One of the films at this month’s St. Louis International Film Festival is about the history of Cairo, Illinois, the southernmost town in the state.
Host Steve Potter talks with co-directors and filmmakers Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright of “Between Two Rivers.” Potter is also joined by Stace England, the lead singer of Stace England and the Salt Kings.
England calls Cairo the most fascinating town in America, and a few years ago, came out with a CD highlighting the town.
Army Corps to Begin Immediate Repairs to Mississippi River Levee
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Mississippi River levee during flooding earlier this spring.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, who ordered the breach in early May, said the levee in southeast Missouri will be rebuilt at three breach points. The corps breached the levee to relieve pressure on the floodwall at nearby Cairo, Ill., which spared the town from being flooded but inundated about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland.