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Essential news for the St. Louis region. Every weekday, in about 8 to 10 minutes, you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that bring context and humanity to the issues and ideas that affect life in the region. Music by Ryan McNeely of Adult Fur.

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Essential news for the St. Louis region. Every weekday, in about 8 to 10 minutes, you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that bring context and humanity to the issues and ideas that affect life in the region. Music by Ryan McNeely of Adult Fur.

    Thursday, May 30 - The changing nature of tornado warnings

    Thursday, May 30 - The changing nature of tornado warnings

    So far, 2024 is one of Missouri’s most active tornado seasons on record. The St. Louis region has been especially stormy, which means meteorologists at the local National Weather Service are busy. St. Louis Public Radio’s Kate Grumke spoke with Ben Herzog, the Science and Operations Manager at the National Weather Service St. Louis. They talked about what goes into tornado warnings and how they are changing.

    • 11 min
    Wednesday, May 29 - The legacy of a trailblazing female veterinarian

    Wednesday, May 29 - The legacy of a trailblazing female veterinarian

    Dr. Suzanne Saueressig was known for transforming veterinary medicine in the St. Louis region.
    She helped stabilize a struggling Humane Society of Missouri clinic in the 1950s and 60s despite resistance from her colleagues in a then heavily male dominated field. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Andy Primm at the Missouri History Museum about Saueressig and how she became the state’s first practicing female veterinarian.

    • 10 min
    Tuesday, May 28 - The cost of having a baby

    Tuesday, May 28 - The cost of having a baby

    Having a baby is expensive. But the growing cost of medical debt related to giving birth is becoming one of the largest part of those bills. KFF Health News has the story of one Illinois family and the medical bills that piled up after their daughter was born.

    • 9 min
    Friday, May 24 - A drag party with a purpose

    Friday, May 24 - A drag party with a purpose

    Organizers of a night of LGBTQ solidarity in Chesterfield on Saturday are touting it as a first-of-its kind event. The Gay-la will feature music, dancing, and many of St. Louis’s top drag performers. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy Goodwin spoke with Greg Coleman, who will host as drag queen Karma T. Cassidy, about what drew him to drag, why nights like this matter, and how he hopes to get the audience on their feet outside the venue, too.

    • 9 min
    Thursday, May 23 -The future of protection against COVID-19

    Thursday, May 23 -The future of protection against COVID-19

    A new study at Washington University is examining how yearly vaccines for COVID-19 affect someone’s ability to fight the virus. So far, the data suggest people who receive repeated COVID-19 vaccines don’t lose their ability to fight the virus. WashU infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Diamond talked to St. Louis On The Air Host Elaine Cha about his research.

    • 8 min
    Wednesday, May 22 - Tuning out invasive carp

    Wednesday, May 22 - Tuning out invasive carp

    Researchers have spent the past two years on the Mississippi River between Hamilton, Illinois, and Keokuk, Iowa, studying whether underwater acoustic systems will deter invasive carp. Halfway through the study, the results are promising. Reporter Eleanor Lindenmayer spoke with the two lead scientists about how it works and why it matters.

    • 9 min

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