For nearly a century, the St. Louis American has been a trusted news source for Black St. Louisans. Rudolph Clay, an African-American Studies and Urban Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, talks about the paper's impact as it celebrates its 95th anniversary.
Lawmakers and the Attorney General in Missouri are stepping up their efforts to restrict rights if transgender children. Like many other states, Missouri is seeking action to reduce the ability of trans minors to get gender affirming care and to participate in sports. (Rod Milam in for Wayne Pratt.)
The Missouri Senate debated a few bills throughout the night that would place new restrictions on transgender youth in Missouri. Democrats filibustered the legislation into the morning, but after a short recess the senate gave first round approval to the bills.
This year’s Missouri legislative session has been moving bills faster than in previous years. Lawmakers quickly passed the supplemental budget which included pay raises for state workers and have moved forward on extending maternal Medicaid care, foreign ownership of farmland, parental bill of rights, state control of the St. Louis police department and creating a special prosecutor in St. Louis. Still to come are bills targeting transgender people.
The first U.S. solo exhibition by Faye HeavyShield invokes the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and the Mississippian mound building culture. She is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy from the Kanai Nation in Alberta.
Legislation is being proposed at the federal and state level to restrict foreign ownership of farmland, especially by China. The scrutiny comes after a Midwestern project was scuttled by military concerns and the flight of a Chinese spy balloon across the U.S.
The St. Louis Battlehawks return to the Dome this weekend. They were off to a great start in 2020 when the pandemic shut down the XFL. Fans are hoping to pick up where the enthusiasm left off before the outbreak.
Gentleman Jim Gates was the first St. Louis DJ to play rap music on the radio. He included "Rapper’s Delight" on East St. Louis station WESL. Gates says the record was a watershed moment for the genre across the region.
After studying satellite images, researchers have found the use of cover crops on Midwestern farmland has quadrupled over the past decade. But the crops that can help prevent erosion and give farmers an additional revenue source are still on less than 10% of farms.
The circuit attorney in St. Louis is facing the biggest crisis of her six years as the elected city prosecutor. That's after a man who repeatedly violated house arrest seriously injured a teenager in a car crash. Gardner is also facing an effort to oust her from office.