Education funding
5:06 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Education Funding Could Take A Hit As Lotto, Gaming Revenue Drops

Credit (via Flickr/Robert S. Donovan)

The amount of money education in Missouri receives from casino gaming and the lottery is down significantly, according to Gov. Jay Nixon's budget office.

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St. Louis Symphony
3:41 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra — All Beethoven

Jun Märkl.
Jean-Baptiste Millot

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's 2014-2015 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are. 

Here's what's planned for you this weekend:

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St. Louis on the Air
1:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Police Chiefs Discuss Ferguson, What's Next

St.Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, left, and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar prepare for Friday's "St. Louis on the Air" interview at St. Louis Public Radio.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum / St. Louis Public Radio

 When St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar stopped by “St. Louis on the Air” on Friday, part of a weeklong media tour, they sought to stress that they have a plan and that their departments were working with protesters and community members.

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Week In Review
12:57 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

The Rundown: Reform, Reflection, Reaction To Ferguson

A protester on Aug. 16 in Ferguson
Credit Durrie Bouscaren / St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Ferguson: Reform, reflection, reaction

Two Visions Of Municipal Court Reform

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Tense Times
12:51 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Waiting For The Grand Jury: People Buy Up Plywood, Wasp Spray

Lori Fowler finds the wasp spray falls short of its claim to shoot 27 feet.
Credit Nancy Fowler | St. Louis Public Radio

Much of the St. Louis area is on edge as it waits for the grand jury decision in the case of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. Listen into conversations and it won't be long until someone speculates about what will happen.

Local schools, particularly those in north St. Louis County, have been preparing for weeks for a decision concerning the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Business owners and residents are also getting ready for any problems while hoping nothing bad happens.

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11:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

McCaskill Votes 'No' On Reid; Blunt, Wagner, Durbin Re-Elected To Leadership

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
Credit Sen. McCaskill's Flickr page

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., joined a handful of other centrists-Democrats in voting against Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to be the caucus’ minority leader for the 114th Congress beginning in January. McCaskill said she made her decision in the wake of last week's election, which she said showed that Missouri voters want change.

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Staff Picks
10:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

15 Mini Reviews For The St. Louis International Film Festival

Credit website

Updated 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 with new review.

The St. Louis International Film Festival is underway with enough options to ensure that almost everyone can find something of interest.

Some of us in the newsroom of St. Louis Public Radio checked out the list of offerings and asked to review films that caught our interest. As you check out our mini reviews, you should know that several of the movies we requested were not available and that some of us asked for more than time permitted. These are just a taste of what is available.

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Wearable Message Art
10:33 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

St. Louis Artist Uses Fiber Masks And Plastic Garbage Bags To Talk About Body Image

'I'm Pretty'
Credit Provided by Reese Gallery

The work of emerging fiber artist Grace Kubilius walks the walk while talking the talk. The conversation is about women and body image.

Like many young women, and all women, really, Kubilius has struggled with questions of appearance and what it means to be a woman.

“How do you sort of resolve that with what’s expected or what you think is expected of you?” Kubilius said.

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St. Louis County Executive
9:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

With Grand Jury Decision Looming, Stenger And Dooley Aren't Talking

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger haven't talked since Michael Brown was killed on Aug. 9. Stenger says he wants to be apprised of what's going on -- especially since he'll deal with the aftermath of a grand jury decision regarding Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson.
Credit Jo Mannies | St. Louis Public Radio | file photo

As the St. Louis region awaits a grand jury decision on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a crime, federal, state and local officials have been in constant communications with each other to prepare for what happens next. 

But there’s been no talk between two policymakers in particular: St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger.

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Technology Upgrade
8:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Parking Meter Rates To Increase In St. Louis; Smartphone Payment Method Rollout Begins

One of the credit card meters tested in the Central West End during the trial phase of choosing new meter venders for St. Louis.
Credit Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

The cost of on-street parking in St. Louis will go up in July. The city’s parking commission approved increased meter rates and fines Thursday. Parking meters located in high traffic areas will charge a $1.50 an hour, while low traffic areas will charge $1 an hour. That’s up from $1 and $0.75 respectively. Parking tickets will increase from $10 to $15.

“We’re confident that these price increases are modest enough that they won’t overwhelm the people who pay for on-street parking in the city,” said Debbie Johnson, a spokesperson for the St. Louis Treasurer’s Office.

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