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Essential news for the St. Louis region. Every weekday, in about 8 to 10 minutes, you can learn about the top stories of the day, while also hearing longer stories that bring context and humanity to the issues and ideas that affect life in the region.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Lincoln University and Black Mental Health
    Lincoln University students and alumni are still grieving the death of a beloved administrator. Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey died by suicide in January. Her passing has brought awareness to the Black mental health crisis.
  • Monday. February 26, 2024 - Handmade billiards tables in St. Louis
    The sixth-generation family run A.E. Schmidt company hasn't changed much in 150years. The oldest American manufacturer of billiards tables is carving history into every pool table at a factory in south St. Louis.
  • Friday, February 23, 2024 -Asian Americans celebrate Lunar New Year in St. Louis
    Many Asian people in the area say they miss spending the holiday with family back home, but they try to keep the traditions alive in St. Louis. And, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical melding of Radiohead and Brahms.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 - Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker proposes nearly 53 billion dollar budget
    Not everyone is sold on Gov. JB Pritzker's plan, which would put more money toward education while caring for the influx of migrants. Plus, Jazz St. Louis will honor Kirkwood-raised musician David Sanborn with its first lifetime achievement award.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - IN UNISON Chorus celebrates 30 years
    For thirty years, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra IN UNISON Chorus has brought singers from churches across the St. Louis area to perform songs arranged and composed by Black artists. For singers, the music tells the history of Black America.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Infighting and calls for unity at GOP Lincoln Days
    Missouri Republicans are bracing for a crowded primary season — and some sharp divisions over the party’s future. While some GOP leaders want to see unity ahead of the general election cycle, feisty intraparty battles may be part of the new normal in GOP-dominated Missouri.
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 - FAFSA form causing problems for children of immigrant parents
    The launch of the revamped federal student aid form, known as FAFSA, was supposed to make getting help paying for college easier. But for many students from immigrant families, it’s shut them out. They’re all U.S. citizens but their parents are not. The issue may jeopardize their ability to afford college.
  • Friday, February 16, 2024- A new proposal for end-of-life care in Illinois
    A new proposal before Illinois lawmakers would allow terminally ill people to end their own lives with medication.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024- Missouri’s Children’s Division is set to clear case backlog
    The St. Louis branch of Missouri’s Children’s Division has struggled for months with a massive backlog of unfinished abuse and neglect cases. But last year, officials said increased hiring put the agency on a track to eliminate the backlog by September of this year.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - Illinois' new literacy program isn't making the grade
    More than a third of Illinois students don’t have basic reading skills by the fourth grade. As parents and teachers are trying to figure out why kids are struggling, some experts say a popular teaching strategy isn’t working.