Spotlight: Elliot Ackerman, Allergies & Ghost Kitchens

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode hear a fictional but cautionary tale about the next world war, explore “With Breath” by artist Kevin Koa, go behind the scenes of a local ghost kitchen, learn what doctors at Washington University are discovering about antihistamines and why they don’t always work, visit the studio of St. Louis Art Fair glass artist Sam Stang, and get up an dance with Dawn Weber.

    2034; A Novel of the Next World War
    Elliot Ackerman has co-authored a new novel, 2034, that imagines a clash between the US and China in 2034–and the path from there to global warfare.

    Kevin Kao with Breath at the Kranzberg
    “Kevin Kao” with Breath” at the Gallery at the Kranzberg uses metallic sculpture to explore air made manifest and the act of breathing.

    Ghost Kitchen in St. Louis
    Ghost Kitchens are not a new concept for the coasts, but as the pandemic has made restaurant owners rethink their business strategy this phenomenon has started to look more practical.

    Newly Identified Pathway Explains Why Antihistamine Drugs Often Don’t Work in Eczema Patients
    Itch signals from acute itch flares in eczema are being carried to the brain along a previously unrecognized pathway that current drugs don’t target.

    Glass: The Art of Sam Stang
    Sam Stang’s glass art is known for its symmetry, design and vibrant colors.

    Musician Dawn Weber
    Trumpeter, composer, and educator, Dawn Webber performs with her band at the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis in 2013.

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