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
5:13 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

In Depth: Mo. Lawmakers To Consider Medicaid Expansion, Arming Teachers, Etc. In 2013

Missouri Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri legislature convenes this Wednesday.

The hallmark issue may be Medicaid expansion.  Topics of tax credits and arming classroom teachers are also expected to come up for debate.

Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Beacon political reporter Jo Mannies, and University of Missouri – St. Louis political science professor Terry Jones about the upcoming session.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:50 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

St. Louis Consular Corps Helps Foreign Nationals

St. Louis, MO is a Sister City of Stuttgart, Germany. The St. Louis Consular Corps helps facilitate Sister City initiatives
Wikimedia Commons / Andreas Praefcke

The St. Louis Consular Corps helps citizens of other countries with a variety of issues including obtaining visas, medical emergencies, exchange student programs, and deaths.

At any one time there are thousands of foreign nationals living and visiting the St. Louis area.

Host Don Marsh talked with John A. Wright, Board President of the St. Louis Consular Corps and Honorary Consul of Senegal, and Lansing G. Hecker, Honorary Consul of Germany.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:01 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Former Chesterfield Woman Writes Memoir

Author Stefania Silvestri
Alex Monti Fox

When Stefania Silvestri was 14 years old and living in Chesterfield, her father, who was 48 years old, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

At that time Silvestri, her mother, and two sisters became caregivers.

Host Don Marsh talked with Silvestri about her struggle at such a young age and how her father progressed into more severe forms of dementia.  Her memoir is, “Beside the Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.”

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St. Louis on the Air
2:03 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

'St. Louis' Weight Loss Guru' Charles D'Angelo On Losing Weight And Healthy Living

(L to R) Allan Finnegan (lost 100 lbs.), Charles D’Angelo, Fr. Ted Vitali (lost 80 lbs)
(Courtesy: Charles D'Angelo)

Resolutions are a ubiquitous part of the ‘New Year’ and losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle are some of the most common.

Host Don Marsh talked with “St. Louis weight loss guru” Charles D’Angelo.  He is the author of “Think and Grow Thin.”

“I could have been the king of excuses,” said D’Angelo, who as a high school junior, weighed 360 pounds.  He decided that he needed to change his life and in two years, lost 160 pounds.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:05 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

'A Good Year' For St. Louis People, Places And Ideas

From proponents of local control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to the success of the St. Louis Cardinals, it was a “good year” for many St. Louis people, places, and ideas.

Host Don Marsh talked with a panel of guests as we continue our “A Good Year” series.

The guests included:

  • Alex Ihnen, Editor of nextSTL.com
  • Rabbi Mark Shook, Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Temple Israel
  • Alvin Reid, Host at 101 ESPN, Nine Network “Donneybrook” Panelist
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St. Louis on the Air
2:15 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Update On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Evan C. Parker Via Flickr

On this last day of 2012, Congress and the President have yet to reach a deal about how to avert going over the fiscal cliff.

Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Beacon Washington D.C. Correspondent Rob Koenig for a brief conversation about the latest news on the negotiations.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:55 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Urban Parks Explored In Landscape Architect Olmsted’s Biography

Frederick Law Olmsted
(Courtesy: DA CAPO PRESS)

St. Louis is home to one of the country’s great urban parks.

Forest Park encompasses more than 1,300 acres and in addition to walking, running and bike trails, it includes institutions such as The Muny, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis Science Center.

While he didn’t design Forest Park, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted did design New York City’s Central Park, Stanford University in California and the Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:16 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

‘Akin’s Name Was All Over The World’ – 2012 Politics Reviewed

Representative Todd Akin
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

According to a survey of Associated Press newspaper editors and broadcast news directors in Missouri, the top news story in the state was Republican Representative Todd Akin’s controversial and unscientific remarks about “legitimate rape.”

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St. Louis on the Air
10:24 am
Wed December 26, 2012

St. Louis Public Radio Holiday Special

(via Flickr/AndrewEick)

The holiday season abounds with well-known Christmas stories and cherished family traditions.

In this St. Louis Public Radio holiday special, we asked our listeners and some members of our staff to share with us their favorite holiday memories, stories and gifts.

We included those stories and well-known stories such as a staff-reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” and part of “A Christmas Carol.”

We also featured music by the Ambassadors of Harmony of St. Charles and Bach Society of Saint Louis.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:47 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

The Midwest: 'God’s Gift To Planet Earth'

(Courtesy: RAYGUN)

The Midwest sometimes gets short shrift from people on both ends of the country.  They often call it “flyover country.”  In other words, they ask, “Why would anyone want to stop in the Midwest?”

Native Midwesterners or transplants might take exception to the term, “flyover country.”

One man who certainly takes exception to the term is Mike Draper.

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