9/11

St. Louis on the Air
5:04 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Sept. 11: How Do We Teach Children About A National Tragedy?

Debbie Sobeck and her fifth grade class at Kennerly Elementary School discussing the events of Sept. 11 on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Credit Julie Bierach / St. Louis Public Radio

How do educators teach about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, especially with students too young to remember the tragedy?  

Read more
St. Louis on the Air
3:06 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

March To The Arch Founder Prepares For 12th 9/11 March

Dozens of people participated in the 2012 March to the Arch.
Credit March to the Arch via Facebook

The annual Sept. 11 March to the Arch started in 2002 when Bo Drochelman took the American flag from the front porch of his Kirkwood home and walked to the Gateway Arch.

“It wasn’t well planned, I can tell you that,” Drochelman said. He wanted to do something that would honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and was a personal sacrifice. So he left a note for his wife, and started walking.

Read more
Cityscape
1:36 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Brewer, Martin To Debut Work At 9/11 Commemoration

Christine Brewer
Credit Christian Steiner

Soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin and jazz vocalist Denise Thimes will perform Sunday with ensembles from various faith communities in an annual 9/11 commemoration concert. 

Related story: Sept. 11 Concert Focuses On Uniting Community

Read more
Bioterrorism
5:12 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

SLU To Test Cancer Drugs Against Potential Biological Threat

Soldiers participate in HAZMAT training in Alaska.
Credit Flickr/California National Guard

Saint Louis University is launching a study to explore whether two cancer medications could also help protect U.S. troops from bioterrorism attacks.

SLU is part of a consortium of institutions participating in the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Read more
TWA flight attendants recalled
3:01 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

American recalls the last of the former TWA flight attendants

An American Airlines jet in its final approach into Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. The airline made its second announcement of the month today regarding the recall of furloughed TWA flight attendants. (via Flickr / lrargerich)

It's back to work for some 200 ex-TWA flight attendants. American Airlines will recall the workers in November, according to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.


They were laid off back in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks hit the airline industry hard. American had cut 2,500 flight attendants in all during the slowdown, many of them were former TWA employees. The airline had bought out TWA earlier in 2001. 

Protest ordinance
1:21 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Appeals court strikes down St. Louis protest ordinance

(via Flickr/steakpinball)

Updated at 8:35 p.m. with statement from city.

A federal appeals court has ruled that a St. Louis city ordinance regulating street-side protests "excessively chills free speech" because it does not make clear exactly when those protests become a traffic hazard.

Read more
Morning Round-up
8:05 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, January 27, 2012

Tobacco Free St. Louis wants no businesses to be exempt from St. Louis County smoking ban
(file photo)

Anti-smoking advocates want more smoking bans

Groups against smoking are urging the St. Louis County Council to make changes to the smoking ban that went into effect last year.

Currently, businesses whose food sales result in 25 percent of gross sales including food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are eligible for an exemption from the smoking ban. There are 145 businesses that currently allow smoking in the county.

Read more
911 communications
5:17 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

911 hearings conclude at Mo. Capitol

"Doc" Kritzer, a Callaway County commissioner, tells the 911 Access committee that upgrades are needed to emergency communications systems across Missouri.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

A Missouri House committee has wrapped up a series of hearings on improving 911 communications systems used by emergency responders.  Supporters of proposed upgrades admit, though, that they have a hard case to sell to both politicians and the public.

Lawmakers and local-level officials at today's meeting stressed the need to use 911 systems that can integrate text messaging and even video communications.  “Doc” Kritzer is a county commissioner from Callaway County.

Read more