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Fri, 03 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMTForty years ago, a group of 125 young musicians put on their best clothes, tuned their instruments, and took the stage at Powell Hall. No one knew at that time how many performances the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra would put on. But one of the top ensembles in the country is still going strong.
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMTThe state Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve construction of a the casino in southeastern Missouri.
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMTA look at the politics of St. Louis regional growth heading into 2011.
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMTCommissioners are reviewing financial information submitted by the three finalists for the state's lone available casino license. No decision is expected today, though.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMTTheir final resting place at Jefferson Barracks is believed to be the largest mass burial in the U.S.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMTFamily and friends say Sgt. First Class Ronald Aaron Grider remained the happy-go-lucky "Hank" they all knew even after nine deployments to a combat zone.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 04:00:00 GMTBlunt tells supporters that it's time to get the private sector back on its feet. He'll succeed retiring Mo. Senator Kit Bond in January.
Fri, 29 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe race for St. Louis County executive often is a given. But in incumbent Charlie Dooley's bid for a third term he's been pursued by a well-funded opponent, Bill Corrigan.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTIf passed, Proposition A would force St. Louis and Kansas City to ask voters every five years whether or not to keep the earnings tax, and it would prevent any other Missouri city from putting the tax in place.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTMissouri has an available casino license, and three companies trekked to Jefferson City in late October to try and convince the state's Gaming Commission that they should have it. The license became available earlier this year when the President Casino in St. Louis shut its doors.
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe once common American burying beetle is now a critically endangered species, found in only a handful of states. The St. Louis Zoo is part of a nationwide effort to save this unusual insect.
Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe Missouri Gaming Commission will hear pitches today from developers vying for the state's lone available casino license. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin report.
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe Democratic and Republican nominees for the seat held by retiring Missouri Senator Kit Bond held their last face-to-face event before next month's general election. Listen to the entire debate here.
Fri, 01 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMTAfter 40 years, Busch Stadium icon will play his final tune.
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe St. Louis Public Schools are under state control for poor academic performance. Though they spend more per pupil than some top-performing districts, money alone can't solve what ails the SLPS.
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMTPreservationists say any changes to the monument's landscape must be done carefully.
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMTThis summer the State Public Defender's Office began turning away new cases in several court districts and put several more on notice. And Missouri's state auditor announced recently that she will review the public defender system.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 04:00:00 GMTThe "safety net" system in St. Louis picked off where Homer G. Phillips left off. But there's more to getting healthy than beds and doctors.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTProposition C asks whether there should be a state law giving Missouri citizens the right to refuse a mandate to buy health insurance. In 2014, anyone without health insurance may face federal penalties.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTThere's a renaissance afoot on 14th Street in Old North St. Louis. After $35 million and four years of work, dozens of historic buildings have a new life and the road is re-opening to cars. Today community leaders will cut the ribbon on the newly-named Crown Square.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTCongressman Roy Blunt has led in most polls over Democrat Robin Carnahan, but another longtime Republican is in the race, too: Chuck Purgason. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin examines why Purgason has had trouble gaining traction among his party's voters.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTCemeteries in the St. Louis area, preserved by chance, represent the last patch of native tall grass prairie in the St. Louis region.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTFormer Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog is now a Hall of Famer. He was inducted Sunday at a ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. But as Greg Echlin reports, joining baseball's pantheon wasn't the only honor the former skipper received.
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTFor all the teens mowing lawns, taking movie tickets, and flipping burgers, there are many who haven't been able to find work this summer.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTResidents of Old North St. Louis have opened a community-run grocery store. The co-op brings healthy, affordable food to an underserved part of the city.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTKiel Opera House will reopen in 2011 as the Peabody Opera House
Tue, 06 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTAcross the country, millions of people are suddenly finding themselves in federal hazard zones not because of any natural or man-made disaster, but because the Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating its old flood risk maps.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTFive endangered Mexican gray wolf pups have been born at the Endangered Wolf Center, about 25 miles southwest of St. Louis.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMTMonsanto seed donation to Haiti highlights problems with this type of foreign aid.
