Summer in the city. There’s nothing like it, and no shortage of things to see, do and experience in St. Louis. From parks to concerts and festivals, frozen custard to marionettes, farmers markets to museums, there’s an event (or 20) for everyone.
Author Amanda Doyle has written a second St. Louis guidebook. She said being an outsider affects her view of St. Louis.
“You can’t be born in a place and appreciate everything about it,” she said.
After enduring almost two hours of attacks from his rivals, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley had had enough.
“There is nobody on this platform that has more experience, and knowledge about St. Louis County,” Dooley told the audience at the close of Wednesday night’s candidate forum hosted by the area’s League of Women Voters.
Of his opponents, he added tersely, “They don’t even know what they don’t know. They haven’t got a clue.”
Dooley literally got the last word at the two-hour event, held at Florissant Valley Community College. About 200 people attended.
Bobby Fischer was the youngest-ever American Grandmaster, a title that took him 15 years, 6 months and 1 day to collect. That is, until Hikaru Nakamura came along, besting Bobby by three months and earning the title as the new youngest-ever American GM.
That is, until Ray Robson came along, notching his elite title two weeks before he turned 15.
Ralph Lowenbaum didn’t get a news obituary either in the morning paper or here at St. Louis Public Radio. News editors, rightly, ask “What did he or she do?” and they’re not easily swayed by exaggerations or social or professional associations. The bar is high, and those who don’t clear it don’t make it.
By traditional measurements, reinforced by general perceptions of Mr. Lowenbaum’s 89½ years, the answer to “what did he do” would be “not much.” Turns out, that was wrong.
St. Louis’ Health Department Director Pam Walker issued new guidelines Tuesday regulating the treatment of horses used to pull carriages for Brookdale Farms and St. Louis Carriage Co., the two businesses that offer rides in the city.
The guidelines forbid horses from working when the heat index reaches 100 degrees, and limits horses from working more than eight hours a day, and five days per week. They also set standards for stable ventilation, and cleanliness.
St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed St. Louis Building and Construction Trades secretary-treasurer Jeff Aboussie to the Politically Speaking podcast.