Spotlight: Letter Press, the Power of AI and The Comfort of Crows

    In this week’s episode, St. Louis’ history with letter press and a group trying to preserve the art form, the results of the 1904 World’s Fair competition to showcase the first public example of powered flight, how Washington University is harnessing the power of AI to solve complex climate related problems, a book that will have you looking at your backyard in a new way, art exploring the American Dream through a wide variety of materials, and a non-profit that focusses on helping women move up the rungs of success.

    Central Print: The Art of Letterpress
    Central Print in St. Louis’s old North St. Louis neighborhood keeps alive the historic art of letterpress, a hands on printing technique using movable type.

    History Spotlight: Aeronautic Competition
    The 1904 World’s Fair featured a competition to showcase the first public example of powered flight in America.

    $3M grant funds AI training for new investigators addressing global challenges at WashU
    PhD students will collaborate on projects investigating the environmental policy and social responses to climate change through emerging data-driven methods.

    “The Comfort of Crows” by Margaret Renkl
    Essayist Margaret Renkl’s “The Comfort of Crows” is a literary devotional, of sorts, a call to to slow down and closely observe the natural world around us.

    Hugh Hayden’s American Vernacular at Laumeier Sculpture Park
    Laumeier Sculpture Park presents “American Vernacular,” Sculptor Hugh Hayden’s first midwest solo exhibition.

    Rung for Women helps train them for a career in a field that will be in demand in the future — including in the geospacial industry.