St. Louis on the Air http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-would-st-louis-look-population-500000 <p>Local architect Dan Jay is conducting a thought experiment: What would the city of St. Louis look like if it regained a population of 500,000? (That would mean an increase of 185,000 residents).</p><p>After decades of population decline in the city, Jay wants to think big about what a population increase would look like—and what it would take to get there.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 35378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? Ed Asner Of Mary Tyler Moore Show Fame To Perform 'FDR' In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ed-asner-mary-tyler-moore-show-fame-perform-fdr-st-louis <p>Actor Ed Asner is coming to St. Louis to perform a benefit next Sunday for New Jewish Theatre. Best known for playing the character of Lou Grant in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, this time Asner is taking on the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a one-man show called "FDR."</p><p>The performance is adapted from the 1958 play “Sunrise at Campobello” and takes the audience on a journey through FDR’s four-term presidency, from the Depression through World War II.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:47:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 35376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ed Asner Of Mary Tyler Moore Show Fame To Perform 'FDR' In St. Louis Ukrainian-Born Wash U Researcher Reflects On The Turbulent State Of Her Homeland http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ukrainian-born-wash-u-researcher-reflects-turbulent-state-her-homeland <p>The instability in Ukraine has the world watching and waiting.&nbsp; Following Crimea’s return to the Russian fold, separatists in the rest of the country are demanding the same for the rest of Ukraine.&nbsp; The west-leaning government in Kiev says the separatists are Russian proxy agents.&nbsp; Russian troops are near the border, and civil war is threatened.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:03:27 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 35337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ukrainian-Born Wash U Researcher Reflects On The Turbulent State Of Her Homeland Encounters With Climate Change: A Discussion With Three St. Louisans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/encounters-climate-change-discussion-three-st-louisans <p>St. Louisan Larry Lazar used to be a climate change skeptic, but a 2006 trip to see family in Alaska changed his mind.</p><p>“One of the things you do in Alaska is tour the glaciers. And when you see the before and after pictures there, and when you talk to the park rangers and read the information about why they’re doing what they’re doing, and they’re doing it around the world, you get hit with reality,” said Lazar. “I realized then that what I’d been reading and my sources of information at that time were just wrong.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:07:12 +0000 Camille Phillips 35311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Encounters With Climate Change: A Discussion With Three St. Louisans Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-makes-neighborhood-community <p>As the population of St. Louis began to shift away from the city’s core in the 1970s, many of the city’s older neighborhoods entered a state of decline. But now, thanks in part to a renewed interest in the city’s older neighborhoods, many are experiencing renewal.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:13:35 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 35236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community? What Is Public Art? Conference Puts St. Louis Sculptures In the Spotlight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-public-art-conference-puts-st-louis-sculptures-spotlight <p><em>Updated&nbsp; Thursday, April 10 to include material from St. Louis on the Air.</em></p><p>As home to works such as Eero Saarinen’s “Gateway Arch” and Richard Serra’s “Twain” and to places such as Laumeier Sculpture Park and Citygarden, St. Louis has established itself as a formidable player in the public sculpture arena. This reputation is likely to be bolstered by the Monument/Anti-Monument Conference here from April 10-12. It is part of the <a href="http://sculpturecitystl.com/" target="_blank">Sculpture City St. Louis 2014</a> initiative.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:01:28 +0000 Stephanie Zimmerman 35134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Is Public Art? Conference Puts St. Louis Sculptures In the Spotlight St. Louis Agencies Rally To Prevent Child Abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-agencies-rally-prevent-child-abuse <p>Thirty-four children died in the state of Missouri in 2012 due to child abuse and neglect. Seven of them were in St. Louis. All told, more than 13,000 reports of abuse and neglect involving almost 20,000 children were filed in the St. Louis region in 2012. About 900 of those reports were proven to be substantiated, with almost 50 percent of the cases receiving some sort of services.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:00:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 35159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Agencies Rally To Prevent Child Abuse Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discussion-mission-nuremberg <p>At the close of World War II, Adolph Hitler committed suicide rather than face a world not shaped to his liking. So too did high-ranking Nazi officials Joseph Goebbel and Heinrich Himmler. But 23 of the leaders of the Third Reich remained alive to face justice for their crimes.</p><p>From November 1945 to October 1946, the world watched as the Allied forces tried 21 of those leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the background, unnoticed by most, was an army chaplain from St. Louis named Henry Gerecke.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 35121 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg' Got Tax Questions? CPA Lance Weiss Has Answers. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/got-tax-questions-cpa-lance-weiss-has-answers <p>It’s that time of year again. Tax time. With just a week and a day to go before April 15, today’s <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> was dedicated to answering questions about filing taxes. CPA Lance Weiss returned to the show to help listeners make sense of the tax code. He’s with the St. Louis tax and accounting firm SFW Partners, LLC.</p><p>Over the course of the hour, Weiss answered questions about a range of topics, from health insurance deductions to claiming back taxes, including:</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:01:53 +0000 Camille Phillips 35093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Got Tax Questions? CPA Lance Weiss Has Answers. Jackie Joyner-Kersee On Her Work To Improve The Fitness Of Young People http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jackie-joyner-kersee-her-work-improve-fitness-young-people <p>East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the nation’s premier athletes, with 6 Olympic medals to her name. <em>Sports Illustrated</em> named her the Greatest Athlete of the 20<sup>th</sup> Century and tomorrow she will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:01:24 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jackie Joyner-Kersee On Her Work To Improve The Fitness Of Young People