Arts & Culture

Weekend Gardener
7:00 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Vegetable gardening on the air, in the news, and at a nursery near you

Onion slips for sale at a local nursery
Photo credit: Madalyn Painter St. Louis Public Radio

March is the time to plant cold-season crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and onions. You'll find onion "slips"--immature onion bulbs--available at your local nursery now, along with some basic brassicas to start for summer harvest. Next year try starting from seed to select more unusual varieties. Venture out into what may be new territory by trying broccoli rab, kohlrabi, and bok choy.

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Arts & Culture
6:08 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Top-selling books in St. Louis

At the end of each week we will now be providing a best-seller list of the top ten adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending March 13:

Adult

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Blues Sale
6:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale

The Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on Dec. 15, 2010.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Blues are for sale for the second time in six years, and a local economics professor says St. Louis' status as a mid-level market may have contributed to the move.

Team chairman Dave Checketts put the team up for sale Wednesday night when he could not reach a deal to purchase the 70 percent owned by an investment management firm.

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Youth Film Festival
11:06 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Suburban St. Louis district features film festival

(via Flickr/Ryan Baxter Photography)

An upcoming film festival in suburban St. Louis will offer something a little bit different.

The filmmakers are all students in the Parkway School District. Their works will be shown April 27 at Logan College.

The shortest of the films are under a minute. One features a day in the life of a first-grader.

In another, a third-grader tells the story of bumping into a snake while bobbing in the water. He narrates the story while his pictures scroll across the screen.

St. Patrick's Day 2011
2:36 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Parking headache possible at St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay waves to a crowd at last year’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Dogtown.

Visitors attending this year’s Ancient Order of the Hibernians' St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dogtown might need some luck of the Irish to find parking this year.

Changes in traffic restrictions at this year’s parade will close down more residential streets around the parade route, cutting off all parking within the Dogtown neighborhood. Only residents with passes will be allowed into the area.

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Photo of the Week
3:07 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Lady Bird

via Flickr/MzSusanB

Photo by "MzSusanB" on Flickr.com, taken at the St. Louis Zoo.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Fair St. Louis 2011
11:18 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Entertainment announced for 2011 Fair St. Louis

Fair St. Louis festivities last year, as viewed from across the river on the Mississippi river overlook.
(via Flickr/destroyphotography)

The self-proclaimed "America's biggest birthday party," Fair St. Louis, announced the lineup of events and entertainers for this summer's event yesterday.

Here's a quick look at the schedule for the three-day celebration on the grounds of the Gateway Arch:

Saturday, July 2

  • 10 a.m. - The 134th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade
  • Musical Performance: Steve Miller Band
  • Air Show
  • Fireworks

Sunday, July 3

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St. Louis Symphony
3:46 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

St. Louis Symphony garners national attention in New York Times

St. Louis Symphony's David Robertson (right) and Leila Josefowicz, Violin, during Saturday's performance.
(via Carnegie Hall/Steve J. Sherman)

A local group's out-of-town performance has garnered some national recognition.

The St. Louis Symphony's performance at Carnegie Hall in New York this past Saturday was featured in The New York Times and given a "rave review."

The performance reviewed was of Thomas Adès’ violin concerto, “Concentric Paths" with Leila Josefowicz as the featured soloist.

Mo. Supreme Court Archives
11:09 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Mo. Supreme Court cases from 1800s to go on Web

(via Flickr/steakpinball)

History buff? Legal enthusiast? Generally curious about Missouri's past? Get excited.

The Missouri State Archives will be posting thousands of old state Supreme Court cases online for the public to view beginning late next year.

The Secretary of State's office says the State Archives has received a grant of more than $148,000 from the federal government for the project.

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Weekend Gardener
1:19 pm
Sat March 5, 2011

Seed Starting: Finding Unique Varietals and Using a Soil Blocker

These pearlescent, multi-colored corn kernels were blessed by a Hopi elder and a given to me by a friend. The ability to grow unusual varieties of vegetables is just one of the many benefits of growing your own from seed.
Photo credit Madalyn Painter, credit for growing this gorgeous ear of corn goes to Anna Sandidge.

To complement our weekend programming, in this new bi-weekly column I'll write about the trials and tribulations of my own gardening and that of others, including community gardeners as they work to establish a new space to grow. I hope you get inspired to dig in the dirt yourself.  With temperatures on the rise, now is the time to start seeds indoors and get ready to experience the superior flavor of vegetables you can grow at home in your own back yard. Here's one way to get started.

Seed Selection

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