Spotlight: PAL Program, Robotic Tech Fighting Lung Cancer & ARPA for the Arts

    In this week’s episode, a program helping police officers change the way kids see them, a St. Louis woman who changed early childhood education in the U.S., new robotic technology in the fight against lung cancer, an educator helping teachers & families teacher children critical thinking skills, funding to help artists get back on their feet post COVID, and meet the organist at the Chase.

    The PAL Program: Cops and Kids, A need to heal the community after the Ferguson riots in 2015
    Cops are making a difference in kids lives in an effort to heal the community. They bond with kids in schools and summer camps.

    History Spotlight: Susan Blow
    The story of how St. Louisan Susan Blow opened the first publicly funded kindergarten in the U.S.

    New Robotic Bronchoscopy is Helping Doctors Diagnose Lung Cancer Early With Precision
    Through a new robotic platform, doctors at Siteman Cancer Center have a greater ability to get tissue biopsies to test for lung cancer.

    Helping Teachers Thrive Through Creative Thinking
    On this episode of the Classroom Matters podcast, host Kristy Houle talks with Katie Trowbridge about how to effectively incorporate creative and critical thinking skills into the educational environment.

    ARPA for the Arts Funding is Open
    ARPA for the Arts is presented by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and the American Rescue Plan Act.

    Behind the Creatives: Theater Organist
    Audiences at the Chase Park Plaza Cinema are treated to a pre-show performance by Gerry Marian on the pipe organ.