St. Louis Public Radio http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Truckers Strike At LA Port, While Dock Worker Talks Continue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/truckers-strike-la-port-while-dock-worker-talks-continue Tensions are high between workers and the shipping industry at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Kirk Siegler about the ongoing labor dispute at the largest port complex in the United States. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 38017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heading-home-ohio-lebron-returns-cleveland-cavaliers Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 38016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tommy-ramone-co-founder-ramones-dies-65 Tommy Ramone, born Tom Erdelyi, has died at age 65. The drummer was the last living member of the legendary punk band he helped create. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 38015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Park Over The Highway' At Arch Begins To Take Shape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/park-over-highway-arch-begins-take-shape <p>A major step in the Gateway Arch grounds renovation is taking place this weekend, causing road closures and detours in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>Working around the clock from Friday night until Monday morning, Missouri Department of Transportation crews are placing 40 large girders over the depressed lanes of I-44. It’s the first step in building the land bridge that will connect downtown St. Louis with the Arch grounds.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:51:06 +0000 Camille Phillips 38014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Park Over The Highway' At Arch Begins To Take Shape Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-richard-linklater-strand-oaks-and-brian-krebs Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</em><p><strong>Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age:</strong> Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 38013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mothers-essay-challenges-assumptions-about-poverty The stereotype of the so-called welfare queen driving a luxury car while leaching off of society is an enduring one.<p>Darlena Cunha takes on this idea <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/08/this-is-what-happened-when-i-drove-my-mercedes-to-pick-up-food-stamps/">in a personal essay</a> published Tuesday by <em>The Washington Post</em>. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 38012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/searching-stress-relief-try-feeling-your-breath Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/07/327322187/stressed-out-americans-tell-us-about-stress-in-their-lives">poll</a> conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.<p>Meditation can help people cope, says author Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass.<p>Salzberg teaches "min Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 38011 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-stance-pot-wont-impact-nypd Marijuana enthusiasts should still think twice before lighting up in the streets of Brooklyn.<p>The borough's district attorney announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. But not all law enforcement officials in New York City are on board. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Joel Rose 38010 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/financial-scandals-tarnish-spanish-soccer-glory Many of the biggest stars in global soccer — Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo — play the regular season with club teams in Spain. Their marquee names have helped their Spanish teams get filthy rich. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona top <em>Forbes</em> magazine's list of<a href="http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2014/05/forbes-names-real-madrid-as-the-most-valuable-sports-club-in-the-world-for-the-second-year-running"> the world's richest sports franchises</a>. You have to scroll down to No. 4 to find the New York Yankees, and NFL teams below that.<p>This, in a country with roughly one-sixth of the U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +0000 38009 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory Cavaliers Fans Can Finally Make Peace WIth Their Old LeBron Jerseys http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cavalier-fans-can-finally-make-peace-their-old-lebron-jerseys From the basketball court to the soccer pitch, ESPN's Howard Bryant and NPR's Tamara Keith catch up on the latest news in sports. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +0000 38008 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org