St. Louis on the Air

Monday - Thursday, noon - 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. (repeat)

St. Louis on the Air provides discussion about issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh.

To call in during the noon broadcast call (314) 382-TALK (8255) or email talk@stlpublicradio.org.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:41 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety

St. Louis firefighters jump from a loading dock to escape flames at a warehouse in downtown St. Louis on December 16, 2013.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Last Monday, more than eighty firefighters from the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire at the Servco warehouse in downtown St. Louis.

In the end, no one was injured in the blaze, but the warehouse was destroyed. For Greg Gates, whose family owns the building, more than a building was lost.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:49 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Task Force Seeks To Position Scott Air Force Base To Thrive Even After Defense Budget Cuts

The KC-135 is an aerial refueling tanker. The aircraft is critical to the operations at Scott Air Force Base.
(via Flickr/KurtClark)

Although sequestration could soon be at an end if President Obama signs the compromise budget into law as expected, the Department of Defense is still facing budget cuts. And another round of Base Realignments and Closings (BRAC) is expected in a few years. That puts Scott Air Force Base in a potentially precarious position.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:31 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

St. Louis' 'Trash' Makes National Television Debut

Sam Coffey, Salvage King, is featured in the new, "Salvage City."
Credit Coolfire Originals

Like many cities in the Midwest, St. Louis' factory and warehousing industries have declined since their prominence in the early to mid-twentieth century.  Calling St. Louis a "Rust Belt boneyard," entrepreneurs from South City's Cherokee Street are featured in a new locally produced reality cable show, "Salvage City," where they turn so-called junk into a goldmine.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:10 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Illinois Representative Bill Enyart Discusses Budget Deal, Farm Bill, Scott AFB, More

Represenative Bill Enyart
(WikepediaCommons)

In the wake of the U.S. House vote on the federal budget, and looking ahead to the delayed vote for the Farm Bill and the future defense budget, Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart (D - Belleville) spoke with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh yesterday by phone.

Here's what he had to say on a few subjects.

On his vote for the 2014 budget proposal, which passed in the House December 12.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:54 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

From Candy Cane Lane To Cahokia Mounds: Winter Around St. Louis

Candy Cane Lane
Mark S. Abeln

Whether it’s sledding on Art Hill, ice skating at Steinberg Skating Rink, drinking whiskey or hibernating with cats (all responses we received on our Facebook page), St. Louisans have a variety of ways to keep warm and have fun in the winter.

What's your favorite wintertime activity in the St. Louis area? Submit your answer on our Facebook page.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:58 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Legal Roundtable: Intersections Of Religion, Law And Health Care

(via Flickr/James Cridland)

Do corporations have the same religious rights as individuals? If so, what size of corporation can be considered and what sort of sincerity threshold should they meet? And what about the potential conflict with an individual's right to health care?

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St. Louis on the Air
5:01 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

A Conversation With The Consul General Of Israel To The Midwest

(Courtesy Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest)

As the Consul General to the Midwest, Roey Gilad travels between 11 Midwest states representing Israeli interests. This week he visited St. Louis for the second time since becoming the consul general last February. 

“I’m there to build bridges,” said Gilad. “The bridge is already there, I’m there to make it stronger and wider between the Midwest and the state of Israel, between Missouri and the state of Israel and between St. Louis and the state of Israel."

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Politics
4:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

U. City's Gabe Fleisher Continues To 'Wake Up To Politics'

Gabe Fleisher wears his 'Wake Up To Politics' custom-made shirt.
(Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon)

A lot has happened to 12-year-old Gabe Fleisher in the last year and a half. He’s garnered local and national press attention and recently got to meet one of his favorite historians, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

His teeth now sport a set of braces with red, white and blue anchors.

It's all part of a day in the life of Gabe Fleisher, political junkie.

In 2012, he was a regular blogger on the Beyond November website, a cooperative effort by St. Louis Public Radio, the St. Louis Beacon and the Nine Network of Public Media to cover the elections.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:33 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

St. Louis Public Radio And The Beacon Join Forces, Take Your Questions

The merged operation is housed in Grand Center
file photo

Yesterday, St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon became one. We’ve kept you up to date throughout the merger process. But now that the merger is complete, we wanted to take the opportunity to answer your questions.

Director and General Manager Tim Eby, formerly general manager of St. Louis Public Radio, and Editor Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder of the Beacon, responded to your queries and commented about their vision for the merged organization.

Why merge?

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St. Louis on the Air
5:04 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Islamophobia: A Discussion About The Causes And Possible Solutions

The executive director of CAIR-St. Louis, Faizan Syed, addresses the crowd at an interfaith service on the Archgrounds.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

A 2013 report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) identifies a network of 37 organizations that systematically promote anti-Muslim sentiment in America through prejudice, fear and hatred. CAIR calls it Islamophobia.

According to tax filings analyzed by CAIR, this network had access to nearly $120 million between 2008 and 2011.

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