Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fiddler <p>Lovers of <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/classical/">St. Louis Public Radio and classical music</a> may have learned something new on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/cityscape/archivedetail.php?date='2011-07-22'"><em>Cityscape </em>today</a> from St. Louis fiddler <a href="http://www.justinbranum.com/Home_Page.html">Justin Branum </a>and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle? &nbsp;&quot;You don&#39;t spill beer on a violin,&quot; they explained.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:01:01 +0000 Libby Franklin 1712 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-gourmet-growing-wild <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976722.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976722.mp3</a></p><p>As farmer&rsquo;s market season hits its summer stride, fresh from the farm ingredients often take center stage.&nbsp; But Missouri is also home to many <em>wild</em> ingredients, which are highly sought after by area chefs, and in many cases next to impossible to cultivate.&nbsp;</p><p>In the first of a new series called <em>Sound Bites</em>, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin goes into the woods with forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.</p><div><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:53:03 +0000 Libby Franklin 1603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-your-average-cup-joe-st-louis-barista-heads-national-championship <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966308.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966308.mp3</a></p><p>St. Louis&#39; Joe Marrocco of <a href="http://www.kaldiscoffee.com/Default.aspx">Kaldi&#39;s Coffee</a> is already a champion barista. &nbsp;As the top scorer in the <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=southcentral">South Central </a>regional competition earlier this month, Marrocco&nbsp;heads to the <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=main">United States Barista Championships</a> this weekend as a man to beat. &nbsp;Nationals are underway in Houston, where competitors are judged on a <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/PDF/2011/2010_2011_usbc_scoresheet-combined.pdf">number of factors</a>, including taste, technical skills, and presentation. &nbsp;We caught up with Marrocco&nbsp;during a recent practice session.</p><p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:56:50 +0000 Libby Franklin 1063 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nations-best-chess-players-gather-st-louis <p>For the third year in a row, the <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/">Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis</a> is host to the <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-championship-information">U.S.</a> and <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-womens-championship-information">U.S. Women&#39;s </a>National Chess Championships. &nbsp;Play continues through next week at the Chess Club, which has become somewhat of a national hub for the sport. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:20:05 +0000 Libby Franklin 1022 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/webster-university-project-documents-end-kodachrome <p>On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at <a href="http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/">Dwayne&#39;s Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas</a>. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:53:43 +0000 Libby Franklin 974 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stomp-performers-scavenge-station-instruments-play-live-cityscape <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V8bFnTvrWPk" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The dance and percussion company <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/index-us.php">STOMP</a> is in town this weekend for its <a href="http://www.dancestl.org">Dance St. Louis</a> performances at the Fox Theatre.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:30:27 +0000 Madalyn Painter & Aaron Doerr 811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org