Susan Hegger

Politics and Issues Editor

Susan Hegger comes to St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon as the politics and issues editor, a position she has held at the Beacon since it started in 2008.

Previously, she was at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 20 years. During that time, she was an editorial writer; the arts and entertainment editor; and finally the assistant managing editor for features overseeing the paper's entertainment, lifestyle and features sections. She also did stints as restaurant food critic and Washington reporter.

Susan started her journalism career at The Riverfront Times, where she eventually became the editor.
Susan graduated from Ursuline Academy and Washington University (in anthropology). Her passion is travel, and she is always planning her next adventure. Closer to home, she is also a dedicated runner, who can be found most days on the path in Forest Park.

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Staff News
2:36 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

STLPR Welcomes New Morning Newscaster And D.C. Reporter

St. Louis Public Radio
Credit file photo

St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce two new hires who will help us bring listeners and readers news that matters.

Veteran journalist Wayne Pratt joins St. Louis Public Radio June 23. Pratt replaces Julie Bierach as morning newscaster, following Bierach's departure to pursue a career change.

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Politics & Issues
11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Rundown: D-Day Vets, Road Bumps And Our Town In Pictures

Richard Gibbler of Jefferson City is a veteran of D-Day.
Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Day to remember

Missouri Veterans Remember D-Day And Final Months Of War In Europe

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Politics & Issues
11:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Rundown: From Guns In The Classroom To Lethal Injection Under The Microscope

Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Let some sunshine in

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Politics & Issues
11:39 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Rundown: RIP Normandy School District -- and 2014 Legislative Session

Seniors graduated Thursday night from Normandy High School.
Credit Tim Lloyd, St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

RIP Normandy

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Week In Review
11:14 am
Fri May 16, 2014

The Rundown: The Naked Truth In All Its Glory

The chamber of the Missouri House. The legislative session ends at 6 p.m. today.
Credit UPI/Bill Greenblatt

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

In the home stretch...

The Missouri Legislature adjourns at 6 p.m. today. Here are some of the highlights — and low lights — of the past week. Look for our coverage wrapping up the session this weekend.

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Education
10:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Rundown: Nixon's Impeachment, ZMD's Ethics And Sacagawea's Name

Credit File photos and Wikipedia

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Culture club

Over the past few years, the institutions of the Zoo-Museum District, especially the History Museum, have come under scrutiny. Now the spotlight has turned increasingly on the ZMD itself.

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Politics & Issues
10:56 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Political Rundown: All Elections, All The Time

Credit Rachael Dickson | Wikipedia

Politics can be a 24/7 occupation, as anyone with a cell phone, computer or cable subscription knows. It's not hard to find political news, commentary or just plain rants. They are everywhere. Sometimes it takes a little more digging to find the context, perspective or background on major issues of the day.

Once a week, our political team would like to share stories that gave them insight into the news of the day or perhaps just some pleasure to read.

Crystal ball gazing

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Education
9:40 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Educational Rundown: Tests, Technology And Tuscaloosa

Once a week, our team of education reporters would like to share stories that look at trends in education here and across the country. In particular, we want to focus on people, research and even gizmos that may help make kids learn better.

Testy parents

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Politics & Issues
12:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Rundown: A King's Birthday And A Governor's Dilemma

Charlie Giraud of Greendale is a fan of small municipalities.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Small is beautiful

But is it the most efficient? People have long debated whether St. Louis County should consolidate the number of municipalities. Some might argue that efficiency isn't the best measure. Responsivness might be. 

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Politics & Issues
11:14 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Political Rundown: Mitt, Malaki, Hillary And One Very Funny Feline

This cat has nothing to do with the Australian prime minister or the prank on him. It's just a feral cat from Virginia.
Credit Wikipedia

Politics can be a 24/7 occupation, as anyone with a cell phone, computer or cable subscription knows. It's not hard to find political news, commentary or just plain rants. They are everywhere. Sometimes it takes a little more digging to find the context, perspective or background on major issues of the day.

Once a week, our political team would like to share stories that gave them insight into the news of the day or perhaps just some pleasure to read.

Working-class hero

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