St. Louis on the Air
5:20 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Educators Use Twitter To Teach About Ferguson, Build Syllabuses

Part of the #TwitterSyllabus conversation.
Credit St. Louis Public Radio

Teachers are using Twitter to gather material and talk about Ferguson.

Marcia Chatelain, a history professor at Georgetown University and a University of Missouri–Columbia alumna, created the hashtag #FergusonSyllabus this week to gather that material.

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St. Louis on the Air
10:24 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Your Responses: What Can Young Professionals Do To Improve St. Louis?

We have the opportunity to start and take part in many important community conversations on St. Louis on the Air, and many times those conversations continue via other media.

During Tuesday's discussion about the active role young professionals are taking in the St. Louis area, we asked what you and others can do to get involved, and what changes you'd like to see in St. Louis. 

Here is part of the Twitter conversation.

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11:16 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Turmoil In Ferguson, In One Word

After 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday, and a peaceful protest turned into a night of looting, arson and violence late Sunday, we asked live-blog and Twitter followers to put their feelings on the one word.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:05 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

What You're Saying About Amendment 7

Although several issues and races are crowding Tuesday’s primary ballot, the transportation tax amendment has been particularly contentious. The amendment increases the state sales tax, now 4.225 percent, by three-quarters of a cent to fund transportation projects.

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9:42 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Twitter’s Value In 140 Seconds With Its Co-Founder (And St. Louis Native) Jack Dorsey

Twitter co-founder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey.
(Courtesy of Square)

With Twitter making its New York Stock Exchange debut today we're highlighting its co-founder's perspective on the company's value in true Twitter fashion.

Here, in 140 seconds, St. Louis native Jack Dorsey shares his thoughts about what makes his company worth $26 per share - and worth using for its millions of tweeters. 

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St. Louis on the Air
5:12 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Twitter, Square Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Kicks Off 'Let's Talk' Series For Small Businesses

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Square Inc.
(Courtesy Square Inc.)

One of the hurdles small businesses face is the potential loss of a sale if they don't have the infrastructure in place to accept credit card and debit card payments.

St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square Inc., a mobile payments device company, makes that hurdle easier to jump but he says the company has more to offer than concrete tools of the trade.

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St. Louis on the Air
2:47 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Ethical Hacker Charlie Miller On Security In The Digital Age

Charlie Miller remotely hacking into the steering wheel of a Ford Escape.
(Courtesy Charlie Miller)

There’s tech in your car and tech in your phone. Internet connections in your Xbox and your printer. Convenient. But also a potential conduit to breach your security.

A person with the know-how can even remotely hack into your steering wheel. With his research partner Chris Xavier, Charlie Miller of Wildwood, Mo. recently revealed this vulnerability in cars as part of an enterprise in what he calls "white hat" or "ethical" hacking.

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Claire McCaskill
12:01 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

McCaskill continues to embrace Twitter

McCaskill will continue to embrace social networking sites. In the wake of "Weiner-gate" she says, "The problem was not with Twitter. The problem was with the Twit."
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

In the wake of “Weiner-gate,” in which Congressman Anthony Weiner has acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive messages and photos through Twitter, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says the scandal will not change the way she uses social media.

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