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Republican Senate Debate - KTRS and the Beacon

In Beacon Blog

3:43 pm on Wed, 01.11.12

In the first formal debate featuring candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Missouri, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former Treasurer Sarah Steelman clashed over earmarks and a 2003 bill expanding prescription drug coverage. But

Paula Smith

7:24 am on Sat, 01.30.10

Paula Smith dies: [1] Ms. Smith served on the St. Louis School Board and in the administrations of Republicans Ronald Reagan and Christopher S. Bond. l STLtoday.com

What did Dave Duncan expect?

In Commentary

1:34 pm on Mon, 08.31.09

Catcalls and boos come with the territory when a player fails to perform. The fact that those boos rained down on Dave Duncan's son while the outfielder was dealing with injuries is unfortunate, but Duncan shouldn't blame the media, Beacon

A great summer reality show

In Commentary

2:44 pm on Mon, 06.30.08

The Democratic Convention promises to be quite a tv mini-series with Barack, Hill, Bill, Chelsea and maybe even Colin Powell. It could be a tough act for the Republicans to follow. Beacon contributing editor Dick Weiss talks it over on

From sycophant to ingrate

In Commentary

7:56 am on Mon, 06.02.08

Scott McClellan's new book is interesting and makes a useful contribution toward documenting what went on at the Bush White House. But that hardly makes him an admirable figure, media critic and Beacon contributing editor Dick Weiss tells

Hillary Sandbagged Over RFK Reference

In Commentary

4:41 am on Fri, 05.30.08

Hillary Clinton's reference to Robert F. Kennedy's assassination made little sense historically or politically, but it was hardly worth the time and attention the nation's press gave it, media critic and St. Louis Beacon contributing editor

Clinton attacks the media: Dick Weiss on KTRS

In Commentary

8:41 am on Mon, 05.19.08

Sen. Hillary Clinton aims at the media now that it looks counterproductive to attack "the presumptive nominee." Dick Weiss, the Beacon's contributing editor, and McGraw Milhaven discuss politics and Patty Wente's problems at KWMU on the McGraw

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Conference of American nuns will mull response to Vatican charges

In Nation

7:55 am on Fri, 08.03.12

Meeting in St. Louis next week, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will have its first opportunity as an assembled group to consider what to do after the Vatican issued a mandate for change this spring. It calls on the conference to reorganize and more strictly observe church teachings.

The 'free' Zoo

In Commentary

7:51 am on Tue, 05.22.12

When a family of four goes to the St. Louis Zoo, they can be forgiven for not knowing it will cost them $60, $72 if they park. If they can't pay, the alternative is to tell the kids they can't do what kids do at the zoo.

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House sends Boeing incentive bill to Nixon

In Economy

12:55 pm on Fri, 12.06.13

The Missouri House easily passed legislation aimed at attracting production of the 777x, a move that wraps up a legislative special session that saw little suspense and few surprises. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon, who has strongly supported the legislation.

Gandhi inspired Mandela on South Africa's 'Long Road to Freedom'

In World

10:10 am on Fri, 12.06.13

Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, was a towering moral figure of the 20th century -- along with Mahatma Gandhi. It was no coincidence that Gandhi and Mandela, whose paths never crossed directly, both embarked on their campaigns against discrimination in South Africa. It was when Mandela won election as South Africa’s first black president that Gandhi's influence became apparent.

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Regina Carter brings jazz and therapy to Children's Hospital

6:36 am on Mon, 12.09.13

One night, the violinist is taking bows before a standing ovation at Jazz at the Bistro. The next afternoon, some of her audience may have trouble standing, but the kids in the playroom at Children's Hospital were no less appreciative. “Jazz is medicine personified," according to a doctor who brings in the jazz musicians.

Encore: Dead before death

In Performing Arts

12:58 am on Fri, 12.06.13

For years , the author was certain he would never come to appreciate The Grateful Dead, let alone be a Deadhead. But little by little, he's come around. He talks about his conversion and relates a real evolution: by a musician who went on to play with the Schwag, a Dead cover band.

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Schlichter honored with St. Louis Award

In Region

4:57 pm on Tue, 12.03.13

The attorney has founded Arch Grants, which brings together nonprofit philanthropy and commercially viable opportunitiesto fund new business startups, and Mentor St. Louis, which finds adult mentors for elementary students in the St. Louis Public School System. He was the driving force behind the state's historic tax credit program.

BioGenerator sets open house to celebrate new digs for entrepreneurs-in-residence

In InnovationSTL

12:29 pm on Tue, 11.12.13

BioSTL's BioGenerator organization is on the move as its entrepreneurs-in-residence find a new home in 4,300 square feet of office and conference space in an old automobile factory. The blossoming program, which helps BioGenerator's portfolio companies to get off the ground, continues to pay dividends within the growing biotech community.

Ambassadors aim to soften rough landing for St. Louis immigrants

In InnovationSTL

6:34 am on Fri, 11.08.13

The St. Louis Mosaic Project is set to hold an orientation for its new ambassadors -- dozens of foreign and native-born volunteers who aim to help make the community a more welcoming place for those from other nations. Participants will be expected to do everything from visiting local restaurants serving international cuisine to having dinner with an immigrant to the area.

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Innovation and entrepreneurial activity are on the rise in St. Louis, especially in bioscience, technology and alternative energy. The Beacon's InnovationSTL section focuses on the people who are part of this wave, what they're doing and how this is shaping our future. To many St. Louisans, this wave is not yet visible. InnovationSTL aims to change that. We welcome you to share your knowledge, learn more about this vibrant trend and discuss its impact.

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Regina Carter brings jazz and therapy to Children's Hospital

6:36 am on Mon, 12.09.13

One night, the violinist is taking bows before a standing ovation at Jazz at the Bistro. The next afternoon, some of her audience may have trouble standing, but the kids in the playroom at Children's Hospital were no less appreciative. “Jazz is medicine personified," according to a doctor who brings in the jazz musicians.

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