Richard Weiss

Richard Weiss
Pioneer
9:48 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Reflection: Discovering the (Extra)Ordinary Max Starkloff

Credit Provided by Missouri History Museum

It takes a great character to make a good story. That’s what I was once told.

But what makes a great character?

My muses have always told me to find someone who is both extraordinary and ordinary.

Extraordinary in that the individual has lived a life like no one else. Fascinating.

Ordinary in that the individual is imperfect, just like us. He or she shares the same foibles and fears, hopes and aspirations that we have. We can see ourselves in that person. Compelling.

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Tradition
5:06 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

The Veiled Prophet returns to St. Louis for pomp and scrutiny

1883 parade
Credit Missouri History Museum

Chances are most St. Louisans will neither notice nor show much appreciation for a 133-year-old gentleman who is returning to our town for a visit on Saturday.

He is the Veiled Prophet from the Kingdom of Khorassan. Insiders call him the Grand Oracle or G.O., for short. He used to be quite well known. Now not so much.

But for many years he was a symbol of St. Louis.

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From sycophant to ingrate
11:00 pm
Sun June 1, 2008

From sycophant to ingrate

Scott McClellan's new book is interesting and makes a useful
contribution toward documenting what went on at the Bush White House.
But that hardly makes him an admirable figure, media critic and Beacon contributing editor Dick Weiss tells McGraw
Milhaven on the McGraw Show on KTRS (550-AM).

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Muslims Left Out -- The Beacon on KTRS
11:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2008

Muslims Left Out -- The Beacon on KTRS

Are we bringing everyone together?  


When candidates talk about uniting our country, they frequently mention blacks, whites, Hispanics and Asians, Christians and Jews. They almost never mention the nation's 5 million Muslims. What's up with that? Dick Weiss and McGraw Milhaven discuss this on the McGraw Show on KTRS-550 AM.      

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