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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.

The Missouri 2016 August primary election will take place August 2. To learn about the candidates and issues before you vote, don't miss our collection of Election 2016 coverage.

Who are the candidates for the major offices?
Find discussions with all the people in closely contested statewide races.

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.

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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

Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

The team behind St. Louis on the Air has a New Year’s resolution and we would like you to be a part of it. As we begin 2016, St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape are combining to bring you arts and cultural coverage throughout the week, Monday-Friday. We want you to be a part of this change as we reimagine what the program can be in St. Louis—and beyond.

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB will be making the following program changes effective Monday, January 11, 2016:

 Weekday Changes

Afro Blue
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St. Louis Public Radio would like to help you get into the Holiday spirit with these great Holiday Specials: 

Acropolis Investment Management

St. Louis Public Radio  announced today its new Friends Board and Executive Committee members. Joining the board for 2016 are the following individuals:

Rosalie Brasch is a former member of the Friends of St. Louis Public Radio.  She is an active volunteer with the Missouri History Museum and Reading is Fundamental.

Diane Rehm
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Diane Rehm, a public radio icon and the host of The Diane Rehm Show announced today that she will retire in 2016 after nearly 40 years on the air.

Two Unique Thank You Gifts for One Unique Station

Oct 28, 2015

You may have noticed a little more flair than usual in this fall’s membership campaign. That’s because we partnered with Diane Katzman, a Cornerstone Society member and creator of her own line of custom jewelry and accessories, to create a St. Louis Public Radio-themed bow tie and scarf.

These stylish accessories were available throughout the drive for a $20 per month sustaining membership…and still are! Click here to donate or upgrade today (and look great doing it)! 

 St. Louis Public Radio fall Membership Campaign concluded on Friday, October 23 raising 297,000 from 2,400 donors.  Of the total donations, 970 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on October 15, is one of two major membership campaigns held by the station.  

Gateway ARch Sunshine
(photo by Tim Tolle via Flickr Creative Commons)

The St. Louis Arch, Gateway to the West, turns 50 years old on Oct.28. As the city celebrates this milestone, St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) takes a look at the past and future of this unique monument.

Margie Freivogel
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced today that Margaret Wolf Freivogel, editor, will retire from her position effective December 31, 2015. She has held this position since December of 2013 following the merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. Effective immediately upon her retirement, Shula Neuman will serve as interim editor and a national search will be conducted to fill the position.

New jazz stream

Sep 11, 2015
Benny Carter playing saxophone
Dennis Owsley

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU is pleased to announce the addition of jazz to its broadcast schedule. Beginning today, St. Louis Public Radio | Jazz 90.7 KWMU-2 will air jazz music 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Listeners can access the programming on their digital radios at 90.7 KWMU-2, online at www.stlpublicradio.org/jazz, and on all of their mobile devices, using the St.

committee crowd at microphone
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson and the issues raised there continue to resonate in St. Louis and elsewhere. This week from our newsroom you’ll hear voices reflecting on the past year, meet artists and musicians transformed, see images of profound moments in history and get acquainted with the experiences of your neighbors. Join us on-air and follow our stories here in our news section.

Michel Martin at microphone
August Jennewein / University of Missouri–St. Louis / St. Louis Public Radio

Some big news announcements from NPR about All Things Considered today.

Michel Martin, former host of Tell Me More, will become the new weekend host of All Things Considered heard Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on St. Louis Public Radio.

Michel will be building on her deep reporting and interviewing experience as former host of Tell Me More and across print and TV, including reporting for ABC News.

Reporter Jason Rosenbaum receives an award
Missouri Broadcasters Association

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU’s newsroom was honored with four first-place and two certificate-of-merit awards at the 2015 Missouri Broadcasters Association Annual Awards Banquet held Saturday, June 6, at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU Spring Membership Campaign concluded today raising $290,000 from 2,100 donors. Of the total gifts, more than 700 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on March 5, encouraged people to join through monthly contributions and two-thirds of donors signed-up as sustaining members.

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