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Fifteen area schools awarded grants for arts education projects

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) and Maritz have awarded 15 area schools with grants to support classroom-based art projects during the 2018-19 academic year.

Culture

World Mental Health Day: Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Mood

By Jerome Sarris and Joe Firth When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for […]

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Make a Difference Programing on HEC

Bringing Free Libraries to the Community: St. Louis Promise Zone The St. Louis Promise Zone has partnered with the St. Louis County Library to provide 50 community library boxes all around the Promise Zone in north St. Louis County. Their aim is to increase literacy and readership and strengthen education outcomes in high poverty communities. […]

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Volunteer Opportunities for Make a Difference Day

Have you ever been at line at Starbucks and have the person in front of you pay for your order? It starts a chain-effect, called paying it forward, that will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. Or has someone sincerely complimented you or helped you out in a situation […]

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What to do in St. Louis in October

Frida Libre Inspired by the childhood of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida Libre is the uplifting story of young Frida who plans to become a doctor and her new friend Alex who secretly wishes to be a wrestler. When:  Touring schools Sep. 25 – Nov. 2 Where:  Locations vary $$  Free Website:  metroplays.org Memory […]

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HEC Wins 3 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to all Emmy winners! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These wins are for you, St. Louis! Interview/Discussion -Program A Jellyfish Journey with Juli Berwald Angie Weidinger, Greg Kopp, Julie Winkle, Christina Chastain Public/Current/Community Affairs – […]

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The Art of Waiting

By: Sean Smothers, President of Cultural Festivals There’s a clock on top of a tall, four-drawer file cabinet in the office. It’s not your standard-issue timepiece. It has its similarities: there are numbers and it does work on a time-based rhythm. But, it’s different in that it doesn’t tell time in the traditional sense. It’s […]

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The Arts Scene in St. Louis

By: Celine Reinoso Twenty-five years ago, Ben and Susan Uchitelle realized their passion for arts, culture, and creativity in St. Louis when they founded the Saint Louis Art Fair. What used to be only a few tents across a couple of streets in downtown Clayton is now one of the best art fairs in the […]

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Who to Watch in September: Cbabi Bayoc

Driving around city, you’ve probably seen work by local artist Cbabi Bayoc, who wants his paintings to bring hope and color to the streets of St. Louis. Cbabi Bayoc is a self-created name that is an acronym for “Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance” and “Blesses African Youth Of Creativity.” His work is proudly shown around […]

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What to Watch in September

Meet the Artists of the 2018 Saint Louis Art Fair Get to know the traveling artists that will be showcasing their work in the Saint Louis Art Fair Sept. 7-9, 2018. Meet the Artists is our collaboration with the Fair to provide viewers with an introduction to the artists and their work. Our producers have […]

Education

Constitution Day on Educate.Today

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit around a table with people like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and James Madison as they drafted the Constitution of the United States? What an exciting time in history that must have been, and what an influential group of men they were. Although James Madison […]

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]

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High School or College? The World of Dual Enrollement

By: Linda Chuvala, Educate.Today Team Member High school has traditionally been the place to prepare for college, but for some of today’s students, high school has become a replacement for college, due to the increasing presence of dual enrollment programs. Dual enrollment, which allows students to enroll in college courses and receive credit while in […]

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We’ve Been Going Through Changes

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Projects and Programs Producer You will notice HEC looks a bit different recently. We are working extremely hard here at HEC to make some major, important changes. It’s all part of our dedication to serving you and strenghening our arts, education and cultural communities thoughout the metropolitan region. We want to take […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Gateway Arch National Park Renovations

When the Gateway Arch National Park showed off its impressive new look on July 3, HEC was there. In a series of behind-the-scenes segments on hecmedia.org, we looked at the new museum and Arch Grounds as well as the the National Park Service’s plans for the park. That day was a long time coming. The […]

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Arts and Education Council announces fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student Allena Brazier the fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient. The fall 2018 fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Carol Corey and William Holcomb. The program, created and initially funded by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, promotes diversity in arts leadership […]

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What to Watch in August

A Conversation with Tom Ridgely Meet the man behind the curtain in our exclusive interview with Tom Ridgely – the new executive producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He tells us about his work in the theatre capital of the world and why he chose to move to St. Louis to serve the city and […]

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Who to Watch: Reuben Reuel

A few years ago, Reuben Reuel walked into a fabric store hardly expecting it to change the course of his career. “I saw stacks of Ankara African print fabric, fell in love with it and asked myself ‘Why is no one using this fabric in a more modern way?’” said Reuel. Now, the fabric is […]

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2019 St. Louis Arts Awards honorees announced

Arts and Education Council to celebrate seven honorees at 28thannual event, Jan. 21, 2019 The Arts and Education Council(A&E) has announced seven honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards. Celebrating its 28thyear, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the region’s preeminent event honoring artists, educators, individuals and organizations that achieve a legacy of artistic […]

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Big news from an expanding COCA

By: Jayne Ballew On June 8, 2018, COCA, Center of Creative Arts, unveiled the newly finished Phase 1 of their Create Our Future Campaign. This first of two phases included several renovations of the historic section of their campus in University City. The Mendelsohn Sanctuary has become the Staenberg Performance Lab, a studio, rehearsal hall […]

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What to do in STL in June

Although there there are so many events and happenings taking place in June, we wanted to spotlight a few we are really excited about! To view all events, go to our events page, here. Edo Rosenblith at COCA | June 8 – Aug. 25 Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors […]

History

An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House

By: Tom Desch, Director Frank Lloyd Wright has been the subject of countless books, articles, and documentary films. Even the masterful documentarian Ken Burns produced a two-part production about the great architect. So what on Earth could I possibly have to add to the conversation about Frank Lloyd Wright? Well, I had never given it […]

Education

Fight Summer Slouch

By: Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Another glorious summer is upon us, and like most parents I sometimes struggle with ways to keep the kids happy, engaged, and most of all, busy! If your children are anything like mine, I need to keep them learning throughout the summer months or getting them back on track […]

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Summer in the Garden

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs Producer The Missouri Botanical Garden spreads over 79 beautiful acers in the Tower Grove neighborhood as a natural oasis in St. Louis city. Founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, it is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. From holidays to sunday brunch, meeting […]

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Who to Watch in June: Solomon Thurman

By Suzanne Vanderhoef, Segment Producer Solomon Thurman was born in the old St. Mary’s Infirmary, a segregated hospital for African Americans on Papin and 14th Street in downtown St. Louis. He came from a musical family. His father was a well-regarded harmonica player who would play with lots of local performers, but Thurman says his […]

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What to Watch in June

ARCHFARE Food, innovation, ideas and more come together in a brand new venture stemming from our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. Join Mich Hancock, Raven Fox, Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty Arts & Sleepy Kitty Music, Mike Konzen of PGAV, and Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt on ArchFare! Our pilot episode discusses the concept of ‘design’ with some top-notch designers […]

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St. Louis Summer Guide 2018

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out!

Education

The Best of STL Education for #TeacherAppreciationWeek

In honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek — thank you to teachers everywhere! You are heroes! Check out what some of the best and brightest educators are doing to make classrooms better around St. Louis: The Biome Charter Schooltook their 2nd graders out from behind the walls of their Central West End building and held 2nd grade classes at the […]

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A delectable debut: Introducing ArchFare

HEC & TEDxGatewayArch are taking you on an exploration of the best of our St. Louis food, ideas and innovation! By Amanda Honigfort, ArchFare Executive Producer As you may know, HEC is proud of our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. We’ve been their official media sponsor for three fantastic events now, and we’re ready to take our […]

Books

What We’re Reading on World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! Here are a few books we’re reading right now that we highly recommend! We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Ta-Nehisi Coates “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and HEC-TV is “lighting up blue.” Here are some stories we have covered dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from new studies suggesting stress during pregnancy may lead to ASD, to world-renown Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin speaking of her experiences with Autism. Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of […]

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What to Watch April 2018

  Technology in Athletics We’ve recently brought you two stories about how science and technology is helping athletes train. First, MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs and provide advice from experts in the sport. They recently moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant. The company stems from the […]

Education

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at SLAM offers rare glimpse into ancient Egypt

By Kerry Marks, Producer “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at the Saint Louis Art Museum combines never before seen treasures with a rich archaeological research that offers a rare glimpse into life in ancient Egypt. On the forefront of modern archaeology, Franck Goddio’s work excavating the lost cities of Egypt has been extraordinary. With the […]

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Five authors coming to St. Louis you should know about, including Jenna Fischer

There’s no doubt St. Louis is a literary city — with local bookshops such as Left Bank Books hosting events almost every day, to the St. Louis County Library hosting tons of educational initiatives for the area, there are literary opportunities everywhere you turn. Check out some of the exciting authors coming to town March […]

Theater

Lottery for $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets starts April 1

Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (April 3) in St Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  Forty (40) orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM CT on […]

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The Distiller in Pink Boots

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer Forget all the attention the whiskey, gin and vodka is getting at Restless Spirits Distilling in the form of awards. Overlook the partnership it’s formed with Irishman John Teeling, the father of the Irish whiskey renaissance, to import and bottle some of his whiskey under their Sons of Erin label. Instead, focus on […]

Happening Now

Kranzberg Arts Foundation launches Music Artists in Residency Program supporting local artists

Continuing its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF) is launching a new Music Artist in Residence Program that identifies band leaders with original projects and provides them with the performance, rehearsal and recording opportunities that assist them with advancing and building their careers. Performances will take Place […]

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Acclaimed Art Installation “The Talking Cure” Comes to Life Through Collaborations with Local Artists, Writers, Performers

The Gallery at the Kranzberg Arts Center launched the St. Louis debut of acclaimed interactive multimedia installation The Talking Cure as the centerpiece of its 2018 season, running through May 27. Conceived and produced by New York-based visual artist Melissa Stern, The Talking Cure includes her collaboration with twenty-four writers, poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and actors. Now the project begins […]

