Spotlight: Shared History, Saliva Test & Author Ann Cleeves

    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 visit a field of dreams in Columbia IL, learn how a Washington University lab is creating a COVID saliva test to be used on a massive scale, meet author Ann Cleeves, hear from artists on display at The Bruno David Gallery, and discover how black people and white people in outstate Missouri finds a shared history.

    Columbia Saints Baseball Heaven
    The Kleinschmidt family has farmed for generations. But, smack dab between their cornfields in Columbia, IL, sits a piece of baseball heaven.

    Washington University Laboratory Develops COVID-19 Saliva Test for Screening on a Massive Scale
    The center is running hundreds of saliva samples per hour and is growing to process 35,000 COVID-19 saliva tests a week by the end of October.

    A Visit with Ann Cleeves in “Vera Land”
    Bestselling crime author Ann Cleeves joins us from her English home in the Northumberland to talk about her beloved literary characters including Vera Stanhope.

    The Bruno David Gallery Reopens with Michael Byron, Patricia Olynyk, Chris Kahler, & William Morris
    Four new contemporary art exhibits at the Bruno David Gallery in Clayton, Missouri.

    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.

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