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Peeling Back the Layers of the Onion House

There’s a house that is so interesting it has its own email address & Instagram page! Julie Tristan tells us all about The Onion House!

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Crossing the Cultural Divide with the Festival of Nations St. Louis

The Festival of Nations is a two day long event that brings together people from over 100 different cultures with a variety of food, shopping and entertainment. For more information visit festivalofnationsstl.org. This festival takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25. Hours Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and […]

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All Among Us Helps Women Fight Their Way Out of Poverty

You’re down on your luck. You can’t beat the vicious cycle of homelessness. Now there’s a place where women, who were once overlooked, can get help.

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PotBangerz and Mama Cat Uplift the St. Louis Community with Food and Love

MaMa Cat, Founder of PotBangerz is making a difference one meal at a time, by cooking with love and then sharing that love with her “un-housed family.”

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The Bandstand in Forest Park

The Nathan Frank Bandstand in Forest Park was build the same year the park itself was established. It was closed in the early 1900s but was rebuilt in 1924.

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Nature Playscape Coming to Forest Park in 2020

An experiential new Nature Playscape is being created on 17 acres in the heart of Forest Park, between the World’s Fair Pavilion and the Jewel Box.

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Good Life Growing Sows Jobs, Skills – And Sustainable Agriculture In The St. Louis Community

Good Life Growing is investing in the community, the environment and fresh, healthy produce through sustainable agriculture to build their business.

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Solving The HIV Problem In St. Louis

The HIV Medical Home includes a pharmacy, health care clinic, food pantry, social services department, and dental care facilities in one convenient location.

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Summer 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!

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Schankman’s St. Louis: What Can You See at the See More Inn?

The See More Inn is a local bed and breakfast in Waterloo, Illinois, getting a lot of attention because its staff members are all developmentally disabled.

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A New Look for the Old St. Louis Armory

St. Louis’ old Armory, abandoned for decades, is being renovated. It is to blended into the Cortex innovation district and could attract a major new tech firm.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: What’s Inside the Campbell House Museum?

The Campbell House draws visitors from all over the world and gets rave reviews on Trip Advisor. This story gives you an armchair tour of this amazing landmark.

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In Her Own Words: Civil Rights Activist Frankie Freeman

Frankie Muse Freeman spent her life fighting discrimination and helped to establish many civil rights policies.

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CAIR Missouri’s 3rd Annual American Muslim Art Exhibition

The Sheldon hosts CAIR Missouri’s 3rd Annual American Muslim Art Exhibition on April 20th, 2019.

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Systemic changes in racial bias addressed at Missouri History Museum through short film ‘Other People’

Aisha Sultan’s short film, “Other People”, was screened at the Missouri History Museum Thursday evening, and was followed by a panel discussion, in association with the St. Louis Press Club.

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Hero: Adolphus Thaddeus Watson, 100 year-old WWII Veteran

This is the inspirational story of a true American Hero and the last surviving WWII soldier of the U.S. Army 351st Artillery Unit, Thaddeus Adolphus Watson.

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Nigerian Immigrant Uses Business Community Resources to Launch Wakava Drink Brand

A Nigerian immigrant in St. Louis is making full use of offerings from the St. Louis innovation community to bring his beverage business, Wakava, to life.

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St. Louis: A Restaurant Lover’s Destination

St. Louis continues to emerge as a destination for food lovers and restaurant tourists. National website Yelp lists it as the number 2 foodie spot in America.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Time to Gussy Up Gussie

Local Sculptor Don Wiegand has restored the luster to his bronze bust of Gussie Busch at Busch Stadium, thanks to a little help from Gussie’s grandson.

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Vertical gardens cooling St. Louis

This fall, the Sheldon will be adding an enormous hanging garden to their western exterior wall for the entire community to enjoy.

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36 hours in St. Louis revisited

The New York Times had some great recommendations on what to do and where to visit if you’re only in town for 36 hours. We wanted to give you some visual elements to the story, so you can have a look for yourself.

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Shaken Not Slurred: The Non-Alcoholic Movement in St. Louis

St. Louis is at the forefront of a beer movement, but this one doesn’t include alcohol. See how bars and a unique brewing company are gaining people’s attention

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Take a walk in one of St. Louis’ gorgeous parks for National Take a Walk in the Park Day

National Take a Walk in the Park day is March 30. Here are some of the best places around St. Louis to go take a walk.

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The Women’s Creative Offers An Innovative Way Of Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in St. Louis

Through classes, networking events, and pop-up shops, the Women’s Creative seeks to increase the number of women-owned businesses that succeed past five years.

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Civil Rights Icon: Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals

Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, shares her story as a “Little Rock Nine” student being the first to attend the all-white Central High School.

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Vacancy Collaborative Working to Solve Vacancy Problem in St. Louis City

There are over 25,000 vacant properties and plots of land in the city of St. Louis. Learn about the initiative that is working to tackle this vacancy issue.

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Plowsharing Crafts: Making a Difference around the World

Plowsharing Crafts in the University City Loop is part of a growing Fair Trade Movement to connect tradespeople in developing countries to markets in the U.S.

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A Little Bit of STEM with the Little Bit Foundation

The Little Bit Foundation provides coats, backpacks and other personal necessities to students. Now it’s reaching out to them through STEM learning, as well.

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Using Money and Education to Bring More Women into Chess

The St. Louis Chess Club is using high money prizes at the top level and educational outreach to students, trying to bring more girls and women to the game.

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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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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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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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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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HEC Media 2018 Highlights

By Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs and Projects Producer But 2019 isn’t here quite yet, so let us take a minute to look back at the past year. It’s been a year of more than 300 quality segments covering everything from the start of Fablist Stories, the construction of City Foundry, Sunken Cities at the Art […]

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