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11:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

News Quiz for July 25, 2014

Were you paying attention to St. Louis Public Radio this week?

Take our quiz below, then come back next week and try again, or challenge your friends.

Commentary
11:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Editor's Weekly: Truth And Politics

Credit (courtesy of Uber)

"I caution people all the time that when you're dealing with public policy not to be completely driven by logic."—Taxi commission chairman Louis Hamilton

That burst of candor, reported by St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann, helped to illuminate what was really going on this week as the commission grappled with questions that will determine whether Uber and Lyft operate here.

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Back To School
8:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Would-Be Teachers Flock To Normandy Job Fair

Credit Stephanie Zimmerman

The Normandy Schools Collaborative is looking for a fresh start. So is Andrew Nardi. He’s hoping the two desires fit and he’ll get his first teaching job when classes start next month.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Preview: Is The Middle Class Eroding? A Discussion On The Lengthening Class Divide, Bridging The Gap

Credit Flickr/Rob Lee

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

The rich are getting richer. The top 5 percent of earners in the U.S. accounted for nearly 40 percent of personal consumption expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking. That is up from 28 percent in 1995.

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Jessica Hentoff
4:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Mideast Fighting Strands Members Of Circus Harmony In Israel

The St. Louis Arches perform at Circus Flora in 2010.
Credit Provided by Circus Flora

The fighting in the Mideast has extended the stay in Israel of a local acrobatic group that uses the circus to bring people together.

Nine kids and three adults from Circus Harmony were scheduled to return to St. Louis July 23, but the decision to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel left them scrambling to make new plans. Now the flying St. Louis Arches will be landing next Tuesday morning.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:11 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis

Credit (Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

Forget the stereotypes of beer-swilling men and frat boys. Femme Ferment and The University of Missouri–St. Louis want to introduce women and students to the art of brewing.

Fourth-year PhD chemistry student and homebrewer Joseph Meisel will lead UMSL’s new beer brewing class, Chemistry 1021 Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles.

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Death Penalty
1:12 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Behaving With Secrecy, Another State Botches Execution

Credit (via Wikimedia Commons/Noahudlis)

For the fourth time this year, an inmate's lethal injection did not go as planned. Last night, it was Arizona, but the state has company.

An Ohio inmate took 25 minutes to die in January. In Oklahoma, there were two apparent botches: In one,  an inmate said, "I feel my whole body burning," and in another, the prisoner took more than 40 minutes to die.

But Arizona's execution took even longer. Joseph Wood's execution began at 1:52 p.m., and he died nearly two hours later at 3:49 p.m.

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Primary Election 2014
12:34 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Trio Goes All Out To Capture St. Charles-Based State Senate Seat

Former Rep. Vicki Schneider's "truck wrap"
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

Running for a seat in the Missouri Senate is tough. It takes months of door-to-door campaigning, an endless dash for cash, and a thick skin to win a competitive race. 

But Chuck Gatschenberger and Vicki Schneider may have a secret weapon: Both candidates in the race for the western St. Charles-based 2nd senatorial district had their campaign logos and faces imprinted on their trucks.

Schneider said she wrapped her truck because she “wanted people to know that they’re voting for someone that is just like them.”

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Politically Speaking
11:12 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Politically Speaking: Missouri Chamber Chief Mehan Upbeat On Transportation Tax Prospects

St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to the Politically Speaking podcast.

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Primary Election 2014
10:14 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Labor's Love For Stenger Could Spell Trouble For Dooley

Steve Stenger, left, and Charlie Dooley
Credit (Campaign Photos)

Less than two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 primary election, a key question in the St. Louis County executive contest centers on how much muscle area unions will exert in their effort to oust incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley.

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