St. Louis Public Radio http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comprehensive-rewrite-missouri-criminal-code-passes-easily-future-unsure <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill toewrite the state's criminal code for the first time in more than 30 years. The wide-ranging proposal took several years and two legislative sessions to hammer out, but it's unclear whether Nixon intends to sign it.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:35:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-outside-fast-lane-startups-wary-web-traffic-plan The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is offering up some <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/blog/setting-record-straight-fcc-s-open-internet-rules">new rules</a> to govern traffic on the Internet. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 35586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ballot-georgia-year-jfk Voting for this year's midterm elections is already underway in some states that hold early primaries. In Georgia, a field of seven GOP candidates is locked in a bitter fight for the nomination to succeed retiring Senate Republican Saxby Chambliss. <br /> <br />But another race that's turning heads in Georgia is one for state Senate that involves a candidate with a very familiar name: Kennedy. <br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:29:00 +0000 35587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK St. Louis Symphony Extra - Slatkin Conducts Copland 3 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-extra-slatkin-conducts-copland-3 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud 35585 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Extra - Slatkin Conducts Copland 3 New Harris-Stowe President Focuses On Academics, Image http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-harris-stowe-president-focuses-academics-image <p>The incoming president of Harris-Stowe State University doesn’t take over until mid-July, but Dwaun J. Warmack has a pretty good idea of what his priorities will be.</p><p>He told a news conference on campus Thursday that he is a visionary leader, and his vision has four parts:</p><ul><li>Academic excellence</li><li>Strong enrollment and retention of students</li><li>Marketing and branding</li><li>Friend-raising and fund-raising</li></ul><p>And, Warmack said, his background prepares him to get the job done.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:50:24 +0000 Dale Singer 35580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Harris-Stowe President Focuses On Academics, Image Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/recall-woes-push-along-gms-cultural-reinvention General Motors has announced a big hit to first-quarter earnings, largely due to costs for recalls. Profits dropped nearly 90 percent from last year, with the company making a razor-thin profit of $100 million, GM said Thursday.<p>Meanwhile, GM has yet to explain why it took 10 years to issue one of the recalls for a defective ignition switch. Some critics believe the automaker's dysfunctional culture is to blame.<p>But the recall crisis could speed up a culture shift that's already underway. <p><strong>Customer-Focused</strong><p>The old GM may have taken customers for granted. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 35582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/man-who-would-own-all-worlds-speed-only-vhs Ryan Beitz has a goal: Collect every VHS copy of the movie Speed known to man. He has over 500 of them now, he says. But the man pushes on, scouring the earth for more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 35583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biography-your-cubicle-how-became-modern-workplace I remember my first office desk well. It was the roaring '90s in Manhattan. "Silicon Alley," they called it. I was fresh out of college, working at a Web design company. The office had an open layout. We all shared long tables. I did have a window that looked onto a stone wall. I was given a computer, a drawer and a fancy ergonomic chair.<p>Then, about a month into the job, my hands completely froze over the keyboard. I couldn't move my fingers for half a minute, in the grip of my very first panic attack. I'd wonder later, was I simply not cut out for office work? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000 35584 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tech-giants-pony-cash-help-prevent-another-heartbleed Google, Intel, Facebook and many other tech giants are pooling their money together — for the first time — to fix a glaring hole in cybersecurity. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 35577 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ncaa-directors-decide-allow-more-freedom-wealthier-schools Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 35579 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org