Spotlight: Literature, Cats and Rockin’ On

    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 learn the ins and outs of the annual St. Louis Literary Award celebrating writers from across the globe; take a deep dive into the world’s water crisis through a new Young Adult book “When the World Runs Dry,” discover why cats may actually be man’s best friend, scientifically speaking; and meet musician, songwriter, author and performer Michael Supe Granda.

    Authors and Community: The St. Louis Literary Award
    The St. Louis Literary Award honors significant writers each year and offers year-round community-based programs that foster an environment of literary insight.

    When the World Runs Dry, A Conversation with Nancy Castaldo
    Water is essential but not every community has the safe, clean water it needs. Nancy Castaldo explores why water around the world is in danger.

    MU Researcher Finds Cat Genomes are Surprisingly Similar to Humans’ Benefitting Human & Cat Health
    MU researcher ‘lets the cat out of the bag’ with findings published in Trends in Genetics. The world is made aware the human genome is surprisingly catlike!

    Michael Supe Granda: Still Rockin’ On
    Michael Supe Granda co-founded the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and a variety of other smaller bands. He’s been a musician for decades and still rocks on.