Alexis Moore | St. Louis Public Radio

Alexis Moore

“St. Louis On The Air” Production Intern

Alexis Moore joins St. Louis Public Radio as a production intern with St. Louis on the Air. Alexis recently completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University, emphasizing in History and Film/Media Production. While there, she served as a writing tutor within Barrett, The Honors College and studied abroad at the University of Ghana.

From left, Jessica Meyers and Poli Rijos joined Monday's talk show.
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On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network discussed ongoing violence in the region, as well as solutions which aim to address it as a public health issue.

Poli Rijos of Washington University’s Gun Violence Initiative and Jessica Meyers of the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission joined the conversation.

Comments from Marcus McAllister of Cure Violence, an organization which treats violence as an epidemic, were included in the discussion. Cure Violence has visited St. Louis recently as one of the violence prevention programs in contention for $500,000 appropriated in the city’s budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The city has not yet announced who will receive this funding. 

Kristen and Alex Gillette dance in University City's Farmers Market Plaza
Alexis Moore

During St. Louis’ Make Music Day last Friday, people gathered in places around the St. Louis area to do just that.

And on what was meant to be the longest, sunniest day of the year, it began to rain. While it halted some outdoor performances, many, like those inside Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House, went on. 

The piano outside the restaurant, however, was not so lucky. Joe Jackson, owner of Jackson Pianos, and his team worked feverishly in the rain, trying to preserve the integrity of the instrument. This was the case in several locations around the St. Louis area, where pianos were scattered in celebration of Make Music Day.

From left, Metro Trans Umbrella Group's Sayer Johnson and Pride St. Louis' Jordan Braxton joined Wednesday's talk show.
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The executive director of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group announced Wednesday on St. Louis on the Air that the organization will not be participating in this Sunday’s Pride parade.

“The Metro Trans Umbrella Group is removing ourselves as grand marshal of the St. Louis Pride parade,” Sayer Johnson told St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann. He said the group’s members are disappointed that PrideFest will allow uniformed police officers to march in the parade.