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 young entrepreneur Mikey Wren, discover how banging pots is make a difference, explore a new exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre, learn about an unlikely romance between a black nurse and a German P.O.W. in World War II, hear about why the upcoming Mars rover landing is so dangerous and St. Louis’ connection to it, enjoy Printin’ at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and fall in love with Marilyn Maye this Valentines Day.
Mikey Wren, A Young Entrepreneur and Inspiration
At just 12 years old, Mikey Wren is a best-selling author and youngest vending machine owner in the country.
PotBangerz and Mama Cat Uplift the St. Louis Community with Food and Love
MaMa Cat, Founder of PotBangerz is making a difference one meal at a time, by cooking with love and then sharing that love with her “un-housed family.”
Self Reflections at The Foundry Art Centre
The new exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre asked artists from around the world to reflect on themselves and create self portraits.
The Unlikely Romance of a Black Nurse and a German P.O.W. in World War II
Author Alexis Clark talks about her new book, Enemies in Love; the true story of a black nurse and a German P.O.W. who fell in love during World War Two. Listen to the podcast here.
Dangerous Landing of Perseverance Mars Rover is a Critical 7 Minutes for WashU Professor
NASA scientists refer to the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars as “seven minutes of terror”. It’s the most critical and dangerous part of the mission!
Printin’ at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild
Printin’ at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild showcases the many different facets of modern American printmaking.
Performance by Marilyn Maye
The marvelous Marilyn Maye and the incomparable Billy Stritch taped live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2013.