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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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    • 4.7 • 94 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 host Sarah Fenske brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region.

    'The National Road' explores 'a changing America' from the ground

    'The National Road' explores 'a changing America' from the ground

    Tom Zoellner's new book, "The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America," is a journey into the uneasy soul of the nation: What unites us, what divides us, and what lies in the middle of the cities of the coasts.

    • 21 min
    These 2 St. Louisans are bringing new life to crossword puzzles

    These 2 St. Louisans are bringing new life to crossword puzzles

    Matthew Stock and Sid Sivakumar started out talking crossword puzzles and became fast friends. Now, a puzzle they co-wrote has been published in the New York Times. They discuss the joy of puzzle making with host Sarah Fenske.

    • 20 min
    How Eureka’s Endangered Wolf Center is fighting to bring red wolves back from the brink

    How Eureka’s Endangered Wolf Center is fighting to bring red wolves back from the brink

    Fewer than 20 American red wolves live in the wild throughout the U.S., all in a refuge in North Carolina. Two Missouri-born wolves were flown there last month to join the population, providing a critical source of new genetic diversity.

    • 15 min
    In ‘My Fugitive,’ a lawyer’s daughter trains her eye on the FBI’s excesses

    In ‘My Fugitive,’ a lawyer’s daughter trains her eye on the FBI’s excesses

    In this one-hour special edition, Nina Gilden Seavey discusses her podcast "My Fugitive," which connects the story of anti-war activist Howard Mechanic with that of another fugitive who spent time in St. Louis: James Earl Ray, who was convicted of killing Martin Luther King Jr.

    • 51 min
    Kroenke vs. the NFL? Legal Roundtable tackles the latest in Rams' litigation, and more

    Kroenke vs. the NFL? Legal Roundtable tackles the latest in Rams' litigation, and more

    The Legal Roundtable discusses the latest in the litigation over the Rams’ departure from St. Louis, the Missouri Democratic Party’s attempt to fight unionization of its employees and the surprisingly short sentence given to a former police officer accused of beating an undercover colleague.

    • 51 min
    Sk8 Liborius was an underground draw for a decade. Now St. Louis' skate church is going legit

    Sk8 Liborius was an underground draw for a decade. Now St. Louis' skate church is going legit

    The building that began as St. Liborius Catholic Church has housed one of St. Louis’ coolest underground spots: Sk8 Liborious. Two of its owners discuss how they turned the deconsecrated church into a skate haven — and their plans to turn it into an official arts center.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Aeynrt ,

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!

Jimbosan383 ,

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.

Bob a la sob mob ,

Sarah is outstanding

I listen to all of NPRs podcasts and I can honestly say that Sarah Fenske is one of the best interviewers on the air anywhere She has a cheerful but intelligent style on such a wide variety of topics

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