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What to do in St. Louis this weekend

From First Friday to a Fabulous night at the Fox, St. Louis has lots to offer this weekend. Friday, Feb. 2 First Fridays in Grand Center Every first Friday in Grand Center museums and galleries are free until 9 p.m. Sound of Music at the Fabulous Fox The hills are alive! A brand new production […]

Books

Read aloud together, share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right

  Did you know 750 million adults around the world – two-thirds of them women – lack basic reading and writing skills? And reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read alouds? Every year, on World Read Aloud Day (February 1), people all […]

Education

Innovate Illuminate Inspire Welcome to Educate.Today

By Kristy Houle, Education Opportunities Coordinator and Tim Gore, Director of Educational Initiatives After months of hard work, we are pleased to officially announce the full launch of our new website (https://educate.today) on March 1, 2018. The new website, which coincides with our expanding role as a global leader in interactive programming, educational resources, and […]

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A night of supporting, celebrating the creative St. Louis community

Since its inception in 1963, the Arts and Education Council has been fostering, supporting and celebrating the creative individuals and organizations that make up the St. Louis arts community. For the past 26 years, the Council has turned a spotlight on our city’s most vibrant and influential artists, organizations, startups, patrons and promoters by honoring […]

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Here’s how to watch the moon turn blood red in the sky Jan. 31

By Brian Resnick, Vox.com On Wednesday, January 31, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth. For 77 minutes, the usually silvery moon will be covered with a blood-red/ochre shadow. Even more notable: This total lunar eclipse will happen during the second full moon this month — a bonus event known as a […]

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2018 Inspiring Teacher Awards

Join the Challenger Learning Center Thursday, Jan. 25 as they celebrate seven teachers who inspire the future generation of innovators. The event will include refreshments; a keynote by Christopher Miller, who leads the F-15 Flight Simulation at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO; and an award presentation. Meet the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award recipients: Cindy Bednara, Collinsville High […]

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The Last Interview with Frankie Freeman, Civil Rights Icon

Frankie Muse Freeman was a civil rights icon who served as the lead counsel in the landmark 1954 case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing. She was the rst woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was later inducted into the […]

History

New year, new look for MHS

The Missouri Historical Society (MHS), which operates the Missouri History Museum, the Library & Research Center and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, is rebranding itself. MHS, founded in 1866,  has been doing business as the Missouri History Museum for more than a decade. With the addition of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum opening Nov. 3, […]

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How jellyfish shed bioluminescent light on dying oceans, a memoir

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer St. Louis native Juli Berwald has a gift: she exudes enthusiasm and it’s contagious. That’s a very good thing since her current passion is jellyfish — not exactly the most riveting of topics. But, when she talks or writes about the invertebrates, you’re completely drawn in. The goal of her debut […]

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11th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival Opens in St. Louis, February 9-11 at Missouri History Museum

The 11th annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies at the International Studies and Programs office, University of Missouri-St. Louis, MO will take place Friday, February 9th to Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis, 63112). The […]

Education

Webster University senior named first-ever male recipient of program for African-American future arts leaders

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Webster University senior Quinton Ward the 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient. The program, created by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, gives African-American men and women an opportunity to explore, gain experience and be mentored in arts administration, creating a more diverse pipeline of arts leaders. This will be […]

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Side hustles you can start with no money

By JACKIE ZIMMERMANN, NerdWallet Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent. Take inventory of the skills you already possess, recommends Holly Reisem Hanna, founder of career blog The Work at Home Woman. List your past jobs, education, training, passions, skills and […]

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Dion Brown to leave National Blues Museum

By CHARLES DAVIS, St. Louis Public Radio The National Blues Museum in St. Louis will soon be looking for a new executive director. Dion Brown, who has led the museum for two years, is leaving to become president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. He departs in mid-February. Brown said in a statement […]

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Last minute gift ideas

It’s that joyous season when everywhere you look, people are smiling, laughing and — running around town trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Here are some ideas that might save you a little more time. Sit by the fire, sip your hot coco, savor your latkes and relax! We’ve got […]

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Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now

When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You expect to be in control of your internet experience. When you […]

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St. Louis Libraries Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots

St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will offer wi-fi hotspots for check-out starting December 15, 2017. The mobile hotspots will allow people to connect to the Internet, anywhere, any time with a wi-fi enabled device. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are coming together to help close the digital […]

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St. Louis loses community advocate for at-risk youth

By Rebecca Rivas | St. Louis American Saint Louis University criminal justice professor and Ferguson activist Norm White died suddenly of a heart attack on December 6. He and his wife Elizabeth “Liz” were getting ready to leave their Belleville home for an evening rehearsal of a Christmas play they were performing in when he […]

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Why #WomenRule

  We couldn’t help but notice, today’s trending Twitter hashtag is #WomenRule and we are totally on-board! Here are a couple of examples of women we’ve met who we thought should be in the spotlight, today and every day! The Resilient Souls Project The Resilient Souls Project is a powerful photo and literary exhibit celebrating […]

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Our top 10 favorite books of 2017

  We live in exhausting times—why not escape for a bit with a book? Here are our top 10 staff picks, guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none […]

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SLAM receives gift, includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert Ollie, were frequent visitors […]

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Oxygen levels link to ancient explosion of life, researchers find

By Chuck Finder Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth’s evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers, including a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow from Washington University in St. Louis, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase […]

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10 things to do in St. Louis this weekend

Things are about to get holi-crazy in St. Louis! Take time to enjoy yourself this weekend and check out some of the events going on around town before the holiday shenanigans hit the fan. Want only holiday events? Click here! Want weekend events to come straight to your inbox every Thursday? Click here! Click here […]

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The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival announces award winners

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which kicked off on Nov. 2, concluded on Nov. 12. Total attendance was just shy of 25,000: 24,743. SLIFF screened 372 films: 82 narrative features, 63 documentary features, and 227 shorts. The fest also featured 13 special-event programs, including four free master classes. This year’s […]

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

  The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, […]

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Spotlight On St. Louis’ Startup Scene

By Amanda Honigfort, Special Projects and Programs Producer What do you think when asked what and who St. Louis is? Do you by any chance think tech and startup hub? If so, let’s solidify that idea. If not, keep reading and see if I can change your mind. Where to begin? Well, there was that […]

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Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treating

Q: What do ghosts eat for supper? A: Spooketi Q: What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? A: Hope it’s Halloween!! Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school? A: Spelling. Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school? A: His heart wasn’t in it. Q: […]

Education

St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country

Several St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country, according to research firm WalletHub. Saint Louis University, Webster University, Lindenwood University and Washington University all appear in the ranking. WUSTL came in at No. 29 behind MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford and No. 4 in the Midwest Region rankings. […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Introverts

By: Catherine Huang  Roughly one third to half of the world’s population is made up of introverts. Introversion is commonly misunderstood today with many stereotypes and myths surrounding it. Luckily, however, with the help of the ever-evolving fields of science and technology, there has been a lot of research done that justifies introverts’ tendencies, habits, and needs. Psych2Go shares […]

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International Photography Hall Honors 2017 Inductees, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kenny Rogers Nov. 17

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) recently announced its 2017 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and will honor them at its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17 at .ZACK in the Grand Center Arts District. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable […]

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28 things do in St. Louis this fall

A few things are true about fall in St. Louis: the trees along the Mississippi and Missouri River bluffs settling into autumn gives Upstate New York a run for its money, and there is never a dull week or weekend when it comes to fall and Halloween events in St. Louis. Here are a few […]

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Open Mic with Mich Hancock, TEDx

  Click here to win VIP tickets to TEDxGatewayArch’s Ripple Effect: http://wshe.es/RiSlqSJq   Are you a TED-Head? Not sure? Well, according to Chris Anderson, the Executive Director of TED, “As of 2015, TED Talks are viewed some 100 million times every month – 1.2 billion times a year.” In other words, there are a ton of TED-Heads. […]

Education

How one Ferguson-Florissant teacher is teaching kindness

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator The world of education moves by quickly, so how do we inspire a culture of kindness before it passes us by? Studies have shown that students in kind, positive learning environments do better on tests, learn more (at a faster rate), and are just generally much, much happier. But […]

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4 St. Louis-area school districts compete to fill superintendent positions

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS , St. Louis Public Radio There’s a competition afoot among St. Louis-area school districts that are trying to find the best person to fill open superintendent positions. But it’s not an unusual situation, especially because the area has so many districts, Missouri School Board Association associate executive director Mike Parnell said. Leaders of the […]

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HEC-TV Wins 6 Emmy Awards, 7 NATOA Awards, Pinnacle Award

HEC-TV is proud to announce 6 Mid-America Emmy awards for 2017, as well as Gold and Silver Circle inductees! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the winners are… A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Constitution Day 2016: The […]

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Spotlight On St. Louis’s Arts & Culture Scene

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs Producer Saint Louis – Arts & Culture capital? Maybe not a popular sentiment, but there is more than enough happening in this city to keep anyone busy. At HEC, as the region’s foremost producer of arts, education and cultural content, we keep our eyes on the fantastic happenings in every […]

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Community Arts Festival Receives Overwhelming Community Support

Community Arts Festival produced by Annonyarts at Satori, a festival created in honor of Rain Stippec after a random act of gun violence occurred in Soulard early February, has received amazing turn out from local area performers. The festival was slated to run for two weekends at Satori Theatre in collaboration with Annonyarts over the […]

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Where to buy eclipse glasses in St. Louis

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience its first total solar eclipse in over 400 years. As the moon’s shadow passes over the earth, only a relatively narrow pathway across the nation will have the opportunity to view this once-in-a-lifetime event. Archangels Gift Shop 3461 Hampton Ave St Louis MO 63139 […]

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TEDx Gateway Arch Speakers Announced for Ripple Effect

  Once again, HEC-TV is proud to be partnering with TEDxGatewayArch as the official media sponsor of their October 27th flagship event. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2017 speakers take to the stage at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance and capture the […]

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HEC-TV Nominated for 24 Emmy Awards

HEC-TV is proud to announce 24 Mid-America Emmy nominations for 2017! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the nominees are… The Art of Stained Glass Kathy Bratkowski, Peter Foggy A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Drink Wine, Help […]

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THE ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH LESLIE ODOM JR.

