Amanda Honigfort http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Preview: What Does It Take To Police St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preview-what-does-it-take-police-st-louis <p></p><p><em>This show will air at noon Wednesday; this story will be updated following the show. You can </em><a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php" target="_blank"><em>listen live</em></a><em>&nbsp;online.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Like many cities around the country, St. Louis is dealing with the ongoing problem of urban crime. How is St. Louis doing just over half-way through the year?</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:57:39 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 38444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preview: What Does It Take To Police St. Louis? St. Louis Public Radio Leaders Share Merger Insights http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-leaders-share-merger-insights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven months ago, the&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Beacon</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and St. Louis Public Radio officially merged.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s happened? And what’s next?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Public Radio general manager, Tim </span>Eby<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and news editor Margaret Wolf&nbsp;</span>Freivogel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined host Don Marsh to talk about where the organization is today. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:54:50 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 38245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Radio Leaders Share Merger Insights Harry Truman: The 'Senator From Pendergast' Got His Start With Missouri Political Machine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harry-truman-senator-pendergast-got-his-start-missouri-political-machine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On July 15, 1948, President Harry S. Truman received the Democratic nomination for president – hardly an upset as he was already president. He took his first oath of office on April 12, 1945, following the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.</span></p><p>Truman’s entrance to politics, however, hardly suggested a rise to the presidency. He grew up on a farm, worked as bank clerk and ran a men’s clothing business that failed. After that, politics looked like the only good career option.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:07:13 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 38068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harry Truman: The 'Senator From Pendergast' Got His Start With Missouri Political Machine St. Louis Celebrates Local Films At Filmmaker Showcase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-celebrates-local-films-filmmaker-showcase <p></p><p>Cinema St. Louis’ 2014 St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase kicks off Sunday, July 13, and runs through Thursday, July 17.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year, <a href="http://www.cinemastlouis.org/" target="_blank">Cinema St. Louis</a> gets about 120 submissions from both professional and amateur filmmakers. Chris Clark, artistic director of the organization, says the most important criteria is whether the filmmakers have told a good story and told it in a cohesive way.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:12:42 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37976 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Celebrates Local Films At Filmmaker Showcase From Toasted Ravioli to Spring Rolls: The Story Of One Of St. Louis' First Vietnamese Restaurants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toasted-ravioli-spring-rolls-story-one-st-louis-first-vietnamese-restaurants <p>St. Louis currently boasts about 15 Vietnamese restaurants, but that wasn't the case when Qui Tran’s family opened Mai Lee, one of St. Louis' first Vietnamese restaurants, in 1985. On this month’s Soundbites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, we talked about the Vietnamese dining scene with Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine, and Qui Tran of Mai Lee.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:41:21 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Toasted Ravioli to Spring Rolls: The Story Of One Of St. Louis' First Vietnamese Restaurants Film Takes New Look At The 2008 Kirkwood City Hall Shooting; Has The Culture Changed? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/film-takes-new-look-2008-kirkwood-city-hall-shooting-has-culture-changed <p>On Feb. 7, 2008, Cookie Thornton, a resident of the Meacham Park neighborhood in Kirkwood, entered a Kirkwood City Council meeting and started shooting. Six people died, including Thornton.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Filmmaker Sarah Paulsen has recently produced an animated film,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Elegy to Connie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, that focuses on&nbsp;the story of Kirkwood Councilwoman Connie&nbsp;</span>Karr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the victims, and her efforts to give greater voice to women and minorities.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:03:09 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Film Takes New Look At The 2008 Kirkwood City Hall Shooting; Has The Culture Changed? Why Should St. Louisans Care About The Kidnappings Of Schoolgirls In Nigeria? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-should-st-louisans-care-about-kidnappings-schoolgirls-nigeria <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In April, </span>Boko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Haram<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an extremist group in Nigeria that opposes western education, kidnapped over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and women and more kidnappings have followed. Thus far, the government has not located the girls. NPR is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/145932545/boko-haram" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">following the story</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:35:56 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Should St. Louisans Care About The Kidnappings Of Schoolgirls In Nigeria? A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-answer-low-college-enrollment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a junior in high school, </span>Ayont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young figured she’d go to Missouri State University to study nursing. It was the only college she’d looked at and she was sure she could get in. Then, she signed up for College Summit’s summer Peer Leader program.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:16 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment The Sheldon Presents Photos Of St. Louis At 250 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sheldon-presents-photos-st-louis-250-years <p>The Sheldon has its own way of celebrating St. Louis’ birthday. Its new exhibit "The City at 250: A Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs" stemmed from a city-wide photo contest the Sheldon launched with the <em>Beacon</em> (now part of St. Louis Public Radio) that received over 500 entries. Focusing on photos of the city as it is today, the exhibit is a companion to the Sheldon's “Imagining the Founding of St. Louis.” Together, they offer a then and now view for the city’s 250<sup>th</sup> celebration.</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:03:04 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Sheldon Presents Photos Of St. Louis At 250 Years Local Journalist Details Missouri's Environmental Issues in New Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-journalist-details-missouris-environmental-issues-new-book <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Missourians need to be worried – and need to act.</p><p>That is the message of <em>Environmental Missouri: Issues and Sustainability — What You Need to Know</em>, a new book from Webster University journalism professor and Times Newspapers editor Don Corrigan. &nbsp;The book is an overview of various aspects of our environment and sustainability shortfalls – in addition to what we are doing right.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:15:01 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Journalist Details Missouri's Environmental Issues in New Book