midwest http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Midwest: 'God’s Gift To Planet Earth' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/midwest-god-s-gift-planet-earth-0 <p><em>Encore (Original Air Date: 12/20/12)</em></p><p>The Midwest sometimes gets short shrift from people on both ends of the country.&nbsp; They often call it “flyover country.”&nbsp; In other words, they ask, “Why would anyone want to stop in the Midwest?”</p><p>Native Midwesterners or transplants might take exception to the term, “flyover country.”</p><p>One man who certainly takes exception to the term is Mike Draper.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 01:19:53 +0000 Alex Heuer 32592 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Midwest: 'God’s Gift To Planet Earth' The Midwest: 'God’s Gift To Planet Earth' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/midwest-god-s-gift-planet-earth <p>The Midwest sometimes gets short shrift from people on both ends of the country.&nbsp; They often call it “flyover country.”&nbsp; In other words, they ask, “Why would anyone want to stop in the Midwest?”</p><p>Native Midwesterners or transplants might take exception to the term, “flyover country.”</p><p>One man who certainly takes exception to the term is Mike Draper.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:47:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7568 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Midwest: 'God’s Gift To Planet Earth' 200 years later, what's shaking in the New Madrid Seismic Zone? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/200-years-later-whats-shaking-new-madrid-seismic-zone <p>Tomorrow marks the St. Louis kickoff of the <a href="http://www.newmadrid2011.org/">bicentennial events </a>commemorating the earthquakes that struck the New Madrid Seismic Zone in 1811-12.&nbsp; You’ve probably heard stories about those quakes: that church bells rang in Boston, that the Mississippi River ran backwards. Much of that, it turns out, is legend.&nbsp; So what <em>do</em> we know about the New Madrid fault and the risk it poses to the modern Midwest?</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:48:07 +0000 Libby Franklin 497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 200 years later, what's shaking in the New Madrid Seismic Zone? Continued Midwestern economic growth suggested by survey http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/continued-midwestern-economic-growth-suggested-survey <p>A survey says that economic growth in the Midwest will continue into the first half of the new year, but what does that really mean?</p><p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:30:16 +0000 Kelsey Proud 225 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Continued Midwestern economic growth suggested by survey