Adam Allington http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-prompts-renewed-interest-native-missouri-grapes <p>If you are a fan of wine, particularly European wines, from France, Italy or Germany, you can be proud of the role Missouri plays in creating that wine.</p><p>Ever since the mid-1800s <a href="http://www.thehistorychannelclub.com/articles/articletype/articleview/articleid/337/the-louse-that-roared">roots from Missouri </a>grapes have been grafted on to European varieties, because of their natural resistance to certain pests.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 11:31:00 +0000 Adam Allington 26399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes St. Louis Summer Jobs Program Targets Youth Crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-summer-jobs-program-targets-youth-crime <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking the business community to step up to help fight crime in the city.</span></p><p>Slay says finding jobs for at-risk teens is the best way to keep them out of trouble.</p><p>The goal is to create 500, 8-week summer jobs for young people ages 16 to 23 in two pilot areas in North and South St. Louis.</p><p>The test neighborhoods in question have high populations of young people who face significant academic and social challenges.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:40:22 +0000 Adam Allington 26336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Summer Jobs Program Targets Youth Crime Slay Says STL-TV Is Luxury City Can't Afford http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-says-stl-tv-luxury-city-cant-afford <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will resume discussions next week of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.</p><p>The budget presented to the board by Mayor Francis Slay totals $985 million.</p><p>Among the cuts to the budget that Slay is proposing includes essentially eliminating the city’s cable TV channel, known as <a href="http://stltv.net/">STL-TV</a>.</p><p>The cut was rejected by the board of estimate and apportionment, but Slay says he remains confident that the Board of Aldermen will see that STL-TV is a luxury the city can’t afford.</p> Sun, 12 May 2013 13:52:13 +0000 Adam Allington 26311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay Says STL-TV Is Luxury City Can't Afford Runaway Barges Cause Oil Spill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/runaway-barges-cause-oil-spill <p>The Coast Guard is assessing the environmental impact of roughly 300 gallons of crude oil it says spilled into the Mississippi River after more than a dozen barges briefly broke free near Alton, Ill.</p><p>The Coast Guard says a vessel hit an area where barges are docked on the river about 1 a.m. this morning, causing 14 to break away from their moorings. Those barges then hit another barge loading crude oil, which caused the spill of about seven barrels (300gallons) worth of oil.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Adam Allington 26080 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Runaway Barges Cause Oil Spill Relationship Between SLU Faculty, President Biondi Shows No Signs Of Improvement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/relationship-between-slu-faculty-president-biondi-shows-no-signs-improvement <p>The relationship between faculty and administration at St. Louis University is showing no signs of improvement, and that's putting it mildly.</p><p>In what has become a common occurrence on campus, faculty and students took to the streets in protest on Wednesday.&nbsp; This most recent uproar came after a scheduled meeting between the faculty Senate, Biondi and Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Brouster was cancelled.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:29:14 +0000 Adam Allington 25999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Relationship Between SLU Faculty, President Biondi Shows No Signs Of Improvement Land Lab Aims To Find New Use for Vacant Lots http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/land-lab-aims-find-new-use-vacant-lots <p>If you live in any big city in the Midwest, and St. Louis in particular, you’re probably all too familiar with the site of vacant, empty land where homes and businesses used to be.&nbsp;</p><p>This issue of vacant land in an otherwise urban environment presents tough challenges for cities.&nbsp; This weekend ground will be broken on several projects which aim to change the way neighborhoods and cities deal with vacant property.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Adam Allington 25829 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Land Lab Aims To Find New Use for Vacant Lots St. Louis City, County Offering New Services For Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-county-offering-new-services-startups <p></p><p>St. Louis City and County have announced a new division to aid business startups and entrepreneurs.</p><p>Called “<a href="http://stlventureworks.com/">STL</a><a href="http://stlventureworks.com/"> VentureWorks," </a>the project is an extension of the recently-formed St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.</p><p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says STL VentureWorks’ five locations will help connect startups to capital funding sources, as well as provide mentoring and training opportunities.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:53:05 +0000 Adam Allington 25786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City, County Offering New Services For Startups Monsanto Announces $400M Expansion In Chesterfield http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-announces-400m-expansion-chesterfield <p>Agribusiness giant Monsanto has announced a $400 million expansion at its suburban Chesterfield research center.</p><p>The company plans to add 36 new greenhouses, plus additional "plant growth chambers," offices and laboratory space at the Chesterfield Village Research Center, on the former Pfizer campus.&nbsp; According to Monsanto the project will add as many as 675 jobs over the next three years</p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand to announce the expansion at Chicago’s International Bio Convention.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:13:37 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 25694 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Announces $400M Expansion In Chesterfield Gov. Nixon Inspects Flood Operations In Eastern Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-inspects-flood-operations-eastern-missouri <p></p><p>Torrential rains which drenched the Midwest earlier in the week are causing major flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.</p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and was on site to inspect flood damage on Saturday.</p><p>Nixon conducted an aerial inspection of the region northwest of St. Louis from St. Charles up to Louisiana, MO.&nbsp; Nixon also paid a visit to the riverside community of Clarksville, where a sandbag levee is the only thing protecting the downtown business district.</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:55:30 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 25638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Inspects Flood Operations In Eastern Missouri Dept. Of Justice Signs Off On Anheuser-Busch InBev Purchase Of Grupo Modelo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dept-justice-signs-anheuser-busch-inbev-purchase-grupo-modelo <p>The Department of Justice <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/April/13-at-452.html">announced on Friday</a> that it has reached an official settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo.&nbsp; The deal will allow AB InBev to proceed with its $20 billion purchase of the Mexican brewer.</p><p>AB InBev, has been trying to complete a buyout of Modelo, maker of the popular Corona brand, since last June.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:55:23 +0000 Adam Allington 25606 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dept. Of Justice Signs Off On Anheuser-Busch InBev Purchase Of Grupo Modelo