A Good Year: St. Louis 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-spending-arms-race-makes-it-good-year-tv-stations <p>It’s estimated that TV stations’ political ad revenues were around $2.6 billion last year – a 68 percent increase from just 4 years ago.</p><p>This was the first big election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 that declared corporations to be people and money to be speech. The ruling&nbsp;made 2012 a good year for TV stations that get paid to air political ads.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations Pokey LaFarge Has Breakout Year In 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pokey-lafarge-has-breakout-year-2012 <p>It seems like such a short time ago that you could run into <a href="http://www.pokeylafarge.net/">Pokey LaFarge</a>, aka Andrew Heissler, all over St. Louis, playing at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, or Off Broadway.</p><p>But, as with most good things, they can’t remain a secret forever, and 2012, was a big year for Pokey LaFarge.&nbsp;Our Adam&nbsp;Allington&nbsp;has more as part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/good-year-st-louis-2012">our 'A Good Year 2012'</a>&nbsp;series.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Adam Allington 7950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pokey LaFarge Has Breakout Year In 2012 Gobble, Buzz, Bob-White: 2012 Was 'Good' For A Few Things With Wings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gobble-buzz-bob-white-2012-was-good-few-things-wings <p>2012 was a rough year for Missouri farmers battling severe drought and extreme heat, but some species of wildlife did well – specifically, turkeys, bobwhite quail and honeybees.&nbsp; As part of St. Louis Public Radio’s series “A Good Year,” Marshall Griffin talked with a number of people who observed the three species during the long, hot summer.</p><p></p><p><strong>Wild Turkeys</strong></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:40:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gobble, Buzz, Bob-White: 2012 Was 'Good' For A Few Things With Wings 'A Good Year' For St. Louis People, Places And Ideas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/good-year-st-louis-people-places-and-ideas <p>From proponents of local control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to the success of the St. Louis Cardinals, it was a “good year” for many St. Louis people, places, and ideas.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with a panel of guests as we continue our “A Good Year” series.</p><p>The guests included:</p><ul><li>Alex Ihnen, Editor of nextSTL.com</li><li>Rabbi Mark Shook, Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Temple Israel</li><li>Alvin Reid, Host at 101 ESPN, Nine Network “Donneybrook” Panelist</li></ul><p></p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:05:25 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7883 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'A Good Year' For St. Louis People, Places And Ideas 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2012-good-year-sprouting-biotech-startups <P>The numbers are pretty impressive, more than three dozen new biotech startups now call St. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups 'A Good Year' For The Arts In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/good-year-arts-st-louis <p>The arts community in St. Louis offers a wide variety of performances and venues with music, art, theater, dance, and more.</p><p>As we continue our “A Good Year” series, host Steve Potter talked with Vince Schoemehl, President of Grand Center, Inc., and Cynthia Prost, President of the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, about why it was a “good year” for the arts.</p><p></p><p>In addition to a wide ranging discussion with guests, we asked our listeners to contribute their highlights.&nbsp;</p><p>Some of that feedback is below.</p><p>Facebook Comments:</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:05:55 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 7824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'A Good Year' For The Arts In St. Louis Anti-Discrimination Measures Contribute To 'Good Year' For St. Louis LGBT Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anti-discrimination-measures-contribute-good-year-st-louis-lgbt-community <p></p><p>It was another year of incremental progress for the LGBT community in St. Louis.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anti-Discrimination Measures Contribute To 'Good Year' For St. Louis LGBT Community 2012: A 'Good Year' For Stating - And Sharing - St. Louis Pride http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2012-good-year-stating-and-sharing-st-louis-pride <p>As we close the curtain on 2012, St. Louis Public Radio is examining the ideas and people that had a good year. Among those are the marketing efforts generated to proclaim to the world that the city of St. Louis officially "does not suck."</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 7607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2012: A 'Good Year' For Stating - And Sharing - St. Louis Pride