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Bevo fox on one of the old Anheuser-Busch buildings
Tom Nagel | St. Louis Beacon file photo

Beer giants A-B InBev and SABMiller agree on key terms for $100 billion merger

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have announced an agreement in principle on plans to become one company. The deal is valued at more than $100 billion. At least one longtime beer industry observer says the potential combination of the beer giants will not have much of an immediate impact on St. Louis operations.
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Detail of 'If a World is a Fair Place Then...' artwork Raqs Media Collective
Willis Ryder Arnold | St. Louis Public Radio

Laumeier Sculpture Park opens new center and asks what a fair world would look like

As Laumeier Sculpture Park opens its Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center to the public, exhibited works will be designed to bridge international and local communities. Among those whose work is featured in the first show, which opens Friday, is Raqs Media Collective.
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Wednesday: Harvest season is upon us. What’s new in St. Louis' local food scene?

Three local food enthusiasts will join host "St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh to discuss current trends in St. Louis.

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What’s the big deal with the organ these days? It’s big, bulky and often associated with boring church music or, worse, funeral homes. That’s not the full story, according to organist Paul Jacobs, the first and only person to win a Grammy for his organ-playing. He’s trying to change the organ’s perception by teaming up with local favorite, famed soprano Christine Brewer for a new CD and tour.

A crowd of teachers and supporters picket outside East St. Louis School District 189's administrative offices Thurs. Oct. 1, 2015.
Camille Phillips | St. Louis Public Radio

Updated Oct. 13, 4 p.m.

Striking teachers and the East St. Louis school district say they will resume negotiations on Wednesday. Teachers walked off the job on October 1 after rejecting a salary schedule proposed by the district. The union says teachers would have to wait too long to reach the top of the salary scale under the proposed schedule. But the district says it can't afford to make the schedule any shorter. Earlier sessions with a federal mediator failed to result in an agreement. The last strike by East St. Louis teachers, in 1997, lasted 24 days. Though students remain out of class, the district's school board Tuesday held an emergency session and approved a resolution that would allow sports teams to practice during the walkout.

Damon Tweedy

In 2014, the Association of American Medical Colleges found that only four percent of the nation’s physicians are African American. That’s compared with 13 percent of the total U.S. population. White physicians, on the other hand, make up 48.9 percent of the profession.

District Three nominee DeBorah Ahmed talks with District Seven nominee Steve Rovak after Mayor Francis Slay announced their nominations in August.
Sarah Kellogg | St. Louis Public Radio

Members of the public get a chance Tuesday night to express their opinions about the nominees for St. Louis’ new police civilian oversight board.

The audience will not get to question the potential board members directly.

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After every school shooting, the push to reform gun laws becomes the object of much debate. Ultimately, not much changes. Will the shooting that took place last week at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon have any different legal response? Monday’s “Legal Roundtable” discussed the subject with “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh, among other pressing legal matters of the day.

During a 2010 interview, Norman Seay shared this photo of Jefferson Bank protesters being led to jail. A young William Clay, before he was elected to Congress, is second from left. Seay is the man wearing a hat and is behind the man with a pocket handkerc
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A major gift is helping the Missouri History Museum contradict the notion that the civil rights movement was a quiet affair in St. Louis.

“The lunch-counter sit-ins happened in St. Louis before they happened in North Carolina, but people don’t know that story,” said Melany Adams, managing director for community education and events. “People don’t realize that there were slaves suing for their freedom before Dred Scott. Those stories just are not out there being told.”

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The St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs baseball rivalry is the stuff of legend.  The teams and their rabid fan-bases now have the chance to put the walk in their talk as the two battle it out in the National League Division Series.

Tied at one game apiece, the Cubs and the Cardinals play this evening at Wrigley Field. We thought we’d have a little good, old-fashioned public radio fun by agreeing to a friendly wager with WBEZ, the public radio station in Chicago.

Dr. Michael Bavlsik works as medical director at Barnes Jewish Extended Care in Clayton. He received a nerve-transfer surgery after a spinal cord injury, and has since been able to improve function in his arms, wrists and hands.
Durrie Bouscaren | St. Louis Public Radio

Dr. Michael Bavlsik uses a motorized wheelchair to visit his patients at an extended care facility in Clayton. It’s been more than three years since his spine was crushed in a severe highway collision, when he was driving a van of Boy Scouts home from a camp in Minnesota.   

“The 11 boys who were in the van got out and were all unharmed, but the roof of the van was deformed and crushed me,” Bavlsik said.

A dance class at Grand Center Arts Academy
Grand Center Arts Academy website

Teacher eager to join a union at the Grand Center Arts Academy have to take slower steps toward their goal due to several procedural steps the school's operator is requiring. If the teachers succeed, the academy would be the first charter school in St. Louis to be unionized.

Last month, about 80 percent of the staff at the charter school signed cards saying they wanted to be part of a local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. | Flickr

Missouri hospitals have seen a drastic increase in prescription painkiller abuse over the past decade. According to a study from the Missouri Hospital Association, the rate of hospitalization due to the abuse of prescription opioids has increased by 137 percent since 2005.

The numbers localize a problem usually shown through national statistics. For instance, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 people die every day in the United States from prescription painkiller overdoses.


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