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5:00 am
Sat August 25, 2012

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Summer Nights: Funtown
6:01 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Local institution Ted Drewes gets national highlight

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 6:47 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. On a hot summer night, you can't beat a cold treat. With that in mind, hundreds - often thousands - of people flock each night to a small custard stand in St. Louis, Missouri. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has become a tradition and a point of regional pride. Ryan Famuliner of member station KBIA takes us on a summer night out in St. Louis.

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The Salt
11:59 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Arty students, not party students, are champs of late-night food delivery

Art students rule the campus late-night delivery field. Maybe they're studying the packages.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:55 am

Millions of college students are heading back to campus soon, and as any parent footing the bill knows, they're hungry for more than just knowledge — they want food, and lots of it, at all hours.

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The Salt
3:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Home brew petitioners to POTUS: Release the beer recipe

President Barack Obama enjoys a beer at The Pump House in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this month, but would you like to know what's in his homebrew? There's a petition for that.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:02 am

There's a little-known part of the White House website that allows average citizens to create online petitions. And in amongst the weighty requests to end police brutality and allow prescription drugs to be imported, a little item caught our eye: "Release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House."

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2:42 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Phyllis Diller, dead at 95: comedian had St. Louis connections

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Via NPR News, Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95. The comedian was once a resident of Webster Groves and performed at area comedy clubs. She also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
In the 1950s, when Diller started being funny for a living, there were no female standup comedians making it big. Some critics have said she succeeded because a lot of her material was about mocking herself. She died at home, where she'd been in hospice care after a fall, at the age of 95.
The Two-Way
10:47 am
Tue August 14, 2012

'F-Bomb,' 'earworm,' others added to dictionary

March 23, 2010: Vice President Biden famously drops an f-bomb.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 10:45 am

  • Vice President Biden's March 23, 2010, f-bomb (we've bleeped it)

We expect that most folks won't need to look up the definition. But just in case, "f-bomb" now has its own entry in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

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Monkey See
11:59 am
Fri August 10, 2012

On already missing the angry, passionate writing of David Rakoff

David Rakoff, seen here in 2010.
Larry Busacca Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 4:00 pm

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Campbell House
2:45 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Campbell House museum in St. Louis hit by thieves

Campbell House Museum in downtown St. Louis.
(via Flickr/Reading Tom)

Thieves stole cash and ruined a 130-year-old door when they broke into the Campbell House museum in downtown St. Louis.

Shelley Niemeier, assistant director of the museum, says thieves picked the lock of the museum Monday night and threw a concrete block through the glass pane door, which was installed in the 1880s.

The thieves got away with $98. Niemeier says an inventory found that nothing but cash was taken.

The Campbell House holds one of the nation's best collections of Victorian decorative arts and 300,000 pages of documents about the economy of the West.

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The Two-Way
1:40 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Gibson guitar settles criminal case over exotic wood imports

Gibson guitars on sale in New York City.
Jemal Countess Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 5:06 pm

"After years maintaining innocence," as Nashville Public Radio says, Gibson Guitar Corp. has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty, donate $50,000 to a conservation fund and give up its claims to ebony and rosewood worth nearly $262,000 to avoid being criminally prosecuted for importing exotic woods.

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9:15 am
Thu July 26, 2012

At Bravo, pop-culture kingpin (and St. Louis native) works day and night

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St. Louis native Andy Cohen was profiled on NPR's Morning Edition earlier today. Check out the interview via the link.
Andy Cohen has been yakking for most of his 44 years. He has a book titled Most Talkative - a title he earned in high school. "My mouth has been my greatest asset and also my biggest Achilles' heel," he says. Most days, it's an asset.

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