Libby Franklin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en President Timothy Wolfe outlines challenges to UM System http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-timothy-wolfe-outlines-challenges-um-system <p>On the job since February, <a href="http://www.umsystem.edu/">University of Missouri System</a> President Timothy Wolfe leads an institution with four campuses, more than 74,000 students, and over 13,000 employees. He joined Don Marsh on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?date='2012-04-23'"><em>St. Louis on the Air</em> today</a> from the Columbia studios of <a href="http://www.kbia.org/">KBIA</a>. You can hear their entire conversation in the <em>St. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:31:36 +0000 Libby Franklin 3554 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Timothy Wolfe outlines challenges to UM System NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nprs-michele-norris-race-dialogue-and-walking-eggshells <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m afraid to say something wrong. &rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I hate hearing &ldquo;the neighborhood changed. &rdquo;&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m so tired of this subject. &rdquo;</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:31:29 +0000 Libby Franklin 3429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells Sound Bites: Getting at the Root of American cuisine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-getting-root-american-cuisine <p><a href="http://twitter.com/rootstl">Root</a>, a new restaurant from executive chef Brian Hardesty, opened in Richmond Heights a week ago today.&nbsp; In the sixth installment of our series <em>Sound Bites,</em> created in partnership with <a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/blog/?tag=brian-hardesty">Sauce Magazine,</a> producer Libby Franklin checks in with Hardesty about his latest project, which seeks to shine a <em>new</em> light on <em>old </em>cuisine.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:25:49 +0000 Libby Franklin 2956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Getting at the Root of American cuisine RCGA hire hopes for a mentality of abundance in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rcga-hire-hopes-mentality-abundance-st-louis <p>As Dick Fleming prepares to leave the <a href="http://www.stlrcga.org/">St. Louis Regional Chamber &amp; Growth Association</a>, and his successor <a href="http://www.greaterlouisville.com/GLI/">Joe Reagan</a> gets ready to move to town from Louisville, they both took time to join us today on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em>. &nbsp;You can hear their entire conversation <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?date='2011-12-14'">in the archives</a>. &nbsp;In the meantime, here are some highlights from our conversation with Reagan:</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:41:32 +0000 Libby Franklin 2681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org RCGA hire hopes for a mentality of abundance in St. Louis Congressman Carnahan remains tight-lipped about 2012 plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-carnahan-remains-tight-lipped-about-2012-plans <p>As Missouri awaits a decision from Cole County Circuit Court about the redistricting map created by the Missouri&nbsp;General Assembly, 3<sup>rd</sup> District Congressman Russ Carnahan remains mum about his plans for re-election in 2012.&nbsp; Saying it makes little sense to make any decision before the Court&rsquo;s, Carnahan refused to say whether or not he&rsquo;d consider a run in the 1<sup>st</sup> District against Democrat Lacy Clay.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:49:58 +0000 Libby Franklin 2557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman Carnahan remains tight-lipped about 2012 plans Sound Bites: Holiday fun without the fuss http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-holiday-fun-without-fuss <p>As the holiday season begins, and tables fill with beloved people and food, it can sometimes be difficult for hosts and hostesses to keep the emphasis on fun and away from stress. &nbsp;But with <a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/slide/gifts-for-the-locavore">a little strategy</a> and a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/slide/easy-apps" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; ">few thoughtful tips</a>, we hope your festivities can include extra deliciousness and minimal mad dashing. &nbsp;This month on <a href="http://stlsoundbites.wordpress.com/"><em>Sound Bites</em></a>, our collaboration with <a href="http://saucemagazine.com/"><em>Sauce Magazine</em></a>, the <em>Sauce</em> ladies share some of their ideas for a fuss free holiday.</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:48:15 +0000 Libby Franklin 2520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Holiday fun without the fuss St. Louis County debates budget shortfall, park closures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-debates-budget-shortfall-park-closures <p>St. Louis County Council members gather tonight at 6:00 p.m. to discuss County Executive Charlie Dooley&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/portals/8/docs/document%20library/budget/2012/2012RecommendedBudgetSummary.pdf">proposed budget for 2012.</a> &nbsp;Facing flat revenues and a budget shortfall, Dooley has proposed $10 million in spending cuts that would <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/Portals/8/docs/Document%20Library/parks/PDFs/Budget/ParkClosures.pdf">close 23 county parks </a>and eliminate up to 133 <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation">Parks &amp; Recreation Department</a> employees.</p><p>The budget has been under fire from council members, citizens, and environmental groups, many of whom are calling for more equitable cuts across county departments.</p><p>Former County Park Ranger Marty Koch joined Dooley&rsquo;s Senior Policy Advisor Mike Jones today on <em>St. Louis on the Air.</em></p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:53:41 +0000 Libby Franklin 2481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County debates budget shortfall, park closures Sound Bites: Ten years in a tasty town http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-ten-years-tasty-town <p>This month on&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; "><a href="http://stlsoundbites.wordpress.com/" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-w Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:29:06 +0000 Libby Franklin 2307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Ten years in a tasty town Jonathan Franzen on freedom, fiction, and finding meaning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jonathan-franzen-freedom-fiction-and-finding-meaning <p>Today we got the chance to visit with Webster Groves native and acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen about his latest novel <em>Freedom</em>, his inspirations, and his methods. &nbsp;You can hear the whole conversation in the<a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?date='2011-09-28'"> St. Louis on the Air archives</a>, but here are some highlights:</p><p><em><strong>On whether or not he&#39;s working on a new book</strong></em></p><p>It takes me a long time to write a book. They&rsquo;re years in development before I get any pages I can believe in.&nbsp; I have some vague thoughts.&nbsp; Usually the vague thoughts I have at this stage, they turn out to be completely wrong headed.</p><p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:02:06 +0000 Libby Franklin 2147 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jonathan Franzen on freedom, fiction, and finding meaning Sound Bites: Urban farmers bloom where they're planted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-urban-farmers-bloom-where-theyre-planted <p>Urban agriculture has taken root in cities everywhere, including right here in the River City.&nbsp; It comes in many forms: the community garden, the backyard vegetable patch, the rooftop bee colony.&nbsp; But cultivating food in town can be complicated and wrought with challenges---so what is it that&rsquo;s driving some city dwellers to skip the grocery store and get their hands dirty?&nbsp;&nbsp; Libby Franklin reports in the next of our new series <a href="http://stlsoundbites.wordpress.com/">Sound Bites, </a>created in partnership with <a href="http://saucemagazine.com/">Sauce Magazine.</a></p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:09:05 +0000 Libby Franklin 2049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Urban farmers bloom where they're planted