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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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  • For Miquilaue Young, homeschooling her 7 kids was always part of her plan. More than a decade into her homeschooling journey, the kids are fully immersed in their tailor-made school experience. It’s something Miquilaue wishes she had. In this episode from Doin’ It Our Way, we’ll explore how they’re able to pull it off their way.
  • Friday, September 22, 2022 - The Army Corps of Engineers uses ‘a lot of rocks’ to train veterans
    The Corps must curate artifacts discovered during its work. It uses that responsibility to train veterans. In the St. Louis office, 7 veterans come in for 5 months at a time to receive job experience.
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 - St. Louis-area school librarian recalls ‘surreal’ police visits over books
    A new law criminalizing books in Missouri schools will have the biggest effect on libraries already targeted by some parents. In one local high school, police responded twice last year to calls about books. That librarian is speaking out.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Pediatricians are worried about the end of the national COVID emergency
    The declaration allows millions of children to receive health coverage through federal programs, without going through the usual hurdles. That will change once the emergency ends.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - Many St. Louis families scramble as schools search for more bus drivers
    Several area districts were hoping the driver shortage would only last a couple of weeks. But many routes are still not running more than a month into the new academic year.
  • Monday, September 19, 2022 - The Archdiocese of St. Louis is listening to parishioners on possible changes
    Church leaders are gathering input on the potential closure and consolidation of its 178 parishes. The archdiocese is dealing with a shortage of priests and churches at only 25% capacity
  • New from St. Louis Public Radio: For years, Black parents have talked about how traditional schools have failed their kids in the classroom. Now, a growing number of Black families are leaving those schools behind to take a chance on themselves. Doin’ It Our Way explores why some St. Louis area families chose to homeschool, how they are able to do it, and what that experience has been like for their kids. Hosted by Marissanne Lewis-Thompson.
  • Friday, September 16, 2022 - Sarah Kendzior’s new book warns against blind faith in ‘saviors’
    The best-selling St. Louis author says "They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent" examines the country's relationship with conspiracies and how people should be skeptical of authority figures.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Missouri’s special session begins
    Lawmakers have gathered in Jefferson City for the beginning of the annual veto session and a special session that is supposed to be centered around tax cuts and credits. However, not all of the bills introduced on the first day are related to taxes.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - The need for more rural veterinarians
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says vet clinics in non-urban areas have been declining since World War II. Lower pay and debt from medical school are some of the reasons why it’s tough to attract vets to rural settings.