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMTUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist Kenneth Thomas says TIF pits communities against each other, but results in little overall growth, and the St. Louis area is one of the nation's biggest TIF users.
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMTAmong several bills that raised hackles at city hall, lawmakers in Jefferson City passed legislation allowing St. Louis firefighters to live outside of city limits. If the governor signs it, Mayor Francis Slay has warned there will be a lawsuit.
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMTFellow Democrats have proposed ways to keep the budget-cutting knife out of Nixon's hand by enhancing revenue. One common suggestion is raising Missouri's cigarette tax, but that's not as easy as it sounds.
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMTGillette's latest razor is finally hitting store shelves. Gillette, owned by Procter & Gamble, hopes to fend off a challenge from Schick, part of St. Louis-based Energizer.
Thu, 03 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMTAt the National Rural Summit of America in the Jefferson County town of Hillsboro, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a number of new programs intended to help stimulate the rural economy.
Fri, 28 May 2010 04:00:00 GMTFaced with a $13 billion deficit, Illinois lawmakers had some tough choices to make as they put together a new state budget. But in the end they did little to solve the state's serious financial problems, and could actually wind up making things worse.
Tue, 18 May 2010 04:00:00 GMTOf the 15 groups vying for the license, four want to develop a casino in Cape Girardeau.
Mon, 17 May 2010 04:00:00 GMTNow that the 2010 Missouri legislative session is over, the focus is on Governor Jay Nixon and what he will do with the more than one hundred bills sent to him by the General Assembly.
Mon, 10 May 2010 04:00:00 GMTScience cafes bring researchers out of the lab and into local bars and restaurants to talk about their work.
Mon, 03 May 2010 04:00:00 GMTWith the state budget out of the way, Missouri lawmakers now have two weeks left to concentrate on other priorities. Legislation addressing tax credits, ethics, consolidation of state agencies, and autism insurance all remain unfinished going into the homestretch.
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTMichael Sherraden, a Professor of Social Work and founder and director of the Brown School's Center for Social Development, is among TIME Magazine's 100 for the world's most influential people.
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTWhitney Harris was the last surviving courtroom prosecutor from the first Nuremberg Trial after World War Two. He died Wednesday in St. Louis at the age of 97.
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTMore than 125 years after his death, naturalist Charles Darwin remains a controversial figure to many Americans.
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTElectronic sound artist and musician Emily Lacy in St. Louis
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTNearly 700,000 Americans have ham radio licenses. That's up 60 percent from 1981, and the number is growing.
Mon, 05 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMTTomorrow marks the third time in 13 years that St. Louis County will vote on a -cent sales tax increase to help fund Metro, the region's mass transit agency. Half of the additional $80 million a year would restore service cuts. The other half will fund future expansion projects. Supporters say this time, they've found the formula for success. But opponents are just as confident of their own victory at the polls.
Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMTAn international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the zebra finch. Their work reveals a lot about songbird genetics, and opens a new door to understanding the basis of human speech.
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMTIn the midst of Missouri's budget crisis, special court programs are getting more attention as lawmakers try to close a big budget gap.
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMTSterilizing female deer as a means of population control.
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMTOutdated electronic equipment contains potentially hazardous materials, but St. Louis consumers have many options for recycling their "e-waste."
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMTOn Monday, the Wellston School District starts its last quarter of existence. In 2003, the tiny district in north St. Louis County was the first to come under state administration. It's the second, and the largest, to be dissolved for poor academic performance. Next year, its 550 students will attend classes with their long-time rivals in the Normandy School District - and that's a tough thing for many to embrace.
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTThe budget plan Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will introduce today relies heavily on borrowing and about $2 billion worth of spending cuts.
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTIt's been over a year since Congress signed off on the $787-billion stimulus bill. The president claims the measure saved about 2 million jobs last year, and that's with most of the money still not spent.
