Our members continue to be more and more engaged with St. Louis Public Radio. To give you a better look behind-the-scenes at the station, we're giving you a peek into the top stories at STLPR over the last month. This will give you insights into not only what the station is covering month-to-month, but to see what our community - and people keeping up with our community from afar - are most interested in.
I.) The Election: It should come as absolutely no surprise that St. Louis Public Radio's stalwart political coverage dominated much of our web traffic. A majority of the top stories of the month were all political articles:
- Election 2016: Pros and cons of Missouri’s Amendment 4, covering new taxes on services, transactions
- Election 2016: Pros and cons of Missouri’s Amendment 3, the 60 cent proposed tobacco tax
- Election 2016: Pros and cons of Missouri’s Proposition A, the 23 cent proposed tobacco tax
- Election 2016: Pros and cons of Missouri’s Amendment 6, covering voter photo ID
- People and issues on your Nov. 8 ballot
It should be stated that the hub for all of our collective election coverage was the seventh most visited page on our site this month. We're honored to be a trusted, unbiased, and reliable resource for our members and our community while they make their decision at the polls.
II.) He built his T-shirt business in a tattoo shop. Now a St. Louis entrepreneur has his own space: This month wasn't all about politics. Durrie Buscaren profiled Calvin Payne, owner of CQ Custom Designs, who is opening his first storefront customized t-shirt shop in St. Louis's Grove neighborhood. Payne's self-taught rise was compelling enough for our sixth most read article this month.
III.) Cut & Paste: Famous St. Louis father and daughter beatboxers swap sounds and stories: Rounding out the most seen and shared stories for November is a podcast from "Cut & Paste," our twice-monthly arts podcast helmed by Nancy Fowler and Willis Ryder Arnold. This month they featured local father-daughter beatboxing duo Ed Cage and Nicole Paris, who have been seen virally on YouTube and nationally on programs such as "The Late Late Show" and "The Steve Harvey Show." Give it a listen to see what all the buzz is about.