In this week’s episode, in honor of World Opera Day a look back at two empowering operas from the 2023 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis season, children pooled their pennies in 1916 to buy the Saint Louis Zoo their very first elephant, a rare parasitic bumblebee sighting near St. Louis is creating a real buzz, a new book is giving young women an honest look at what it’s like to work in medicine, and detailed botanical work brings to life the fall colors of Missouri.
Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha – Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Treemonisha, written by Scott Joplin, is an Opera about a black woman who led her community to empowerment, prosperity and enlightenment.
History Spotlight: Schoolchildren Buy an Elephant for the STL Zoo
In 1916, St. Louis children pooled their pennies to buy the St. Louis Zoo its very first elephant.
‘Citizen scientist’ finds rare parasitic bumble bee identified through the Shutterbee Project
“Boom, boom, boom, boom! All experts saying, ‘Wait a minute. This is a rare bee!”
Black Girls in White Coats
Black Girls in White Coats is giving young women an honest look at what it’s like to work in medicine, and why there’s nothing quite like it.
Missouri’s Autumn Treasures by Jody Williams at the Foundry
The Foundry Art Centre’s Ameristar Gallery is currently showing a new solo exhibit by Botanical Artist Jody Williams.
A Powerhouse Team Leads a Powerhouse Opera
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis brings to the stage a powerful story about a woman fighting hypocrisy and mob mentality.