reality TV http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What's A 'BAP?' St. Louisans Duke It Out On Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-bap-st-louisans-duke-it-out-reality-tv-spotlighting-black-middle-class <p></p><p>Stay tuned for rock-star style drama tonight as six St. Louisans argue and scream their way through a new Lifetime TV reality show called “BAPs,” which stands for Black American Princess. Or Prince, in the case of local coffee shop owner Jason Wilson.</p><p></p><p>Wilson is the founder of Chronicle Coffee and gathering space in North City, and owns two Northwest Coffee shops. He’s also among the “BAPs” cast pulled together by a Los Angeles production company.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:49:24 +0000 Nancy Fowler 38261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What's A 'BAP?' St. Louisans Duke It Out On Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class St. Louis' 'Trash' Makes National Television Debut http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-trash-makes-national-television-debut <p>Like many cities in the Midwest, St. Louis' factory and warehousing industries have declined since their prominence in the early to mid-twentieth century.&nbsp; Calling St. Louis a "Rust Belt boneyard," entrepreneurs from South City's Cherokee Street are featured in a new locally produced reality cable show, "Salvage City," where they turn so-called junk into a goldmine.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:31:12 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 32371 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis' 'Trash' Makes National Television Debut Why Are So Many Reality Television Shows Based In St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-so-many-reality-television-shows-based-st-louis <p>Resale Royalty. Welcome to Sweetie Pies. Funeral Boss. Salvage City. If you are a fan of reality-based TV, these shows may be familiar to you.</p><p>All of them take place in St. Louis. And all of them were produced by St. Louis-based television production companies Coolfire Originals and NoCoast Originals, who often work in partnership to create what they call &quot;unscripted&quot; shows.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:37:32 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 30476 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are So Many Reality Television Shows Based In St. Louis?