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These programs will be on St. Louis on the Air over the noon hour, with re-airing each evening, during the weeks of Christmas 2018 and the beginning of the first week of 2019. You can listen live on the radio at 90.7 FM or online at stlpublicradio.org.

St. Louis on the Air continues to bring listeners programming each weekday. Here’s what to expect during this holiday time ...

Monday, December 24
Host Don Marsh’s conversation about the adolescent brain – which was partially preempted by STLPR’s coverage of President George H.W. Bush’s funeral earlier this month – will air. Later in the hour the show will get into the Christmas spirit with an annual staff reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” and also get a visit from the Grinch. And that’s not all.

Tuesday, December 25
St. Louis Public Radio’s two-hour production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will premiere at noon (and then again at 9 p.m.), featuring narration by Anne Williams and sound design by Aaron Doerr.

Wednesday, December 26
Don Marsh's "The Day After Christmas" poem will air, as will the powerful and emotional story of a biracial German woman who discovered her grandfather was a Nazi commandant. Also on the lineup is an excerpt from STLPR’s latest “Cut and Paste” podcast featuring a Congolese refugee who has resettled in St. Louis.

Thursday, December 27
Host Don Marsh convenes a final Legal Roundtable of the calendar year for analysis of some of the biggest national and regional legal matters in the news of late.

Friday, December 28 
STLPR executive editor Shula Neuman will fill in for Don Marsh, going behind the headlines to discuss a top news story of the week and chatting with Edward Jones’ outgoing leader Jim Weddle.

Monday, December 31
We bring you an encore presentation of host Don Marsh's on-stage conversation with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin recorded shortly after the midterm election.

Tuesday, Jan. 1
St. Louis on the Air is prempted with a special presentation of the Capitol Steps, a comedy show of political satire.

Wednesday, Jan. 2
How at risk is the St. Louis area for a major earthquake, the likes of which hasn't been felt in the region since 1812? We're joined by an expert from Washington University to talk about seismic activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Also, Neilsen survey data show losing weight is a top New Year's resolution. We talk with St. Louis-based weight loss coach Charles D'Angelo and with a client of his who lost more than 160 pounds in 2018.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Alex HeuerEvie HemphillLara Hamdan and Xandra Ellin give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

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Evie is a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.
Alex is the executive producer of "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.

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