anniversary

Mark Scott Abeln

In April 2013, Clayton, Missouri will celebrate 100 years as a municipality.  Host Don Marsh talks with author Mary Delach Leonard, who also writes for the St. Louis Beacon, about her new book, Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story. Leonard traces the beginning of the community from a rural outpost to a progressive metropolitan hub.  Mary Delach Leonard also highlights important city leaders who shaped Clayton and includes historic and contemporary photos of the community.

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Bill McAnany, 90, of Jefferson City is a U.S. Navy veteran who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago.  At the time, he was a medical corpsman stationed aboard the hospital ship USS Solace.  St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin sat down with McAnany this week, and talked to him about what he went through on December 7, 1941.