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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Weekend Gardener
6:14 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Organizing a Community Garden

Bevo-Long Community Garden Members
St. Louis Public Radio

Welcome to our bi-weekly gardening column. To complement our weekend programming, we're offering more arts, culture, and lifestyle articles. Here, I write about the trials and tribulations of my own gardening and that of others--including community gardeners working to establish a space in which to grow. I hope you get inspired to dig in the dirt yourself.

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Arts & Culture
9:09 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending March 20

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 March 20:

Adult

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape

The dance and percussion company STOMP is in town this weekend for its Dance St. Louis performances at the Fox Theatre.

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Weekend Gardener
7:00 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Vegetable gardening on the air, in the news, and at a nursery near you

Onion slips for sale at a local nursery
Photo credit: Madalyn Painter St. Louis Public Radio

March is the time to plant cold-season crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and onions. You'll find onion "slips"--immature onion bulbs--available at your local nursery now, along with some basic brassicas to start for summer harvest. Next year try starting from seed to select more unusual varieties. Venture out into what may be new territory by trying broccoli rab, kohlrabi, and bok choy.

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Arts & Culture
6:08 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Top-selling books in St. Louis

At the end of each week we will now be providing a best-seller list of the top ten adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending March 13:

Adult

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Photo of the Week
3:07 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Lady Bird

via Flickr/MzSusanB

Photo by "MzSusanB" on Flickr.com, taken at the St. Louis Zoo.

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.

Weekend Gardener
1:19 pm
Sat March 5, 2011

Seed Starting: Finding Unique Varietals and Using a Soil Blocker

These pearlescent, multi-colored corn kernels were blessed by a Hopi elder and a given to me by a friend. The ability to grow unusual varieties of vegetables is just one of the many benefits of growing your own from seed.
Photo credit Madalyn Painter, credit for growing this gorgeous ear of corn goes to Anna Sandidge.

To complement our weekend programming, in this new bi-weekly column I'll write about the trials and tribulations of my own gardening and that of others, including community gardeners as they work to establish a new space to grow. I hope you get inspired to dig in the dirt yourself.  With temperatures on the rise, now is the time to start seeds indoors and get ready to experience the superior flavor of vegetables you can grow at home in your own back yard. Here's one way to get started.

Seed Selection

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Photo of the Week
12:22 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Orchid Show

Orchid
Amy Buxton on Flickr

Photo by Amy Buxton on Flickr.com, taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden's 2011 Orchid Show.

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Arts & Culture
6:26 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Shadow Dancing

Photo by "MBK (marjie)" on www.flickr.com.

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Photo of the Week
6:46 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Priory Chapel

HOK Priory Chapel
Remiss63 on Flickr.com

Photo by "Remiss 63" on www.flickr.com.

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