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St. Louis Public Radio reporters and staffers are embarking on an initiative to hear about what matters to you. Join us Aug. 4 at Ferguson Public Library, our first stop, from 3-6 p.m.
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As a St. Louis news organization, we often hear that we’re not getting things right. We aren’t talking about the things that matter to you — and if we are, we’re missing important details, people, places and things. We want to do better. We need your help to start. After all, our station’s motto is “News that Matters.” Maybe what we should be saying, too, is “news that matters to you .” St. Louis Public Radio is embarking on an initiative that will turn our traditional reporting method on its...

From  left, Stephanie Lecci, Willis Ryder Arnold, Emanuele Berry, Durrie Bouscaren. Wayne Pratt was not available for this photo.
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This summer, the newsroom of St. Louis Public Radio hired five people who had never lived in St. Louis. As 2014 draws to a close, we asked each to reflect on what they've discovered in their five months here. News producer Stephanie Lecci has been surprised by crime and race relations while also finding hope. Reporter Emanuele Berry, who was brought in on a fellowship focusing on race, culture and diversity, has had unexpected questions about race and Ferguson thrown her way. Reporter Willis...

Steve Stenger, Democrat, left, and Rick Stream, Republican, are running for St. Louis County executive.
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St. Louis County executive candidates Steve Stenger and Rick Stream will face off in a public debate Oct. 14 hosted by St. Louis Public Radio in partnership with the University of Missouri–St. Louis. It is the first planned debate ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The hourlong debate, moderated by "St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh, will be broadcast live at noon Oct. 14 from the Touhill Performing Arts Center's Lee Theater. St. Louis Public Radio political reporters Jo Mannies and Jason...

Emanuele Berry
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St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce that four new voices are joining the journalistic team. Starting today is Emanuele Berry, who is coming to St. Louis from East Lansing, Mich. Berry will be the second person to hold a fellowship that centers around regional race matters, as well as diversity and culture. Her predecessor, Erin Williams, is now with WMUK , Kalamazoo, Mich. Most recently Berry has been a producer and weekend host at WKAR. She recently won an Emmy for her work on ...

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Yesterday, St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon became one. We’ve kept you up to date throughout the merger process. But now that the merger is complete, we wanted to take the opportunity to answer your questions. Director and General Manager Tim Eby, formerly general manager of St. Louis Public Radio, and Editor Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder of the Beacon, responded to your queries and commented about their vision for the merged organization. Why merge? Eby: “We felt there was...

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During the University of Missouri Board of Curators' two-day meeting at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the board unanimously approved the merger of the non-profit news organizations St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon, which is expected to be completed next month. Leadership at both organizations has been planning the merger for more than a year. St. Louis Public Radio’s license is held by the University of Missouri Curators, and the merger required the board’s approval. UM...

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Will be updated with the audio of the discussion with Eby following the program. As we announced earlier this week , St. Louis Public Radio's programming schedule will be changing in several ways soon, beginning on July 1. Don Marsh speaks with St. Louis Public Radio Director and General Manager Tim Eby today about the changes. For more information, here is the text of a blog post we published on the changes earlier this week: St. Louis Public Radio Collaborating on New Programs Beginning...

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Our Bob McCabe will be leaving and taking his trademark slippers with him on Friday as he retires after almost 25 years at St. Louis Public Radio. We've all loved working with Bob and will miss him tremendously - as we're sure many of you will miss hearing him each weekday morning. We spoke with Bob on St. Louis on the Air:
Here's a little video tribute to Bob our Spencer Reed put together. We hope you enjoy it and join us in wishing Bob, our "radio man," the very best:

Check out this handiwork by Brent Jones of The St. Louis Beacon, one of our new neighbors in Grand Center. It's a time lapse video, as they say, 1 year in 1.5 minutes, and shows our building from groundbreaking to how it is today.

St. Louis Public Radio breaks ground on new facility

Apr 15, 2011

St. Louis Public Radio and the University of Missouri-St. Louis broke ground on a new midtown facility at Grand Center today. The new St. Louis Public Radio is being built on a parking lot currently being used by the Fox Theater.

(Chiodini Associates, architects, and AxiOme, design consultant)

Want to see more images of the new buildings design? Check out a full gallery on Posterous . Groundbreaking has been set for St. Louis Public Radio and the University of Missouri-St. Louis new home in Grand Center . The public radio stations general manager, Tim Eby, confirms that work will begin on the site just east of KETC public television on Friday, April 15. The three-story, 27,000-square-foot building is expected to take one year to complete.