ArtsCommunity & Culture

Schankman’s St. Louis: Extraordinary Black Missourians

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul interviews the authors of “Extraordinary Black Missourians,” published in St. Louis by Reedy Press.


Community & Culture

Fred Harvey and The Harvey Girls

Mary Spiller is one of just a few Harvey Girls still alive to recall her time working at one of St. Louis Union Station’s legendary Fred Harvey restaurants.


Community & Culture

Schankman’s St. Louis: You’re Fired! Welcome to Cannon School

Once a year, black powder cannon enthusiasts get together at an old fort in Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois to learn how to shoot a cannon safely. And it’s a blast!


Community & Culture

Stars Aligned: Grissom Center Space Museum Grand Opening

The Stars Aligned in Bone Terre, MO as NASA Astronauts and Space Royalty welcomed the Grand Opening of the Space Museum’s Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO.


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History In Focus at The Missouri History Museum’s New Two-Part Exhibit

By Amanda Honigfort On Saturday, August 3rd, the Missouri History Museum will open a new, two-part exhibit that blends national, international and local history. Pulitzer Prize Photographs, a traveling exhibit from the closing Newseum in Washington D.C features the Pulitzer Prize winning photographs from the last several decades presented in context and displayed alongside In […]

Community & Culture

As We Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA is Preparing to Return to the Moon

On the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA and commercial partners are on track to return to the moon in 2024.


ArtsCommunity & Culture

The Vinyl Boom and the Celebration of Record Store Day

Record store day began as a lifeline for local record shops, but it has evolved into a cultural dynamo which is breathing new life into vinyl albums.


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Period Poverty Prevalent In St. Louis, Study Finds

On International Women’s Day, over 100 women, and a few men gathered at the YWCA to learn about the impact period poverty has on families, society and low-income women trying to climb out of economic strife. The event was hosted by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

“Our mission is focused on economic independence to women and girls, and having access to period supplies effects girl’s attendance at school, it affects women going to work, if women are making choices about buying period supplies or buying food for their families, that’s a key to economic security and we wanted to shine a light on that,” said Lisa Picker, the executive director of the Women’s Foundation who hosted the event.

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The Regional Arts Commission Is Positioning Itself To Remake The Arts And Cultural Scene In St. Louis

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has big plans for St. Louis.

They recently released Arts &, a report on the state of arts & culture in our region that addressed concerns for the long-term vitality of the creative community here, as well as some ideas of how the arts can help us address significant issues in the community.

On Friday, they laid out more of how RAC will move that effort forward.

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Diversion Programs Highlighted, Praised at Recent #STLProsecutors Event

“Crime is a public health crisis,” Kim Gardener, Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, said at a recent town hall hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and Forward Through Ferguson this January. “The source of crime is lack of opportunity and hopelessness.”

The event brought together the four prosecutors for our region. Gardner, Wesley Bell, the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Tim Lohmar, Prosecuting Attorney for St. Charles County, and Jeff Jensen, the U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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