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Spotlight: Lark Ascending, Black Girls Do STEM & Some of My Best Friends Are…

In this week’s episode, a conversation with author Silas House about his latest book “Lark Ascending;” a local woman whose mission is to show young, middle school black girls how STEM careers can be interesting and available to them; photography and sculpture by Actor Jeff Bridges on display at The Sheldon Art Galleries; a recap of the Trilateral Symposium on food security and climate-smart agriculture; local support for the Regional Arts Commission and the arts; and a reunion of a landmark play in STL theater and LGBTQ+ history at the Missouri History Museum.

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Spotlight: Joy of Cooking, GiftAMeal & Foodscaping

In this week’s episode, the connection between the The Joy of Cooking and St. Louis and it’s continuing legacy, reconnect with GiftAMeal as they reach a major milestone, a look at the Culinary History of Missouri with local historian and culinary writer Suzanne Corbett and food and travel writer Deborah Reinhardt, a @WashU professor that will have you looking at fall leaves in a new light, have your landscape and eat it to with foodscaping, and DD Mau Vietnamese Eatery owner Julie Truong talks about the importance of food and family in her holiday traditions.

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Spotlight: Wildcare Park, COVID Boosters & Brian Owens

In this week’s episode, the unforgettable true story of a 9-year-old’s solo migration to the U.S., a preview of the new Wildcare Park by the Saint Louis Zoo, two new solo exhibits by nationally recognized sculptors at Duane Reed Gallery, why one Wash U professor and doctor recommends COVID boosters for all leading into the holidays, a look back at some of the most prolific writers to ever live that have called Missouri home, and soul artist turned community facilitator, Brian Owen’s helps lift up young creatives in St. Louis.

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Spotlight: STL Jewish Book Festival, GlobalSTL & Veterans

In this week’s episode, a look at some of the authors participating in the 44th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, why GlobalSTL is recruiting high-growth international companies to STL, explore the conversation between art and nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park, a recent study shows veterans are less willing to seek treatment for mental health than physical health, author and veteran Jared Alexander talks about being raised on war, the inspirational story of a true American Hero and WWII veteran, and a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Holmes.

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Spotlight: Halloween 2022

In this week’s episode, a ghostly STL tale about Pearl Curran who channelled a spirit through a ouija board and they authored several books together; Black cats, the superstitions and the science; an artist using recycled materials to make spooky pieces; Author Louisa Treger takes us inside the mind of Nellie Bly, a woman who faked insanity to advance her career; a creepy display of art in a haunted town; Halloween jokes, a STL tradition; and a jazzy number by John Pizzarelli.

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Spotlight: Holocaust Museum Preview, Coloring STL & Arundhati Roy

In this week’s episode, a behind the scenes preview of the new St. Louis Holocaust Museum opening on November 2nd; color on the walls at the Missouri History Museum; the possible mental health risks associated with long COVID; the 2022 St. Louis Literary award winning novelist Arundhati Roy; step inside the Angad Arts Hotel to experience Plein Air paintings; an Emmy-nominated story about the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings; and a look at the 40 Plus Year Friendship between Nanjing, China & St Louis.

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Spotlight: Cabrini Academy, Living History & Second Chance Ranch

In this week’s episode, a look at St. Frances Cabrini Academy in South St. Louis, the 50-year Mars career of one Washington University professor, walk through the fall exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, experience the living history in Ste Genevieve, step inside the new print and paper studio at Craft Alliance, and the area’s first doggy retirement home.

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Spotlight: GlobalSTL, Chess History & The Family Remains

In this week’s episode, storyteller, actor, artist Bobby Norfolk; GlobalSTL brings together companies and healthcare providers to tackle workforce shortage solutions; the World Chess Hall of fame takes a deep dive into the 1972 Fischer and Spassky match; award-winning author Lisa Jewell talks about her new book; Webster Arts explores nature through their new exhibit; and an Emmy-nominated story about a STL TikTok sensation with Down Syndrome.

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Spotlight: The Titanic, 9/11 Day of Service & Blood Test to Detect Cancers

In this week’s episode, Sinkable, a new book, tells the story of the Titanic after it sank and the men who tried to find and recover it; a annual day of service performed by thousands of volunteers in honor of 9/11; the @Historic Shaw Art Fair celebrates it’s 30th season, a new blood test offers early detection of hard to diagnose cancers; tour the new murals created by local and international artists in the Grand Center district; a woman using the power of storytelling to build bridges of peace; and the Interfaith Youth chorus performs a lively rendition of “Lovely Day.”

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Spotlight: German Artists, Long COVID & The Village

In this week’s episode, how the St. Louis Art museum ended up with one of the largest collections of work in the world by German artist Max Beckmann, dive deeper into German art in the St. Louis Art Museum’s current exhibit “Day & Dream in Modern Germany, 1914-1945,” new data being gathered that will be used to help facilitate legislative and community support for local arts programs and events, an in-depth analysis of people who have had COVID-19 finds they are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular complications, a quick look at the Webster Arts Chalk Festival, and a mentorship program providing real life experiences for young black males.

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