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 Expanding on the success of St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | WQUB 90.3, the University of Missouri–St. Louis will assume the operational and programming duties of Missouri S&T’s public radio station KMST 88.5 FM in Rolla, Missouri effective July 1, 2017.

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and PRX announce the third season of the awarding-winning podcast We Live Here, highlighted by a relaunch party Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 7-9 p.m.

Former FBI Director James Comey
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St. Louis Public Radio will carry special NPR coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday, June 8, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Comey will be questioned about his conversations with President Donald Trump and the FBI's investigation of possible Trump campaign connections to Russia. NPR News will provide live anchored coverage of the Senate hearing hosted by NPR's Lynn Neary. She will be joined in studio by the following NPR reporting team:

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB will be making the following program changes effective Monday, May 1, 2017.

 

RTDNA

St. Louis Public Radio is the recipient of three 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The Awards, which recognize excellence in radio production for large market stations in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, were given out in the following categories:  

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On Saturday, April 15, St. Louis Public Radio Senior Producer Mary Edwards was inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall Of Fame, surrounded by her peers and media colleagues. Mary came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has played an integral role in shaping the programming that St. Louis Public Radio offers today, serving the station in a number of capacities over the years — primarily as producer of  St. Louis Public Radio’s local talk/call-in show, St. Louis on the Air, and producer of the live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony.  

Paul Ryan and Charlie Sykes
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Tonight's Indivisible will center around Charlie Sykes' 1:1 interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The two Wisconsin conservatives have known each other for decades and we expect a nuanced, probing and potentially news-making conversation. The interview will begin at 7 p.m.; you can listen live online through KWMU-1 or tune to 90.7 KWMU-FM. 

Today, the President released a "skinny budget," which recommended defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

The skinny budget is an outline of the administration's discretionary funding priorities. It is not law. Instead, the President's submission of this document to Congress marks the beginning of the annual budget and appropriations process.

STLPR Newscast on Amazon Alexa devices

Owners of Amazon Alexa devices can enjoy hands-free listening to St. Louis Public Radio in a few different ways.

St. Louis Public Radio Newscast:

We've released a "flash briefing" that allows you to listen to the St. Louis Public Radio regional newscast each day or hour by simply saying, "Alexa, what's in the news?"

What makes something news? It’s a question journalists ask themselves every day.

Whether it’s a breaking story or a scheduled event, news editors and managers have to decide whether or not to cover it.

After months and months of election coverage, Don Crozier was frustrated by what he saw as sensationalism and bias in the media. He worried that news had become too focused on entertainment or shock in the hunt for clicks and shares.

Crozier wanted to learn more about how news directors make decisions, so he turned to St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis.

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As we say a fond farewell to Diane Rehm we also welcome the new program 1A to the St. Louis Public Radio airwaves, airing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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JOIN ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO FOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING TONIGHT THROUGH NEW YEAR'S DAY!

The Holiday Program Schedule for St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU

Festivo Alt.Latino, Tuesday, 12/20/2016 at 8 p.m.

Dear STLPR Friends,

Whatever you are feeling about the results of last week's historic elections, one truth remains: fact-based journalism is as important to our democracy as it has ever been. For more than 18 months, St. Louis Public Radio has provided the most comprehensive coverage of election issues and events at every level of the ballot for hundreds of thousands of listeners in our region and beyond. 

STLPR Membership Campaign button
Zack Stovall

Our Fall 2016 Member Campaign concluded on Friday, October 21st, as we surpassed our goal and raised $334,000 from 2,488 donors. The station is proud to announce that this fall’s drive numbers are significant in comparison to recent years. In dollars, there was a 14% increase over Spring 2016, an 11% increase over Fall 2015 and a 16% increase over Spring 2015. In donors, there was a  12% increase over Spring 2016, a 3% increase over Fall 2015 and a 20% increase over Spring 2014. 

Your Decision

Oct 12, 2016

You have some important decisions to make soon. Who should be the next President? Who should serve you in state and local government?

As an informed voter you won't make these decisions lightly. You're turning to Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies, and the whole political team at STLPR and NPR to help you make your decision.

2016 Online Journalism Awards
Online News Association

The Online News Association Awards were presented on Saturday night in Denver and St.

