Current events and topics in St. Louis
How The National Council of Jewish Women is responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Federal, state and local leaders are focused on stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Non-profit organizations are also helping to combat it. See how The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis is responding to the crisis.
Also, theaters across the country are closed due to the coronavirus. We’ll show you how you can still see incredible films like The Banker.
Pulse: The story of Milly Sawyers
The story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman from Springfield, Missouri who was brave enough to sue for her freedom and win is being told through a play called the Milly Sawyers Project.
St. Louis teen's 'Books 'N Bros' book club gaining national attention
A local teen is sharing his love of reading with his peers through Books 'N Bros, a book club he founded and is getting national attention. Meet Sidney Keys III and his mom Winnie Caldwell. See how they’re helping to close the reading gap in the St. Louis area. Also, find out how Saint Louis University researchers and scientists are tracking the coronavirus.
Inspiring more women to participate in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
Maryville University is hosting its 2020 Force Leadership Series (FORCE) in April. The event is designed to encourage girls and women to participate in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, also known as STEAM. While tremendous strides have been made in the arena, the goal is to inspire more girls and women to get involved. Find out how FORCE drives its program among three key elements to attract participants. For more information about the series go to Maryville’s website.
Guests:Jami Dolby, Development Director, Maryville UniversityPassion Bragg, Teacher, Normandy Schools CollaborativeDr. Susie Nall, Professor Emeritus Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
New attractions at Union Station getting rave reviews
St. Louis’s newest attractions are the talk of the town. The Wheel at St. Louis Union Station and The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station are garnering rave reviews. Find out what makes the venues unique and how students can get into The Aquarium free of charge.
Guests:Tami Brown, Executive Director St. Louis Aquarium at Union StationAmelia Rodgers, Education Curator St. Louis Aquarium FoundationMichael Torrence, Operations Manager St. Louis Wheel.
Home Works! Building relationships between parents and teachers
Home Works! The Teacher Visit Program is earning high marks in the community for helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Find out how the in-home assistance program is building relationships with parents and teachers working together to help students achieve academic success.
Also on The Pulse, learn how to code through a free program called LaunchCode and secure job placement. Enroll in the program at LaunchCode.org.
Guests:Karen Kalish, Founder & CEO Home Works! The Teacher Visit Program.Dr. Chauncey Granger, Principal Hazelwood East High SchoolJeff Mazur, Executive Director LaunchCodeChris Kontes, Founder and COO Balto Software