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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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The Easy Chicken

Raising backyard chickens has grown in popularity. We talk with a “Chicken Whisperer” about this trend and what it takes to raise chickens successfully.

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Hope in the Baking

Follow baker Daryl along on a day in the Bridge Bread Bakery, learn his remarkable story and how this bakery is restoring hope while baking delicious goods.

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Bear Awareness Weekend at the St. Louis Zoo

Bear Awareness Weekend is a free educational event presented by the St. Louis Zoo March 23 through 25, 2018.

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MetKnow Wants To Help You Know People Better

MetKnow, a 2017 Arch Grants winner, is a “flashcard and quizzing” mobile application that helps users keep track of acquaintances’ names.

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Rescue Readers

Animals at Helping Strays shelter in Monroe county are enjoying quality time with special visitors. See how the Rescue Readers programs benefit all involved.

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Not Your Grandma’s Roller Derby!

Roller Derby is back on track! And St. Louis is one of the best derby cities in the world. Find out when the revival began and why it is popular again.

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Culture

Randy’s Rescue Ranch

Randy Grim, famous for saving feral dogs through Stray Rescue of St. Louis, has now started a ranch where large animals can find shelter and new homes.

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Free Family Winter Celebration at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum combines winter holiday traditions from around the world with a free weekend event.

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The BALSA Foundation

The BALSA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization helping first-time business owners in the St. Louis area get started.

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St. Louis’ Jewish Santa

One of St. Louis’s oldest and largest holiday toy giveaways is run by a Santa Claus who is Jewish. And she has been doing it for almost 50 years.

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Central West End Window Walk

Get into the holiday season spirit with this visit to the Central West End Window Walk. It’s the 8th year for the event and it is bigger and better than ever.

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Fun, Skating, and a Heartwarming Tale at the Grandel Theatre

Metro Theater Company’s production of “Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates” at the Grandel Theatre.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Free Portraits for K-9 Cops!

Paul Schankman shows us a remarkably talented local artist who is doing something equally remarkable: Creating free portraits of police dogs for their partners.

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Winter Wonderland Astonishes St. Louis for 32 Years

Saint Louis County Parks presents Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park. For over 30 years this ever expanding holiday light display has wowed young and old alike.

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Things to do in St. Louis

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