Webster Groves http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Growing Up Catholic In Webster Groves, KMOX’s Kevin Killeen Recounts Childhood Experiences http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/growing-catholic-webster-groves-kmox-s-kevin-killeen-recounts-childhood-experiences <p>Since 1995, Kevin Killeen has worked as a reporter for KMOX.&nbsp; He began his career with St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.&nbsp;</p><p>In his current role, he produces the station’s morning feature “A Whole ‘nother Story” and has written KMOX’s original holiday show for about the last 15 years.&nbsp; Now, he’s written a book,<a href="http://blankslatepress.com/authors/kevin-killeen/"> “Never Hug A Nun,”</a> a semi-autobiographical novel about his experiences growing up and going to a Catholic school in Webster Groves during the 1960s.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:34:21 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Growing Up Catholic In Webster Groves, KMOX’s Kevin Killeen Recounts Childhood Experiences Missouri Supreme Court considers school transfer case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-considers-school-transfer-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether the&nbsp;Webster Groves school district must enroll a student from the&nbsp;city of&nbsp;St. Louis.</p><p>The court heard arguments Wednesday on a case related to Missouri law that allows students from unaccredited districts to transfer to accredited districts. State lawmakers are also considering how to implement or revise the law. Three school systems in St. Louis and Kansas City are unaccredited.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:56:18 +0000 The Associated Press 3077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court considers school transfer case 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