Spotlight: Valentine’s Day 2024

    In this week’s episode, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with an unlikely romance between two supposed enemies, inside the love story of President Grant and his wife brought to life through a treasure trove of love letters, take your Valentine to a tropical paradise filled with colorful blooming orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden, snuggle up with your pets this Valentine’s Day to support your health, see beautiful roses that can last a lifetime, why bug love can turn deadly, and fall in love with Jane Monheit.

    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.

    History Spotlight: President Grant’s Love Story
    Public Historian, Amanda Clark describes the love story of President and Mrs. Grant’s brought to life through a treasure trove of love letters.

    A Behind the Scenes Look at the Orchid Show
    Discover the work done behind the scenes in the greenhouses of the Missouri Botanical Garden to care for their massive orchid collection.

    Celebrating Valentine’s Day with pets has heart-healthy benefits for you and maybe your pets too!
    Showing love for pets on Valentine’s Day has heart-healthy benefits for people and maybe their companion animals too!

    Metal Petals
    A pair of blacksmiths in Lebanon, Illinois transform sheets of iron into delicate works of art.

    Eat, Prey, Love: Dating and Love in the Bug World
    Love is strange, but it can be deadly for many bugs. Experts at the Missouri Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly House tell us about the crazy ways bugs meet and mate.

    A Tour of the American Songbook with Jane Monheit
    Jane Monheit and her quartet – with numbers from the Great American songbook and Latin Jazz. Building Blocks of Jazz defines harmony and Jazz Violinist Regina Carter visits St. Louis Children’s Hospital to lift spirits with music.

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