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Politics & Issues
10:48 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Political Rundown: Countdown To The Midterms

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has been showing up in a lot of national press lately.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.

Trial lawyers as superheroes

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Week In Perspective
11:08 am
Fri April 11, 2014

The Rundown: Accounting For Success In School

Roosevelt High School senior Caleb Branch says its not unusual for students to drop the clinic to say hello. "It’s like having a family inside a school," he says.
Credit Tim Lloyd / 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.

Making the grade

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The Rundown
8:44 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes.

It's not just April showers that bring flowers. Technology can do it, too.
Credit (Flickr/Moyan Brenn)

By the time this post is published, people across St. Louis are reveling from having watched the first Cardinals’ home game of the season and are gearing up for a fabulous season.

I’m hoping that is the case because this week's rundown on economy and innovation isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Actually there could be flowers, but you’ll have to wait to read about that.

First, let’s talk entrepreneurship. 

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The Rundown
9:44 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Answering Questions We've Long Pondered

Stripes are always in fashion for zebras
Credit (Flickr/Corey Leopold)

A confession: One of the things about science that I enjoy (and I’m not a scientist by training) is that it answers some really fun questions.

This week, St. Louis Public Radio came across not one, not two, but THREE articles that tackled some of science's most perplexing and fun conundrums.

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Politics & Issues
10:25 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Rundown: St. Louis Is A City With A Past

As St. Louis marks its 250th anniversary, it is celebrating all those who settled here.
Credit Erik Campos / Sheldon Art Galleries

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. This week, we've been thinking -- and reading -- a lot about the history of St. Liuis.

Happy Birthday, St. Louis

The 250th anniversary of St. Louis' founding couldn't be a better time to examine its history and heritage -- both before and after the French arrival.

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Politics & Issues
12:32 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Political Rundown: From Washington To Kabul, With A Stop In Jefferson City

We're used to seeing photos of American soldiers and leaders in Afghanistan, but images of individual Taliban fighters are rarer.
Credit U.S. Dept. of Defense

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 reading pleasure.

Parallel universes

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The Rundown
10:42 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Economy & Innovation Rundown: Cost Of Living And Public Assistance

Metro is considering rate hikes for one-way MetroLink rides, as well as fare hikes on monthly passes.
Credit (Flickr/The_Bjbuttons)

Every week, I turn to my reporters and ask what they’ve been reading that’s related to their beats, but they just haven’t been able to get around on reporting themselves. I then turn around and share some of those articles with you and I usually attempt to find some thematic tie.

Usually, the thematic tie is arbitrary and, some would say, fanciful. Other times, the reporters hand me a bunch of articles and I think, “Did they talk with each other to plan this?” This week was one of those weeks.

The primary theme revolved around income and the public assistance. Sort of.

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Politics & Issues
12:34 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Rundown: Accounted For In School — And St. Louisans' Love Affair With Fish Fries

Sixth-grade teacher Melissa Schut has found ways to make coming to school fun and interesting.
Tim Lloyd 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 of the week. This week, we continue our look at chronic absenteeism in schools and at the crowds at Lenten fish fries.

Being there

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Politics & Issues
12:36 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

The Rundown: Scams, Schools And Doctor Shortages

You can have all the school improvement plans you want, but students can't learn if they're not in class.
Bubbles | sxc.hu

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 of the week.

Back to Basics

This week we kicked off our series on chronic absenteeism and its impact on scholastic achievement. Next week we'll look at the problem in Riverview Gardens district as well as its efforts to solve the problem.

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Wadsworth Jarrell
9:43 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Arts Rundown: African-American Art At SLUMA, New Exhibits

Jazz Player II. Acrylic on canvas. 1990. Artist: Wadsworth A. Jarrell
Credit Provided by SLUMA

Art historian and curator Adrienne Childs will lead a discussion on the details and history of the artwork in “Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at the Missouri History Museum. She will also talk about the artwork at 11 a.m. March 25 at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through May 18. Included in the exhibit are more than 60 works from such artists as Romare Bearden, Thelma Johnson Streat and Wadsworth Jarrell.

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