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTWebster University English professor David Clewell is Missouri's new poet laureate. Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement last week. He tells St. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman that he's not quite used to the spotlight.
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTPinnacle's River City Casino in south St. Louis County joins a crowded marketplace. There will now be seven casinos within about 30 miles of one another in the St. Louis region.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTThe new president of the Missouri Botanical Garden is in St. Louis this week for the first time since his selection.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMTArts organizations are starting a new trend in community arts funding. For about $10 patrons get soup, bread and a packet containing proposals submitted by artists.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 05:00:00 GMTHistoric high school is under threat of closure without improvement in academics and student safety
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTSeveral Missouri towns are trying to curb meth production by requiring prescriptions for some cold medications. But many community leaders say their efforts need to be replicated on the state level for the idea to work.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTMissouri Governor Jay Nixon said the state will balance its budget without raising taxes. Nixon outlined a plan yesterday to eliminate more than $250 million in spending in the next fiscal year.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTIf your health insurance covers prescriptions, you are probably a customer of a pharmacy benefit management company, such as St. Louis-based Express Scripts. PBMs are poised for even more growth, as baby boomers age and Congress prepares to insure more Americans.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTFormer Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the state of the Midwest economy with St. Louis Public Radio's Bill Raack.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTAs in years past, reestablishing local control of the St. Louis Police Department is shaping up to be a thorny issue among politicians in Jefferson City. The system was imposed on St. Louis during the Civil War amid concerns that the city's police force would become a Union militia. St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington has more.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTHe touched on topics from biofuels to high speed rail, but spoke little about Illinois' biggest issue - the budget.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTThe speech is the governor's biggest opportunity to set the year's legislative agenda. But expectations for the address are low
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTIn part 2 of a series on St. Louis beer and beer culture, St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington looks at the growth of the local "craft" beer movement especially as it relates to the sale of Anheuser-Busch.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTMost of St. Louis's 200-plus breweries are long gone. So what, if anything, does our beer-making history mean today?
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTIf you pay personal income taxes in Missouri, chances are you're in the top tax bracket. It takes only $9,000 a year in taxable income to reach the state's top tier.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 05:00:00 GMTThis year's term is expected to resemble 2009, when it comes to battling over how to spend the state's dwindling revenues.
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTAlmost everyone has had experience with the traditional forms of fund-raising, like walk-a-thons, bake sales, trivia nights. But one St. Louis resident is taking his efforts to new heights. More precisely, he plans to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest point in Africa. And he's hoping to shift how people think about Christmas as well.
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTSt. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman reports for Morning Edition on the dire situation facing Missouri's public defenders.
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTWhile shelters and food pantries used to be the go-to resources for them, many experts now say that placing the chronically homeless in housing as soon as possible is a more economical and socially responsible approach.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTMillions of young men and women have gone off to war in the uniforms of the United States military. Almost 91-thousand remain where they fell, in lands and waters from Europe to Southeast Asia.
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTIt happened one year ago today. Illinois residents woke up to news their governor had been arrested on federal corruption charges.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMTOver the last ten years, The Peter and Paul Services Homeless Shelter in Soulard has been helping homeless men transition back into society with the help of local artists.
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMTThe state budget is the issue that affects all others in the race for Illinois governor. But as Sam Hudzik reports, the election itself may be the biggest obstacle to solving the problem.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMTThe Humane Society of Missouri took in 407 pit bulls rescued in the largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. Now they're working to rehabilitate dogs born and bred into this violent culture.
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMT"Sustainable community" or "suburban sprawl"? St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington looks at the success of New Urbanism in the midst of a housing crisis.
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMTBosnian refugees living in the U.S. do not expect the trial of Radovan Karadzic to provide them either closure or justice. St. Louis Public Radio's Matt Sepic reports.
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMTA recent study says the Missouri public defender system is in crisis, with far too many cases and too few attorneys.
