St. Louis on the Air http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Preview: Is The Middle Class Eroding? A Discussion On The Lengthening Class Divide, Bridging The Gap http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preview-middle-class-eroding-discussion-lengthening-class-divide-bridging-gap <p><em>This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php" target="_blank">listen live</a>.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rich are getting richer. The top 5 percent of earners in the U.S. accounted for nearly 40 percent of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">personal consumption expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking. That&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is up from 28 percent in 1995.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Kyle Jacoby 38329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preview: Is The Middle Class Eroding? A Discussion On The Lengthening Class Divide, Bridging The Gap Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/celebrating-and-teaching-beer-st-louis <p></p><p>Forget the stereotypes of beer-swilling men and frat boys. Femme Ferment and The University of Missouri–St. Louis want to introduce women and students to the art of brewing.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Fourth-year PhD chemistry student and&nbsp;homebrewer&nbsp;Joseph&nbsp;Meisel&nbsp;will lead&nbsp;UMSL’s&nbsp;new beer brewing class, Chemistry 1021 Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:11:46 +0000 Erica Smith 38286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis Ahead Of His Hall Of Fame Induction, A Look At La Russa's Legacy In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ahead-his-hall-fame-induction-look-la-russas-legacy-st-louis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony La </span>Russa’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> start in St. Louis was rocky, but after 16 years as the St. Louis Cardinals manager, he has achieved icon status. He will be inducted Sunday to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:54:26 +0000 Cullen Riley-Duffy 38291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ahead Of His Hall Of Fame Induction, A Look At La Russa's Legacy In St. Louis Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-and-stenger-defend-attack-ads-st-louis-air <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;">St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and his chief Democratic rival, Councilman Steve Stenger, agree on two things: Each says his attack ads are accurate and the other guy’s are not.<br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:45:48 +0000 Jo Mannies 38253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air' 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 Discussion: Akin Pushes Book, Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-akin-pushes-book-defends-legitimate-rape-comment <p><em>This story was updated following St. Louis on the Air.</em></p><p>Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is back, and he’s not sorry.</p><p>Two years after losing a contest for U.S. Senate and igniting a “war on women” debate with a comment about rape, Akin has written a book that offers behind-the-scenes details about how he, his campaign and his family coped.</p><p>In an August 2012 interview with Charles Jaco on KTVI (Channel 2), Akin was asked about abortion and rape. Akin, who is staunchly anti-abortion, said that a pregnancy from rape “is really rare.”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:30 +0000 Erica Smith 38243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Akin Pushes Book, Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment Should Marijuana Be Legal In Missouri, For Medical Or Recreational Use? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/should-marijuana-be-legal-missouri-medical-or-recreational-use <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should marijuana be legalized? More than 50 percent of Americans think it should, <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx" target="_blank">according to a 2013 Gallup poll</a>, but the issue is far from settled.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:27:33 +0000 Erica Smith 38223 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Should Marijuana Be Legal In Missouri, For Medical Or Recreational Use? St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-candidates-agree-appear-st-louis-air <p>What issues are most important to you, ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election? What might prompt you to vote for a particular candidate?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh is preparing to interview the candidates who are running for St. Louis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County executive, in the contested races in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we invite you to share questions you would like Marsh ask the them.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:36:55 +0000 Linda Lockhart 38228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air' Twenty-Four Things To Do In St. Louis This Summer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twenty-four-things-do-st-louis-summer <p>Summer in the city. There’s nothing like it, and no shortage of things to see, do and experience in St. Louis. From parks to concerts and festivals, frozen custard to marionettes, farmers markets to museums, there’s an event (or 20) for everyone.</p><p></p><p>Author Amanda Doyle has written a second St. Louis guidebook. She said being an outsider affects her view of St. Louis.</p><p>“You can’t be born in a place and appreciate everything about it,” she said.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Erica Smith 38102 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twenty-Four Things To Do In St. Louis This Summer 'Alex's Wake' Author Shares Story Of Ill-Fated MS St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alexs-wake-author-shares-story-ill-fated-ms-st-louis <p>Author Martin Goldsmith is no stranger to St. Louis: Not only was he born here, but his mother was a longtime violinist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. But it was a different St. Louis and a different family connection that recently caught his attention.</p><p>In <a href="http://www.alexswakebook.com/" target="_blank">“Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and Journey of Remembrance,”</a> Goldsmith traces the journey of his grandfather, Alex Goldschmidt, and uncle, Helmut Goldschmidt, Jewish refugees who tried to escape Nazi Germany aboard the MS St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:36:22 +0000 Erica Smith 38087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Alex's Wake' Author Shares Story Of Ill-Fated MS St. Louis