Award-winning performer from the hit musical Hamilton to appear at Powell Hall December 3 Award-winning actor and vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall Sunday, December 3 at 7pm. The dynamic performer and the orchestra will dazzle audience members with an extraordinary one-night-only performance. Odom Jr. gained widespread critical acclaim for […]

Heat-related Illnesses a Real Danger with Higher Temps, Humidity

Mizzou Urgent Care physician offers tips on beating the heat COLUMBIA, Mo. ― A University of Missouri Health Care physician suggests that people take precautions to protect themselves against high temperatures and humidity levels. “Heat-related illnesses that we treat most often at Mizzou Urgent Care include dehydration, heat rash and heat exhaustion,” said Karli Urban, M.D., […]

Education

Chores for every age group

By Sheila Seifert Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive. Ask yourself, What chores are important for my children to learn, and what are they capable of doing? Before […]

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Left Bank Books to Launch ‘BookFest St. Louis’ This September

Celebrate literature and literary arts at the first annual BookFest St. Louis, proudly presented by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation. BookFest St. Louis will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers, with appearances by award-winning authors including Sherman Alexie, Ann Leckie, George Hodgman, Charlie […]

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Summer Events and Happenings in St. Louis

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out: Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation | Jun 9 – Oct 7, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBtndseLxgI Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. […]

Education

What Is Juneteenth?

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Originally posted on The Root The First Juneteenth “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and […]

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Off Mic: Denny Regan

By: Denny Regan, President and CEO of the Muny  Someone once offered an analogy for The Muny. “The Muny,” she said, “is like a mighty ship, streaming through the ocean. Crews are hired on, and crews leave, each in their turn keeping the ship afloat, then moving on; and the ship just keeps on its […]

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Opera Theatre Designers win at 2017 Tony Awards

Two Opera Theatre of Saint Louis designers received Tony Awards last night for their work on Broadway. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, and Jane Greenwood, renowned costume designer, were both recognized for their outstanding work in their respective fields. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, was awarded the Tony for Best Lighting […]

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Who To Watch: Robyn Rosenberger

Native St. Louisan Robyn Rosenberger started TinySuperheroes in 2013 while living in Seattle, and it’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. She and her family moved back to the area in 2014. She recent moved her business out of her home and to an office in Kirkwood. Tiny Superheroes is a superhero cape company […]

Education

Happy National Teacher Day! 50 Inspiring Quotes About Teachers

Happy National Teacher Day, which falls on May 9 this year! Teachers deserve thanks and praise every day of the year, but this is a special opportunity to recognize the incredible impact that a great teacher can have on your life, inside and outside the classroom. Read on for some of the most moving quotes on teachers, the […]

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Off Mic With Lauren Kistner, Marketing & Communications Manager, Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park has seen a lot of changes in the last two-and-a-half years. Back in the summer of 2014, the staff was working out of shared construction office trailers on our parking lot. Now, we’ve finished our renovation of the original Estate House – transforming it into the Kranzberg Education Lab and staff offices […]

Off Mic with Daniel L. Rust, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Transportation & Logistics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior School of Business and Economics

For many years I drove past St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on my daily commute to the University of Missouri-St. Louis where I served as a faculty member. The soaring arches of Terminal 1, the expansive runways, and the buildings along the north side of the airport property sparked my interest. What was the story behind […]

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HEC-TV winner of 5 telly awards

The Telly Awards has named HEC-TV as five times Bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards! With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, receiving a Telly Award is a tremendous honor, as HEC-TV competed against huge media outlets like Disney and Lifetime. “The Telly Awards has a mission to […]

Education

HEC-TV represents U.S. as leader of media in learning

We are proud to announce, that out of 26 countries, hundreds of entries, and a rigorous judging process, HEC-TV is highly commended for the 2017 Medea Awards for Explore! Flying. Only one other educational organization from the United States was mentioned. The Medea Awards celebrate excellence in the use of media in learning. Eighty-six educators […]

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5 Literary Quotes That Speak To The Soul

  Albus Dumbledore once said, ‘words, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ He is so right. (When is he not though?)     What’s your favorite literary quote?

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Spotlight On St. Louis: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Did you know that our greater St. Louis region has its own air and space museum? Well, just across the river in Cahokia, IL we do, thanks to a few former McDonnell Douglas staffers who wanted to showcase St. Louis’ rich aviation history. The museum was initially located at Creve Coeur Airport before a disastrous […]

Education

Metro East turns down school funding tax increase; 2 St. Louis County bonding measures approved

By ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO School districts across the St. Louis region sought more money from taxpayers in Tuesday’s election. Also, there were three seats up for grabs for the St. Louis Public Schools’ elected school board., though the state still has oversight. Here’s the breakdown of what passed and what didn’t: Metro East voters […]

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HEC-TV president Dennis Riggs speaks at largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis May 7 – 10. The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history, […]

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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The Paradox Of Possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell […]

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On Transgression

  By: Joe Kohlburn Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, arts organizer with Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis Addoley Dzegede’s show “Fare Well” was a Viking funeral for Fort Gondo, beloved local alt-space. On the evening of January 7, Dzegede’s talk began with her residency in Iceland. She described fashioning nets from seaweed, […]

Education

WashU Experts: Arts cuts could prove ‘dire … irreversible’

via WUSTL While President Trump’s proposed $970 million budget cuts in the arts and humanities account for less than one-tenth of a percent of savings in the administration’s $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, the effect could gut culture and diminish quality of life across the United States if not the world, say experts at Washington […]

Science & Technology

It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi

You know the old saying: it’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate the date that embodies everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than with precisely 3.14 facts about pi. 1 — A JAPANESE MEMORY MASTER CLAIMS HE CAN RECITE PI TO 111,700 DIGITS Memorizing pi is an […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Women’s Strike on March 8

  The Women’s March on Washington—and its international counterparts—was one of the most extensive and powerful demonstrations of social activism in modern history. And if what’s planned for International Women’s Day is any indicator, there are no signs of this type of action slowing down. On March 8 women around the world will remove themselves […]

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The Science Behind Robots

Whether their purpose is to win a skills contest, vacuum the floor, perform surgery, or deliver a package, robots today are much more versatile than their scary counterparts from 1930’s science fiction films. How are robots designed and built to succeed at so many diverse tasks? What does it take to program a robot? And […]

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St. Louis Friday Roundup

  International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director […]

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Spotlight On St. Louis: The Eugene Field House

On the corner of Broadway and Cerre St. about a block from the southeast corner of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis sits a house. It’s an old house – from the mid-1800s – that doesn’t draw much attention amongst the bars and Cardinals love doting the area, unless you know what you’re looking for. […]

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How Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Blues music traces its roots to the spirituals, work songs, and chants of African-American culture, and many of its best-known and earliest artists were African-American. As such, both Blues and Jazz music played an important role in the Civil Rights movement, which hit its peak in the 1960s. The […]

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So You Think You Know Joe Buck?

By Angie Weidinger, Host So, you think you know Joe Buck? The Fox Sports announcer who has called 19 World Series and five Super Bowls, was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball broadcaster before that, and the son of beloved Cardinals announcer Jack Buck? Well, Joe Buck would disagree with you. “People think they know me […]

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Who To Watch: Roland Johnson

You’ve been able to hear Roland Johnson belting out his own take of Blues and Soul classics at regular gigs around town for years, but the singer has recently taken his music to another level with the release of his first album of original music. With Imagine This, co-written with local musicians Paul Niehaus IV […]

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The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also be beneficial for the brains of much younger people. A study published Jan. 30 in the journal Pediatrics found that […]

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28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

  Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States. 1. Share with students “I, Too, Sing America” by poet Langston Hughes and have a discussion about the poem’s vocabulary, rhythm, and meaning. 2. Bake sweet […]

Off Mic with Jim Wible, Director of Attraction Development at PGAV Destinations

Off Mic is a new series that allows you to hear from members of the St. Louis community describe their passion projects or organization’s work in their own words. If you’d like to suggest someone for us to approach about writing an Off Mic article, please contact Amanda Honigfort at amanda @ hectv.org. Jim Wible […]

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Spotlight On St. Louis: Grand Center

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of […]

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]

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SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS — Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,” […]

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. The ice cream cone, toasted ravioli, provel cheese, gooey butter cake – we’ve heard of the city’s most famous food inventions. But St. Louis, and the state we reside in, can claim many more – iced tea and 7up were both invented in St. Louis – as well […]

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Explore! Inventions

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Inventions big and small can change the way we live. The majority of great inventions happen in the most unexpected of ways. Take, for example, the story of Tim Leatherman. As a young man, Tim always carried a simple Boy Scout pocketknife with him everywhere he went. One night […]

Education

Sharon Stevens named a Media Persons of the Year

Sharon Stevens was recognized as a 2016 Local Media Person of the Year by the St. Louis Press Club at its gala on November 30. She is a retired KSDK-TV education reporter and current producer for HEC-TV for multiple education, arts, and scientific programming. The honorees are recognized for their distinguished careers representing the highest […]

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Bingham’s ‘Verdict of the People’ to take center stage at Trump’s inauguration

