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3:29 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Coming Monday: On His Way Out, Slay's Chief Of Staff To Discuss His Role, What's Next

Listen to this "St. Louis on the Air" segment at noon Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live online.

Jeff Rainford, who has defended St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's agenda for more than 10 years, is leaving City Hall.

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St. Louis on the Air
2:55 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Panel Analyzes Nixon's State Of The State Address

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during the 2014 State of the State address. The governor's speech comes amid heightened scrutiny of his actions during the Ferguson unrest and unprecedented GOP majorities in the Missouri General Assembly.
Credit Tim Bommel, House Communications

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivered his seventh State of the State address Wednesday night. On Thursday, “St. Louis on the Air” asked a panel to analyze the speech and the Republican response, starting with the headline they would have put on the speech.

“Nixon’s speech more subdued in places,” said Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio’s Missouri statehouse reporter.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:31 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

What Should Nixon Say? ‘St. Louis On The Air’ Listeners Weigh In

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver the annual State of the State address on Wednesday night. Ahead of the speech, “St. Louis on the Air” asked its listeners to weigh in on what they want to hear from the governor.

Following are some of the responses we received. They have been edited for length and clarity.

Pam E.: I want to see Medicaid expanded, legalization of marijuana and improved infrastructure.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:58 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Legal Roundtable Previews Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Credit supremecourt.gov

The U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up same-sex marriage this term has many people searching for clues to how the court’s justices may rule.

The high court will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry under the constitution. Specifically, the court will hear cases that ask it to overturn bans in four states. The cases will be argued in April; a decision is expected in June.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:12 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Author Follows A Raindrop Down The Mississippi River

The sun rises on the Mississippi near Montrose, Iowa.
Gayle Harper

When author and photographer Gayle Harper learned that it takes 90 days for a raindrop to travel from the Mississippi River’s headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico, she knew she had a new project: Follow the path of that raindrop.

That path became a book, “Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi,” full of photos and a series of vignettes. Along the way, Harper said she found that there’s something special about life on the river.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Turkish Journalist: ‘When The Media Is Silenced, Countries Become Deaf And Blind’

Sevgi Akarcesme discusses Turkey's government and issues of press freedom with 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Tuesday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Alex Heuer / St. Louis Public Radio

Freedom of the press has drawn renewed attention following recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

On Jan. 7, terrorists attacked satirical publication Charlie Hebdo for its cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, killing 12 people and injuring many more.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:11 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Home Visit Program Connects Teachers, Parents

Hazelwood Southeast Middle School teacher Kimberly Merrill, far left, Watkins Early Childhood Center teacher Catherine Moore, Home Works executive director Karen Kalish and Adams Elementary School principal Cameron Coleman discuss the Home Works teacher home visit program with 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Thursday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Alex Heuer / St. Louis Public Radio

Positive relationships between teachers, students and parents lead to success. That’s the idea behind Home Works’ teacher home visit program.

Teachers in the Home Works program attend two training session, then work in pairs to go to two home visits each year for each student. Twenty seven St. Louis-area schools are following the program: three early childhood centers, 17 elementary schools, six middle schools and two high schools, program founder Karen Kalish told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Thursday.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:47 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Free Community College? 'St. Louis On The Air' Listeners Weigh In

After President Barack Obama announced a plan last week for two years of free tuition at community colleges, "St. Louis on the Air" asked its listeners to weigh in on the proposal.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:21 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Free Community College Plan Will Have Restrictions, Price Tag

President Barack Obama took to Facebook and Vine last week to announce his free community college proposal.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:14 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

City's Homeless Services Pick Up During Cold Weather

New Life Evangelistic Center, 1411 Locust St. in downtown St. Louis.

A brutal cold snap has drawn attention to the region’s homeless, and the services available to them.

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