Spotlight: Celebrating Women, Pain-Free Disease Testing & Muny U

    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 learn the stories behind an art exhibit created to celebrate immigrant women, explore Beyond the Ballot at Missouri History Museum along with an interview from author Katie Moon about the supplemental book, hear the story behind St. Louis based Karuna Whole Plant Wellness Drinks, discover a nearly-pain free way to test for diseases, and learn how The Muny is bringing theater professionals into the classroom virtually with Muny U.

    Beauty, Strength and Courage: Portraits of Immigrant Women
    Artist Bill Perry created large-scale portraits of immigrant women to honor their stories of resilience and courage.

    Beyond the Ballot St Louis and Suffrage at the Missouri History Museum
    The St. Louis suffrage story began long before 1920. Julie Tristan takes us inside “Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage” at the Missouri History Museum.

    Groundbreakers, Rule-breakers & Rebels: 50 Unstoppable St. Louis Women
    In “Groundbreakers, Rule-breakers & Rebels,” the supplemental book to the Beyond the Ballot exhibit, author Katie J. Moon spotlights 50 ‘unstoppable’ St. Louis women who changed their city and the world.

    Immigrant blends East and West with St. Louis-based Smoothie Company
    Angela Zeng blends her childhood experience with herbal remedies in China with her scientific education in the U.S. as she developed a new beverage line.

    Replacing Needles for Drawing Blood with Nearly Pain-Free Microneedle Patch to Test for Disease
    A Washington University researcher found a way to replace penetrating and painful needles with a nearly pain-free microneedle patch.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: No One Sleeps Through Class at Muny U!
    The Muny has changed its traditional hands-on learning experiences into a virtual classroom it calls Muny U-using zoom to link showbiz pros to theater students.

    Watch HEC’s exclusive documentary about the history of The Muny The Best of Us: 100 Seasons of Muny Magic.