Mon, 02 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMTSt. Louis County has more than 100 police and fire departments. And World War II era radio technology means these departments can't talk to each other easily, or sometimes at all. A sales tax increase on the ballot November 2would fix that problem, and other public safety issues. But while everyone agrees the planned updates are necessary, a tax increase in this economy is facing opposition.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMTMo. Gov. Jay Nixon is cutting nearly $204 million from the state budget. It includes nearly 700 state jobs and reductions to numerous programs.
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMTAirport was approved in 1998 to reduce weather delays; traffic off sharply by the time it opened.
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMTTalk-show host Rush Limbaugh's announcement that he wants to buy a share of the St. Louis Rams football team has some fans in St. Louis, the NFL and others concerned. They are worried about Limbaugh's past comments that were deemed racially divisive.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTDeveloper Paul McKee's plan for a major overhaul of north St. Louis was approved by the city's Tax Increment Financing Commission Wednesday.
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTDeveloper Paul McKee wants to pour $8 billion into a two square mile section of north St. Louis, and his proposal relies on something called tax increment financing. St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington concludes our four-part series on McKee's proposal with a look at how TIFs are supposed to work, and what happens when they don't.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTDeveloper Paul McKee wants to spend $8 billion to revitalize two square miles of north St. Louis near downtown. He's already spent millions buying up property. Still, he controls just a fraction of the land he needs, and he wants the city to grant him the right to redevelop the rest. That has some people who live and work in the area concerned about their future, and the possibility of eminent domain.
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTSt. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann continues our series on Paul McKee's planned redevelopment of north St. Louis with a look at his biggest project to date: WingHaven in suburban St. Charles County.
Mon, 14 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTThe heart of developer Paul McKee's ambitious plan for St. Louis' North Side is an empty lot that was once home to the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex. In the 1950s, Pruitt-Igoe was touted as a model of urban planning, but it became a high profile failure.
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTGov. Jay Nixon's decision to withhold state funding for the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, championed by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, and the reversal that followed days later, put a spotlight on the tense political relationship between the leaders.
Tue, 01 Sep 2009 04:00:00 GMTYou remember ethanol? Not too long ago it was the way this country was going to wean itself off imported crude.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMTThe St. Louis Public Schools have created "full-service" schools that are one-stop centers where families can get help with housing, employment, and even health care.
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMTHearnes served in the Legislature for a decade, and was Missouri secretary of State before becoming governor in 1965.
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMTHome buyers of all income levels took advantage of subprime mortgages, but they were concentrated in low-income neighborhoods. And the waves of foreclosures are dragging down property values and pushing up crime rates. A matched savings program developed at Washington University may provide a way to avoid the pitfalls of subprime loans in the future, but reaching everyone who might be eligible is proving difficult.
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMTIn addition to providing a written record of some of the most significant events in modern American history, service records are essential for veterans claiming government benefits.
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMTKWMU's Bill Raack speaks with St. Louis Beacon reporter Kristen Hare, who's working on a year-long project that examines the issue of race in St. Louis
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMTSugar Loaf Mound, the last remaining Native American mound in St. Louis, has been bought by the Osage Nation.
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMTA rural community in Missouri has learned the hard way that multi-million dollar fraud schemes are not just a Wall Street problem.
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMTAs part of the KWMU series "Facing the Mortgage Crisis," Repps Hudson spoke with some St. Louis residents who are trying to protect their neighborhoods from the effects of neglected homes.
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMTMore than 400 dogs were rescued two weeks ago in Missouri and Illinois as part of the largest raid on dog fighting in U.S. history. The Humane Society of Missouri helped spur the investigation and now it's caring for and evaluating the dogs, which are almost all pit bulls, at a temporary shelter.
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMTSome say the over-engineering of the Mississippi to help the barge industry has made flooding worse, and projects included in the federal stimulus package are reigniting an old debate over managing the mighty river.