By JASON ROSENBAUM, St. Louis Public Radio A legendary 19th century Missouri artist will be the center of attention after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. George Caleb Bingham’s “Verdict of the People” will be showcased at a luncheon following Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The event, which takes place in Statuary Hall at […]

Education

Getting Good Career Advice Will Make Your College Experience Better

By: Mayra Linares, NPR Of all of the departments universities cultivate, career services could be the most important. A new survey of 11,483 college graduates, for the Gallup-Purdue Index, found graduates who reported “very helpful” campus career-services experiences were 5.8 times more likely to say their university prepared them for life after college, 3.4 times […]

Science & Technology

Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, pilot, decorated war veteran, and former senator, and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95. On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, 40-year-old John Glenn stepped inside a Mercury capsule, the spacecraft of America’s first human spaceflight program, for the Friendship 7 mission. Glenn entered orbit just fine, and […]

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or […]

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The 6 Easiest Ways To Spend Less On Holiday Gifts This Year

Along with the good cheer and great times with family and friends, the holidays also bring a whole lot of expenses. Think you already know everything about how to save? Maybe not. Follow this fresh advice from consumer finance expert Andrea Woroch. Happy holidays! 1. Shop flash sale sites, but do a little sleuthing Flash […]

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Free performances mark the holidays at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Winter Celebrations

  Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Dec. 9-11 at Winter Celebrations, a festival of free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. The festival kicks off on Friday evening (Dec. 9) with music performances in the museum and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which will […]

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KRANZBERG ARTS FOUNDATION TO RENOVATE AND OPERATE HISTORIC GRANDEL THEATRE IN GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation continues its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations with its latest endeavor, renovating and expanding programming at the historic Grandel Theatre, located at 3610 Grandel Square in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District. Once complete, the Foundation will […]

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When Coffee and Art Collide

ST. LOUIS—The Art Saint Louis gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis is now home to Catalyst Coffee Bar, a new specialty coffee operation owned and operated by Art Saint Louis. The 32 year-old nonprofit purchased the coffee operation from Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters, which had operated in the hybrid art space at […]

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‘Mars Rover Rescue’ Will Get Your Preschooler Ready For A Mission To The Red Planet

New children’s book features real science about exploring Mars. Is your little one already planning a trip to Mars? A new project on Kickstarter could be the first step in getting him or her there someday. The upcoming book, “Mars Rover Rescue,” is a little bit like a G-rated version of “The Martian” ― and while […]

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NEW YORK TIMES NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION OF SCIENTIFIC DATA AT THE DANFORTH CENTER’S CONVERSATIONS EVENT

Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times National Correspondent will be the featured panelist at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Series on Thursday, November 17. Amy is an acclaimed writer whose work provides an in-depth look at topics including ethical scientific issues, DNA and GMO regulation and new technologies with a humanistic perspective. […]

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Festival of Lights Celebrating Heritage, Cultures, Traditions

Click here to Download a map and event details. The Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights, MC’d by Steve Templeton from KMOV officially ushers in the Holiday Season with a host of entertainment, lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and a festive fireworks finale. The event kicks off at 3:30 pm within Glacier Park […]

Education

St. Louis Strong Works To “Lift The Gateway Higher”

About two years ago, Jake Hollander left a promising public relations career in D.C. to come home and found St. Louis Strong. The organization is working to bring all corners of the city and county together to move toward reunification. Unlike previous attempts, Hollander and his organization are including everyone in the city rather than […]

Education

12 Ways The World Has Changed Since The Cubs Last Won A World Series

  As the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians battled Wednesday night in a historic Game 7 of the World Series, Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to give a history lesson on just how long its been since the Cubs last won the championship in 1908. And as usual, the renowned astrophysicist’s scientific knowledge did not […]

Books

20 New Books You’ll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam When we discuss the difficulties of marriage, we take for granted that many American relationships at least have the benefit of a solid foundation of basic needs: shelter, food and, to an extent, safety. The Story of a Brief Marriage strips a relationship of those comforts, […]

Education

Native American art curator will deliver SLAMS’ annual Danforth lecture

ST. LOUIS —Emil Her Many Horses, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will deliver the annual Danforth Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 29. Her Many Horses, an associate curator and beadwork artist at National Museum of the American Indian, will examine how […]

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HEC Partners with TEDXGatewayArch To Bring Big Ideas to St. Louis

HEC-TV is proud to announce a new partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2016 speakers take to the stage at their December 10th flagship event, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance as the official media sponsor and kick off a multi-year partnership that will include television programing, community involvement and more. The TEDxGatewayArch Bounce […]

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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

  Here at HEC-TV, we are obsessed and heavily promote travel (just watch our Passports program) and chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology […]

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Intern with The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV)!

  The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is in search of eager, hard-working interns that want to learn about and apply their skills and talents to support HEC-TV’s work in production, community engagement, and educational broadcasting. All internships require a minimum of a 12 hour per week semester-long commitment. Interns support the HEC-TV Staff in all […]

Education

Nine characteristics of a great educator

By: Maria Orlando EdD Teaching is hard work and some teachers never grow to be anything better than mediocre. They do the bare minimum required and very little more. The great teachers, however, work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for their students. Great teaching seems to have less to do with our knowledge […]

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HEC-TV sweeps the 2016 Emmys with 7 awards!

St. Louis — Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the Mid-America Emmy Award winners […]

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Alberti Program introduces kids to power, potential of architecture

By Liam Otten Sam Fox School, PGAV Destinations shaping next generation of architects Architecture shapes our environment. But studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world. A building, a neighborhood, a city — each is the result of particular priorities, circumstances and choices. It’s a startling realization, especially for young people, but […]

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What To Do In St. Louis This Fall

Sure, the temperature may still creep above 80 degrees some days — but nevertheless, fall is here, and with that comes an abundance of festive events. Get in the spirit with all the terrific activities St. Louis has to offer this season. From corn mazes to art fairs to music festivals and every pumpkin-spiced affair in […]

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A Glimpse At What Social Media Will Be Like In 10 Years

By Manoush Zomorodi O, The Oprah Magazine It feels like there’s a new app or platform being released every day ― some new tool for communication or consumption. But we don’t want to mindlessly scroll for hours: We want deeper relationships, deeper focus, deeper experiences. We used to be fascinated by reconnecting with old high […]

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HEC-TV Media Sponsor Of 6th Annual Interfaith Memorial Concert Sept. 11

  Arts & Faith St. Louis, a collaboration of St. Louis arts and faith leaders, has an amazing line-up of musical performances for its sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music, and HEC-TV has your ticket as the media sponsor of the event. This year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the theme is “youth,” […]

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Meet the Artists: A Saint Louis Art Fair And HEC-TV Collaborative Project

By: Christina Chastain, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator HEC-TV is proud to partner with the Saint Louis Art Fair and be the Exclusive Media Sponsor and creator of “Meet the Artists,” a new and original series designed to increase your understanding of the 2016 Saint Louis Art Fair artists and deepen your appreciation for their work. The […]

Education

How We Spent Our Summer

By Kathy Bratkowski, HEC-TV Producer and Director “There are only two types of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.” –Irish proverb 32 days. 2 cameras. 5 crew. 9 students. 3 professors. 3,928.1 Miles or 6,321.6 Kilometers (STL-Dublin). 4+ inches of rain. 200+ photos. 6 Terabytes of 4K footage. Those seemingly random […]

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Maryville Talks Books: Fall 2016 Lineup

  Maryville Talks Books features lectures by noted authors. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is first come, first served. Maryville Talks Books is sponsored by HEC-TV, Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio. Watch past Maryville Talks Books, here.   Emma Donoghue The Wonder Thursday, Oct. 11—7 p.m. […]

Education

Library Wants Families To Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Whether mom reads “Goodnight Moon” before bedtime every night for a month, or grandpa helps the kids check out seven new books each week, St. Louis County Library wants to make sure babies and toddlers are getting exposed to lots of different words. To encourage parents to start […]

Theater

Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 12 – 14

  Friday, Aug. 12: Bat Boy The Musical Hope Falls, West Virginia, is atwitter with news that one of the Taylor children has been attacked by something neither fully animal nor human. Fortunately the Taylors have captured the creature, which is now in the custody of the town veterinarian. The doctor’s wife takes pity on […]

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2016 Emmy nominations have been announced, HEC-TV takes 16

The 2016 Mid-America Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and HEC-TV is honored to be nominated for 16 awards, including Overall Excellence! Here are the HEC-TV nominations: Arts and Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Glass: The Art of Sam Stang Kathy Bratkowski, Peter Foggy Arts and Entertainment – Program/Special State of the Arts Kathy Bratkowski, Paul […]

Education

St. Louis Public Schools receive training, funding to boost AP scores

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Two weeks before the new school year, St. Louis Public School teachers Ninfa Matiase, LaJuana Stidmon and Jeremy Resmann cut red agar into squares before dropping them into vinegar. It’s an experiment to test how quickly the cubes absorb the vinegar — one of several lesson plans the […]

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HEC-TV receives coveted Pinnacle Award from CILC

Content Providers across the globe earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is honored to be among them. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in live, interactive content aggregation, consulting, and support services. The […]

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St. Louis region prepares for dangerous ‘heat dome’

By Jenny Simeone, St. Louis Public Radio St. Louis health officials are asking area residents to prepare for more than five days in a row of extreme heat and humidity. Many are calling it the heat dome. The National Weather Service warns that temperatures could reach over 100 degrees for most of this week. Coupled […]

Education

In the shadow of provisional accreditation, St. Louis magnet high schools have plenty of open seats

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Eligibility requirements and classes geared for special interests and abilities apparently are not enough of an attraction for some parents with other options at their disposal when faced with St. Louis Public Schools’ overall tarnished reputation. The district has more than 1,400 open slots for students to enroll […]

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2016 Guide to Fireworks in St. Louis

