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St. Louis on the Air creates a unique space where guests and listeners can share ideas and opinions with respect and honesty. Whether exploring issues and challenges confronting our region, discussing the latest innovations in science and technology, taking a closer look at our history or talking with authors, artists and musicians, St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

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St. Louis on the Air creates a unique space where guests and listeners can share ideas and opinions with respect and honesty. Whether exploring issues and challenges confronting our region, discussing the latest innovations in science and technology, taking a closer look at our history or talking with authors, artists and musicians, St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

    Missouri’s Public Defender Funding At The Fore After Big Court Win

    Missouri’s Public Defender Funding At The Fore After Big Court Win

    Missouri’s “waiting lists” for public defenders were declared unconstitutional last month. Judge William E. Hickle ruled that the Missouri Office of State Public Defender violated the constitutional rights of indigent people awaiting trial by forcing them to wait for weeks, and even months, for an attorney. Tony Rothert of the ACLU of Missouri and state Rep. Tony Lovasco, a Republican from O'Fallon, discuss what happens next.

    • 23 min
    MO Attorney General’s Office Communicated About ‘War Games’ With GOP Group Via Government Email

    MO Attorney General’s Office Communicated About ‘War Games’ With GOP Group Via Government Email

    St. Louis attorneys Elad Gross and Mark Pedroli got a surprise in a set of documents they recently unearthed via Sunshine requests: proof that Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office exchanged emails with the Rule of Law Defense Fund leading up to the November 2020 election — and continued to receive numerous communications from the fund afterward.

    • 22 min
    Carey Gillam's 'The Monsanto Papers' Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Roundup's Legal Battles

    Carey Gillam's 'The Monsanto Papers' Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Roundup's Legal Battles

    In 2018, Bayer-Monsanto lost a $289 million jury verdict in a case brought by a groundskeeper who claimed the weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer. Author Carey Gillam discusses her new book about that litigation.

    • 27 min
    Takeaways From A Landmark St. Louis Election

    Takeaways From A Landmark St. Louis Election

    How did Tishaura Jones and Cara Spencer move onto the April mayoral election? For Jones, it was a strong performance in north St. Louis and parts of south St. Louis, and approval voting may have been key in getting Spencer to the second round.

    • 14 min
    Ready Or Not, School Districts Prepare For Spring Standardized Tests

    Ready Or Not, School Districts Prepare For Spring Standardized Tests

    Missouri school students will sit down for state assessments soon. For some, it’ll be their first time in a classroom in more than a year. Teachers and parents say testing should be canceled, but education officials counter that the data is critical.

    • 26 min
    StoryCorps To Feature ‘Untold Black Stories Of Alton’

    StoryCorps To Feature ‘Untold Black Stories Of Alton’

    StoryCorps is turning its ear to tell the stories of Black people from Alton. We previewed a virtual event happening this Friday, "Untold Black Stories of Alton" and got a sneak peek at one of the conversation.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

MMPerkins ,

Interesting topics with a local spin

I often find myself squeezing in a few segments of St. Louis On The Air in the evenings. The topics are so diverse yet always seem to be super relevant and interesting. Fenske does a great job reading my mind then asking the questions I was thinking!

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Must Listen for STL residents

Makes me feel so up to date on what’s going on in my community. Short segmented episodes allow you to curate your own topics. Love my STL on the Air!

danim010 ,

Great show

Love this show! The topics are diverse enough to interest a wide audience and Sarah is a great interviewer ~ sharp and intuitive, a pleasure to listen to. I try to catch it live every day but I love having the podcast as a backup!

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