Kelsey Proud

Engagement Editor

Kelsey Proud is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she earned a Convergence (Multimedia) Journalism degree. She has worked at PBS Interactive in Washington, D.C., MSN UK News in London and is a social media enthusiast. Kelsey feels journalism is truly a public service and hopes her work enhances community and reaches those who need information most.  Though she's "from" Chicago, Kelsey has also lived in several different regions of the United States, including periods of time in North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico and Illinois. Her extended family has roots in Boone and Audrain counties in Missouri, too. She is a wannabe chef and globe trekker, former competitive golfer and band-ie (trumpet), and honorary Missourian.

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World Series
10:36 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Cardinals Fall To Red Sox In World Series

Kristin Smith's rally cap wasn't enough to help the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost Game 6 of the World Series 6-1.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 11:30 p.m.

The 2013 season for the St. Louis Cardinals came to a crashing halt Wednesday night with a 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series.

During the regular season, the Cardinals were the best team in baseball at hitting with runners on base. But they stranded nine in Game 6, and 43 through the entire series.

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Politics
8:33 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Missouri Announces More Grants To Child Care Centers

(via Flickr/katerha)

Missouri has awarded an additional $4.2 million in grants to improve facilities at six child care centers around the state.

Gov. Jay Nixon is touting the funding through the Department of Economic Development as part of what he calls the "Missouri Start Smart" initiative to expand access to early childhood education.

The money will help expand three preschool facilities in the St. Louis area, one in the Macon area in northern Missouri, and one each in the Calhoun and Polo school districts in western Missouri:

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Politics
9:26 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton Dead At 81

Former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri)
Official Photo, U.S. House of Representatives

Former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, a champion of the military who served 17 terms in the U.S. House before losing a re-election bid in 2010, has died. He was 81.

Skelton died Monday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by family and friends, including longtime colleague Russell Orban. 

The cause was not immediately released, but Orban says Skelton entered the hospital a week earlier with a cough. Orban confirmed Skelton's death to The Associated Press. 

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St. Louis on the Air
11:27 am
Mon October 28, 2013

67 Years Later, Cardinals Superfan Recites 1946 World Series Poem

Arthur Schwartz.
(Courtesy of Arthur Schwartz)

When Arthur Schwartz was 10 years old his parents gave him a newspaper clipping – a poem about the 1946 World Series in which the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox.

After hearing our recent program on a new book about the 1946 World Series, Schwartz contacted us about the poem he memorized as kid, 67 years ago. 

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St. Louis Symphony
5:58 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Scheherazade

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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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Arts & Culture
10:29 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Watch: St. Louis, Boston Symphonies Have World Series 'Brass Off'

Members of the St. Louis Symphony taunt members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a fun video for the World Series.
(via YouTube video clip)

What do you get when you get creative professional musicians from two baseball-crazy cities and add a World Series matchup? Well, something like this:

9:03 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Square Founder Hopes To Turn St. Louis Into The Silicon Prairie

Lead in text: 
St. Louis Public Radio's Tim Lloyd reports for Marketplace on LaunchCode, the newest project from Square co-founder and St. Louis native Jim McKelvey.
The founder of Square is starting an apprenticeship program in St. Louis for budding programmers. They'll work at 100 local companies, including Monsanto and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
St. Louis Symphony
5:42 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - All Mozart

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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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Death Penalty
11:51 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Execution Using Controversial Drug Halted By Missouri Governor, Requires Different Injection Method

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Last updated 1:30 p.m. Will be updated further.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has responded to the recent controversy surrounding the execution drug propofol by halting the execution of a Missouri inmate, and asking that a different form of lethal injection be used.

Here's Nixon's full statement: 

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St. Louis Life
11:40 am
Wed October 9, 2013

St. Louis' Arch On International 'Watch List' Of At-Risk Monuments

(via Flickr/digitizedchaos)

St. Louis' identifying landmark, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka The Gateway Arch), has been included on the World Monuments Fund's 2014 Watch List for at-risk monuments.

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