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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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    • 4.7 • 106 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.

    Legal Roundtable: The legal battle for the life of Kevin Johnson

    Legal Roundtable: The legal battle for the life of Kevin Johnson

    Seventeen years after killing a Kirkwood Police officer, Kevin Johnson has been given a date with the executioner. He’s scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 29. Now he’s making what’s likely his final plea to avoid execution. The special prosecutor on his case now wants the Missouri Supreme Court to put a halt to his death sentence. Analyzing the case is our Legal Roundtable of expert attorneys: Mark Smith, a former associate vice chancellor and Dean at Washington University; Erin Lueker, previously a public defender for St. Louis County and a prosecuting attorney for the state of Missouri; and Erin Banks, former St. Louis City Counselor.

    • 49 min
    ‘Jack Taylor: The Enterprise’ tells story of WWII pilot and bold entrepreneur

    ‘Jack Taylor: The Enterprise’ tells story of WWII pilot and bold entrepreneur

    Andy Taylor, son of Enterprise Holdings founder Jack Taylor, talks about ‘Jack Taylor: The Enterprise’ documentary and his father’s life and legacy.

    • 19 min
    How to navigate family dynamics and political disagreements this Thanksgiving

    How to navigate family dynamics and political disagreements this Thanksgiving

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Marva Robinson discusses how to navigate complex family dynamics and hot button topics that may come up during gatherings this holiday season.

    • 26 min
    In 2014, Twitter helped tell the #Ferguson story. St. Louisans are concerned about its future

    In 2014, Twitter helped tell the #Ferguson story. St. Louisans are concerned about its future

    Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter has users of the social media platform bracing for the app’s downfall. In St. Louis, activists and journalists that have been heavy users of Twitter since the police shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. are concerned about the future of the app and the potential loss of how everyday people could lose power in social movements. Action St. Louis co-founder and executive director Kayla Reed and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior discuss how Twitter has shaped the narrative about St. Louis, the Ferguson uprising, and the ways social media impacts policy.

    • 25 min
    Megan Green's priorities as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen

    Megan Green's priorities as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen

    Megan Green was sworn in as St. Louis Board of Aldermen President on Friday. She joins us today to discuss her priorities and agenda for the next five months she will serve in the position.

    • 20 min
    Using Rams settlement for regional projects gains plaudits and criticism

    Using Rams settlement for regional projects gains plaudits and criticism

    Roughly a year after a landmark settlement over the St. Louis Rams’ departure to Los Angeles, the parties involved in the lawsuit still haven’t agreed how to split up more than $500 million. STLPR Political Correspondent Jason Rosenbaum discusses what's next including an idea to place the funds into something resembling an endowment — an idea that’s gotten a mixed reaction from policymakers.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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St. Louis On The Air

I am a frequent listener to St. Louis on the air. Today I listened. to Sarah’s interview with Adam Manas about Montez Coleman, followed by her interview with Dr. Weinstock about Long Covid. Sarah has impeccable interviewing skills.

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upbeat yet informative coverage of important regional issues

Love the wide scope of coverage and Sarah’s positive but penetrating style. Keep up the great work!

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Couldn’t Imagine Life Without It

As a St. Louis native and resident, Sarah’s show is a cornerstone of daily life.I admire the variety of voices and perspectives she has on the show, and she really knows how to let them shine but also dig deeper into questions when needed.

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