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This month's Legal Roundtable included (from left) Marcia McCormick, Mark Smith and Bill Freivogel.
Evie Hemphill

St. Louis on the Air’s monthly Legal Roundtable got underway Monday as host Don Marsh delved into a variety of recent local and national stories pertaining to the law.

The discussion touched on several regional matters as well as the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the dismissal of Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump.

Joining Marsh for in-depth analysis were Mark Smith, J.D., associate vice chancellor of students at Washington University; William Freivogel, J.D., journalism professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and Marcia McCormick, J.D., professor of law at Saint Louis University.

Wash U graduate student Nicole Howard works in a biosafety cabinet with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, while Shabaana Khader looks on.
Matt Miller | Washington University

Some tuberculosis bacteria are harder to kill than others.

Patients infected with certain drug-resistant tuberculosis strains have to take multiple antibiotics continuously for up to two years to treat the infection. Research from Washington University now shows these resistant strains share a single mutation that weakens the host immune response.

The entire school-based health center will take up 2,800 square feet at Riverview Gardens High School.
Riverview Gardens School District

Another area school district is about to open an on-campus health center. Riverview Gardens High School's clinic will be available to 1,200 students this month.

It’s part of a trend to bring health care access to students with the aim of improving academic performance.

The St. Charles Veterans Tribute Park will have a playground, trail system, fishing ponds, picnic spots and a dog park.
Mary Enger

St. Charles County is opening a new park Saturday. The Veterans Tribute Park will have a playground, trail system, fishing ponds, picnic spots and a dog park.

“Unlike a lot of other parks, this park is going to be very accessible,” St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said. “To go to one of our other parks, it’s something you have to plan. This is the kind of park that people in the area can walk to or get in your car and drive five or ten minutes to get there.”

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill compliments Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's family. Oct. 18, 2018.
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies examine Thursday night’s televised debate between U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley.

Provided | The St. Louis County Board of Elections

St. Louis County voters will soon be able to review election results to determine how different areas voted on select candidates and issues.

Starting with the Nov. 6 general election, voters will be able to use an election-results mapping tool to examine regional preferences. Those results likely will be available two weeks after the election. County officials aim to help people interested in regional politics.

A pilot of the interactive tool on the St. Louis County Board of Elections website uses results from the August 2018 primary election to show voter preferences in select races — including county executive and prosecutor, and on ballot issues.

Chemist Chanté Summers shares a story at The Story Collider show in St. Louis on Oct. 4, 2018.
Carolina Hidalgo

Chanté Summers was expecting an uneventful day when she walked into her chemistry laboratory three years ago at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Instead, she found herself putting bandages on a bleeding labmate who caused an explosion after mishandling chemicals.

At the Story Collider’s “Uncharted Territory” show at the Ready Room this month, Summers and others shared stories about how they navigated challenges in their lives. Whether it was trying to protect a package of fruit flies on a flight to Hawaii or dealing with depression after surviving cancer, every storyteller talked about how they found empowerment through their experiences.

Attorney Al Watkins, pictured here walking out of court on May 1, 2018 with his then-attorney Chuck Hatfield, has admitted he violated a gag order in the Eric Greitens case.
File photo | Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

An attorney who represented the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the Eric Greitens trial has admitted that he violated a court order that forbid attorneys in the case from talking about it to reporters.

Al Watkins on Friday apologized to Judge Rex Burlison. He will have to make 100 hours of presentations to outside groups on the importance of complying with court orders and how not doing so can harm the justice system.

With less than three weeks to go before the midterms, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and GOP Attorney General Josh Hawley debated each other about key topics in their race — with varying degrees of veracity. Here’s a few of their statements, fact-checked.

Pattonville School District implemented peer mediation at two elementary schools this year, where students work out conflicts with fellow classmates, rather than adults.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

That fear of waiting outside the principal’s office to be punished after a disagreement between students is being replaced, in part, by a less intimidating environment at two Pattonville elementary schools.

Now, when students are having trouble getting along, they can gather around a table in the guidance counselor’s office with fellow students who have been trained as peer mediators.


St. Louis on the Air

Monday: Legal Roundtable to address latest local, national developments

Host Don Marsh delves into a variety of recent local and national stories pertaining to the law with our panel of legal experts.