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Behind the Headlines: As the eclipse approaches, how local businesses and transit are preparing

Aug 18, 2017

We’re narrowing in on the day of the total solar eclipse, Aug. 21. Ahead of a weekend that’s expected to see a lot of travel to the region, we check in with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for updates on traffic and how to drive during the eclipse, the Missouri Division of Tourism and a Festus-based brewery prepping for the onslaught.

Related: What to expect from the rare solar eclipse

Earlier this summer, we spoke with the Illinois Division of Tourism about the influx of people expected in southern Illinois. In fact, you can find St. Louis Public Radio’s full coverage of the eclipse here (including eye safety and ancient mythology).

Here's who joined us for the discussion:

  • Stephen Foutes, Public Relations Specialist, Missouri Division of Tourism
  • Denny Foster, Owner, Main and Mill Brewing Company
  • John Hotz, Director, Public Information and Education, Missouri State Highway Patrol

Listen:

Join us on Monday (hopefully not in traffic) for a two-hour eclipse special. We’ll have more traffic check-ins, interviews with experts, instructions and correspondents from across the region calling in.

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