Intern with HEC Media!

HEC Media (formerly The Higher Education Channel & HEC-TV) is in search of eager, hard-working interns that want to expand and apply their skills and talents to support HEC’s work in production, education, motion graphics, marketing, animation, community engagement, fundraising and development, and/or educational broadcasting. All internships require a minimum of a 10 hour/week semester-long commitment. The internship will be tailored to the interests of the student, but interns will support the HEC Staff in all aspects of station management from videography, editing, writing, promotion, and station operations. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter indicating your skills and interest to Amanda Honigfort at amanda@hectv.org.


Saint Louis Youth Sports Outreach

This St. Louis non-profit is dedicated to making sure all kids have an opportunity to play sports.



HEC Wins 3 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to all Emmy winners! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These wins are for you, St. Louis! Interview/Discussion -Program A Jellyfish Journey with Juli Berwald Angie Weidinger, Greg Kopp, Julie Winkle, Christina Chastain Public/Current/Community Affairs – […]


Here’s how to watch the moon turn blood red in the sky Jan. 31

By Brian Resnick, Vox.com On Wednesday, January 31, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth. For 77 minutes, the usually silvery moon will be covered with a blood-red/ochre shadow. Even more notable: This total lunar eclipse will happen during the second full moon this month — a bonus event known as a […]


2018 Inspiring Teacher Awards

Join the Challenger Learning Center Thursday, Jan. 25 as they celebrate seven teachers who inspire the future generation of innovators. The event will include refreshments; a keynote by Christopher Miller, who leads the F-15 Flight Simulation at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO; and an award presentation. Meet the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award recipients: Cindy Bednara, Collinsville High […]


11th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival Opens in St. Louis, February 9-11 at Missouri History Museum

The 11th annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies at the International Studies and Programs office, University of Missouri-St. Louis, MO will take place Friday, February 9th to Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis, 63112). The […]


Side hustles you can start with no money

By JACKIE ZIMMERMANN, NerdWallet Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent. Take inventory of the skills you already possess, recommends Holly Reisem Hanna, founder of career blog The Work at Home Woman. List your past jobs, education, training, passions, skills and […]


Dion Brown to leave National Blues Museum

By CHARLES DAVIS, St. Louis Public Radio The National Blues Museum in St. Louis will soon be looking for a new executive director. Dion Brown, who has led the museum for two years, is leaving to become president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. He departs in mid-February. Brown said in a statement […]


Last minute gift ideas

It’s that joyous season when everywhere you look, people are smiling, laughing and — running around town trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Here are some ideas that might save you a little more time. Sit by the fire, sip your hot coco, savor your latkes and relax! We’ve got […]


St. Louis loses community advocate for at-risk youth

By Rebecca Rivas | St. Louis American Saint Louis University criminal justice professor and Ferguson activist Norm White died suddenly of a heart attack on December 6. He and his wife Elizabeth “Liz” were getting ready to leave their Belleville home for an evening rehearsal of a Christmas play they were performing in when he […]


Why #WomenRule

  We couldn’t help but notice, today’s trending Twitter hashtag is #WomenRule and we are totally on-board! Here are a couple of examples of women we’ve met who we thought should be in the spotlight, today and every day! The Resilient Souls Project The Resilient Souls Project is a powerful photo and literary exhibit celebrating […]


SLAM receives gift, includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert Ollie, were frequent visitors […]


The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival announces award winners

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which kicked off on Nov. 2, concluded on Nov. 12. Total attendance was just shy of 25,000: 24,743. SLIFF screened 372 films: 82 narrative features, 63 documentary features, and 227 shorts. The fest also featured 13 special-event programs, including four free master classes. This year’s […]


Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treating

Q: What do ghosts eat for supper? A: Spooketi Q: What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? A: Hope it’s Halloween!! Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school? A: Spelling. Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school? A: His heart wasn’t in it. Q: […]


International Photography Hall Honors 2017 Inductees, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kenny Rogers Nov. 17

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) recently announced its 2017 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and will honor them at its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17 at .ZACK in the Grand Center Arts District. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable […]


28 things do in St. Louis this fall

A few things are true about fall in St. Louis: the trees along the Mississippi and Missouri River bluffs settling into autumn gives Upstate New York a run for its money, and there is never a dull week or weekend when it comes to fall and Halloween events in St. Louis. Here are a few […]


HEC-TV Wins 6 Emmy Awards, 7 NATOA Awards, Pinnacle Award

HEC-TV is proud to announce 6 Mid-America Emmy awards for 2017, as well as Gold and Silver Circle inductees! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the winners are… A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Constitution Day 2016: The […]


