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The 2017 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, brought St. Louis Public Radio many reasons to celebrate.  Among them, an expansion of our service to public radio fans in south-central Missouri, award-winning journalism and double-digit percent increases in listeners, donors and corporate sponsors.

Astrophysicist Angela Speck, pediatrician Ken Haller and science reporter Eli Chen performed at The Story Collider podcast’s debut in St. Louis this past May.
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Everyone has a personal connection to science.  

Maybe you were  reaching for a Nobel Prize with your high school science fair project until an unforeseeable error caused it to go down in flames. Or, perhaps you’ve been  a researcher on an expedition thousands of miles from home, surrounded by people who don’t understand what you’re doing there. Or, you’ve listened to your doctor diagnose you with a condition that you’ve never heard of before.

St. Louis Public Radio to assume operations of KMST

Jun 14, 2017

 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.

We Live Here returns June 21

Jun 7, 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.

Special coverage: Comey hearing to air on June 8

Jun 7, 2017
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:

Program changes effective May 1, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

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.

 

St. Louis Public Radio honored with three Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2017
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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?"

Curious Louis: How do newsrooms decide the news?

Jan 19, 2017

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.

2016 Special Holiday Programming

Dec 20, 2016
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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.

A message from St. Louis Public Radio's general manager

Nov 15, 2016

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 Fall Member Campaign Success

Oct 26, 2016
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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
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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. 

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