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Spotlight: Celebrates Plants

In this week’s episode, discover the power of plants inside the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron, how one local startup is harnessing the raw power of sunflowers, meet a colored pencil artist displaying at the 2022 St. Louis Art Fair, take conservation into your own hands with the advice of a New York Times best-selling author, how the renovation of Shaw’s Museum made way for exhibits like Botanical Resonance now on display at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and enjoy the music of the Confluence Chamber Orchestra.

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Spotlight: Chase Park Plaza, Photography & COVID-19 Tests

In this week’s episode a look back at the one hundred years of The Chase Park Plaza hotel; from underwater activity to a variety of landscapes and portraits from around the world, stunning photography now on display at the International Photography Hall of Fame; St. Louis’ role in bringing COVID-19 tests to market; an in-depth look at the 2018 incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys soccer team; a mixed media artist exploring imagery of analog technology; and the unique hats of St. Louis’ Hat Man.

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Spotlight: Rung, Hockey & Bees

In this week’s episode how Rung is preparing women for male dominated careers, a new crop created by a STL startup helping farmers and the environment, endurance swimmer Lynne Cox tells the inspiring story of her adventures with the spectacular dogs at the “Italian School of Rescue Dogs,” step inside “Hockey: Faster Than Ever” at the St. Louis Science Center, a team of local scientists work together on how to improve produce yields in urban orchards and community gardens, and what is left of St. Louis’ Goldenrod Showboat.

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Spotlight: Pickleball, Catching the Moment & Steve Berry

In this week’s episode discover why Pickleball is considered the friendliest game in town; get a behind the scenes tour of the latest exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Catching the Moment; dive into the mystery behind the mystery of Steve Berry’s latest book, “The Omega Factor;” discover what is new at the St. Louis Zoo’s 2022 Dioroarus exhibit; meet two artists who will be on display at the 2022 Saint Louis Art Fair; learn how scientists from six St. Louis institutions are collaborating to research pollination in urban orchards.

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Spotlight: Olympic swimmer, Elizabeth Keckley & Labyrinths

In this week’s episode the story of Charles Daniels, a forgotten sports hero who, despite difficult challenges, was able to achieve olympic glory; inside the Mercy Proton Therapy center for complex cancers, only 1 of 40 in the country; an art exhibit that allows artists the opportunity to share their work along with the personal stories behind their art; the history and meaning of labyrinths plus a tour of several in the area; and seamstress Elizabeth Keckley’s journey from slavery to the White House to the page.

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Spotlight: Early STL Theater, Early STL Art & Forest Park

In this week’s episode dive into the history of St. Louis theater, learn about Missouri’s first know female artist through a book and an exhibit, discover what one University of Missouri study has found about the correlation between COVID-19 related pneumonia and dementia, find out more about the Regional Arts Commission’s big grants announcement that took place earlier this summer, hear the story behind the bandstand in Forest Park as well as other hidden gems you may not know about in the park.

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Spotlight: Celebrates the 4th of July

In this week’s episode we celebrate the 4th of July with the St. Louis Symphony dedicating a song to the crew & families of the USS St. Louis, go behind the scenes of America’s Birthday 4th of July Celebration parade, hear from author David O. Stewart about the political rise of George Washington, author H.W. Brands illuminates the intensely personal nature of early Americans’ ideas about independence, discover Eliza Hamilton’s role as a founding mother from authors Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, learn the story behind a broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence housed here in St. Louis, and have a blast at cannon school.

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Spotlight: Europe Flight, Chocolate & Knives

In this week’s episode a delegation of St. Louis business leaders were the first of many to board the inaugural flight from St. Louis to Frankfurt and HEC Media was along to document the frenetic itinerary; BioGenerator, Danforth Plant Science, and Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to attract and keep AgriFoodTech companies in St. Louis; the best selling author who wrote “The Flight Attendant,” now a TV show on HBO Max, has a riveting new thriller; stories you might already know & the art inspiring you to reexamine them thru a different lens; a knife maker making beautiful functional works of art; and how STL’s Honeymoon Chocolates is raising the bar.

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Spotlight: Fathers, Freedom Suits Memorial & Karate Kid: The Musical

In this week’s episode a local father-daughter team building community while circling the roller rink at Skate King, how Strong Fathers Strong Families help dads stay connected, a father-daughter artistic duo who create beautiful murals around the city, how Karate Kid: The Musical’s pre-broadway debut is being received, and a new memorial being unveiled on Juneteenth honoring freedom suits and the courageous individuals involved.

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Spotlight: The Regional Arts Commission of STL, Cows Wearing Fitness Trackers and Soundbaths

In this week’s episode for the first time in nearly two years, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis has new grant funding for local artists; author Sally Hepworth talks about the inspiration for her new book “The Younger Wife;” why cows at the St. Louis Zoo are wearing fitness trackers; inside the sound, image, and laser-light animation experience happening now at the Kemper Art Museum; and the healing power of soundbaths.

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