Saint Louis, MO – For nearly ten years now, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur has worked towards its mission to improve the human condition through plant science. What started out as a staff of only a few has now become a major player in the development of more nutritious, drought resistant food crops.
As KWMU's science reporter Julie Bierach explains, the center's progress and challenges over the last ten years reflect those facing the biotechnology field.
St. Louis, MO. – Bishop Edward Braxton says the Diocese of Belleville will appeal the lower court ruling in a sex abuse case.
Late last month a St. Clair County jury found the diocese had concealed sex abuse allegations against the Reverend Raymond Kownacki and moved him from parish to parish. The jury ordered the diocese to pay the victim five million dollars.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis will learn the name of it new schools superintendent tonight. The state-appointed board that oversees the school district will announce its choice during a meeting tonight.
The finalists are Kelvin Adams of the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Eric Becoats of Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, N.C., and Donnie Evans, a former superintendent in Providence, R.I.
The new superintendent will be the seventh to fill the position in the last five years.