Madalyn Painter

Digital Media Manager

Digital Media Manager Madalyn Painter joined the station in 2006, after working for three years as Online Communications Manager for KETC/Channel 9, St. Louis Public Television. Her professional awards include a 2005 APEX Award of Excellence for a Web site and three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. She has lived in St. Louis since graduating in 2000 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Honors English. She has a master's degree in social work from St. Louis University. She enjoys gardening, poetry, and listening to public radio. Her favorite public radio shows are RadioLab, On Being, and The Splendid Table.

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Photo of the Week
1:07 am
Sat July 2, 2011

Arch Train

SMT Images via Flickr

Photo taken at by "SMT Images" on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

The Weekend Gardener
11:24 am
Sat June 25, 2011

St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour

Scott Klein's pond in south county. For more photos from sites along the tour, see the slideshow below.
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This Sunday, June 26, is the First Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour--a free, self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homes on the tour showcase renewable energy, beekeeping, composting, vegetable gardens, native plants, backyard chickens, rainwater harvesting, keeping goats, using permeable surfaces, and more.

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Photo of the Week
3:57 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Female Barn Owl

matneym via Flickr

Photo taken at the World Bird Sanctuary by "matneym" on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
10:17 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 12

A display at Subterranean Books on Delmar.

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 12:

Adults:

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Photo of the Week
3:42 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Grand Layers

S. Trent via Flickr

Photo taken on Grand Ave. by S. Trent on Flickr.com.

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Arts & Culture
5:54 pm
Sun June 12, 2011

The Weekend Gardener: Encouraging Community Garden Participation

Two beds in a community garden, one newly planted and the other covered in weeds.

A common issue for community garden groups is varying levels of participation among the gardeners. The result of some gardeners not tending their beds on a regular basis means that, at best, the beds are weedy and aesthetically unpleasing or, at worst, the beds are completely overgrown and spreading weeds, diseases, and pests to the other beds. Beyond these consequences, lack of full involvement hampers the spirit of community--building relationships with one's neighbors, demonstrating pride in one's neighborhood--that community gardeners aspire to achieve.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 5

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 5:

Adult:

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Photo of the Week
7:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Planet St. Louis

M. Cole Bishop via Flickr

Photo by M. Cole Bishop on Flickr.com. To create this image, Bishop says he "took a panorama from the Wash. U. observatory then stretched it and converted it to polar coordinates." The original panorama is viewable in his Flickr photostream.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 29

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 29:

Adult:

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Photo of the Week
10:02 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks

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Photo by "Matneym" on Flickr.com.

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