Rundown

Education
10:16 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Education Rundown: Sleep Helps Students; Racial Achievement Gap Persists

Credit (via Wikimedia Commons)

Once a week, our team of education reporters would like to share stories that look at trends in education here and across the country. In particular, we want to focus on people, research and even gizmos that may help make kids learn better.

Snooze button

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Ethics, Secession, Brain Chips
10:50 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Rundown: Bygone Days, Big Data, Boomer Care

1904: A very different riverfront, looking from the Eads Bridge
Credit Oscar C. Kuehn / Missouri History Museum

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Modern farming

Many people want to share details of their lives on social media. But some farmers are wary of sharing detailed data about their fields with Monsanto and other agri-giants.

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Bruno David, Mad Art, 14th Street
5:10 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Arts Rundown: Laumeier, Kemper, PXSTL, CAM And More

Top: Robert Copeland. Right: Carolyn and John Ruff. Left: Helen Springer
Credit Laumeier Sculpture Park

Got Mother’s Day plans? Maybe a backyard barbeque? Gardening? Enjoying the flowers at the Botanical Garden?

One St. Louis  Mother's Day weekend tradition is the Art Fair at Laumeier.

You don’t have to wait until Sunday to go out to the sculpture park, as the event starts Friday. In fact, if you are there Friday or Saturday, you might find the perfect Mother’s Day gift from among the 150 artists who have been selected for their work in ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.

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The Rundown
5:32 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Economy & Innovation Rundown: An Economist's Passing, And The Risks Of St. Louis' New Parking Meters

Gary Becker received the Nobel Economics Prize in 1992 for his work that suggested every aspect of human behavior was subject to economic analysis. Becker died on Saturday. He was 83.
Credit (Courtesy; University of Chicago)

It’s Tuesday, the day when we poke our heads out of the offices of St. Louis Public Radio and review some of the other stories brewing in the economy that have piqued our interest.

First up is news that a very important economist has left this earth. Nobel Laureate Gary Becker died on Saturday. He is most notable for his economic theories that tried to explain human behavior, tackling questions that went way beyond supply and demand. The University of Chicago professor studied things like crime, racial discrimination and even romance.

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Education
10:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Rundown: Nixon's Impeachment, ZMD's Ethics And Sacagawea's Name

Credit File photos and Wikipedia

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Culture club

Over the past few years, the institutions of the Zoo-Museum District, especially the History Museum, have come under scrutiny. Now the spotlight has turned increasingly on the ZMD itself.

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Gallery210, Bruno David, Illumine
10:39 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Arts Rundown: A Stormy Sky, Poetry And U.S. Grant

Credit detail from Gallery 210 postcard

Tuesday afternoon, I got away from the office a little early and headed south, dodging raindrops on the way to Chester, Ill. Past Ruma, the sky commanded attention.

On my right, streaks of thin clouds danced against an opaque, pale blue. Straight ahead, dark, deep foreboding clouds layered upward. The rain streaked below. But above all that, a dome of the clearest, cleanest blue provided the beginning of a benediction that was completed in the rainbow patch shimmering at my left.

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Politics & Issues
10:56 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Political Rundown: All Elections, All The Time

Credit Rachael Dickson | Wikipedia

Politics can be a 24/7 occupation, as anyone with a cell phone, computer or cable subscription knows. It's not hard to find political news, commentary or just plain rants. They are everywhere. Sometimes it takes a little more digging to find the context, perspective or background on major issues of the day.

Once a week, our political team would like to share stories that gave them insight into the news of the day or perhaps just some pleasure to read.

Crystal ball gazing

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Education
9:40 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Educational Rundown: Tests, Technology And Tuscaloosa

Once a week, our team of education reporters would like to share stories that look at trends in education here and across the country. In particular, we want to focus on people, research and even gizmos that may help make kids learn better.

Testy parents

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Politics & Issues
12:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Rundown: A King's Birthday And A Governor's Dilemma

Charlie Giraud of Greendale is a fan of small municipalities.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Small is beautiful

But is it the most efficient? People have long debated whether St. Louis County should consolidate the number of municipalities. Some might argue that efficiency isn't the best measure. Responsivness might be. 

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The Rundown
1:57 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Rundown: Poetry, Butterflies And Hard Realities

The Missouri legislature has plenty of issues to resolve in its closing weeks.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Coming down to the wire

The Missouri legislature has just about a month to go before it adjourns. The next four weeks should speed by as the legislature takes up some of the most contentious issues.

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