  Here are 20 places you can catch a fireworks show in St. Louis this year. Happy Fourth! Don’t forget to download our complete Summer Guide, here: http://bit.ly/1qBRUz3 1. Fair St. Louis The 2016 Fair St. Louis is once again in Forest Park, Saturday through Monday (July 2 to 4; www.fairsaintlouis.org). The only exception is […]

Education

Department Of Education Staff Moves To Dump For-Profit College Accreditor

By: David Halperin, Attorney, advocate, writer at RepublicReport.org The staff of the U.S. Department of Education has just recommended that a controversial college accrediting body face what a Department official labeled “termination” — an end to recognition by the Department as an agency that accredits schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), founded in 1912, […]

Science & Technology

This May Explain Why You Can’t Stop Hitting The Snooze

Night owls (like me) may get a bad rap for their late-night bedtimes, but science says genetics likely plays a big part in determining our sleep habits. This video from Vox explains that we all have a series of mini-internal body clocks in each cell of our bodies that condition us to want to go […]

Education

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits is critical, and not just for productivity’s sake. […]

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New era of scientific discovery being launched at Washington University

By Susan Killenberg McGinn Driving Discovery, ambitious Arts & Sciences project, to transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities A new era of scientific discovery is being launched at Washington University in St. Louis that will transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities in Arts & Sciences. Driving Discovery is an ambitious multiphase project in Arts & […]

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Uncovering Ireland’s Medieval Mystery

Join archeologists and HEC-TV on an unparalleled search for evidence of medieval village life on the shores of Ireland’s famous Lough Key. Life in 13th century Ireland, which was once a mystery, is about to be discovered in a first-of-its-kind archeological dig, documented exclusively by HEC-TV (The Higher Education Channel). Three years of extensive archeological […]

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St. Louis Mourns the Passing of Civic and Community Leader Thelma V. Cook

St. Louis, MO – Civic and community leader Mrs. Thelma V. Cook succumbed to cancer Monday, May 16, 2016. She was 77. Mrs. Cook spent decades in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region and elsewhere advocating for broadening educational opportunities and increasing access to cultural institutions. She came to St. Louis from Jefferson City in […]

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15 Under-The-Radar Movies You Won’t Want To Miss This Summer

Now that “Captain America: Civil War” has introduced summer movie season, we’d like to spotlight a few titles that won’t drum up $182 million in opening-weekend grosses. Which isn’t to say they shouldn’t: These 15 films, mostly independent projects, are antidotes to the big-budget spectacles that will flood theaters across the next four months. Instead […]

Education

St. Louis high schoolers challenge baseball fans to “plant positivity”

By: Camille Phillips, St. Louis Public Radio A student organization launched after the unrest in Ferguson spent their Saturday encouraging baseball fans to be a positive force in St. Louis. Outside Busch Stadium before the Cardinals game students with Gateway2Change started conversations with baseball fans by handing out bracelets made of seeds. Parkway North sophomore […]

Science & Technology

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay on the future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced that St. Louis will be the site for the Next NGA West Campus. Working closely with policymakers, intelligence professions as well as the Armed Forces the NGA provides world-class geospatial information to help make informed decisions. The NGA currently has a facility located near Anheuser-Busch brewery in the Soulard […]

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11 Best Summer Reads for 2016

Whether you’re planning on taking a beach break this summer or just want to unwind with a cheerful read, we’ve got the books that will keep you in a sunny mood all day long. There’s something here for everybody. So kick back, put your feet up and get lost in another world. The Loney, Andrew […]

Science & Technology

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

Dr. Travis Bradberry, Author of #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and president of TalentSmart, world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence. When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude […]

Science & Technology

Why is radioactive iron raining down on us?

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Microscopic ‘clocks’ time distance to source of galactic cosmic rays Supernova exploded in our ‘galactic neighborhood’ within the last few million years Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth  from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray […]

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Billionaire Has A $25 Million Plan To Get Young People Voting For Climate Action

By: Willa Frej The environmental super PAC NextGen Climate Action announced plans on Monday to engage young voters at 203 college campuses prior to November’s elections. Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor behind NextGen, told reporters that the group will spend about $25 million to register young voters, educate them about presidential and senatorial candidates’ stances on climate […]

Education

Missouri creating new education guidelines

There’s some good news for Missouri parents who are fed up with the Common Core learning method; Missouri schools are getting rid of it. The State Board of Education has approved new goals for what children should learn in math, English, social studies and science. The proposal was developed by groups of teachers and parents […]

Education

How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis

By: Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers The winner of a $1 million prize honoring excellence in teaching set off shockwaves last year when she said that, given the current climate, she would not encourage people to consider teaching in public schools. Perhaps that declaration, from veteran teacher Nancie Atwell, shouldn’t have come […]

Science & Technology

Climate Change May Be Causing Earth’s Poles To Shift

By: Jacqueline Howard and Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post The position of Earth’s axis has dramatically shifted, likely because of melting ice sheets (fueled by climate change) and natural changes in water storage on land, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances. Erik Ivins, senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-author of […]

Education

Impasse in contract talks could lead to walkout by Washington U. adjuncts

By: Dale Singer, St. Louis Public Radio Frustrated by the refusal of Washington University to budge on a pay increase, adjunct instructors say they may walk out of class on Thursday – and some students will join them in solidarity. Negotiations have been going on for months between the university and part-time teachers, who voted […]

Science & Technology

This trick can free up space on your iPhone

By: Brett Molina, USA TODAY , KSDK Owners of the iPhone — especially the 16 GB variety — know this scenario all too well: you try to take a photo or download an app and receive this dreaded message: “There is not enough available storage.” Naturally, the first instinct to delete photos or apps to free […]

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HEC-TV winner of 2016 NEA Friend of Education Award

The highest honor of the National Education Association, the Horace Mann “Friend of Education” award, was announced earlier this month to leaders in the public broadcasting industry whose networks have made a lasting educational difference in the lives of millions, and HEC-TV is honored to be included in this distinguishing award. This award only strengthens are mission, […]

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Find out what it takes to be a social change agent in your community

  What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a difference in the St. Louis area on this episode of HEC-TV Live! History in the First Person: Being a Change […]

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4th St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Winners

  A crowd of more than 200 gathered for the fourth-annual The St. Louis Theater Circle Awards ceremony, held Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School. The awards honor work by St. Louis actors, directors, designers and playwrights in the preceding year. St. Louis Theater […]

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WashU Expert: UN ‘Happiness Day’ has serious side

By Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis While cynics may scoff at the United Nations’ March 20 observance of International Happiness Day, a positive psychology researcher at Washington University in St. Louis says it’s high time for happiness to be taken seriously. “Happier people live longer, get sick less often, are more productive at work, […]

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See your favorite actors and actresses live onstage and unscripted at the 2016 Theater Circle Awards!

ST. LOUIS, MO — ​The highly anticipated 2016 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is right around the corner and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) has your ticket! HEC-TV is proud to be your exclusive webcast and broadcast sponsor for the third year in a row of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards! Watch the Awards live online […]

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Urban League gets $2 million boost for jobs center in Ferguson

By Maira Altman, St. Louis Public Radio  A year ago the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis announced its Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson. A few months later a groundbreaking on the site of the former burned-out QuikTrip on W. Florissant Ave. drew a big crowd. What had become a central place for protests in the […]

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On this day in history…

On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb. After a childhood in Germany […]

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Recent anti-Muslim hate crime in St. Louis sheds light on national trend

By: Christina Chastain Rabie Ayoub and Marwah Abdul Hussein’s daughter awoke one night in March from a nightmare. “Please don’t go there! He’s going to shoot you!” she screams at her brother, still drowsy and half asleep. The same night Ayoub and Hussein, while watching a movie, hear a cracking noise coming from the front […]

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History and beauty collide in the form of Oriental carpets at the Saint Louis Art Museum

By: Christina Chastain and MaryKatherine McKeon A major exhibition highlighting the extraordinary range of Oriental carpets, The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, opened at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) to collectors, scholars and the curious over the weekend. The collection features 51 carpets from various countries, styles and even centuries, […]

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City school officials spell out specifics for upcoming tax campaign

By Dale Singer, St. Louis Public Radio Updated 9:25 p.m. Tuesday with results of meeting: If the discussion Tuesday night between members of the elected board of the St. Louis Public Schools and the district’s superintendent and head of the appointed board is any guide, the upcoming campaign for a 75-cent tax increase will focus on a […]

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Circus Flora celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new director

“PASTIME,” CIRCUS FLORA’S NEW BASEBALL-CENTERED PRODUCTION, WILL BE PRESENTED JUNE 2ND – JULY 3RD UNDER THE AIR CONDITIONED BIG TOP IN GRAND CENTER With their all-new 30th anniversary production, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis’ favorite summer activity. PASTIME will take us back to a simpler time when every kid dreamed of being Stan the […]

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Women’s History Month on HEC-TV

By Amber Hirsch, Communications Coordinator Women’s History Month stems from International Women’s Day, first held in New York in 1909. Now observed on March 8 in countries all over the world, it was originally called International Working Women’s Day to bring attention to women’s suffrage, and in remembrance of the 1908 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ […]

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Our 2016 Oscars predictions

By: Sandra Olmsted The big night, the Academy Awards Ceremony, is just days away, and it’s time for me to go out on the proverbial limb and make my predictions. The big question is “How or will the Academy members’ voting be influenced by the controversy regarding its lack of diversity?” Best Actor and Actress […]

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HEC-TV celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated […]

Education

The Superintendent Who Turned Around A School District

By: NPR Staff (Watch the full story on the next “Behind the Minds,” airing in March!) We often hear about school districts that struggle with high poverty, low test scores and budget problems. But one district has faced all of these and achieved remarkable results. In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, who oversees […]

