Kelsey Proud http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-and-prescription-drug-databases-considerations-curious <p>Drugs, privacy, prison. Those three things are linked to the debate over&nbsp;prescription drug databases -- and Missouri is the only state in the U.S. without one.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:58:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Shula Neuman 38229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-marries-four-same-sex-couples-city-hall <p><strong>Last updated 3:59 p.m.</strong></p><p>Mayor Francis Slay issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples Wednesday night, in a direct challenge to Missouri's ban on such unions.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"St. Louis is a city that doesn’t tolerate discrimination," Mayor Francis Slay said in a statement. "We are sending a message on what’s right, and I can’t think of anything more right than this."</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:47:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelsey Proud & Jason Rosenbaum 37541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall Gov. Nixon Named Among Most Secretive Officials In U.S. With ‘Award’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-named-among-most-secretive-officials-us-award <p>Missouri is one of several states that are buying their execution drugs in secret. This week, the issue is getting some national attention.</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been recognized as one of the “most secretive publicly funded agencies or people in the United States.” He’s “won” the <a href="http://ire.org/awards/golden-padlock/" style="line-height: 1.15;">Golden Padlock Award</a> from Investigative Reporters and Editors. (He was also invited to accept the award in person, but declined).</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:46:14 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Kelsey Proud 37505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Named Among Most Secretive Officials In U.S. With ‘Award’ Why You Stay In The St. Louis Area - A #WhyIStay Roundup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-you-stay-st-louis-area-whyistay-roundup <p></p><p>Over the past two weeks <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-do-you-stay-st-louis-region-whyistay">we asked you to share why you stay in the St. Louis region</a>, and you certainly did.</p><p>The reasons were varied, but when put together, your submissions on Twitter and Instagram show a fascinating look at what keeps us here.</p><p>Below is a sampling of the reasons you shared with us when you told us #WhyIStay.</p> Sun, 25 May 2014 18:19:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 36407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why You Stay In The St. Louis Area - A #WhyIStay Roundup Live Updates: The Last Days Of Missouri's Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-updates-last-days-missouris-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final days of the Missouri Legislative Session are underway, with debate centered around big topics like tax cuts, guns, abortion and voting. Follow the latest updates here from our political team and major players.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=593736&amp;ThemeId=20263" width="500"></iframe></span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:37:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud 36084 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Updates: The Last Days Of Missouri's Legislative Session Why ‘Meet Me In St. Louis’ Still Means So Much, 70 Years After Its Debut http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-meet-me-st-louis-still-means-so-much-70-years-after-its-debut <p>The Judy Garland classic <em>Meet Me In St. Louis</em> had its world premiere in St. Louis on Nov. 22, 1944, but it still draws a crowd.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On May 2, the Missouri History Museum hosted a&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet Me in St. Louis</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;film screening and sing-a-long in conjunction with the film’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">70</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary and their 250 in 250 exhibit.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 03:21:04 +0000 Amanda Honigfort & Kelsey Proud 36011 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why ‘Meet Me In St. Louis’ Still Means So Much, 70 Years After Its Debut St. Louis Symphony Extra - Tchaikovsky 5 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-extra-tchaikovsky-5 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">We conclude our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:34:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 36001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Extra - Tchaikovsky 5 St. Louis Symphony Extra - Carmina Burana http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-extra-carmina-burana <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:16:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud 35807 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Extra - Carmina Burana Listen To Why You're Probably Pronouncing Sacagawea Wrong http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/listen-why-youre-probably-pronouncing-sacagawea-wrong <p>Look at this woman's face. If you recognize her, think about how you'd say her name, then read on:</p><p>Got it?&nbsp;<br /><br />Well, you might be wrong.</p><p>She's Sacagawea, the Native American woman best known for her role in the renowned westward expedition of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-did-explorers-lewis-and-clark-do-when-they-got-back-st-louis">Lewis &amp; Clark</a>, and for her likeness imprinted on that special edition piece of U.S. currency.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:41:44 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Camille Phillips 35668 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Listen To Why You're Probably Pronouncing Sacagawea Wrong 10 Things To Know About Saint Louis, Himself, On His 800th Birthday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/10-things-know-about-saint-louis-himself-his-800th-birthday <p>Friday is the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis' namesake, King Louis IX of France. You might be familiar with Louis' silhouette from the prominent sculpture on Art Hill in Forest Park. You know, this one:</p><p>Pretty epic image, right? But we thought we'd give you a few more facts about the man, king and later, saint.</p><p><strong>1. Louis was born in 1214. </strong></p><p>What else was going on in the world then? The Emperor Xuanzong of Jin China was <a href="http://www.history.com/topics/genghis-khan">in tremendous conflict</a> with Genghis Khan.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:38:27 +0000 Kelsey Proud 35570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 10 Things To Know About Saint Louis, Himself, On His 800th Birthday