Spotlight: Jason Hall, Award-Winning Teachers & Thrivers

    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 CEO of Greater St. Louis Inc., hear from two local teachers being recognized by the White House, explore art created by artists that are 70 year old and older, learn what Dr. Michele Borba believes will help children be successful, discover the craft of being a blacksmith and farrier, and enjoy At Last performed by the late St. Louis singer Kim Massie.

    A Conversation with Jason Hall of Greater St. Louis Inc.
    Jason Hall is the recently minted CEO of Greater St. Louis Inc., an organization that will shape the future of St. Louis. Five legacy civic groups—Alliance STL, Arch to Park, Civic Progress, Downtown STL, Inc. and the St. Louis Regional Chamber—have merged into one organization.
    The goal of the newly formed organization is to encourage and maintain growth in the entire St. Louis region while maintaining a strong urban core. In this in-depth interview, HEC Media President Dennis Riggs interviews Jason Hall about a wide-ranging jobs plan, how inclusive growth will be achieved and his vision for a better St. Louis.

    Two local teachers are being recognized by the White House for distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. We talk with both women about what the award means to them and the growth of women in math and sciences.

    Maturity and Its Muse Returns to Art Saint Louis
    Since 2016 Art Saint Louis has been partnering with Maturity and Its Muse to showcase and celebrate artists from the St. Louis region over the age of 70.

    Tips for Raising Thrivers
    Kids are missing out on essential lessons to succeed academically and in life. Dr. Michele Borba shares the vital skills and gives tips on how to teach them.

    Mark Hemmer, Blacksmith and Farrier
    Longtime blacksmith and farrier, Mark Hemmer, demonstrates two processes: hot shoeing a horse and crafting an ornate hoof pick in his shop.

    Kim Massie
    At Last performed by Kim Massie in 2010.

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