A podcast to help you keep up with the St. Louis region’s news. Every weekday you can get informed about what’s going on in the area. In about 8 to 10 minutes you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that explore issues in context or that introduce you to new ideas and people that make the St. Louis area special. Music by Ryan McNeely of Adult Fur.
Friday, January 15, 2021 - Hate Speech And The Capitol Riot
Many were not surprised by last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Several groups have been warning for years that hate speech could lead to mob violence. The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League says there is a clear link between the violence and rhetoric from the President.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Small Clinics Still Waiting For Vaccine
Even though doses of the coronavirus vaccine have reached hospitals in the region, health care workers in private clinics and urgent care centers are wondering when they will receive the shots to give COVID-19 patients.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Employers, Workers And The Vaccine
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines allow employers to require staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But there are questions about what happens if a worker refuses. A Washington University law professor discusses considerations for workers and employers as they prepare for the vaccine rollout in Missouri.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - Decision Day At St. Louis Public Schools
The St. Louis Board of Education votes tonight on a plan to close 11 buildings. Parents have been trying to save some of those schools. Also, we’ll hear from a teacher about online learning during a pandemic in her first year as an educator.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - Black Dismay Following Violence in D.C
Many who watched a mob storm the U.S. Capitol last week noticed the restraint of police. Those images were in stark contrast to the force used against protestors for Black lives. Many history experts say the nation has a long tolerance for white violence and there is a lengthy road to equity ahead.
Friday, January 8, 2021 - Resignation Calls Increase Following Capitol Riot
Many politicians are blaming President Donald Trump for Wednesday's violence in the nation’s capital. Much of the fallout is also centering on Republican Senator Josh Hawley. He was one of the first senators to announce an objection to Joe Biden’s victory in the Presidential election.
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This is a great addition to my rotation of playlists I listen to on my long commute to work. I used to only get my morning news update with NPR’s Up First, but that didn’t have the local news I love from STLPR. Now I have my fix and don’t even have leave the app.