Spotlight: Breathe Easier, All Female Chess Set, and the Harvey Girls

    In this week’s episode, Johann Sebastian Bach’s hand written notes inside a Bible that is housed in St. Louis, the University of Missouri uses a groundbreaking new tool that helps people with respiratory conditions, the inspiration behind what may be the first all female life-sized chess set, a seamstress whose talents not only freed her from slavery but also earned her a job at the White House, a glass sculpture artist who will be on display at the Laumeier Annual Art Fair, and the story behind Fred Harvey and the Harvey girls and their connection to St. Louis.

    A Rare Bible Kept in St. Louis
    A bible owned by composer J.S. Bach is part of the rare book collection at Concordia Seminary.

    New Diagnostic Tool for Respiratory Disease Help Patients Breathe Easier
    A new diagnostic tool will help people with respiratory conditions — asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and more — diagnose and treat their illnesses earlier.

    Donna Dodson at the World Chess Hall of Fame
    The World Chess Hall of Fame hosts the new art exhibit Donna Dodson: Match of the Matriarchs and other Amazonomachies.

    History Spotlight: Elizabeth Keckley
    Elizabeth Keckley’s talent as a seamstress not only freed her from slavery but also earned her a job in the White House as the dresser of Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Meet the Artist: Addison Hanna
    Glass Artist Addison Hanna creates stunning sculptures and vessels with a creative process based on traditional Venetian techniques.

    Fred Harvey and The Harvey Girls
    Mary Spiller is one of just a few Harvey Girls still alive to recall her time working at one of St. Louis Union Station’s legendary Fred Harvey restaurants.