civic health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: What The Region Can Learn From the Missouri Civic Health Index http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-what-region-can-learn-missouri-civic-health-index <p>St. Louis is actually doing better than the rest of the state in many areas of civic health. That’s the good news out of <a href="http://pprc.umsl.edu/pprc.umsl.edu/base_pages/pubs/reports.html" target="_blank">a recent report</a>. The bad news is that while the state is average in many civic health indicators, it is near the bottom in important measures such as voting, public meeting attendance and regular family dinners.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:03:07 +0000 Robert A. Cropf 34530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: What The Region Can Learn From the Missouri Civic Health Index Discussion: The Role Of Civic Engagement In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-role-civic-engagement-missouri <p><em>Original article published Saturday, January 18,</em> 2013</p><p>Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.</p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ncoc.net/MOCHI2013">report on the state’s civic health</a>, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:24:00 +0000 Camille Phillips & Kelly MacNeil 33115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: The Role Of Civic Engagement In Missouri St. Louisans Honor King By Informing, Serving Others http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louisans-honor-king-informing-serving-others <p>Dorothy Dempsey turned her thoughts Sunday to Martin Luther King by attending Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.</p><p>The local branch of this Catholic fraternal organization turns out each year to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and assassinated on April 4, 1968, when he was 39.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:01:50 +0000 Linda Lockhart 33079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louisans Honor King By Informing, Serving Others