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20 Year Member Club Celebration!

Feb 27, 2018

Members who have been supporting St. Louis Public Radio for more than two decades were invited to a celebration in their honor on Sunday afternoon at our home in Grand Center.  

After introductory remarks by General Manager Tim Eby and a special performance by University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George, members were invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios where they were able to chat with STLPR reporters, producers, and other staff. 

It was a pleasure to welcome this incredible group of supporters! 

Meet Maria Altman, Newscast Editor

Jan 31, 2018

After more than 13 years as a St. Louis Public Radio reporter, Maria Altman has recently transitioned into her new role as an editor, overseeing newscasts, education reporting and business reporting. We spent some time talking with Maria about her path to St. Louis Public Radio and what keeps her here.

St. Louis Public Radio is proud to welcome 13 new members to the Leadership Council of Generation Listen STL. 

The Leadership Council is comprised of 24 volunteers who work to connect members who opt to be part of the Generation Listen STL group with the important work of STLPR and NPR. You can connect with them on Facebook or Instagram, or at one of the many events they host throughout the year. 

In the aftermath of the Jason Stockley verdict, Thomas Jefferson School teacher Lisa Gilbert was preparing to discuss the unfolding events with her class when she heard St. Louis Public Radio's political reporter, Jason Rosenbaum, in his guest appearance on NPR's 1A.


She tweeted to 1A: 

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

Nov 29, 2017

Looking for some ways to give back this holiday season? Here are some creative ways you can support St. Louis Public Radio!

Clean out the garage
Your old car can help fuel public radio, even if it doesn't run. We will haul it away for you for free, and you will be able to write off the value of the car. Learn more about donating your car to benefit STLPR.

Fifteen Minutes in Air Control

Nov 3, 2017

From Geri Mitchell in the morning to Gerry Rhode at night, “Air Control,” a room situated on the third floor of St. Louis Public Radio’s studios at Grand Center, is staffed by hosts whose jobs are among the most important in the building, and in the midday, that post is filled by the familiar voice of Greg Munteanu.

Only in her second week, Marissanne Lewis-Thompson is the newest addition to St. Louis Public Radio's news team. Marissanne has been working in broadcasting since she graduated from Mizzou in 2015, coming most recently from KRCU in Cape Girardeau. She describes herself as an avid and active learner, ready to absorb all she can at St. Louis Public Radio. You can hear her on the radio weekdays, between 3:04 and 6:36 p.m.

We sat down with Marissanne to learn more about her position and what it's like to work for STLPR.

Ira Flatow Visits St. Louis

Oct 6, 2017

Public Radio personality Ira Flatow was recently in St. Louis for a short visit. On September 19 Flatow moderated a panel for the Washington University Assembly Series, around the topic of climate change.  Flatow discussed with climate scientists how studying past and present climate conditions can lead to the development of future strategies to protect the earth.

Beginning September 10, St. Louis Public Radio will bring you Flyover, a new series from MPR News. The program will be hosted by Kerri Miller, former host of Indivisible, and will include 12 weekly episodes airing Sundays from 3 to 4 pm. 

Meet Jennifer Brake, Development Officer

Sep 5, 2017

A public radio fanatic,  Jennifer Brake has cultivated a reputation for being one of the most enthusiastic voices at St. Louis Public Radio. She has been with the station for almost five years, and has quite the collection of selfies with NPR celebrities to show for it.

We sat down with Jennifer to learn more about her work, her love for public radio, and what it's like to work for STLPR.  

Don't miss MetroQuest!

Sep 5, 2017

We are counting down the days to Generations Listen's signature event: MetroQuest!

Each year hundreds of participants converge on a St. Louis neighborhood to compete in a combination scavenger hunt, pub crawl, and trivia contest. This year teams will gather on October 21 at Soulard Station to pick up their instructions and begin the hunt!

For more than two decades, Denice Hamilton has played a critical role in the growth of St. Louis Public Radio.

When she walked through the doors in 1995, St. Louis Public Radio was known as KWMU, and it was a classical music station. The STLPR offices were on the main University of Missouri-St. Louis campus and the development staff was just three people strong. 

Needless to say, a lot has changed. Denice sat down with us to talk about how she found her way to STLPR, and what has changed over her long tenure. 

Scott Moore - Creating a Legacy

Aug 2, 2017

Scott Moore is no average 36-year-old.

It’s not just that he served in the U.S. Army and was deployed for a one-year tour in Iraq. Or that he wrote a book to help himself and others with the PTSD he returned with (Me Vs PTSD available on Amazon). Or that he is totally changing careers next month when he goes back to school at St. Louis University to pursue a Masters in Social Work. It’s not any of those remarkable things.

In the 43 years she has been with St. Louis Public Radio, Mary Edwards has produced thousands of segments, including more than 3,000  dedicated to the arts, and over 154 broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony. In recognition of this incredible body of work, Mary was recently inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame. 

To The Best of Our Knowledge visited St. Louis

Jun 1, 2017

St. Louis Public Radio fans have been listening to To the Best of Our Knowledge for more than a decade, and we were thrilled to welcome the cast and crew to the Sheldon Concert Hall for a live taping - only the second on-the-road performance they have ever done. 

A behind-the-scenes look at working at STLPR

May 31, 2017

The personalities of the staff at STLPR are often captured in the moments of levity that break up the day. Here's a quick look at some of those recent moments. 

Meet Linda Lockhart, Public Insight Network Guru!

Apr 27, 2017
Linda Lockhart
Brent Jones | St. Louis Public Radio

Linda Lockhart has spent her journalism career asking people questions, researching topics, and digging deeper into issues. We sat down with her this month to learn more about how St. Louis Public Radio reporters find insight from “everyday people.”

So, you’re in charge of the Public Insight Network at STLPR. Can you explain what that means?

Members of Generation Listen braved the rain last night to join us for a happy hour and open house, where they had the chance to meet staff, tour the station, and take great pictures!

Gen Listen is a group of more than 3,500 people who love public radio and work together to bring the best of St. Louis Public Radio to young people across the region. 

Nearly 400 people gathered last night at The Four Seasons- St. Louis to celebrate the work of St. Louis Public Radio and the generosity of our supporters, and to hear from NPR's Sam Sanders.  

Sam, who covered the 2016 election cycle, talked about the importance of journalistic ethics in a time of never-ending new cycles, the excitement and exhaustion of being on the trail, and his new project with the working title "Sam's New Thing" which will launch this summer. 

Get to know Rachel Lippmann, STLPR Reporter

Mar 29, 2017


In the time she has been at St. Louis Public Radio, Rachel Lippmann has covered everything from state and local elections, to crime and homelessness, to fairs and festivals. 

Her longtime colleague Maria Altman says,  "Rachel likely has the fastest thumbs of any St. Louis reporter. When she covers a Board of Aldermen meeting, her stream of tweets is pretty amazing. She's told me it's how she takes notes."