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If you're looking for context behind the news of today, check out our project St. Louis History in Black & White, a compilation of interviews about civil rights and race relations in St. Louis. 

"Daisy" is one of the most famous political ads ever used.
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In our weekly "Behind the Headlines" segment, St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh discusses the top news stories that caught St. Louisans’ attention this week, with the people who produced them and contributed to them.

This week, we discussed political ads and their impact on elections with Saint Louis University political science professor Ken Warren. 

There are four main types of political ads these days, Warren said: introductory, stances on issues, true negative ads and false negative ads. False negative ads usually make the most impact. 

Kelsey Proud started at St. Louis Public Radio in 2010, six years ago, as a temporary web producer. Over the years, she contributed to the station in many different ways, lastly, as our Digital Innovation Editor. This week marks Kelsey’s last with us, as she leaves St. Louis to take on the role of Managing Editor of Digital at Washington, D.C.’s WAMU 88.5.

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.”

"The Splendid Table" and "On Being" will switch broadcast times.
St. Louis Public Radio

 St. Louis Public Radio will make a change to the Sunday programming schedule effective Sunday, July 17th, 2016. The broadcast times for The Splendid Table and On Being will be switched.  

The Splendid Table will now air at 7 p.m. every Sunday evening.   
On Being will now air at 1 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. 

Public Radio New Directors Incorporated (PRNDI)

  Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR handed out 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis this June for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015. St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce that we were the recipient of two of these awards.

 

What's your name?

David Cazares

Where do you consider your hometown to be? 

Two towns: Indianapolis and Miami. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, and went to school around Indiana. But as much as I identify with my home state, for much of my adult life I have been rooted in South Florida, where I met my wife and my two daughters were born. I feel at home. I love the mix of cultures and languages there and consider it a part of the country that foretells coming changes to middle America. Indeed, I’ve seen and heard that happen, as whenever I fly back to Indiana, I hear Spanish at the airport there. A generation or two ago, that wasn’t the case.

Provided | RTDNA

St. Louis Public Radio Radio has received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its website, STLPublicRadio.org, in the large market radio category. The award was announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). 

What's your name?

Eli Chen 

Where do you consider your hometown to be? 

Hoffman, Estates, IL

What are you doing for us here at STLPR?

I'm the new environment and science reporter.

Care to share a piece of audio or story you're proud of? What's in store for our listeners and web readers?

"One Year in Ferguson"
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU has been named a recipient of the inaugural Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for the project “One Year in Ferguson.”  The award is a new and separate award from the traditional Peabody Awards and is given to the Top Five Stories in Digital Spaces.  This new award is judged and given by the Peabody Student Honor Board, a group of 16 undergraduate honor students at the University of Georgia who work in conjunction with the Peabody Awards program. The award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2016, in New York at the Paley Center for Media.

  St. Louis Public Radio is excited to announce the following professional awards and recognition:

2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners: 

The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association and recognize the top achievements in electronic journalism produced around the world by radio, television, and online news organizations. St. Louis Public Radio is part of the Region 5 - Large Market division. Region 5 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

We Live Here
Art by Susannah Lohr | St. Louis Public Radio

 Today we’re excited to launch the second season of We Live Here – our multi-media project focused on race, class, power, systems and the people they touch.

We’re calling the first show of the new season “Burden of Proof.” It’s a look at why people don’t believe each other when it comes to race and discrimination. 

Listen to the whole first episode and more on our new website at welivehere.show. Or, subscribe to We Live Here wherever you find your podcasts. 

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced today that Shula Neuman has been named executive editor.  Neuman, who served as interim editor since the retirement of Margaret Freivogel in January of 2016, joined St. Louis Public Radio in 2013 as the editor of the organization’s health, science, education and race beats. This is Neuman’s second stint with St. Louis Public Radio.

Top Row (left to right): Ari Shapiro & Audie Cornish, Bottom Row (left to right): Michel Martin & Rachel Martin
NPR

The Iowa Caucuses and several primaries are just around the corner. Here is the plan for special NPR coverage of the first five major contests of the nominating process. St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) and NPR News will offer the following news specials:

 Monday, February 1, 8 p.m.

90.7 FM KWMU-1 or streaming online at stlpublicradio.org

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