It’s been 14 years since the state has had a functional governor-appointed commission assigned to address issues facing Hispanic and Latino Missourians. In that time, the population has increased by more than 40%.
More Black parents in the U.S. and Missouri are choosing to teach their kids on their own terms. This new podcast from St. Louis Public Radio explores why Black families in the St. Louis region are choosing to home-school, how they are managing to do it and what the kids think about it.
A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the project, a collaboration among eight partner institutions in Missouri and Illinois.
Tara Peters wants to improve teacher pay to raise Missouri from the bottom of states in the U.S. She also wants to increase school security by bringing armed retired veterans into schools.
St. Louis vocalist Laka stars in a show about the history of groundbreaking female artists who emerged from St. Louis, including Willie Mae Ford Smith, Josephine Baker and Tina Turner.
No clear picture emerges from recent polls, though the pro-Amendment 3 campaign facing questions from longtime legalization proponents.
Lawmakers passed legislation last week that cuts Missouri’s income tax. Both bills now head to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk where he is expected to sign them.
Two Lindbergh students started the science project when they were in middle school. After years of delays, the project finally returned from its trip to space.
Planned Parenthood says it will provide abortions out of an RV-based clinic in southern Illinois by the end of the year. It will reduce travel time for some patients coming from surrounding states.
Health officials are encouraging people in St. Louis to get their annual flu shot ahead of what could be a severe season. Several hospitals and health departments are offering flu shot clinics through October, many with shots for free.
Jefferson County officials have voted not to designate Missouri Route 21 as part of the Ozark Run Scenic Byway. The County Council voted 5-2 last week not to allow signs that would mark the highway as part of a route from St. Louis to Branson.
The Supplemental Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and helps SNAP recipients learn how to eat healthy food on a budget. Its employees complain of wages so low that they themselves qualify for SNAP.
Take our listener survey and help shape the future of St. Louis on the Air.
STLPR En Español
- Dos grupos de artistas de St. Louis quieren que los latinos compartan sus historias de cultura y familia
- 'Adiós español. Hola inglés.' Distrito escolar lanza programa piloto de educación bilingüe
- Desde hace un siglo se sabe que el plomo es tóxico y sigue envenenando a miles de niños
- La pandemia lleva a escuelas en St. Louis a servir mejor a familias que hablan otros idiomas
- La promesa de ser propietario de una vivienda que a menudo deja fuera a los compradores
- La región de St. Louis ya es casa para muchos latinos y más se están mudando aquí
- Se gastaron millones para mantener a los peces invasores fuera de los Grandes Lagos, pero ¿quién está protegiendo el río Mississippi?
The contest received 202 student entries from 48 schools across the St. Louis and Rolla regions.
Every weekday morning, in about 10 minutes, you can learn about the top stories of the day while also hearing longer stories that bring context and humanity to the issues and ideas that affect life in the region.