St. Louis

Arts & Culture
3:09 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

First Look At STL’s Expanded Pulitzer Reveals New Opportunities For Eyes, Ears

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation gave a tour of ongoing renovations Wednesday night.

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 10:39 am

Although the Pulitzer Arts Foundation has been closed since August, a swarm of activity has been taking place inside the Grand Center institution.

Construction crews are renovating the Pulitzer’s basement area to create two new galleries. When they’re done in May 2015, the Foundation will have one-third more exhibition space, totaling 104,000 square feet. The work is being done in cooperation with a representative of the original architect, Tadao Ando.

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Central Standard
3:50 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

A New Normal: Ferguson Three Months Later

Protesters stand in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., which continues to be a center for unrest in the months following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Credit Frank Morris / KCUR

On Nov. 9, three months will have passed since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

The St. Louis suburb that was virtually unknown to the majority of the nation a quarter of a year ago is now almost universally recognized. But for residents of Ferguson, Mo., things have changed irrevocably.

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Ferguson Shooting
10:57 am
Mon August 18, 2014

What It Is Like Reporting On The Ground In Ferguson

Masked protesters stand in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., which has been a center of unrest since the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Credit Frank Morris / KCUR

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to help restore order in Ferguson, Mo., as protests and sometimes violent confrontations continue.

KCUR's Frank Morris is reporting from Ferguson, and talked with us about his experience there.

Interview highlights:

On whether media coverage has accurately reflected the reality in Ferguson

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Community
7:38 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Peaceful Rally Planned In Kansas City For Ferguson Fatal Shooting

The National Moment of Silence is planned as a peaceful protest of the police shootings of several young men.

Kansas City will be part of a nationwide effort Thursday night to honor those who have been victims of police brutality, organized in the wake of the police killing of an unarmed 18-year-old black man near St. Louis.

The National Moment of Silence-Kansas City rally will be held at 7 p.m. at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza.

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Public Schools
3:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

A Look Back At The Plan That Tried To Unify Kansas City Public Schools

The future of Kansas City and St. Louis public schools is uncertain, but unification could be a potential solution.
Credit Liz / Wikimedia Commons

In 1967, Missouri Rep. Jim Spainhower was tasked with creating a bill that would reorganize public school districts throughout the state.

Known as the Spainhower Commission, the plan would've cut the total number of school districts down to 20.

Reactions to the Spainhower Commission were almost uniformly negative at the time, as many Kansas City and St. Louis suburb residents thought it was a ploy for tax money and desegregation. 

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Government
10:04 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Missouri Group On Trade Mission To China

A group of Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.

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