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
10:03 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Douglas Brookes Explores St. Louis’ Summer Travel To Lake Huron

Douglas Scott Brookes

Douglas Scott Brookes and his sister are the fifth generation of their family to spend their summers in the very same place – a cottage built in 1885 on southern Lake Huron in Michigan.  During a visit, he discovered a diary kept by his great-grandmother from the years 1911-1915. After transcribing it, his interest was piqued enough to begin research on the history and traditions of the area. Among other things, he wanted to find out what prompted so many St. Louisans to spend their summers in Port Huron, Michigan.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:46 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc.

Scales of Justice
(via Flickr/James Cridland)

The top legal issue in the day’s news was the U.S.

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Cityscape
6:52 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Remembering Bayard Rustin, An Unsung Civil Rights Activist

Bayard Rustin

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  In remembering that historic event, the first name that comes to mind to most people is Reverend Martin Luther King and his I Have a Dream Speech.  But few know that the person responsible for a large part of the organization of that march and also for motivating King to his non violent method of activism was another civil rights activist, Bayard Rustin.

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Cityscape
6:18 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Gesher Music Festival Features Peter Martin While Championing Young Artists

Peter Martin

For the third year, the Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists will provide St. Louis audiences with the opportunity to hear a variety of professional musicians who are on the cusp of their careers.

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Cityscape
3:18 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Soundbites: Competitive Barbecuing In St. Louis

Members of the Missouri Shark Fisherman's Club
(Courtesy: Sauce Magazine)

About seven years ago, a group of four men decided to form a competitive barbecuing team, the Missouri Shark Fisherman’s Club.

In our monthly “Soundbites” segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine we explore the world of competitive barbecuing with teammates Matt Riordan and Robin Brown.  Host Steve Potter also talks with Julie Cohen, managing editor of Sauce Magazine and the author of a feature story about the Club.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:50 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Part Two: Starting Something In St. Louis

Khalia Collier, owner and GM of the St. Louis Surge. Ms. Collier was one of three entrepreneurs featured on the program.
(Courtesy: Khalia Collier)

Entrepreneurs are defined as risk-takers.  They are people who take a business idea and run with it, hoping their endeavor is commercial viable and one which can be sustained.

Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials announced a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.  The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.

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Special Projects / St. Louis on the Air
4:38 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

To The Galapagos! 'Following In Darwin's Footsteps' Begins

St. Louis Public Radio's science reporter Véronique LaCapra.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis Public Radio's science reporter Véronique LaCapra sets off this week on a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:24 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Part One: Starting Something In St. Louis

(via Flickr/breahn)

Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials announced a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.  The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Boosting Business And Leadership In St. Louis’ Hispanic Communities

The graduates of the first Latino Leadership Institute in 2012
(Courtesy: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis)

The Hispanic community in the St. Louis region is expanding and for more than 30 years, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis has supported and promoted Hispanic owned businesses.

In 2009, the Chamber established a charitable arm, the HCC STL Foundation, which focuses on youth, workforce development and education.  The Chamber’s Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) is a skills-based leadership training program for young Hispanic professionals.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:24 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

SIUE Students Make Cuba Trip Part Of Their Education

The SIUE group stands at the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU) of the University of Havana.
(Courtesy: SIUE)

Cuba is only 90 miles from the Florida coast but it sometimes feels as if it’s much farther away.  While travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba have eased in recent years, their relationship over the last five decades is far from close.

A small group of students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville just returned from a 10 day visit to Cuba under an educational arrangement between SIUE and the University of Havana.  Harvard University is the only other institution to take advantage of such an opportunity under the initiative.

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