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St. Louis Archdiocese’s Rural Parish Clinic Offers Free Healthcare to the Uninsured

The St. Louis Archdiocese has established a mobile medical unit to provide comprehensive healthcare to people in some of the poorest counties in the country.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Hotel Saint Louis Brings New Ideas to a Famous Old Building

In St. Louis, the old Union Trust Building is now Hotel Saint Louis. In this episode of Schankman’s St. Louis,
we offer an armchair tour of this unique hotel.

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500 Women Scientists Look to Overcome Gender Inequity in Science, Technology, and Engineering Fields

The 500 Women Scientist group looks to inspire young girls, providing mentors and role models in STEM categories as they fight gender inequity in the sciences.

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A&E ‘Keeps Art Happening’ with St. Louis Arts Awards

Monday evening was an evening of artful celebration in St. Louis through the Arts and Education Council’s (A&E) Arts Awards.

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announces major, new changes in 2019

Under Tom Ridgely’s second year tenure as Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Festival has announced exciting changes and productions for 2019.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Previewing the New St. Louis Aquarium

HEC gets a sneak peak at the progress being made on the new St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, including the latest renderings and plans for a Ferris Wheel.

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27 Daily Habits Practiced by Successful People

Doing the same things day after day is fine, as long as your habits push you to be your most productive and healthy self.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Treasures from the Goldenrod Showboat

Many people assumed when the Goldenrod Showboat caught fire in 2017, it was lost forever.
But many of the showboat’s most historic items were saved and stored.

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Culture

Feeding Families with Every Child’s Hope Food Drive

Rudy Hamilton has become the familiar face of food drives in St. Louis after he starting in 2017. Rudy has big plans to expand the drive in the years to come.

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Shop Small, Shop Local: A St.Louis Gift Guide

Consider shopping local for your holiday gifts.

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Looking Back on a Successful 2018

Thanks For A Wonderful 2018 – It’s Going To Be Quite a 2019!

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Schankman’s St. Louis; Meet the Rep’s New Artistic Director Hana Sharif

In June, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will have its first new Artistic Director in more than 30 years.
Hana Sharif talks with HEC about her plans.

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Chris Bolyard of Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions Shows You How To Make A Pig Pen Sandwich

Chris Bolyard of Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions Shows You How To Make A Pig Pen Sandwich

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City Foundry STL Aims to Change the Culture of Midtown St. Louis

The City Foundry STL project is taking shape, trying to revive old architecture and become a social center for a booming area around Cortex in St. Louis.

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“A Moving Story;” A Schankman’s St. Louis Special Report

A local church and synagogue have moved into the same building in U. CIty. And now, they have decided to try sharing a bit of each other’s worlds.

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Giving Back by Eating Out with GiftAMeal

GiftAMeal is a mobile app that donates a meal’s worth of food to a local food bank every time someone takes a picture of their food at a member restaurant.

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Retired McDonnell Aircraft Engineers Make a Difference: Build Space Museum’s Grissom Center

Iconic “Mercury Six” retired McDonnell Aircraft Engineers on a new mission making a Difference: Build Space Museum’s Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Green Burial

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul looks at an old tradition getting a new life in the business of deathcare. It’s called Green Burial.

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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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High Tech Meets Fresh Food

New technology is influencing almost everything, including the way we get food. A company has new technology that would connect farmers and buyers by app.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Lee Harvey Oswald on Stage in Mama’s Boy

This episode of Schankman’s St. Louis features the midwest debut of Mama’s Boy, a play about the twisted family life of Lee Harvey Oswald before Nov. 22 1963.

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The Power of Story: Gitana Production’s “A New World”

A verbatim theatre play tells the compelling stories of refugee women who came to the U.S. to escape war and disasters in their home countries.

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Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club: Making a Difference

Gene Slay Girls and Boys Club makes a difference in the lives of at-risk children in an impoverished area of St. Louis City.

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Bringing Free Libraries to the Community: St. Louis Promise Zone

St. Louis Promise Zone set up free lending library boxes around north St. Louis. It’s empowering “Birds of Wisdom” design was made by local artist Cbabi Bayoc.

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Urban Harvest STL Expands to the .Zack Building & Continues to Provide Access to Healthy Food for All

The Urban Harvest nonprofit has turned a new leaf, with blooming expansion over the last five years.

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Baby Cuddlers Help Drug-Exposed Babies

A unique program at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital is growing along with the opiod crisis. The program further expands the hospital’s support of moms and babies.

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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 […]

Culture

Rock Climbing That Helps Those With PTSD And More

The group “Climb for PTSD” uses rock climbing to help veterans, and others, affected by PTSD. They’ve also added jewelry making to the mix!

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Going Renegade: Renegade Tours of St. Louis

Renegade Tours explores a different side of St. Louis with fresh, original, off-beat tours.

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ArchFare: Design In St. Louis

In this pilot episode we bring together 4 innovative design focused St. Louisans to discuss how design enhances all aspects of life at the design-heavy Vicia.

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Supermarket Sinatra

Mark Richman bills himself as St. Louis’ Sinatra Singer. And his favorite venue to is Pete’s grocery store in University City, where he appears on holidays.

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A group of friends run the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Association

Woman battling cancer talks about her soccer teammates running a marathon in her honor.

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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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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 […]

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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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We Stories, Raising Big Hearted Kids

We Stories utilizes the power of children’s literature to create conversations about race and racism.

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Food Pantry For Pets

It’s a food pantry for pets! The idea began when two women saw a need and decided to do something! Now the group has lots of volunteers & is still growing!

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Things to do in St. Louis

  • 1. GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World. Read More
  • 2. The Riot Show at Kranzberg Arts Center. Read More
  • 3. Art Saint Louis Winter Exhibition at Angad Arts Hotel. Read More
  • 4. Oraien Catledge & Jay Stock. Read More
  • 5. Carmon Colangelo: Infinite Abstraction. Read More
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