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Twilight Tuesday returning with Marquise Knox, Dr. Zhivegas, Dirty Muggs

  Twilight Tuesday Ameren Concert Series continues this spring with Dr. Zhivegas, Dirty Muggs, Marquise Knox and more. Shows take place on the Missouri History Museum’s front lawn. Admission is free. Shows in the series are: 6 p.m. April 26, Infrared Rockers 6 p.m. May 3, Marquise Knox 6 p.m. May 10, Dr. Zhivegas 7 […]

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Get outside year-around

By Charlene Oldham Despite some recent record-breaking temperatures, winter weather isn’t over yet. But that doesn’t mean families should go into hibernation until the next 70-degree Saturday. In fact, the Missouri Department of Conservation offers people of all ages some seasonal reasons to get outside year-around. Consider programs like the Early Birders event, hosted Thursday […]

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Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Genevieve Cortinovis

Genevieve Cortinovis has been promoted to assistant curator of decorative arts and design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. “Genny’s expertise in textiles and modern and contemporary design will bring fresh perspectives to these areas of the collection,” said David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and […]

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Student leadership abounds at METC 2016

By Diane Tinucci, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Area educators look forward to it every year! And, they were not disappointed, as METC, the Missouri Education Technology Community Conference held in at the St. Charles Convention Center in February, was richer in information, ideas, and access to “ed-tech” leaders than ever. In its 33rd year, METC gathered […]

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Friday Feature: OK Go’s new music video has us floating

OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out   Now, the band shows us what it can do with little to no gravity. The video, for the appropriately titled song “Upside Down & Inside Out,” opens with the four members of OK Go strapped to their seats in a large airplane. They hammer away at […]

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If/Then will make its St. Louis debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 – 27!

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik(Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National […]

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Welcome to HEC-TV Spring Intern

Hi all! My name is Mary Katherine and I am the new Spring intern here at HEC-TV.  I am a recent graduate form the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  My degree is in communications with a certificate in public relations.  Before HEC-TV I interned with the Humane Society of Missouri assisting with event planning, promotion […]

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Black History Month 2016: 15 Interesting Facts About Famous African-Americans And The February Celebration

    Are you ready to learn? Black History Month begins in the U.S. Monday, and the observance, celebrating African-Americans’ achievements and contributions to the country, runs throughout February. Although some chapters of the national story are famous — such as the one centered on Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first black Major League Baseball player […]

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New Circus Flora executive director named

As they usher in their 30th year, Circus Flora, is pleased to announce it has appointed Larry Mabrey as its next executive director. Mabrey assumed the role last week and will work in collaboration with Jack Marsh who continues as Artistic Director of the circus. Board President, Ken Christian, remarked, “After an extensive search we […]

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St. Louis Theater Circle Awards announces 2015 nominees

  The St. Louis Theater Circle released its 2015 award nominees on Friday and HEC-TV has your exclusive look. The productions leading the nominations were Stages St. Louis’ production of “Anything Goes,” with nine nominations, and Stray Dog Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” with seven nominations. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis led all companies […]

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Business, educational districts join forces

Thanks to the leadership of Consortium Chair Dr. Thomas F. George, chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Cortex Innovation Communities have joined as members of the Higher Education Consortium of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis. “We are extremely enthusiastic about this new, formal partnership between our educational and […]

Education

Is your toddler ready for reading lessons?

By Gerry Everding Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing — a nuance that could provide an important early indicator for children who may need extra help with reading lessons, suggests new research from Washington […]

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15 of January’s best books to read when that snow inevitably falls

  Once upon a time. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A good year, like a good story, deserves a fabulous beginning. And this January 2016, new books make up a veritable plethora of fantastic reads to start your year off right. Above all, this month’s literary docket […]

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A Letter from the Director

  Happy New Year Higher Education Consortium members, You have an unprecedented opportunity in 2016 that I urge you to explore. The synergies between HEC-TV and the Consortium reached historic proportions in 2015 and you can benefit from that momentum in 2016. Our Kids Rock Cancer documentary with Maryville University was aired on 130 Public […]

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The Oscar Race is On!

By: Sandra Olmsted When Chris Rook takes the stage on Feb. 28, how many of the nominated films will you have seen and what will be your chances of winning the obligatory “predict the Oscars” game? Although hundreds of films were in official competition for the Academy’s 18 categories for feature films, seeing the films […]

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Young, Wild, Debt-Free: 5 Ways To Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

  If you’re like most college graduates in the last 10 years, you have had to take out student loans to finance that spiffy degree. What you might not know is more than 25 percent of graduates qualify for awesome programs that can forgive your student loans. Student loan forgiveness is a broad term for the group […]

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Gallery and performance openings in STL this weekend

  (Jan. 14) — This weekend is full of new gallery exhibitions and performance openings in St. Louis. Here are a few: (Click here to visit our events page.) The Contemporary Art Museum: (Click here to see a full video preview.) “Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood” presents twenty-five years of the New York-based artist’s work, espousing her bold vision […]

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David Bowie’s Most Groundbreaking Moments

  David Bowie left behind a path of blazed trails when he died on Sunday at the age of 69. From becoming the androgynous Ziggy Stardust to shooting a music video in space, Bowie made history time and time again. Here are some of his most groundbreaking moments: Ziggy Stardust Bowie started a revolution when his […]

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This Year’s El Niño Is On Track To Rival The Worst On Record

The El Niño of 1997-98 was the worst on record. It caused an estimated 23,000 deaths worldwide as widespread drought, flooding and other natural disasters rocked the globe. The catastrophic weather system also caused the most devastating coral bleaching in recorded history, killing off about 16 percent of the world’s reef systems. In the U.S., the total economic […]

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, there’s something for everyone this holiday […]

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Washington University, COCA team up to offer MFA in Dance

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with COCA-Center of Creative Arts— one of the nation’s foremost community arts schools — will launch a new Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance in fall of 2016, administrators announced today. The program, which is now accepting applications, combines faculty and […]

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19 Glorious Gifts For Grammar Geeks

          Don’t hate! Punctuate! This holiday season, make a declarative statement by choosing the perfect gift for the person who catches every mistake. “I’m Silently Correcting Your Grammar” Mug, $18 at Etsy Gourmet Grammarian Plate Set, $49.99 at ModCloth Punctuation Bookends Set of 2, $29.95 at Barnes & Noble Commas Save Lives T-Shirt, $16.89 at Etsy Dictionary […]

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11 Ways You’re Making Holiday Cookies Wrong

  Though if they’re fresh from the oven and not burnt, that’s half the battle won, in my opinion. Most cookies are pretty simple: You buy the ingredients, follow the directions, pop them in the oven, wait and bit and, boom, you’ve got a treat. But there are some tricks of the trade that could […]

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Longtime criminal defense attorney and “I Love Jazz” host Don Wolff dies

  Don Wolff had many passions in life. From the pursuit of justice as one of St. Louis’ top defense attorneys, to fighting for peace for the disadvantaged as an advocate for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Urban League, Wolff never let any of his passions fall by the wayside. However, […]

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Saint Louis Art Museum marks Gateway Arch anniversary with ‘St. Louis Modern’

  The Saint Louis Art Museum has outdone itself with a major gift to the St. Louis Gateway Arch for its 50th birthday. The gift is the museum’s new exhibit, St. Louis Modern, which is fitting, being that the Arch is of itself, St. Louis’ modernist signature. “Planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of […]

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WashU Expert: Brace yourself, it’s fall-back time again

  Biologist Erik Herzog on the abrupt time changes that mark the beginning and end of daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, people around the world will adjust their clocks to 1 a.m., observing the end of daylight saving time by waking an hour later. Falling back is easier than springing forward, said […]

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What’s up with teal pumpkins? They could save kids’ lives this Halloween

If your child has food allergies, than you know that trick-or-treating can be a real nightmare. Luckily, there’s a new initiative called the Teal Pumpkin Project that’s aimed at making Halloween safe and inclusive for all kids, even those with allergies. Launched in 2014 in the U.S. by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Teal Pumpkin Project […]

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Happy 50th, Gateway Arch! (Now available in gold.)

By Jim Suhr – Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) – A half century ago, workers gingerly hoisted into place the final of 142 stainless steel sections of the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch – the shimmering tribute to President Thomas Jefferson and pioneers for whom St. Louis served as a gateway to the West. The world’s tallest arch […]

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How to avoid losing your mind in marketing

By: Clifford Jones If you’re like most people these days who focus on sales and marketing outcomes, the heat is really on. The good news is there’s an abundance of phenomenal, affordable tech, like marketing automation and search marketing, enabling the smallest of companies to compete at a scale never before achieved. The bad news is […]

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Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day!

  Great Scott! It’s Oct. 21, 2015, which means it’s Back the the Future Day, and we’re officially living in the future. In 1989, “Back to the Future Part II” was released, allowing co-writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale the opportunity to immortalize their predictions of what life would be like in 2015 on the big screen. […]

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SIUE Researcher in Nepal Capturing Native Stories after Devastating Earthquake

A catastrophic earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the South Asian country of Nepal in April and May 2015. Media coverage of the country’s worst natural disaster has ensued, but it likely hasn’t included the perspectives of Nepali natives who live in remote villages and speak un- or under-documented languages. With the help of a $70,287 […]

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Did Common Core Win the War?

