Don Marsh

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Don Marsh has extensive and broad media experience, with a career beginning in 1959. Starting as a managing editor for a small magazine in New Jersey, he went on to become a radio news writer in Germany; an Eastern European correspondent and bureau chief for the American Forces Network; news director at WJZ-TV in Baltimore; anchorman/political specialist reporter/producer at KTVI-TV in St. Louis; a talk show host for KMOX radio; an anchorman for KDNL-TV; and a producer of training videos for law enforcement. He began as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air in September 2005. His many professional awards include 12 Regional Emmy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Boosting Business And Leadership In St. Louis’ Hispanic Communities

The graduates of the first Latino Leadership Institute in 2012
(Courtesy: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis)

The Hispanic community in the St. Louis region is expanding and for more than 30 years, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis has supported and promoted Hispanic owned businesses.

In 2009, the Chamber established a charitable arm, the HCC STL Foundation, which focuses on youth, workforce development and education.  The Chamber’s Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) is a skills-based leadership training program for young Hispanic professionals.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:24 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

SIUE Students Make Cuba Trip Part Of Their Education

The SIUE group stands at the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU) of the University of Havana.
(Courtesy: SIUE)

Cuba is only 90 miles from the Florida coast but it sometimes feels as if it’s much farther away.  While travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba have eased in recent years, their relationship over the last five decades is far from close.

A small group of students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville just returned from a 10 day visit to Cuba under an educational arrangement between SIUE and the University of Havana.  Harvard University is the only other institution to take advantage of such an opportunity under the initiative.

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St. Louis on the Air
8:22 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Competitive Bid Program For Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Begins July 1

Wheel chairs and oxygen are part of Medicare's new competitive bid program
Maddak Inc. via Flickr

There are approximately 224,000 people with Medicare living in the greater St. Louis area.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:32 am
Mon June 17, 2013

St. Louis Artist Cbabi Bayoc Reflects On Fatherhood, Fatherly Advice

Painting 72/365..."One More Fishing Trip"
Cbabi Bayoc/365 Days With Dad

This past weekend’s Father’s Day reminds us of the important role fathers play in the lives of their children.

Artist and businessman Cbabi Bayoc is the father behind 365 Days With Dad. It’s a project he started in 2012 with the goal of painting one portrait or narrative a day which depicts African American fathers interacting with their children in a positive light.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:07 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Texting Can Wait - Collinsville Woman, St. Louis Co. Police Working Together To Save Lives

Jessica and Kelli Uhl were killed in November 2007 when a distracted Illinois State Police trooper crashed his car into the vehicle driven by Jessica Uhl.
(Courtesy: Kim Schlau)

It’s not unusual to see people driving who are talking on the phone, texting, eating or putting on makeup.

Multiple studies show that such activity is as distracting as consuming alcohol and impedes a driver’s ability to drive safely.  In 2010, 3,331 people were killed in distracted driving accidents.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:17 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Unique Cultural Exchange To Take Place As Chinese Youth Visit Missouri

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The relationship between the United States and China is important, as demonstrated by recent meetings between President Barack Obama and his counterpart, Xi Jinping.

A group of 37 Chinese students will begin arriving in St. Louis this week to attend Missouri Boys and Girls State, youth leadership programs held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. 

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St. Louis on the Air
5:23 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

New Center In St. Louis Helps Students Transition From High School To College

(via Flickr/j.o.h.n. walker)

The summer between senior year of high school and freshman year of college can be daunting for students pursuing a college degree, especially for low-income families and those seeking to become first-generation college graduates.

A new center located in the Delmar Loop (618 N. Skinker) is addressing the “summer melt” problem.  That’s when high school graduates who intend to attend college in the fall slip through the cracks during the summer months.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:45 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Wash U Has Four Of The World’s Top Researchers

Professor Richard K. Wilson, Director of the Genomics Institute at Washington University in St. Louis
(Courtesy: Washington University in St. Louis)

Four of the top twenty-one influential researchers in the world live in the St. Louis area.

The researchers are from Washington University in St. Louis and all are in the field of genomics.  The findings come from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, an open web resource for science metrics and analysis.

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St. Louis on the Air
2:34 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Come Early, Stay Late – stl250 Plans Year-Long Semiquincentennial Celebration

stl250 Executive Director Erin Budde stands next to an example of an ornamental cake
Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

The non-profit organization stl250 is planning a yearlong celebration for 2014 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.

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St. Louis on the Air
2:26 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Moving Forward At The Missouri History Museum

Missouri History Museum
file photo

Bob Cox, a former senior vice president of St. Louis-based technology company Emerson, was hired last week to be the temporary leader of the Missouri History Museum.

The tax payer funded institution has been mired in controversy since the Museum overpaid for land, a sale which involved ex-Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.  Bosley had recently stepped down from the Museum’s board of trustees.

Longtime Missouri History Museum President Bob Archibald resigned in December 2012.

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