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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 Awards and Recognition

Apr 20, 2016

  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 - Season 2 Launches Today

Apr 4, 2016
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.

Program changes effective January 2016

Jan 5, 2016

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

St. Louis Public Radio special Holiday programming

Dec 22, 2015
Afro Blue
Colin Marshall/NPR

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.

NPR favorite, Diane Rehm, plans retirement in 2016

Dec 8, 2015
Diane Rehm
The Washington Post/Getty Images

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)! 

STLPR fall Membership Campaign by the numbers

Oct 26, 2015

 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.  

STLPR news coverage: The Arch celebrates 50 years

Oct 22, 2015
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.

Critically praised Canadian musician Shad to lead Q to new heights, beginning April 20th.

A new voice will be joining St. Louis Public Radio’s line up in April as the CBC announced today that Shad (Shadrach Kabango) will take over as the new permanent host of Q. Q is CBC Radio One's award-winning daily arts, culture, and entertainment program heard Monday through Friday at 7 pm on STLPR.

St. Louis Public Radio's website transitioned on Wednesday to a new design that is intended to make our content easy to access no matter what size screen you're using.

This responsive design displays content in ways that are appropriate for each device. On a laptop, for example, you'll see several stories at once on the homepage, as in the previous design. On a phone, you'll be able to scroll through the same content in a format that's easier to read on a small screen. In all versions, the goal is to provide news that matters through a clean, useful design.

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB will be making the following program changes effective Monday, August 4, 2014:

PRI’s The World returns to the St. Louis Public Radio lineup beginning Monday, August 4, 2014 and will air Monday - Friday from 2-3 p.m.  As a result of this change, St. Louis Public Radio will no longer air Here & Now.

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