By Peter Green Politico scored a coup this week by declaring that the war is over, and Common Core won it. One can only assume that Kim Hefling’s piece “How Common Core Quietly Won the War” bumped equally hard-hitting pieces such as “The Earth — Actually Flat After All” or “The Presidential Wisdom of Harold […]

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Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

By Steven Cohen Executive Director, Columbia University’s Earth Insitute In the fall of 1975 I found myself sitting in Lester Milbrath’s Environmental Politics graduate seminar at SUNY Buffalo, talking to the teaching assistant, my now longtime friend and colleague Sheldon Kamieniecki. I distinctly remember thinking, how did we get here? Sheldon and I are from […]

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Music streaming service Pandora opens office in St. Louis

By Maria Altman A little more West Coast is moving into St. Louis. The music streaming company Pandora opened an office inside Cortex, St. Louis’ innovation district, on Monday. “Pandora came looking for us,” said Dougan Sherwood, co-founder and managing director of CIC St. Louis, which is housed in the @4240 building. Sherwood said officials […]

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HEC-TV takes home multiple EMMY awards

  Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the winners are… Mid American EMMY Awards […]

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11 reasons you should drink coffee every day

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine. And that’s fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being one of the 54 percent of Americans […]

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Supermoon eclipse wows viewers

Many earthlings were treated to a rare sight last night, as a “supermoon” coincided with a lunar eclipse. It was a bad night to have clouds obscuring the view, as the last total eclipse that had these qualities occurred in 1982, and the next won’t happen until 2033. This lunar eclipse ticked many boxes for […]

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53 Wonderfully Pointless Facts About The English Language

By: Paul Anthony Jones 1. In Old English, hiccups were nicknamed “elf-chokes”. 2. One third of an inch is called a barleycorn. 3. One third of an hour is called a mileway. Because it’s supposedly the time it takes to walk one mile. 4. The remnants of a drink left in the bottom of a glass is called the heeltap. 5. The distance within […]

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Washington University to host presidential debate Oct. 9, 2016​

As the eyes of the world turn to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Washington University in St. Louis will play a prominent role in the national political conversation when it hosts a presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. The schedule of four debates — three presidential and one vice presidential — was announced today […]

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Everything you need to know about the Sept. 27 total lunar eclipse

If your skies are clear after the sun sets on Sunday, Sept. 27 be sure to head outside to see the total blood moon lunar eclipse that happens that night. This will mark the end of a “tetrad” of four total lunar eclipses spaced a half year apart that began back in early 2014. But, […]

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Back-to-School Health: The Tie Between Sleep and School Performance

It’s that time again: back-to-school. As I prepared to send my boys off to school, I had the opportunity to reflect on my role as a parent to school-aged children. My eldest makes a particularly difficult transition this year, moving from elementary school to middle school. The middle school years can be a tough time […]

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SLU professor changing Irish history

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University archaeologists are getting some high-tech help from drones and other gadgets. History professor Thomas Finan says drones, along with high-speed computer applications and mapping software, are combining with sensors that can collect multi-spectral image. For nearly 20 years, Finan has taken students on archaeological digs at a number […]

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The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

By: Melissa Roy The number one question we get asked as a homeschooling family is “why?” Why did we choose to make the change from public school to homeschool? Why homeschool and not one of the other options available to us like a charter or private school? Why have we continued to homeschool our children even after […]

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5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

By Adam Grant Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class. For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking […]

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Rare Supermoon-Lunar Eclipse Combo Coming This Month

Keep your eyes on the skies during the full moon later this month — because you could see something that hasn’t happened for more than 30 years, and won’t happen again for nearly 20 more. It’s a supermoon and a lunar eclipse at the same time, and it’ll be visible in much of the world on […]

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Where Does Climate Change Education Fit?

By: Steven Newton Climate change is the most urgent existential issue we face, yet education about climate change is often missing in action from K-12 schools. Every high school offers biology courses, but few offer earth science courses in which climate change would be a major topic. Why? A new report from the American Geosciences Institute […]

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The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself

By Susan Cain What’s your life story? I don’t mean where you grew up, went to school, got your first job, etc. I mean what’s your STORY? What narrative have you constructed from the events of your life? And do you know that this is the single most important question you can ask yourself? According to […]

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Top 10 things to do in St. Louis in September

This September, don’t miss LouFest in Forest Park, Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more. 1. LouFest has arrived, and the heavies on this year’s schedule are really heavies (i.e., The Avett Brothers and Hozier). Nevertheless, the fest has stayed true to its mission to keep local bands on the bill, including Pokey LaFarge, […]

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4 Ways Introverted Parents Can Get Involved In Their Kids’ Classroom

The Quiet Revolution   |  By Brian Gresko When I was a kid, my parents made sure I got to and from school and completed my homework on time. That was about it. They didn’t accompany me on “play dates” or know my friends’ parents. Mom and dad had their own buddies, most of whom didn’t have […]

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

  For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates […]

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St. Louis Symphony Offering Prelude to Southeast’s 2015-2016 Symphony Series

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 26, 2015 – The St. Louis Symphony will kick off the 2015-2016 Symphony Series at Southeast Missouri State University with a performance Sept. 9 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, is expected to be a stunning entrée […]

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Southeast Welcomes Second Largest Student Body in School History

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 25, 2015 – On the heels of two consecutive decades of steady enrollment growth, Southeast Missouri State University welcomes its newest students – a group focused on their future — to campus this week as it announces its first-day fall enrollment figures. Dr. Debbie Below, vice president for enrollment management and […]

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10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

By: Kate Sheppard  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning — even if some people in the state still don’t want to say the “c” word. Louisiana’s governor, long-shot Republican presidential […]

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5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

“Actions speak louder than words.” Everyone has heard that expression before. But have you really thought about what it means? According to research, approximately 80-90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it. That’s why it is so important to communication, and even more vital to understand the nature […]

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5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, the Huffington Post scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: For a lot of environmental problems, it’s already too late. Truth: […]

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Why job growth remains mushy in the middle after the recession

By: Martha White Without degrees, the middle class can’t keep up. A new report Monday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that while high- and low-wage jobs have rebounded to near pre-recession levels, middle-income jobs are trailing in the recovery. The big reason, the authors found, is that new middle-class jobs […]

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Cold And Snow Predicted By Old Farmers’ Almanac

Even places that normally don’t see wintry weather are set for cold hit, according to the old secret formula. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, […]

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Education Department awards $28.4 million in grants to help low-income students take advanced placement tests

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, including Missouri, as part of its efforts to boost college-and career readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students. “We know that when students […]

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Why climbing is the perfect activity for your kids

By: Rory Moulton 1. Climbing teaches critical problem-solving and decision-making skills. Ascending a climbing route is a lot like piecing together a puzzle. Each move requires a constant, iterative decision-making process—where to go and how best to get there. Over and over again. Learning to solve problems, thinking for yourself (the answer in most definitely […]

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18 Amazing English words we’ve totally forgotten about

  1. Twirlblast A tornado, according to people in the 1700s. Why we switched to tornado, I’ll never understand. 2. Chork The act of making the sound your shoes make when you’re walking in them and they’re full of water. 3. Interrobang This refers to a specific punctuation mark that is a mixture of a […]

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How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem.  U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by American Hacker teaching his viewers how to watch 3D videos without wearing designated […]

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Grand Center taking new approach to outdoor music festivals

It’s not the heat, it’s not the humidity – this summer it’s the music that will set Grand Center ablaze! “Music @ The Intersection” is the innovative new music festival that will showcase the best of Missouri talent across genres.  Featuring local beer tents, street art, food and drink specials, and so much more, this […]

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Is About To Peak. Here’s How To Watch

Set your alarm clocks. The Perseid meteor shower, the annual celestial lightshow that Space.com com calls the most widely observed and dependable meteor display of the year, will peak tonight and early tomorrow morning. NASA says this year’s show promises to be more spectacular than usual. “If you see one meteor shower this year, make it […]

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Mark you calendars, last chance for a summer get-a-way

Hip 96.3 HD-3 presents the free, inaugural Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 22 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Hermann Amphitheater.  Tucked away in the hillside vineyards of the Missouri River Valley, you can enjoy the best of five regional jazz groups, world-class wines, German cuisine and FREE admission. The […]

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19 Presidential Jokes for Presidential Joke Day

  Mental Floss — We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery and the subjects of satire. But every once in a while, our commanders-in-chief (or their speechwriters) come up with a few witty wisecracks of their own. is Presidential Joke Day – a holiday to commemorate the fact that […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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Everything you need to know about the 2015 State of the St. Louis Workforce

  As St. Louis’ underemployment rate drops, employers are finding it hard to find employees with the right skill sets Since 2009, St. Louis Community College and its partners, under the leadership of its Workforce Solutions Group, have annually assessed the state of the St. Louis region’s workforce. They do this by gauging the experiences […]

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GlobalHack outlines first civic project hackathon

St. Louis Business Journal — GlobalHack, the quarterly hackathon competition co-founded by LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has detailed the first project under its new civic-focused strategy. Hackers who participate in the event — scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at the @4240 building in Cortex — will work with the Civic Tech for Social Impact Collaborative to […]

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Washington University scientists, landscape architects join forces to design green space in a city neighborhood

By Diane Toroian Keaggy Plywood covers the windows. Painted blue dots mark the doors. The bungalows of Bittner Avenue in the north St. Louis neighborhood of Baden will be torn down this summer, victims of chronic flooding. The demolition is another loss for Baden, a once-vibrant neighborhood with a shrinking tax base. Yet this close-knit community is determined […]

Education

Student Spotlight: Southeast Missouri State’s Linda Epley

Southeast Missouri State University senior Linda Epley of St. Louis County, says she’s soaked up a tremendous amount of knowledge about the field she plans to enter this summer as an intern with Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) at the Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The company owns 17 hotel properties, so there are […]

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St. Louis author launches highly-anticipated science fiction novella

St. Louis resident Jessica Marie Baumgartner is launching a highly-anticipated science fiction novella Monday, Aug. 3, with European Geeks Publishing. By the Stars, a space opera themed novella, will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and European Geeks Publishing websites in eBook format. The first in a trilogy, the following books will be releasing over the […]

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St. Louis Art Museum opens new exhibit featuring prints, drawings, paintings, objects in “The Artist and the Modern Studio”

