Spotlight: RAC, Van Gogh & Vampires

    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 hear from the newest leader of the Regional Art Commission, Vanessa Cooksey; experience Van Gogh like you never have before; sink your teeth into a young adult anthology about Vampires; discover one local study that has found a connection between youth and blood; enjoy a St. Louis Halloween tradition that may have you in stitches; and experience an owl prowl in Forest Park.

    A Conversation with Vanessa Cooksey
    Vanessa Cooksey is the newest leader of RAC and a passionate advocate for the arts. In this interview, she reveals her vision for the organization.

    Beyond Van Gogh St. Louis
    Beyond Van Gogh is an international, traveling, immersive experience. The artists and creators from Normal Studio bring you into the world of Vincent Van Gogh.

    The St. Louis Teen Book Festival presents Vampires Never Get Old
    The St. Louis Teen Book Festival presents Vampires Never Get Old, a panel event with Zoraida Córdova, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker and Laura Ruby.

    Scientist Gave Old Mice Blood Component from Young Mice and They Lived Longer and Looked Younger
    Scientists who dosed old mice with an enzyme from the blood of young mice say it extended their lives by 16 percent, as well as making them look younger.

    Halloween Jokes? The Threat is Gone
    We challenge a long-time St. Louis Thing – and it’s scary. Or not.

    Let’s Go on an Owl Prowl!
    Did you know there are owls in Forest Park? And did you know there’s a man who will take you on an owl prowl for free? Watch as Paul Schankman takes a walk on the wild side.

    HEC Media is excited to put our high-quality, award-winning work on display every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11. Tune in, set your DVRs, and stream all of our content free any time on