Spotlight: Freedom Writers, Springboard to Learning & St. Louis’ First Lady of Jazz

    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 meet the teacher and author behind the “Freedom Writers,” go behind the scenes of a St. Louis Blues home game with the Blues Showrunner, learn about a program designed to enhance biotech workforce development in STL, hear about different painting techniques from artists on display at Bruno David Gallery, discover how Springboard to Learning creates meaningful & memorable learning experiences for children, and get a peek into the life of St. Louis’ First Lady of Jazz.

    “Dear Freedom Writer,” A Conversation with Erin Gruwell
    Through its inspiring stories, “Dear Freedom Writer” paints an unflinchingly honest portrait of today’s youth and offers a powerful message of perseverance, understanding, and hope. Author Erin Gruwell sits down with Dr. Paula Knight, Superintendent of Schools – Jennings School District.

    Behind the Creatives: Blues Showrunner
    A look at what goes inside the arena during a St. Louis Blues game when it comes to who’s controlling all the lights, music, bells and whistles.

    Training Program for High-Demand Biotechnology Roles Growing Drug Manufacturing in St. Louis
    New biotechnology certification “crash” courses at St. Louis Community College cover a variety of subjects to fuel local talent through sponsors.

    New Exhibits at Bruno David Gallery
    Bruno David Gallery is currently hosting six new solo exhibits by artists from around the United States through June 26, 2022.

    Springboard to Learning provides meaningful, memorable learning experiences
    Springboard to Learning developed meaningful, learning experiences that support school curriculum while igniting a passion for learning in a different style.

    Jeanne Trevor-Jazz Singer
    Jeanne Trevor’s called “St. Louis’ First Lady of Jazz.” A veteran of the once vibrant Gaslight Square in Midtown during the 1960’s, Trevor’s still performing.