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Shannon Lischwe

Marketing, Events, and Outreach Coordinator
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JOIN ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO FOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING TONIGHT THROUGH NEW YEAR'S DAY!

The Holiday Program Schedule for St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU

Festivo Alt.Latino, Tuesday, 12/20/2016 at 8 p.m.

Dear STLPR Friends,

Whatever you are feeling about the results of last week's historic elections, one truth remains: fact-based journalism is as important to our democracy as it has ever been. For more than 18 months, St. Louis Public Radio has provided the most comprehensive coverage of election issues and events at every level of the ballot for hundreds of thousands of listeners in our region and beyond. 

STLPR Membership Campaign button
Zack Stovall

Our Fall 2016 Member Campaign concluded on Friday, October 21st, as we surpassed our goal and raised $334,000 from 2,488 donors. The station is proud to announce that this fall’s drive numbers are significant in comparison to recent years. In dollars, there was a 14% increase over Spring 2016, an 11% increase over Fall 2015 and a 16% increase over Spring 2015. In donors, there was a  12% increase over Spring 2016, a 3% increase over Fall 2015 and a 20% increase over Spring 2014. 

2016 Online Journalism Awards
Online News Association

The Online News Association Awards were presented on Saturday night in Denver and St.

"The Splendid Table" and "On Being" will switch broadcast times.
St. Louis Public Radio

 St. Louis Public Radio will make a change to the Sunday programming schedule effective Sunday, July 17th, 2016. The broadcast times for The Splendid Table and On Being will be switched.  

The Splendid Table will now air at 7 p.m. every Sunday evening.   
On Being will now air at 1 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. 

Public Radio New Directors Incorporated (PRNDI)

  Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR handed out 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis this June for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015. St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce that we were the recipient of two of these awards.

"One Year in Ferguson"
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU has been named a recipient of the inaugural Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for the project “One Year in Ferguson.”  The award is a new and separate award from the traditional Peabody Awards and is given to the Top Five Stories in Digital Spaces.  This new award is judged and given by the Peabody Student Honor Board, a group of 16 undergraduate honor students at the University of Georgia who work in conjunction with the Peabody Awards program. The award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2016, in New York at the Paley Center for Media.

  St. Louis Public Radio is excited to announce the following professional awards and recognition:

2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners: 

The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association and recognize the top achievements in electronic journalism produced around the world by radio, television, and online news organizations. St. Louis Public Radio is part of the Region 5 - Large Market division. Region 5 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

We Live Here
Art by Susannah Lohr | St. Louis Public Radio

 Today we’re excited to launch the second season of We Live Here – our multi-media project focused on race, class, power, systems and the people they touch.

We’re calling the first show of the new season “Burden of Proof.” It’s a look at why people don’t believe each other when it comes to race and discrimination. 

Listen to the whole first episode and more on our new website at welivehere.show. Or, subscribe to We Live Here wherever you find your podcasts. 

Top Row (left to right): Ari Shapiro & Audie Cornish, Bottom Row (left to right): Michel Martin & Rachel Martin
NPR

The Iowa Caucuses and several primaries are just around the corner. Here is the plan for special NPR coverage of the first five major contests of the nominating process. St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) and NPR News will offer the following news specials:

 Monday, February 1, 8 p.m.

90.7 FM KWMU-1 or streaming online at stlpublicradio.org

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB will be making the following program changes effective Monday, January 11, 2016:

 Weekday Changes

Afro Blue
Colin Marshall/NPR

St. Louis Public Radio would like to help you get into the Holiday spirit with these great Holiday Specials: 

Acropolis Investment Management

St. Louis Public Radio  announced today its new Friends Board and Executive Committee members. Joining the board for 2016 are the following individuals:

Rosalie Brasch is a former member of the Friends of St. Louis Public Radio.  She is an active volunteer with the Missouri History Museum and Reading is Fundamental.

Diane Rehm
The Washington Post/Getty Images

Diane Rehm, a public radio icon and the host of The Diane Rehm Show announced today that she will retire in 2016 after nearly 40 years on the air.

 St. Louis Public Radio fall Membership Campaign concluded on Friday, October 23 raising 297,000 from 2,400 donors.  Of the total donations, 970 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on October 15, is one of two major membership campaigns held by the station.  

Gateway ARch Sunshine
(photo by Tim Tolle via Flickr Creative Commons)

The St. Louis Arch, Gateway to the West, turns 50 years old on Oct.28. As the city celebrates this milestone, St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) takes a look at the past and future of this unique monument.

Margie Freivogel
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced today that Margaret Wolf Freivogel, editor, will retire from her position effective December 31, 2015. She has held this position since December of 2013 following the merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. Effective immediately upon her retirement, Shula Neuman will serve as interim editor and a national search will be conducted to fill the position.

committee crowd at microphone
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson and the issues raised there continue to resonate in St. Louis and elsewhere. This week from our newsroom you’ll hear voices reflecting on the past year, meet artists and musicians transformed, see images of profound moments in history and get acquainted with the experiences of your neighbors. Join us on-air and follow our stories here in our news section.