Rank #1: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger Resigns After Being Indicted On Pay-To-Play Allegations
Rank #2: Not a ‘charter versus district’ issue: A discussion with several leaders of local charter schools
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.
Rank #3: ‘You Can’t Just Be Sad-Sad’: Local Hip-Hop Artists Share Inspirations Behind ‘Sad-Happy’ Tunes
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.”
Rank #4: Hit List: New St. Louis restaurants to try this February
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.
Rank #5: Hit List: New St. Louis Restaurants To Try This May
Rank #6: UMSL’s Terry Jones Reviews History Of St. Louis’ ‘Great Divorce’ And Various Attempts To Reunite
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.
Rank #7: St. Louis Native Brittany Packnett Discusses Work Around Justice, Empowerment and Difference-Making
Rank #8: Why Are So Many St. Louisans Terrible Winter-Weather Drivers?
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.
Rank #9: Post-Dispatch's Stu Durando Focuses On Caregivers, Victims Of Violence In 'Under The Gun'
Rank #10: Cori Bush, Amy Vilela And Fellow Progressives Look Beyond 2018 In 'Knock Down The House'
Rank #11: Local author expands, updates illustrated timeline of St. Louis' 250 years and counting
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.
Rank #12: The Past, Present And Future Of St. Louis' Major Fires, Historic Buildings
Rank #13: NGA, SLU And The 21st-Century Geospatial Ecosystem
Rank #14: Chavisa Woods’ Newly Released Memoir ‘100 Times’ Uncovers Cumulative Impact Of Sexism
Rank #15: WashU linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination
Cultural anthropologist, linguist and psychologist John Baugh discusses the variety in American dialects of English and how that plays into discrimination.
Rank #16: Legal Roundtable Looks At Implications Of Abortion Ban And Other Local, National Developments
Rank #17: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner answers questions from Don Marsh, listeners
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.
Rank #18: ‘Start business before you start business’: St. Louis organization aids micro-businesses, entrepreneurs
Alyce Herndon and Reona Wise discuss resources provided by Grace Hill Women’s Business Center to aid entrepreneurs and micro-business owners.
Rank #19: Behind the Headlines: More Questions – And Some More Answers – About Potential City-County Merger
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.
Rank #20: Krewson, Who Will Seek Re-Election As St. Louis Mayor, Talks Merger, Equity, Priorities For 2019
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.