Spotlight: Mood & Food, Art of Many Genres, and Black History

    In this week’s episode, powerful conversations between a group of people from all races and backgrounds about growing up in small town Missouri, meet a local award-winning artist that paints history, art and literacy come together in small neighborhood boxes, artwork on display that requires a closer look, the connection between your mood and your food, and a book written by a Washington University professor that chronicles the influence of black cooks on the way we eat.

    Black People and White People in Outstate Missouri Find a Shared History
    Race is never an easy topic to discuss. But a group of blacks and whites from outstate Missouri learn they have much in common after a powerful dialogue.

    The Art of Solomon Thurman
    Solomon Thurman has been named the Missouri Arts Council Individual Artist of the Year. We’ll take a look at his work and see what inspires his creations.

    Bringing Free Libraries to the Community: St. Louis Promise Zone
    St. Louis Promise Zone set up free lending library boxes around north St. Louis. It’s empowering “Birds of Wisdom” design was made by local artist Cbabi Bayoc.

    Carol Crouppen Schuchard & Douglas Dale at Duane Reed Gallery
    Duane Reed Gallery is currently hosting two exhibits by artists Carol Crouppen Schuchard & Douglas Dale.

    Boosting Your Mood With Foods That Help You Feel Happier and Productive
    Learn about the foods that can boost your mood, give you energy, increase daily productivity and hopefully increase motivation to exercise.

    Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meanings
    African American cooking is rich in traditions beyond today’s soul food. Enslaved and free black cooks earned respect as fine chefs and cookbook authors.