St. Louis on the Air http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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? 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 Listen To Why You're Probably Pronouncing Sacagawea Wrong http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/listen-why-youre-probably-pronouncing-sacagawea-wrong <p>Look at this woman's face. If you recognize her, think about how you'd say her name, then read on:</p><p>Got it?&nbsp;<br /><br />Well, you might be wrong.</p><p>She's Sacagawea, the Native American woman best known for her role in the renowned westward expedition of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-did-explorers-lewis-and-clark-do-when-they-got-back-st-louis">Lewis &amp; Clark</a>, and for her likeness imprinted on that special edition piece of U.S. currency.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:41:44 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Camille Phillips 35668 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Listen To Why You're Probably Pronouncing Sacagawea Wrong Slay condemns plans for new homeless camp http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-condemns-plans-new-homeless-camp <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slays says Rev. Larry Rice&rsquo;s plan to host a homeless camp on Vandeventer&nbsp;Ave. &nbsp;north of Interstate 44 is a bad idea.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking today on &quot;St. Louis on the Air,&quot; Slay said he&rsquo;s concerned about the same safety and health problems that plagued the tent cities by the Mississippi riverfront.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 20:06:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3700 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay condemns plans for new homeless camp 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 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 Remembering September 11th: conversations about then and now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-september-11th-conversations-about-then-and-now <p>Over the past couple of weeks on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/index.php"><em>St. Louis on the Air</em></a>, we&#39;ve had a handful of conversations about the impact of September 11th on the people of this region. &nbsp;Though we in St. Louis were hundreds of miles away from Ground Zero, the events of that day have changed all of us.</p><p>Here&#39;s a quick roundup of the conversations you can find in our archives:</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 22:04:23 +0000 Libby Franklin 2024 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering September 11th: conversations about then and now