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The Gateway

A podcast to help you keep up with the St. Louis region’s news.

Every weekday you can get informed about what’s going on in the area. In about 8 to 10 minutes you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that explore issues in context or that introduce you to new ideas and people that make the St. Louis area special.

Music by Ryan McNeely of Adult Fur. 


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  • Friday, August 12, 2022 - St. Louis sponsors are struggling to help Ukrainian refugees
    Confusion surrounds a federal program allowing people fleeing war-torn Ukraine to temporarily stay in the U.S. They don't qualify for the benefits other refugees receive, making it difficult for sponsors in the St. Louis area to help.
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 - A touring ‘Midsummer’ reflects Black and queer culture
    St. Louis musician Tre-G has advocated for Black, queer artists with the Werqfest festival and his own work. Now he is directing a touring production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” based on his music, with a six-member cast of Black women.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - The leader of St. Louis Public Schools is planning to retire
    St. Louis Public Schools officials are planning a national search for a new superintendent. Kelvin Adams will retire in December after leading the district for more than a decade.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - St. Louis City SC is building a fan base
    The new Major League Soccer team in St. Louis doesn't play its first match until next year. But City SC is already reaching out to all areas of the city to establish a strong community presence.
  • Monday, August 8, 2022 - More Missouri schools are adopting a 4-day week
    Many Missouri school districts will be in class only four days a week this academic year. A professor who studies rural schools in the state says the condensed schedule is a reflection of the teacher shortage, which is now a crisis.
  • Friday, August 5, 2022 - Carbondale residents grapple with abortion’s past and future
    The overturning of Roe versus Wade is forcing a Memphis-based abortion provider to expand into rural southern Illinois. CHOICES will soon build a clinic in Carbondale, which will make the town the closest place with abortion access for millions of residents in the Midwest and South.
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 - St. Louis women are helping drive growth in Black-owned businesses
    Black women entrepreneurs in the St. Louis region are part of a national trend of opening more businesses. Nationally, the University of California, Santa Cruz reports a roughly 30% increase in the number of Black-owned businesses since before the pandemic. The researchers say women are a big reason for the increase.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Eric Schmitt wins GOP primary for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat
    Missouri’s Attorney General emerged victorious in a crowded Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. The win secured a prime position for Eric Schmitt to succeed outgoing Sen. Roy Blunt in the fall.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Missouri’s governor appeals for federal help following devastating floods
    Governor Mike Parson has spoken with St. Louis area lawmakers and regional emergency management officials about damage assessments after last week's record rain. Federal Emergency Management officials could have their estimates ready this week.
  • Monday, August 1, 2022 - Rescue plan money for St. Louis homeless services is in limbo
    Grassroots homeless service providers face challenging hurdles when trying to access St. Louis’ millions in American Rescue Plan funds. Some gave up after seeing the requirements.