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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Week In Review
10:49 am
Fri August 8, 2014

The Rundown: Past Heritage, Future Choices

Credit Image by Brent Jones | 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 of the week.

Looking ahead

Stenger, Stream Highlight Same Issues As Each Campaigns For Change

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Week In Review
11:34 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Rundown: St. Louis Welcomes Refugees, Artists And Memories

Mayor Francis Slay is expected to announce plans to seek federal money to help Central American children.
Credit (St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

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 of the week.

For the children

St. Louis Region Could Offer Temporary Shelter, Care To Migrant Children From South America

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Primary Election 2014
10:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

What You Need To Know About Candidates In August Primary

Clockwise from left: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa and Steve Stenger
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio

If you have watched any television lately, you'll have seen the barrage of ads in the Democratic race for St. Louis County executive -- one of the major races on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. County Executive Charlie Dooley, the incumbent for the past decade, is arguably in the political fight of his life with County Councilman Steve Stenger. While Dooley and Stenger are duking it out, House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are waging a below the radar campaign.

Meet the candidates for county exec

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Primary Election 2014
2:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Do You Know Your Amendments? Here's A Cheat Sheet On Ballot Measures

Most of the $4.8 billion to be raised by the transportation tax would go to building and repairing roads and bridges.
Credit /Via Flickr/ KOMU news, Manu Bhandari

The road to improvement — or a dead end? The transportation tax, or Amendment 7, would raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent for 10 years to fund transportation improvements across the state.

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

UMSL Sets Fund-Raising Record

The University of MIssouri-St. Louis set a fund-raising record this year.
Credit (Via University of Missouri-St. Louis)

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is announcing Wednesday that it raised a record-setting $31 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. This year’s total was $10 million more than last year and included nine gifts of more than $1 million each.

In a statement, Martin Leifeld, the vice chancellor for university advancement, praised alumni and friends for their commitment to UMSL.
 

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Week In Review
11:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Rundown: All The Buzz About Student Beekeepers — And County Executive Race

From left, clockwise: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa, Steve Stenger

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 of the week.

Primary election 2014

Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air'

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Week In Review
11:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The Rundown: From Money To Art To Scams -- Not To Mention A Trip To The Moon

Credit (via Flickr/MoneyBlogNewz

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 of the week.

Show me the money

Ten Percent Of Households In The St. Louis Area Don't Use Banks: Here's Why, And What's Being Done

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Week In Review
2:08 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

The Rundown: 'Right To Farm,' Food For Lunch And Family Business

Credit Veronique 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 of the week.

Primary election 2014

Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations?

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Week In Review
12:23 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

The Rundown: I Now Pronounce You Spouse And Spouse

Bruce Yampolsky (far left) and Terry Garrett (near left) were married in the mayor office, announced Francis Slay (center) at a news conference.
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.

Going to the chapel

Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall

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Week In Review
10:45 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Rundown: St. Louisans Who Are Creating A Better Place

Jessica Baran and Galen Gondolfi
Credit Nancy Fowler/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. 

Making a difference

STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders

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