In some strange, alternate universe, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman would be running for a third term on the St. Louis County Council.
Back in the mid-2000s, the Olivette Democrat seemed to be on a collision course with Barbara Fraser, a fellow Democrat, for the 5th District council seat. But the two agreed on a deal: Fraser would run for county council while Zimmerman would run for Fraser's spot in the Missouri House.
Once a week, our team of education reporters would like to share stories that look at trends in education here and across the country. In particular, we want to focus on people, research and even gizmos that may help make kids learn better. This week, by coincidence, we all seem to have found stories about the joys and sorrows of testing.
Jazz Unlimited for March 2, 2014 will be “Live Jazz from Other New York Venues, Part 1.” Jazz played live is a different animal from jazz recorded in the emotionally sterile confines of a studio. The energy and emotion reflected back from an audience to the performers brings about better performances. We continue our survey of New York venues with smaller clubs and Lincoln Center as well as presenting music from clubs that we did not have time for on earlier shows. We will feature duets between Dick Wellstood and Kenny Davern, Dick Hyman and Roger Kellaway and Joe Lovano and Hank Jones
Back in May, hundreds of former employees of the old Jewish Hospital gathered at the complex along Kingshighway to say goodbye. Three of the four buildings - some of which were built in the early 1900s - were schedule to come down as part of a multi-million dollar project to upgrade the Barnes-Jewish medical facilities.
Updated Monday, March 3, 2014 to include audio from St. Louis on the Air.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar remembers a time when his home city was described by travel writers as “Indianapolis No Place.”
When the Indiana Republican became mayor of Indianapolis in the 1960s, the city was mired in a “mediocre, flat situation.” He said it received “very little interest to anybody outside who was not involved parochially.”
As a chef, culinary writer and restaurant owner, Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley has made a career out of food. Currently, she is the co-owner of Eagle’s Nest Inn and Winery and Josephine’s Bakery in Louisiana, Mo.
Cooking is also part of her family heritage, but it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that she was able to discover more. The result is “A Culinary Legacy: From Escoffier to Today,” a book that is part narrative, part history, and part cookbook.