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11 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021 - Black St. Louisans Regard Juneteenth As A Day Of Reflection And Service
Black people in the region want Juneteenth to be a day to educate people about the Black plight. President Joe Biden has signed a law making it a national holiday.
11 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Schools Invest in ‘Often-Unproven’ Air Cleaning Devices
More than 100 schools in Missouri have installed new air cleaning technology with the hopes of keeping students and staff safe from the virus that causes COVID-19. But scientists are skeptical.
11 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Republicans Ponder Crowded Senate Contest
Optimism among many Missouri Republicans following last weekend’s Lincoln Days event is being tempered by the primary race to replace U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, who is not seeking re-election.
9 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Schools Bring Therapy Dogs To Focus On Post-COVID Mental Health
Doctors have found new ways to utilize support animals, in physical and speech therapy, and in substance abuse programs. Now educators are using the strategy to help ease teachers, students and staff back into the classroom after roughly a year of online learning.
10 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021 - Pandemic Anxiety
Many are struggling with anxiety about resuming certain pre-pandemic activities, even after they have been fully vaccinated. A study from the American Psychological Association shows nearly half of respondents feel uneasy about returning to in-person interactions after the pandemic.
10 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021 - Tax Incentives
Several new St. Louis leaders are changing the way the city used tax incentives to leverage growth in thriving areas to help other parts of the city. It's part of a vision for more equitable development.
11 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - King Lear
A new vision of Shakespeare's "King Lear" is coming to Forest Park. St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is setting the classic play in northern Africa 30 years in the future. The aim is to attract a diverse audience some say is long overdue in American theater.
9 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Farm Games
The video game Farming Simulator, in which players run a farm, has found a loyal and niche audience in the gaming world.
7 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - A COVID Spike In Northern Missouri And A Fight Over Coal
Linn County, in north central Missouri, has a coronavirus case level five times the state average. Meanwhile, employees at coal-fired power plants in Illinois are fighting new clean energy legislation.
10 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021 — Farm Rentals
Increasingly, farmers don’t own the land they work. That’s particularly true in the country’s breadbasket and can have environmental consequences. Farmers who rent appear less likely to use conservation practices.
10 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Friday, June 4, 2021 — Curating The End Of The World
A preview of an online exhibit that examines how Black artists are responding to COVID-19 and police brutality.
10 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - Preventing The Next Pandemic
Animal disease labs expanded testing capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak. The lessons learned by those scientists could help prevent another pandemic.
10 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - A Robot Could Keep Farmers Out Of Grain Bins
Two recent university graduates invented a robot that could help farmers improve their crops and avoid the dangerous job of having to go inside grain bins.
11 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - The Rep Brings Audiences Back With ‘Mlima’s Tale’
The play examines the black market ivory trade by dramatizing the spirit of a dead elephant as it follows its tusks around the world. The performance is at the Repertory Theatre of St Louis through July 11.
11 minutes | May 28, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021 - Rookie Teachers Wrap Up Pandemic-Dominated School Year
Coronavirus complicated the academic year. We asked some first-year teachers to document their experiences over the last few months by recording audio diaries.
10 minutes | May 27, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - St. Louis Hip-Hop Fusion Band Goes Its Own Way
iLLPHONiCS has been a big presence on the St. Louis music scene since 2006. The pandemic has given members plenty of time to fine-tune a new album. They are also preparing for their first live show in more than a year.
10 minutes | May 26, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Claire McCaskill On The Way Forward For Missouri Democrats
Former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill discusses whether Democrats can ever become relevant in Missouri. In a wide-ranging interview, she also criticizes the man who defeated her, Senator Josh Hawley, the race for Senator Roy Blunt’s seat and her job at MSNBC.
10 minutes | May 25, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - New Illinois Health Care Law Aims To Stop Systemic Racism
George Floyd’s death one year ago today and the national protests that followed prompted lawmakers in Illinois to pass legislation to address systemic racism. That includes a measure dealing with health care.
10 minutes | May 24, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021 - The Return of Festivals Is Helping Small Town Revenue
The pandemic forced many small towns to cancel large festivals that they depend on for tourism. The events are returning this year to many communities throughout the Midwest.
10 minutes | May 21, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021 - Redistricting And The Metro East
Census numbers show Illinois will lose a seat in Congress and many observers believe it will come from consolidation in the Metro East.
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