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents The Artist and the Modern Studio, a free exhibition examining how artists turned to their own studio spaces as a subject for exploration. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection, The Artist and the Modern Studio will highlight more than 30 American and European artists, with a concentration of works produced […]

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Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon. But don’t expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. Instead, it simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month. As NASA explains: “Most […]

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New exhibit at Craft Alliance overlaps art, craft, popular culture

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design announces a new exhibit, Speaking with Threads, which is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 10, a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art.  Featuring work by Mary Bero, Sonya Clark, Kathy Halper, Cindy Hickok, Mark Newport, Carol Shinn, and Benji Whalen. Speaking with Threads features seven artists whose work incorporates utilitarian […]

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Summer program at Harris-Stowe gives science students a boost

By Véronique LaCapra Of St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) — Some incoming freshmen at Harris-Stowe State University are getting their first taste of college life — and a crash course in math and science. Every summer, the Academy for Science & Mathematics provides up to 25 students with free room and board […]

Education

STLCC partners with Better Family Life to host Amnesty Project Aug. 1-8

  For the fifth straight year, St. Louis Community College is teaming with Better Family Life, Inc. to offer St. Louisans who have misdemeanor warrants an opportunity to resolve their legal issues; more than 30 city and county municipalities will participate in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Amnesty Project. The Amnesty Project was established in […]

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Webster film student wins multiple awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, invited to International Film Festival

Every year, dozens of Webster University film students in the School of Communications make “Senior Overview” movies as their final projects. The films are reviewed by faculty for final grades and are shown to the University community and guests during Commencement week. But this year, one of those films has earned some extra attention. After […]

Education

Tips for parents of new college students by WashU Expert

Among the advice from Karen Levin Coburn: Avoid saying ‘when I was in college … ’ By: Karen Levin Coburn Freshman year of college can be a time of excitement and discovery, but it also is a period of ambivalence, sadness and doubt — and not just for students. Parents also struggle as their child […]

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15 podcasts that will make you smarter

  15. EconTalk Duration: Roughly an hour Hosted by professor Russel Roberts, EconTalk is the number one podcast for economics. With “clear and thoughtful conversations about economics”, the show brings the theory behind economics to situations and subjects that a wide variety of people can relate to. The show is usually a one on one […]

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The Rep unveils 2015-2016 Studio Theatre season featuring two world premiere productions

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) has announced its 2015-2016 season of performances in the Studio Theatre: I and You, October 28-November 15, 2015; Georama, January 20-February 7, 2016; and Molly’s Hammer, March 9-27, 2016. Both Georama and Molly’s Hammer are world premieres that The Rep first developed as part of its Ignite! Festival of New Plays. “Our Studio Theatre […]

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St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase features HEC-TV documentary

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The 15 film programs that screen at the […]

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Music @ The Intersection Lineup

  It’s not the heat, it’s not the humidity – this summer it’s the music that will set Grand Center ablaze! “Music @ The Intersection” is the innovative new music festival that will showcase the best of Missouri talent across genres.  Featuring local beer tents, street art, food and drink specials, and so much more, […]

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Wash U researchers find potential new strategy in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Michael C. Purdy Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in health-care settings. But new research, published July 13 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition, suggests it may be possible to rein in the spread of such […]

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Summer in St. Louis Art: Renovations, Re-openings and the Return of Favorites

By: Kathy Bratkowski HEC-TV Producer Any art lover relishes summertime in St. Louis. Perennial favorites like the Muny, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park return for new seasons. And this summer marks two major re-openings: A new exhibit building at Laumeier Sculpture Park opens this month and a major […]

EducationScience & Technology

Save the date: Examining Opportunity Gaps in St. Louis panel discussion

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Come join our discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about […]

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Before you read “Go Set a Watchman,” catch up on “To Kill a Mockingbird” with HEC-TV

Today has long been awaited and it is finally here – the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman! The novel follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events in the historically acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Before you dive […]

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Students gain job experience, more through StudentPlus program

By Evie Hemphill “Patience” and “science” are two words that Candice Clossum didn’t especially associate with herself a year ago. Then she enrolled at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and landed an on-campus internship where she’s actually showcasing both skills. In her part-time role at the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center in Marillac Hall, the […]

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Retired Metro bus converted to mobile farmers market to end St. Louis food deserts

By: Maggie Rotermund ST. LOUIS -The St. Louis MetroMarket and Saint Louis University are celebrating the delivery of a retired Metro transit bus which will soon be converted into St. Louis MetroMarket’s first mobile farmers market. The bus was delivered Tuesday, June 2, to its new home at Salus Center on the Saint Louis University […]

Education

TEF Bringing Teachers to Explore Science Center’s New Makerspace

Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) is giving area teachers and other professionals the opportunity to explore the Saint Louis Science Center’s new Makerspace. The group will then participate in a roundtable discussion to identify barriers that prevent students from accessing real innovation. The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) is a St. Louis-based nonprofit that provides grants […]

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Major Midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as 5 feet, WashU study finds

By Gerry Everding As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business […]

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River Styx Is Hungry For Summer!

Since 1975, River Styx has published an international, award-winning journal of the best poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and art. The magazine has published such luminaries as Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott, Wislawa Szymborska, and Czeslaw Milosz; Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Dunn, Maxine Kumin, Lisel Mueller, Louis Simpson, and Ted Kooser; National Book Award Winners Marilyn Hacker, Howard […]

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Does poetry still matter?

By Brandon Griggs CNN (CNN) — Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you’re a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it’s not easy. That’s because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has long since receded to the far, dusty corners […]

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Canadian wildfire smoke tinting moon and sun in St. Louis

Notice that haze? Well, that’s smoke and it’s getting thicker over the central United States.  The smoke is coming from wildfires in Alaska  and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and being carried southward on upper level winds. Many noticed the red appearance of the moon overnight and the sun Tuesday morning. The particles of smoke in the […]

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NASA explains why June 30 will get an extra ‘leap second’

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. […]

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HEC-TV’s one-on-one conversation with Opera Theatre’s “Richard the Lionheart” cast and crew

If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked on the way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. But whom can he trust in this all-too-real Game of […]

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Let’s talk about…Prairies, Conservation and Energy with Dr. Peter Raven and Rudi Roeslin

HEC-TV is proud to be the media sponsor of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Conversations Series. The latest conversation featured prestigious conservation and energy advocates discussing the role of prairies in conservation of natural ecosystems and their importance for production of next-generation biofuels. Featured panelists were Peter Raven, Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Missouri […]

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The unbelievable story behind Max Starkloff

HEC-TV’s Sharon Stevens and the Bruno David Gallery are pleased to introduce you to a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Max Starkloff. In conjunction with the exhibition Max Starkloff: A Retrospective; Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalog on the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography and texts by Robert Duffy and Charles E. Claggett. In 1959, […]

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Maryville Talks Books with Judy Blume, author of “In the Unlikely Event”

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected […]

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Workshop Over DSLR for Cinema

Midwest Filmmaker Workshops announce their fourth workshop in their inaugural series entitled, DSLR for Cinema. This day-long presentation will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at Bad Dog Pictures, located at 1501 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, Missouri. The DSLR for Cinema workshop will feature the ins and outs of shooting for today’s entertainment and […]

Music

St. Louisan, Now Turned New Yorker Returns For A Homecoming Performance At The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival

The Third Annual Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival, presented by Morgan Stanley and exclusive media partner HEC-TV, returns to the Chesterfield Amphitheater (631 Veterans Drive) on Saturday, June 27th from 3 pm to 10 pm. The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival recognizes St. Louis as the true birthplace of Jazz while showcasing the best in Contemporary, Straight-Ahead and Fusion Jazz. The Midwest’s finest outdoor Jazz […]

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Gateway2change continues to grow

  Gateway2change, branch of EdPlus, began following tragic events in Ferguson as a means to empower students to play a leadership role in improving the St. Louis community. The higher education channel (HEC-TV), in partnership with EdPlus, will provide multiple opportunities for students to be active social reform agents for issues related to race and diversity […]

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Internationally Recognized Jazz St. Louis Announces 2015-16 Season

Jazz at the Bistro’s 20th Anniversary offers the very best of national and international jazz, including a mix of icons, local favorites and rising stars ST. LOUIS — Jazz St. Louis’ 2015-2016 announcement marks their second full season in the new Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz.  The newly designed Ferring Jazz Bistro’s state of the art […]

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St. Louis MetroMarket to Take the Fight to End Hunger on the Road

Saint Louis University receives grant to help combat food deserts in St. Louis ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University recently received grant funding to tackle the health impacts of living without easy access to grocery stores and healthy food. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman Ph.D., chair of Saint Louis University’s department of nutrition and dietetics; Jeremy Goss, a […]

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at and Washington University School of Medicine. Cancer cells are notoriously […]

EducationTheater

50 Things to do with Kids in St. Louis

I have a unique perspective of St. Louis. I was raised in a small town in southern Missouri, where “ain’t” is in fact a word and the local Wal-Mart was the hangout spot due to the lack of attractions in the town. Because of being raised in a small town, I see St. Louis as […]

Education

What’s So Special About St. Louis? Everything.

  You know what really irritates me? The reports about St. Louis being the most dangerous city, the saddest city and a place where France even advises its citizens to stay away from (common’ France, surrender…it shouldn’t be hard for you). Although I am a recent St. Louis transplant, I have quickly fallen in love […]

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Let’s Talk About…Bringing Plant Science Discoveries to the Marketplace!

For over a decade, new technologies like RNA silencing have been used to discover and investigate plant traits to improve crops. RNA silencing is a powerful tool within the plant scientist’s toolkit to understand how plants resist pests and diseases, produce valuable products and survive in diverse and changing environments. The technology is already being […]

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