Saint Louis – The Arts & Culture Capital

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs Producer Saint Louis – Arts & Culture capital? Maybe not a popular sentiment, but there is more than enough happening in this city to keep anyone busy. At HEC, as the region’s foremost producer of arts, education and cultural content, we keep our eyes on the fantastic happenings in every […]


Community Arts Festival Receives Overwhelming Community Support

Community Arts Festival produced by Annonyarts at Satori, a festival created in honor of Rain Stippec after a random act of gun violence occurred in Soulard early February, has received amazing turn out from local area performers. The festival was slated to run for two weekends at Satori Theatre in collaboration with Annonyarts over the […]


HEC-TV Nominated for 24 Emmy Awards

HEC-TV is proud to announce 24 Mid-America Emmy nominations for 2017! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the nominees are… The Art of Stained Glass Kathy Bratkowski, Peter Foggy A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Drink Wine, Help […]


Summer Events and Happenings 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: Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation | Jun 9 – Oct 7, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBtndseLxgI Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. […]


Who To Watch: Robyn Rosenberger

Native St. Louisan Robyn Rosenberger started TinySuperheroes in 2013 while living in Seattle, and it’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. She and her family moved back to the area in 2014. She recent moved her business out of her home and to an office in Kirkwood. Tiny Superheroes is a superhero cape company […]


HEC-TV winner of 5 telly awards

The Telly Awards has named HEC-TV as five times Bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards! With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, receiving a Telly Award is a tremendous honor, as HEC-TV competed against huge media outlets like Disney and Lifetime. “The Telly Awards has a mission to […]


5 Literary Quotes That Speak To The Soul

  Albus Dumbledore once said, ‘words, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ He is so right. (When is he not though?)     What’s your favorite literary quote?


St. Louis Highlights: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Did you know that our greater St. Louis region has its own air and space museum? Well, just across the river in Cahokia, IL we do, thanks to a few former McDonnell Douglas staffers who wanted to showcase St. Louis’ rich aviation history. The museum was initially located at Creve Coeur Airport before a disastrous […]


HEC-TV president Dennis Riggs speaks at largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis May 7 – 10. The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history, […]


Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The Paradox Of Possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell […]


On Transgression

  By: Joe Kohlburn Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, arts organizer with Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis Addoley Dzegede’s show “Fare Well” was a Viking funeral for Fort Gondo, beloved local alt-space. On the evening of January 7, Dzegede’s talk began with her residency in Iceland. She described fashioning nets from seaweed, […]


St. Louis Friday Roundup

  International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director […]


Hidden Highlight of St. Louis: The Eugene Field House

On the corner of Broadway and Cerre St. about a block from the southeast corner of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis sits a house. It’s an old house – from the mid-1800s – that doesn’t draw much attention amongst the bars and Cardinals love doting the area, unless you know what you’re looking for. […]


Who To Watch: Roland Johnson

You’ve been able to hear Roland Johnson belting out his own take of Blues and Soul classics at regular gigs around town for years, but the singer has recently taken his music to another level with the release of his first album of original music. With Imagine This, co-written with local musicians Paul Niehaus IV […]

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]


SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS — Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,” […]


Bingham’s ‘Verdict of the People’ to take center stage at Trump’s inauguration

By JASON ROSENBAUM, St. Louis Public Radio A legendary 19th century Missouri artist will be the center of attention after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. George Caleb Bingham’s “Verdict of the People” will be showcased at a luncheon following Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The event, which takes place in Statuary Hall at […]


Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or […]


The 6 Easiest Ways To Spend Less On Holiday Gifts This Year

Along with the good cheer and great times with family and friends, the holidays also bring a whole lot of expenses. Think you already know everything about how to save? Maybe not. Follow this fresh advice from consumer finance expert Andrea Woroch. Happy holidays! 1. Shop flash sale sites, but do a little sleuthing Flash […]


Free performances mark the holidays at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Winter Celebrations

  Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Dec. 9-11 at Winter Celebrations, a festival of free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. The festival kicks off on Friday evening (Dec. 9) with music performances in the museum and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which will […]



The Kranzberg Arts Foundation continues its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations with its latest endeavor, renovating and expanding programming at the historic Grandel Theatre, located at 3610 Grandel Square in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District. Once complete, the Foundation will […]


When Coffee and Art Collide

ST. LOUIS—The Art Saint Louis gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis is now home to Catalyst Coffee Bar, a new specialty coffee operation owned and operated by Art Saint Louis. The 32 year-old nonprofit purchased the coffee operation from Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters, which had operated in the hybrid art space at […]


Festival of Lights Celebrating Heritage, Cultures, Traditions

Click here to Download a map and event details. The Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights, MC’d by Steve Templeton from KMOV officially ushers in the Holiday Season with a host of entertainment, lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and a festive fireworks finale. The event kicks off at 3:30 pm within Glacier Park […]

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