort to prevent and punish crimes against humanity is her work on the film "Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against...

Duration: 00:30:11


A full story of what ifs and comedies': A history of the St. Louis Browns

11/14/2017
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On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed the history of the St. Louis Browns baseball team. Joining him for discussion was one of the authors of “St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team,” Ed Wheatley. The book illustrates the Browns’ history with stories and photographs of the team’s success – and lack of it. The St. Louis Browns moved to St. Louis from Milwaukee in 1902 and continued their season until 1953, when they relocated to Baltimore and became known as...

Duration: 00:19:48


VA St. Louis Health Care System leaders respond to local veterans’ concerns

11/14/2017
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On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed concerns raised by local veterans and how the VA St. Louis Health Care System is charting a path forward now that permanent leadership is in place. Joining him for discussion was: Keith Repko, medical center director at VA St. Louis Health Care System Michael Crittenden, M.D., chief of staff at VA St. Louis Health Care System St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our...

Duration: 00:28:29


Universal design improves quality of life for people with disabilities

11/13/2017
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Universal design involves designing buildings, products and services that meet the accessibility needs of everyone. It can help people with disabilities, but it’s intended for everyone. On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about how the use of universal design can help people with disabilities and can improve the overall safety and quality of life of all people when used during disasters. “It’s a great design opportunity to create a more inclusive community for...

Duration: 00:26:07


St. Louis native Damon Rich receives $625,000 ‘genius’ grant

11/13/2017
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On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Damon Rich, a designer and urban planner in Newark, New Jersey. He received a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship , which includes a $625,000 stipend – commonly known as a “genius” grant. He was cited for originality and creativity in the field of urban design. In 2015, he co-founded an urban design planning and civic arts studio called Hector. Rich grew up in Creve Coeur. Q: How do you intend to use the $625,000 stipend? Rich: They...

Duration: 00:22:19


St. Louis Symphony trumpeter, former Staff Sgt. Jeff Strong reflects on serving in U.S. Marine Band

11/10/2017
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Former Staff Sgt. Jeff Strong enlisted in the Marines specifically to join the “President's Own” United States Marine Band. After completing his service, he now plays in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked to Strong about his time in the Marine Band. The Marine Band, founded in 1798 by an act of Congress, is the oldest continually-active professional music organization in the country. Its primary purpose is to provide music for the...

Duration: 00:19:15


Behind the Headlines — Prop P result came down to turnout and money

11/10/2017
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The outcome of Tuesday’s election to raise the city’s sales tax by a half-cent came down to turnout and money. “You have to look at the money what was spent if you want to say okay, well, how could we have gotten our message out further, how could we have let people know that this isn’t the only mechanism.” said Alderman Dan Guenther, D-9th Ward. Guenther’s ward was one of only four that voted against Proposition P. It passed in parts of the city with majority white and majority black...

Duration: 00:11:16

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