North Africa http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cleanup of North Alcoa site in East St. Louis subject of public meeting Tues. night http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cleanup-north-alcoa-site-east-st-louis-subject-public-meeting-tues-night <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting tonight in East St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>The agency will to explain <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/northalcoa/">its proposed plan to clean up the North Alcoa site</a>. The property is bounded on the north by Lake Drive, on the east by the Alton and Southern railroad, on the south by Missouri Avenue and on the west by 29th Street.</p><p>EPA&#39;s remedial project manager for the 400-acre site, Dion Novak, says the area is contaminated with waste products produced over 100 years ago by a former alumina refinery.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:18:43 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3511 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cleanup of North Alcoa site in East St. Louis subject of public meeting Tues. night President Obama at the State Department: Middle East & North Africa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-state-department-middle-east-north-africa <p>Today President Obama addresses the U.S. State Department on the events in the Middle East and North Africa and U.S. policy in the region.&nbsp;</p><p>You can listen to the President&#39;s speech live below via NPR beginning at 10:20 a.m.:</p><p><!-- START NPR NEWSCASTS/ANCHORED LIVE COVERAGE MODULE CODE --><script src="http://www.npr.org/forstations/newscasts/newscasts.js"></script><!-- START NPR NEWSCASTS/ANCHORED LIVE COVERAGE MODULE CODE --></p><p> Wed, 18 May 2011 16:11:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1258 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama at the State Department: Middle East & North Africa