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Spotlight: The Voice, Elevate/Elevar & Obesity Medicine

In this week’s episode go behind the scenes of “The Voice” with 2021 contestant Shadale; learn about Elevate/Elevar, We Power’s power building accelerator; discover why Mercy Hospital St. Louis is the first and only Missouri center accredited for both bariatric surgery and Obesity Medicine; join the dogs on the trail with this new book about mushing; explore the wild things going on at the Houska Gallery; and step inside the telephone museum at Jefferson Barracks.

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Spotlight: Dinosaurs, Tattoos & Smoothies

In this week’s episode meet the Tyrannosaurs family at the Saint Louis Science Center, dive into a novel about poverty, survival and hope in an American city, step into the fun and quirky new Gallery at the District in Chesterfield, discover the bonds created through tattoo artistry, hear the story behind St. Louis based Karuna Whole Plant Wellness Drinks, explore the pages of a new book, from Reedy Press, featuring photos of old St. Louis firehouses.

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Spotlight: Middle Ages, Changemaker and Wolves

In this week’s episode travel back in time to the Middle Ages with historian Dan Jones, meet a local student deemed a “Changemaker” by the United Nations, learn why wolves are some of the most misunderstood animals and what The Endangered Wolf Center is doing to change this perception, see what is currently on display at @thesheldon, learn the backstory on several murals seen around St. Louis, and enjoy St. Louis Blues by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Music Director Stéphane Denève.

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Spotlight: Tennessee Williams, Cats & kids with autism, & The Correspondents

In this week’s episode see how the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis transformed a childhood home of Williams into an outside theatre, learn about Tennessee Williams’ history in St. Louis, hear about a study that shows how cats and kids with autism help each other, walk through an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery at the Kemper Art Museum, meet author Judith Mackrell who introduces us to six intrepid WWII female reporters, and enjoy “Skating” by Erin Bode.

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Spotlight: Happy Holidays

In this holiday themed episode The Bach Society of Saint Louis is back on stage for their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert, meet a woman who has been bringing the Christmas spirit to kids in need for more than 50 years, enjoy “The Christmas Song” performed by a St. Louis native contestant of The Voice, meet the official storyteller of Christmas, discover how Santa Claus was invented in St. Louis, go behind the scenes of the 2021 Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden and get ready for the season with “White Christmas” by Brian Owens.

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Spotlight: Wendell O. Pruitt, Sylvia Plath & a Mural with a Hopeful Message

In this week’s episode learn the story behind the Tuskegee Airman honored on December 12th each year in St. Louis, discover why author Heather Clark felt an 11th biography of Sylvia Plath was warranted, meet the artists behind the Burning Bridges mural on Delmar, hear the details of the upcoming season of Dance St. Louis, find out why these volunteers spend their time building beds, and enjoy “Sleigh Ride” by the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra.

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Spotlight: The Karate Kid Musical, Little Pieces of Hope & The December 5th Fund

In this week’s episode find out what The Karate Kid Broadway Musical has to do with St. Louis, learn the story behind the coffee cups on display at Laumeier Sculpture Park, hear from author Todd Doughty about his book full of reasons to smile, discover A blood test created in STL used to help detect Alzheimer’s, meet a man paying it forward by helping families burdened by cancer, and enjoy Christmas Time is Here performed by Anita Jackson and The 442s.

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Spotlight: Hanukkah Hullabaloo, PocketParks & Josephine Baker

In this week’s episode two musical brothers talk about their annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo; a local non-profit makes a big impact with a small park; a new website connecting the community to valuable resources for teachers, students and parents; a MoDOT Technology helping holiday travelers come rain, shine or snow; a look into the past of a St. Louis icon being honored in Paris; an extraordinary exhibit made up of ordinary objects; and an excerpt from last year’s virtual Hanukkah Hullabaloo.

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Spotlight: Celebrates Food

Spotlight celebrates food! In this week’s episode we introduce you to the cookie lady, you’ll learn about a local holiday food drive, then discover the origins of Reddi Wip, find out how a local restaurateur celebrates Thanksgiving across cultures, meet one woman who has taken her love of pickles to the next level, uncover a little known fact about horseradish, explore food and drink-themed chess sets at the World Chess Hall of Fame, see how one group is helping pets this holiday season, and meet Mama Cat and her team of Potbangerz working to feed their unhoused families.

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Spotlight: Bourbon, Stretch Marks & Sound Mixing

In this week’s episode visit Blacksmith Distillery, where the state licensed Missouri Bicentennial Bourbon is made, to learn its century-old story; author Ben Wilson discusses the glorious, millennia-spanning story of how urban living sparked humankind’s greatest innovations; explore motherhood and familial bonds, creation, and mark-making at projects+gallery; learn why donating blood is more important than ever; visit the Kemper Art Museum’s exhibit Colonizing the Past: Constructing Race in Ancient Greece and Rome; meet the guy behind the sound at the Sheldon; and enjoy a performance by St. Louis’ own Marquise Knox.

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