Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will be at Blueberry Hill, but don't plan to hear her sing, rather be set to listen to her talk about and read from "Composed: A Memoir." As she worked through living with a famous father -- Johnny Cash -- she
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Chris Nicastro, Missouri's education commissioner, also talked about student transfers, the public schools in Kansas City and “more conversation about quality education than I have seen in my entire career.”
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.
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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St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann talks with the crew about trying to get Boeing to expand its production here, playing basketball with the governor back in the day, regional cooperation and running for re-election.
Bob Soutier, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, says that local labor is unified in supporting Missouri's effort to bring Boeing's 777x to Missouri. His comments come amid a flap over disparaging remarks by a local Machinist official here to a Seattle radio station.
Fast food workers in St. Louis joined a nationwide strike today as they marched at a McDonald's in Ferguson. The key demand of these workers, both here and in 100 cities around the country, is an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Beacon has examined the issues of the minimum wage and a living wage. Here's a sampling of the stories.
The Beacon's Mary Delach Leonard and Rob Koenig extensively covered flooding in 2011 in Missouri. Now this coverage is compiled in an iBook. Read the stories.
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.
Pets take time. Do you have it? Puppies and kittens explore where you might not want them to be. Christmas tree? Kittens may climb it. Puppies may drop their own presents near it. And then there is personality. What kind of animal fits with your family?
Appropriately enough for singer/guitarist/ songwriter Halloran, this anniversary is all about his musical history – and is being celebrated with a concert. It will feature his main band, Guerrilla Swing, and musicians he played with back in high school.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Deaths from heart disease declined more than 20 percent across the city, county and state for both African Americans and whites from 2000-2010. That's just one of the findings in the last brief of a year-long look at the education, economic and health status of blacks in St. Louis city and St. Louis County.
Missouri Rep. Paul Wieland is optimistic that his court fight may benefit from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear Hobby Lobby’s case. It challenges the mandate that insurance cover contraceptives. Wieland's case challenges the mandate as well on the grounds that it violates his parental rights.
The first month of the sign-up period for the health insurance marketplace produced more bad news than good, with consumers seeking to apply for insurarnce coverage and subsidies being frustrated with a flawed web portal. All the problems still haven't been solved. Even so, a survey by the Commonwealth Fund suggests that people haven't given up on applying for and getting enrolled before the March 31 deadline.
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On Monday, the Beacon will merge with St. Louis Public Radio. We're only moving next door, yet it's a big step. More important than the logistical and technical challenges, all of us will need to learn new ways to think about how our work can meet your needs.
Criticizing trickle-down economics is not Marxism. And greed may be good on Wall Street, but that’s not the central message of the Sermon on the Mount. The melting of floating ice does not raise ocean levels. The name Better Together does telegraph a conclusion.
Welcome to "Popcorn." Every week, Beacon staffers will share little kernels of what we've been reading -- books, articles, blogs, whatever -- that have gotten us thinking. This week we learn that cats are still trying to domestic people, Maria Bello see sexual orientation as "whatever" and the pope roams the night.
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