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St. Louis on the Air

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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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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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My favorite St. Louis public radio podcast!

By Robert "Bob" Loblaw - Jul 24 2011
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I always look forward to listening to this podcast because I love learning about what's going on in St. Louis. I never knew I was interested in half the topics featured on the show! Don Marsh is a great host and asks great and challenging questions. A real gem!

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
4
2
2
1

My favorite St. Louis public radio podcast!

By Robert "Bob" Loblaw - Jul 24 2011
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I always look forward to listening to this podcast because I love learning about what's going on in St. Louis. I never knew I was interested in half the topics featured on the show! Don Marsh is a great host and asks great and challenging questions. A real gem!
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St. Louis on the Air

Updated 9 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger Resigns After Being Indicted On Pay-To-Play Allegations

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Guest host Sharon Stevens talks about the breaking news with St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jason Rosenbaum, UMSL political scientist Dave Robertson and Washington University law professor Peter Joy.
Apr 29 2019
29 mins
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Rank #2: Not a ‘charter versus district’ issue: A discussion with several leaders of local charter schools

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Where some school districts lack, charter schools provide. Host Don Marsh talked with Engin Blackstone, Christie Huck and Stella Erondu about what charter schools have to offer local communities.

Sep 18 2018
31 mins
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Rank #3: ‘You Can’t Just Be Sad-Sad’: Local Hip-Hop Artists Share Inspirations Behind ‘Sad-Happy’ Tunes

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St. Louis-based rapper pinkcaravan! and her frequent collaborator Namesake, a Kansas City-based producer, share their inspiration behind their "sad-happy" tunes — what Namesake describes as "colorful … vibrant … upbeat, fun. A hard-bop life.” 

Feb 06 2019
16 mins
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Rank #4: Hit List: New St. Louis restaurants to try this February

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Host Don Marsh talks up some of the latest additions to the St. Louis region’s food-and-beverage community. Joining Marsh for the Hit List segment are Sauce Magazine managing editor Heather Hughes and staff writer Adam Rothbarth.

Feb 08 2019
12 mins
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Rank #5: Hit List: New St. Louis Restaurants To Try This May

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Sauce Magazine art director Meera Nagarajan and staff writer Matt Sorrell talk up some of the latest additions to the St. Louis region’s food-and-beverage community.
Jul 01 2019
11 mins
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Rank #6: UMSL’s Terry Jones Reviews History Of St. Louis’ ‘Great Divorce’ And Various Attempts To Reunite

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Terry Jones, who is a professor emeritus of political science at UMSL and the author of “Fragmented by Design: Why St. Louis Has So Many Governments," offers his take on the latest talk of a city-county merger.

Jan 11 2019
26 mins
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Rank #7: St. Louis Native Brittany Packnett Discusses Work Around Justice, Empowerment and Difference-Making

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Activist, educator and writer Brittany Packnett returns this week to her hometown of St. Louis – the place where she participated in protests after the police shooting of Michael Brown and was appointed to the Ferguson commission in 2014. Now based in Washington, where she is Teach for America’s vice president of National Community Alliances, Packnett has been described by former President Barack Obama as a leader whose voice “is going to be making a difference for years to come.”
Jun 13 2019
27 mins
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Rank #8: Why Are So Many St. Louisans Terrible Winter-Weather Drivers?

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Snow, ice, streets and St. Louis – it all tends to make for a tricky wintry mix, as was evident last weekend when a major snowstorm hit the region. With the potential for additional winter weather now imminent, this episode focuses on why some St. Louisans drive poorly in such conditions – and how residents can better prepare for and deal with future weather events. Joining the discussion are Kent Flake, commissioner of streets for the City of St. Louis, and Mike Right, vice president of public affairs for AAA of Missouri.

