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 Mark Crochrell Sr. shakes Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming Mendoza's hand after being sworn into the Venice Township Supervisor role. Crochrell is the first Black township supervisor in Venice and Madison County.
Eric Schmid
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St. Louis Public Radio
Madison County and Venice Township have a Black township supervisor for the first time in their collective history after swearing in the township board on Monday.
Sylvester Brown went from childhood poverty to a plum post as a columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Then came a public falling-out and some serious soul-searching. On this encore edition of St. Louis on the Air, Brown discusses his new story collection — and the characters who gave life to his writing. We'll also hear about a book that delves into St. Louis’ Italian-American neighborhood: The Hill, and get an update on how one St. Louis entrepreneur raised more than $3 million for a magnetic pillow fort.

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David Kovaluk
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St. Louis Public Radio
County health centers and St. Louis-area hospital systems have launched online forms where people can pre-register to receive coronavirus vaccinations.