Linda Lockhart http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Johnson's Shut-ins: Still A Park For All Seasons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/johnsons-shut-ins-still-park-all-seasons <p>The Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park, Missouri’s original, natural water park, is ready for action. That’s what Steph Deidrick, a division information officer for the Missouri State Parks, wants people to know.</p><p>It’s been four years since Johnson’s Shut-ins reopened the park and campgrounds after the area was hit by a devastating flood, caused when AmerernUE’s Taum Sauk reservoir gave way.&nbsp; The reservoir breach occurred on Dec. 14, 2005, sending approximately 1.3 billion gallons of water down the Proffit Mountain, flooding the park below.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:01:42 +0000 Linda Lockhart 34965 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Johnson's Shut-ins: Still A Park For All Seasons Metro St. Louisans Weigh In On Relocating Summer Events to Chesterfield http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-st-louisans-weigh-relocating-summer-events-chesterfield <p>The St. Louis Bluesweek Festival and the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis are on the move, and people throughout the metro area have been quick to share their reactions.</p><p><a href="http://tastestl.com/" target="_blank">Taste of St. Louis</a> and <a href="http://www.bluesweek.com/festival-info/" target="_blank">Bluesweek</a> left many regulars reeling after organizers announced that this year both will be held in Central Park and the Chesterfield amphitheater.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:50:21 +0000 Linda Lockhart 34299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro St. Louisans Weigh In On Relocating Summer Events to Chesterfield St. Louisans Honor King By Informing, Serving Others http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louisans-honor-king-informing-serving-others <p>Dorothy Dempsey turned her thoughts Sunday to Martin Luther King by attending Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.</p><p>The local branch of this Catholic fraternal organization turns out each year to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and assassinated on April 4, 1968, when he was 39.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:01:50 +0000 Linda Lockhart 33079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louisans Honor King By Informing, Serving Others St. Louis News: A Year In Review http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-news-year-review <p>With just one more day left in the year, we took the opportunity to reflect on the top St. Louis news stories of 2013. St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Editor Margaret Wolf Freivogel joined <em>St. Louis on the Air </em>host Don Marsh in a discussion about the top regional news of the year with education reporter Tim Lloyd, political reporters Chris McDaniel and Jo Mannies, and statehouse bureau chief Amanda Vinicky of Illinois Public Radio.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:01:22 +0000 Camille Phillips & Linda Lockhart 32669 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis News: A Year In Review