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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 brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

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    • 4.6 • 115 Ratings

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 brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

    Madison County voters will take up symbolic secession vote in November

    Madison County voters will take up symbolic secession vote in November

    The Madison County Board approved a measure on Wednesday evening that will put a symbolic referendum to voters in November — asking if the Metro East county should secede from Illinois and create a new state. In advance of that vote, STLPR Metro East reporter Will Bauer discussed his reporting on this story.

    • 11 min
    How Chef Rob Connoley pairs ‘reparative restauranting’ and Ozark cuisine

    How Chef Rob Connoley pairs ‘reparative restauranting’ and Ozark cuisine

    Chef Rob Connoley and Normandy High School senior Alex Belton are a dynamic culinary duo, aspiring toward major wins this June. The Bulrush chef-owner was named a Best Chef finalist for the 2024 James Beard Foundation Awards earlier this month, while Belton earned her spot in a national culinary competition after securing regional and state wins this year.

    • 38 min
    Trailnet report finds traffic violence on the rise in St. Louis — and offers solutions

    Trailnet report finds traffic violence on the rise in St. Louis — and offers solutions

    Nearly 650 people were injured or killed while walking or biking in St. Louis and St. Louis County in 2023. That statistic signifies a lot of trauma that stems from traffic violence, according to Trailnet CEO Cindy Mense. She shares information and stories from Trailnet’s 2023 Crash Report and suggests measures that regional leaders can take to protect all roadway users.

    • 20 min
    How STL Cannamoms is fighting back against the stigma of legal cannabis use

    How STL Cannamoms is fighting back against the stigma of legal cannabis use

    Missouri legalized recreational cannabis in December 2022, but stigma surrounding its use is especially isolating for mothers who use marijuana. Jessica Carroll and Kimberlee Kesterson, founders of STL Cannamoms, share the inspiration behind their online community, which has over 3,600 members, and how they support one another in ways that go beyond cannabis consumption.

    • 31 min
    A paralyzed man was left on a jail floor for days. St Louis officials are trading blame

    A paralyzed man was left on a jail floor for days. St Louis officials are trading blame

    A disturbing photo of a paralyzed detainee in the St. Louis City Justice Center has triggered calls for accountability and improvement in the city’s main jail. Now the attorney who took that photo says she’s facing retaliation. Sue McGraugh, director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Saint Louis University, discusses becoming a whistleblower, facing the blowback from Sheriff Vernon Betts, and the impact of new jail policy banning phones.

    • 26 min
    How a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship turned into a 20-year friendship

    How a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship turned into a 20-year friendship

    Kristen Slaughter and Kiara Brown have an unconventional friendship. They’re 22 years apart in age and their relationship was only slated to last one year. Matched through a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri mentorship program, the two have now been friends for more than 20 years. In this encore episode, we listen back to Slaughter and Brown talk about their enduring friendship. Last year, Slaughter was named CEO of the nonprofit organization, and Brown now has her own career and is the mother of two children.

    • 24 min

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115 Ratings

115 Ratings

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upbeat yet informative coverage of important regional issues

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