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10:13 am
Fri February 14, 2014

The Rundown: Highlights Of The Week Of Feb. 10

Happy birthday, St. Louis. Let them eat cake.
(UPI, Bill Greenblatt)

Back in December, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon merged into a new organization. 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.

Happy birthday, St. Louis

You don't turn 250 every day.

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Commentary
10:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Editor's Weekly: Our New Rundowns Are Your New Shortcuts To Good Content

Rundown will highlight some items from the chaos of information available.
Credit Wikipedia | Radagast3

In the digital world, finding information is easy. Open your email, Twitter or Facebook account, and it will find you. Search and you'll be flooded with content algorithmically judged important to your life – much of it sponsored by those who want to sell you something.

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Politics & Issues
9:37 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Political Rundown: A Glimpse Behind The Curtain

(via Flickr/ M Glasgow)

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. 

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Events
2:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Arts Rundown: Blank Slate Vs. Full Report

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Credit Provided by the foundation

In a recent conversation with my daughter, who works in the arts, I said that I liked to know about the artist before seeing his or her work.

She disagreed, saying that the art should be experienced on its own by each person. Expectations could cloud the impressions created.

I understand her view, but coming into something cold makes me feel vulnerable (which I’m sure she would say is a good thing) and the journalist in me wants to have done homework.

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Data Farming
10:52 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Innovation Rundown: Agriculture Meets IT In A Big Data Way

Credit (via Flickr/jasonippolito)

Is there any aspect of life that technology hasn’t touched?

While I’m sure people can cite examples in the non-digital sphere, agriculture is not one of them. It hasn’t been for some time – farmers are adept at using all kinds of technology to monitor weather, pricing, soil content. But a new development is taking the idea to a new level. And St. Louis's own Monsanto seems to be leading the way.

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Our Week In Review
9:18 am
Fri February 7, 2014

The Rundown: Highlights Of Our Week

Winter weather has played havoc with school schedules.
Steve A Johnson Flickr

Back in December, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon merged into a new organization. We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region, especially for news that you might not get elsewhere. 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.

Education

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