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1:28 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Book Details Max Starkloff’s Life, Fight For Disability Rights

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In 1959, at age 21, Max Starkloff broke his neck in a car accident, becoming a quadriplegic.

“I think most people see disability as the worst thing that could ever happen to you and that it’s the end of your life,” said Colleen Starkloff, his widow and co-director of the Starkloff Disability Institute. “When I met Max, I realized it was the beginning of life.”

Max Starkloff, who died in 2010, became an advocate for people with disabilities.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:10 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

President Discusses Law Enforcement Issues Related To Ferguson

President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama spent most of Monday talking to officials about law enforcement and civil rights issues that are gaining traction following events in Ferguson.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:35 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

'We Need People Working Together': Discussing Protests, Evidence And How To Talk To Children

Ferguson and St. Louis residents are trying to cope with and understand a grand jury's decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown, and the response, sometimes violent, to that decision.

Wednesday on "St. Louis on the Air," we discussed an upcoming march organized by the NAACP; protests in St. Louis; the response in Washington, D.C.; the grand jury evidence and how to talk about Ferguson and protests with children.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:23 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

'This Is Just Absolutely Devastating': Communities Respond To The Grand Jury Decision, Vandalism

Many businesses along South Grand Boulevard suffered glass damage. Nov. 24
Credit Emanuele Berry | St. Louis Public Radio

Late Monday, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had voted it would not indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Protests began soon after the announcement in Ferguson and St. Louis, followed by acts of arson and violence.

Tuesday on "St. Louis on the Air," we tried to get a better idea of how the communities are reacting and what is planned.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:03 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Protester: 'There's A Lot Of Chaos Going On' After Grand Jury Decision Announced

Friday afternoon, Ron Johnson of Missouri State Highway Patrol asks protester to keep the peace in Ferguson over the course of the night.
Credit Durrie Bouscaren / St. Louis Public Radio

In a special, live evening edition of "St. Louis on the Air," we discussed the grand jury's decision regarding the August shooting death of Michael Brown by police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:21 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Legal Roundtable Reconvenes, Discusses Ferguson Grand Jury

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Producer's note: Join us for a special live edition of "St. Louis on the Air" at 10 p.m. Monday, following the announcement of the grand jury decision. You can listen live.

As the nation waited for the Darren Wilson grand jury decision announcement on Monday, the legal roundtable reconvened to discuss issues related to Ferguson, same-sex marriage and other legal issues.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:28 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UMSL To Host Transgender Conference

Transgender Spectrum Conference
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Less than 5 percent of the population identifies as transgender, a general description for people whose physical or sexual characteristics may not match their gender identity. But the issues transgender people face, including bullying, affect many and they seem to be gaining attention.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:31 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Four Months In, Harris-Stowe President Discusses Job, Ferguson

Harris-Stowe State University President Dwaun Warmack
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Dwaun Warmack took over as president of Harris-Stowe State University in July. A month later, Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, about 12 miles away.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:58 am
Wed November 19, 2014

St. Louis Native Helped Create Happy Meals

McDonald's Chicken McNugget Happy Meal
Credit McDonald's

Two things are certain: Kids like toys and nearly every story has a St. Louis connection. Case in point: The genesis of McDonald's Happy Meal.

In the 1970s, St. Louis native Joe Johnston went to work for a Cleveland marketing agency. That's where he had a hand in changing fast food.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:33 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

German Immigrants Set Out To Build A Utopia in Missouri

In 1833, two men from Giessen, Germany, decided to immigrate to the United States where they hoped to create their own utopia with the freedoms and democracy they desired but did not have under an aristocracy. They recruited hundreds of others and formed the Giessen Emigration Society.

“It was the year 1834 when 500 Germans came over here to Missouri with the big idea of creating a German state as a new state within the United States of America,” Peter Roloff told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Tuesday.

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