Spotlight: Civil Rights, Senior Fitness & St. Louis History

    In this week’s episode, a distinguished professor tells the real story of over one million African American soldiers who served in World War II, a civil rights pioneer who offers powerful words of wisdom, seniors fight the wintertime blues with fitness that strengthens their bodies and minds, a tour of some St. Louis history that you might not know about, Missouri’s first known female artist on display through the end of the month, and a local book bringing to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District.

    “Half American” by Matt F. Delmont – Author Interview
    Professor Matthew Delmont has penned his fifth book, “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad”

    Civil Rights Icon: Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals
    Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, shares her story as a “Little Rock Nine” student being the first to attend the all-white Central High School.

    New Year’s Fitness for Seniors: Helping Seniors Stay Healthy & Happy
    Mercy fitness classes for seniors may be the perfect way to make good on a New Year’s resolution. Participants say it helps to keep them healthy and happy.

    STL Made: Historical Perspectives
    With unique bus and walking tours throughout the metro area, Amanda Clark helps people see St. Louis differently. To view more stories like this one visit

    Painting Creole St. Louis: Artist Anna Maria von Phul at the Missouri History Museum
    The Missouri History Museum is currently showing an exhibit honoring Missouri’s first known female artist Anna Maria von Phul.

    Not Quite Out of Fashion
    “Ready to Wear” is bringing to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District — long gone, but not forgotten. And maybe not gone forever.