David Weinberg

Stories identified with the David Weinberg byline are produced by David Weinberg, a St. Louis Public Radio freelance contributor.

Beer
6:34 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Kräftig, not craft beer: the new Busch brewery aiming to compete with Budweiser

Crates of Kräftig Light Lager, one of the beers made by the new William K Busch Brewing Company, on the line in the brewery.
(via William K Busch Brewing Company)

If you've been driving on any of the highways around St. Louis lately you have probably noticed several new green billboards advertising Kräftig beer. Kräftig is brewed by the William K Busch Brewing Company, a new brewery started by Billy Busch, the great grandson of Adolphus Busch. As David Weinberg reports, Billy Busch is hoping his new business is start of the next chapter in the Busch family brewing legacy.

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"Lean Healthcare"
5:35 am
Fri May 27, 2011

"Lean Healthcare:" Using mechanical systems for medical efficiency

The strategy room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Pink sticky notes on the wall represent points in a process where a patient has to wait. This giant chart is used to track progress of the "Lean Healthcare" method.
(Sarah Kincade)

Throughout the country a number of hospitals have been looking to Toyota auto plants to learn how to make healthcare safer and more efficient. Among the dozens of institutions adapting the Toyota Production system to healthcare is Barnes-Jewish Hospital here in St. Louis.

Reporter David Weinberg brings us the story of how Far East auto plants are changing the face of hospitals in the west.

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"Besa" - David Weinberg
10:04 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Temple Emanuel photography exhibit highlights Albania, living with "besa" or "word of honor"

Temple Emanuel, a reform Jewish Synagogue in Creve Coeur, is currently hosting an exhibition of black and white portraits of Albanian Muslims. The men and women in the photographs helped save the lives of nearly 2,000 Jews who fled to Albania during WWII. David Weinberg tells the story of a place where something called "besa" or “word of honor” is a way of life.

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