Libby Franklin

Talk Show Producer

Libby discovered the delights of making radio as an undergraduate at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  A couple of cities, an internship, and a fellowship later, she began her public radio career at Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford, Connecticut.  At WNPR, Libby was a producer for the award-winning talk show Where We Live.  A native of Kansas, Libby is happy about her return to the Midwest, where she plans to eat lots of local food, see lots of live music, and spend many an hour in Forest Park.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

One year after quake, St. Louis organization eyes big goal for Haiti

Dr. Patricia Wolff, Executive Director of Meds & Food for Kids with patients in Haiti last year

Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder and Executive Director of Meds & Foods for Kids (MFK) was one of our guests today on St. Louis on the Air.  MFK has been in Cap-Haïtien combating malnutrition with Medika Mamba (aka Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food)  since 2003.  Last year’s earthquake exacerbated an already extreme situation there, crippling existing infrastructure and multiplying demand for limited resources.

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from Cityscape
5:31 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Two St. Louis stage productions open tonight

Bryan Terrell Clark as Tempest Landry and Corey Allen as Joshua Angel in Walter Mosely's "The Fall of Heaven", opening tonight at the St. Louis Rep.

Less than a week into 2011, St. Louis theater goers have two brand new productions to take in, both St. Louis premiers.  We had the chance to preview both today on Cityscape.

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From St. Louis on the Air
5:09 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Local, national notables remember Max Starkloff

Today's show was about remembering disability rights advocate Max Starkloff, who passed away Dec. 27, 2010. Starkloff is photographed here receiving his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 20, 2008. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Today's show was a discussion about the life and legacy of Paraquad founder Max Starkloff and his many contributions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For more on Starkloff, see our previous story about his memorial.

We heard from some of these voices during the show, but here are some more local and national notables sharing their stories about Starkloff:

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:36 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

Smoking ban takes effect. Now what?

(via Flickr / Super Fantastic)

There must be thousands of St. Louisans struggling through day three of a new year's resolution not to smoke.  In fact, Barry Freedman, Project Manager for Communities Putting Prevention to Work with the St. Louis County Department of Health says a survey of St. Louis smokers shows that nearly 60% say they'd like to quit in the next six months.  

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:07 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

News from 2010 that will shape the future of the region

St. Louis skyline, (via Flickr / Keith011764)

 

The Associated Press recently surveyed a group of Missouri print and broadcast news editors and named the top news story of 2010: The November defeat of longtime 4th District Congressman, Ike Skelton.  But since the end of December is nothing if not a time for thoughtful chin stroking and  list-making, we decided to gather a panel of experts and come up with a list of the year’s biggest news—St. Louis on the Air style.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:38 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Hunger doesn't take a holiday

Flickr Creative Commons user Victim Public

 

As many Missourians wrap up a weekend marked by celebration and plenty, somewhere near 16% of the state's population struggles with food insecurity.

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from St. Louis on the Air
3:21 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Superheroes and the law?

photo by Esparta Palma, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.

If today's episode of St. Louis on the Air was your idea of a legal-palooza AND you have an affinity for comic books, then you'll really love this neat site.

from St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Patch.com: now reporting from a neighborhood near you

photo by Libby Franklin

In these times of change and uncertainty in the media industry, many doomsday scenarios predicted the end of small-town news coverage.   As small dailies and weeklies all over the country shut their doors, many wondered what , if anything, would fill the void.

Enter Patch.com.

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from St. Louis on the Air
3:56 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

History, comedy, and baseball meet in Bobby Norfolk's "Shadowball"

Bobby Norfolk at St. Louis Public Radio
photo by Aaron Doerr

Bobby Norfolk was driving somewhere in 2009 when NPR's Fresh Air stopped him in his tracks.  He remembers the interview with author Larry Tye as "the most compelling hour of listening" he's ever experienced. Tye's biography of Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige started Norfolk on a journey that's culminated in his latest one man show,  Shadowball: The Negro Baseball Leagues.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:20 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Uncertainty plagues end-of-year tax planning

Lance Weiss, CPA and Tax Partner with Shaprio, Flom & Company
Aaron Doerr

The Senate voted this afternoon to move ahead with Obama's compromise tax cut package.  A final Senate vote is expected Tuesday. But the bill still faces an uncertain future in the House. 

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