Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton speaks in support of the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, his wife, at a rally in Bridgeton.
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For 40 minutes, Bill Clinton embraced his image as "explainer in chief" as he laid out a series of reasons he believed his wife is the most qualified and best candidate to be the next president.

His audience Tuesday consisted of several hundred Hillary Clinton supporters, many of them union members and party activists, packing the Machinists union hall in Bridgeton.

Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

(Updated 11 am, Thurs., Oct 9 with links to national coverage.) When St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay meets with mayors and police chiefs from around the country this week in Little Rock, Ark., he’ll be talking about the lessons learned from the turmoil in Ferguson. 

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After a weekend full of exchanging ideas on how to make the world a better place, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) closed today with a day of service at Gateway STEM High School in St. Louis City.  

President Bill Clinton told volunteers and students that the country must focus on STEM education, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With that in mind, Gateway STEM High School Principal, Beth Bender, said volunteers who spent the day fixing up the school will make an immediate difference.  

Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

What if you found an old bus, ripped out the interior, and turned it into a farmers market on wheels?

You could drive around to each of the 15 food deserts in St. Louis, where there’s limited access to fresh produce, and while you’re at it, give some cooking lessons or hand out nutrition information.

Sound like a good idea?

Clinton Global Initiative

President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, comedian Stephen Colbert and an “A-list” of leaders and thinkers are on the campus of Washington University this weekend for the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University.

The three-day event aims to bring students ideas and innovations to bear on a range of global problems from public health, to human rights to the environment.

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In 2005, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).  The goal of the ongoing project is to “create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.”

Credit: Adam Schultz / Clinton Global Initiative

Former President Bill Clinton will be in St. Louis next month as part of his Clinton Global Initiative.

The sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University will be April 5-7 at Washington University. Among the featured speakers will be Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, and comedian Stephen Colbert.
 
The event is expected to include more than 1,000 college students and celebrities discussing things such as education, the environment, human rights and climate change.