Jan 19 2019
27 mins
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Rank #9: Post-Dispatch's Stu Durando Focuses On Caregivers, Victims Of Violence In 'Under The Gun'

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The latest local reminder of an ongoing nationwide epidemic came over the weekend as at least 19 people were injured and two people killed in St. Louis during multiple incidents involving guns. Guest host Jim Kirchherr talks with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Stu Durando about his new book “Under the Gun: A children’s hospital on the front line of an American crisis.”
May 09 2019
28 mins
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Rank #10: Cori Bush, Amy Vilela And Fellow Progressives Look Beyond 2018 In 'Knock Down The House'

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It’s been about a year since New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive women around the country were busy taking on powerful Democratic incumbents during the 2018 midterms. St. Louisan Cori Bush was one of them, and her challenge of longtime Congressman Lacy Clay fell short in the primaries. But she and the three other candidates whose campaigns are featured in the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down The House” say 2018 was just the beginning. Bush and fellow progressive Amy Vilela, of Nevada, were both in St. Louis last week for the film’s premiere in select theaters including the Tivoli. In this episode of "St. Louis on the Air," they talk with producer Evie Hemphill.
May 08 2019
29 mins
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Rank #11: Local author expands, updates illustrated timeline of St. Louis' 250 years and counting

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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.

Nov 13 2018
26 mins
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Rank #12: The Past, Present And Future Of St. Louis' Major Fires, Historic Buildings

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The flames that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday have people around the world thinking about the importance of cultural preservation and fire safety as well as the fragility of cherished landmarks. St. Louis Public Radio's Jeremy D. Goodwin explores how those topics have informed local efforts associated with protecting historic buildings and St. Louis’ cultural heritage.
Apr 17 2019
25 mins
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Rank #13: NGA, SLU And The 21st-Century Geospatial Ecosystem

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David Berczek, chief of the NGA Office of Corporate Communications West, and Ken Olliff, vice president for research at Saint Louis University, joined Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air to discuss the future of the geospatial ecosystem in our region.
Apr 10 2019
22 mins
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Rank #14: Chavisa Woods’ Newly Released Memoir ‘100 Times’ Uncovers Cumulative Impact Of Sexism

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While many writers pen memoirs because of something particularly distinctive or unusual about their lives, the reason Chavisa Woods gives for writing hers is pretty much the opposite. “I felt that it was incumbent for me to put this on the page ... because my life is not exceptional,” Woods, the author of “100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism,” says. “And I think when people hear that you’ve experienced 100 formative incidents of sexism, maybe the first reaction is, ‘Oh, I can’t believe that it influences your life so much.’ But I think when most women stop and think about discrimination, harassment, groping, sexual violence and also microagressions, you’ll see that you could easily compile [such a list]. ”
Jul 17 2019
49 mins
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Rank #15: WashU linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination

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Cultural anthropologist, linguist and psychologist John Baugh discusses the variety in American dialects of English and how that plays into discrimination.

Sep 04 2018
34 mins
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Rank #16: Legal Roundtable Looks At Implications Of Abortion Ban And Other Local, National Developments

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St. Louis Public Radio executive editor Shula Neuman discusses current issues pertaining to the law with a panel of legal experts. Topics include the recent wave of anti-abortion bills passed in Missouri, Alabama and other states; last week's espionage indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; and the legal implications involving the indictment of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.
May 29 2019
49 mins
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Rank #17: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner answers questions from Don Marsh, listeners

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has been on the job for a little over a year and a half and her office has been the subject of some controversy and criticism, as highlighted in an in-depth piece in the Riverfront Times. Gardner agreed to join Don Marsh to respond to the recent attention.

Sep 14 2018
30 mins
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Rank #18: ‘Start business before you start business’: St. Louis organization aids micro-businesses, entrepreneurs

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Alyce Herndon and Reona Wise discuss resources provided by Grace Hill Women’s Business Center to aid entrepreneurs and micro-business owners.

Aug 28 2018
27 mins
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Rank #19: Behind the Headlines: More Questions – And Some More Answers – About Potential City-County Merger

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The St. Louis Public Radio newsroom has been fielding a wide range of questions from listeners the past few weeks concerning Better Together’s recently unveiled proposal for a reunification of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Host Don Marsh and several STLPR journalists aim to provide answers to a number of those Curious Louis queries that haven’t already been answered.

Feb 15 2019
29 mins
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Rank #20: Krewson, Who Will Seek Re-Election As St. Louis Mayor, Talks Merger, Equity, Priorities For 2019

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson gives an update on the state of the city and her priorities for 2019. The first-ever woman to hold the post, she confirms that she does have plans to seek a second term.

Jan 18 2019
39 mins
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