Erica Smith

Online Producer

Erica Smith is an online producer of St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape. Erica has worked in newsrooms in Indiana, Washington and Missouri, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A Missouri native, Erica has received local "best tweeter" honors, as well as national awards for design. She likes typewriters, craft beer and cat memes; eats M&Ms in Roy G Biv order; is a St. Louis Blues and Kansas City Royals fan; and often tweets about the weather.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:34 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Coming Monday: Grannie Annie Encourages Students To Share Family History

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Holiday family time often turns into story time. The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration wants students to help capture those stories.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Dooley Speaks Out On Corruption Allegations, Ferguson, Time In Office

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh and St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jo Mannies on Thursday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has just a few days left in office, and despite some recent outbursts, he wants people to know he’s not angry or bitter. He’s says he’s relieved.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:08 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

A Look At St. Louis' Timeline

'St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline' by Carol Ferring Shepley

As St. Louis celebrates 250 years, several books have explored the city’s history. Add one more to the list, but this one tells the tales through timelines.

“St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline” offers a tour through St. Louis’ past (and future, as the book ends in 2016) with vignettes for noteworthy years. It also has what author Carol Ferring Shepley calls a “wide-angle view” of the city.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:18 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Alderwoman Reflects On Ward Changes, Challenges

St. Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young
Credit Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

Phyllis Young, the city’s longest-serving alderman, resigned on Dec. 12. Young, a Democrat, represented the 7th Ward, which includes parts of downtown and Soulard, for 29 years.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Homeless Advocate Discusses Career, Challenges Facing St. Louis

Bill Siedhoff

After 13 years, homeless advocate Bill Siedhoff stepped down in November from his post as director of the St. Louis Department of Human Services.

“It’s been a very rewarding career, I would say,” Siedhoff told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Wednesday. As director, Siedhoff was responsible for overseeing services for youth, the elderly, the disabled and the homeless.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:27 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

CPA Answers Your End-Of-The-Year Tax Questions

Credit dleafy | sxc.hu

The most wonderful time of the year means the least favorite time of the year is approaching: Tax time.

There are some things taxpayers can do now to help alleviate individual tax burdens in April, certified public account Lance Weiss of SFW Partners LLC told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Tuesday.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Venture Cafe Director Seeks ‘Serendipitous Collisions’ Between St. Louis Innovators, Resources

Venture Cafe is not a typical cafe. Visitors will find coffee, beer and wine, but replace the typical pastries with entrepreneurs.

“I talk about serendipitous collisions,” Venture Cafe’s executive director Travis Sheridan told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Tuesday. “It’s about getting the right people at the right place at the right time, and then miraculously the right things happen.”

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St. Louis on the Air
1:16 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Legal Roundtable: Another Grand Jury For Ferguson Case? Possible But …

December's 'St. Louis on the Air' legal roundtable members discuss law issues on Monday at St. Louis Public Radio. From left, Don Marsh, 'St. Louis on the Air' host; William Freivogel, professor at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute; Roger Goldman, Saint Louis University Law School professor; and Mark Smith, associate vice chancellor of students at Washington University in St. Louis.
Credit Rebecca Smith / St. Louis Public Radio

Many people are unhappy with a grand jury’s decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, and the St. Louis County prosecutor’s handling of the case.

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Cityscape
1:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Rockin’ Holiday Concert Supports Local Charities

Home(s) for the Holidays is Dec. 14, 2014.

Want to rock out to holiday music while supporting a local charity? Easy.

At Home(s) for the Holidays, concertgoers donate the cost of their ticket to one of four local charities.

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Cityscape
1:24 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Saint Louis Ballet Adds More Glitter, Pyrotechnics To ‘Nutcracker’

The Saint Louis Ballet's 'Nutcracker' features the professional company and students from the St. Louis Ballet School.
Saint Louis Ballet

“The Nutcracker” has become a holiday tradition, and is performed by countless ballet companies around the world.

“‘Nutracker,’ for ballet companies, is kind of our Super Bowl,” said Saint Louis Ballet dancer Stephen Lawrence, who plays the Cavalier in the company’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

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