Spotlight: Black Cowboy History, Cat & Human Heart Health and a Walt Disney Animator

    In this week’s episode, preserving black cowboy history, the story of the Eads Bridge and why many were leery of the steel James Eads used to build it, research that could lead to better treatments for both cat and human heart disease, a U-City grad talks about his Walt Disney animation career as the visual effects supervisor, an exhibit of hand woven cloth from Nigeria, and an impromptu performance from Grammy-winning Blues legend Bobby Rush.

    The Legacy of the Black Cowboy
    The Southeastern Rodeo Association is committed to keeping the black cowboy and history of how the black cowboy tamed the old west, alive.

    History Spotlight: The Story Behind the Eads Bridge
    Completed in 1874, Eads Bridge was the first bridge across the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

    Research on a deadly heart disease in cats could help save people with the same heart disease
    Leslie Lyons’s work inside what’s fondly called the “Lyon’s Den”, is inching closer to improving heart health for cats and humans.

    The Animated Works of Marlon West
    University City High grad, Marlon West talks about his animation career, his inspirations, and working for Disney.

    Aso Oke: Prestige Cloth from Nigeria at the Saint Louis Art Museum
    The Saint Louis Art Museum’s Aso Oke: Prestige Cloth from Nigeria exhibition is a unique look at textiles created by Yoruba weavers in southwestern Nigeria.

    History in the First Person: Bobby Rush King of the Chitlin’ Circuit
    King of the Chitlin’ Circuit, Bobby Rush talks about the tough times touring the circuit during the 1950’s and how so much has changed for him today.