Mary Edwards

Production Manager, Talk Show Producer, St. Louis Symphony Producer

Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years, and is currently Production Manager.  In addition to overseeing all the production activities at the station, she is the producer of St. Louis Public Radio’s two local talk/call-in shows, “St. Louis on the Air” and “Cityscape,” and the live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony.  Mary also teaches an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University and serves as Secretary of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Fine Arts and Communication Alumni Board. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute, participating in various music activities at her church, and water skiing.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:40 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Inequality Persists In African American Community, Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Julianne Malveaux
(Photo Courtesy: University of Missouri - St. Louis)

A leading advocate for equal rights argues infant mortality, access to education, and unemployment remain major issues of inequality in the African American community.

Julianne Malveaux is a labor economist, author and political commentator.  She is also the former President of Bennett College, a historically black college for women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Host Don Marsh talked with Malveaux in advance of her speech at the University of Missouri – St. Louis to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:08 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Suggestions For Living A Lengthy And Healthy Life

(via Flickr/Jennifer Boriss)

Health issues often become more prominent as people age.  Many of them are avoided or at least postponed; and much of living healthfully has more to do with attitude than it does medicine.

Host Don Marsh talked with geriatrician Dr. John Morley, who is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

In Depth: Mo. Lawmakers To Consider Medicaid Expansion, Arming Teachers, Etc. In 2013

Missouri Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri legislature convenes this Wednesday.

The hallmark issue may be Medicaid expansion.  Topics of tax credits and arming classroom teachers are also expected to come up for debate.

Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Beacon political reporter Jo Mannies, and University of Missouri – St. Louis political science professor Terry Jones about the upcoming session.

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Cityscape
6:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Leonard Slatkin Joins The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis For ‘Notes From Hollywood’

Leonard Slatkin
Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management

Leonard Slatkin is well known to St. Louis audiences because of his long tenure at the helm of the St. Louis Symphony.  He returns to St.

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Cityscape
5:32 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’

Jackie Robinson
Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress

Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.

He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called Jackie and Me.

The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.

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Cityscape
4:42 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Upstream Theater Presents St. Louisan, Actor Ken Page’s WWII ‘Ballet In Song’

Graphic design by Patrick Huber, based on a water-color by Mimi Korach Lesser, courtesy Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

St. Louisan Ken Page is an actor and director.  He has an accomplished career including prominent roles in the original Broadway production of Cats and Ain’t Misbehavin’.  You also may recognize him as the voice of Oogie Boogie in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Page, who describes his new work, Café Chanson, as “ballet in song,” talked with host Steve Potter, along with Philip Boehm, the artistic director of Upstream Theater.

Here’s more info on the play from Upstream Theater:

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St. Louis on the Air
3:50 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

St. Louis Consular Corps Helps Foreign Nationals

St. Louis, MO is a Sister City of Stuttgart, Germany. The St. Louis Consular Corps helps facilitate Sister City initiatives
Wikimedia Commons / Andreas Praefcke

The St. Louis Consular Corps helps citizens of other countries with a variety of issues including obtaining visas, medical emergencies, exchange student programs, and deaths.

At any one time there are thousands of foreign nationals living and visiting the St. Louis area.

Host Don Marsh talked with John A. Wright, Board President of the St. Louis Consular Corps and Honorary Consul of Senegal, and Lansing G. Hecker, Honorary Consul of Germany.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:01 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Former Chesterfield Woman Writes Memoir

Author Stefania Silvestri
Alex Monti Fox

When Stefania Silvestri was 14 years old and living in Chesterfield, her father, who was 48 years old, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

At that time Silvestri, her mother, and two sisters became caregivers.

Host Don Marsh talked with Silvestri about her struggle at such a young age and how her father progressed into more severe forms of dementia.  Her memoir is, “Beside the Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.”

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St. Louis on the Air
2:03 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

'St. Louis' Weight Loss Guru' Charles D'Angelo On Losing Weight And Healthy Living

(L to R) Allan Finnegan (lost 100 lbs.), Charles D’Angelo, Fr. Ted Vitali (lost 80 lbs)
(Courtesy: Charles D'Angelo)

Resolutions are a ubiquitous part of the ‘New Year’ and losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle are some of the most common.

Host Don Marsh talked with “St. Louis weight loss guru” Charles D’Angelo.  He is the author of “Think and Grow Thin.”

“I could have been the king of excuses,” said D’Angelo, who as a high school junior, weighed 360 pounds.  He decided that he needed to change his life and in two years, lost 160 pounds.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:05 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

'A Good Year' For St. Louis People, Places And Ideas

From proponents of local control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to the success of the St. Louis Cardinals, it was a “good year” for many St. Louis people, places, and ideas.

Host Don Marsh talked with a panel of guests as we continue our “A Good Year” series.

The guests included:

  • Alex Ihnen, Editor of nextSTL.com
  • Rabbi Mark Shook, Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Temple Israel
  • Alvin Reid, Host at 101 ESPN, Nine Network “Donneybrook” Panelist
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