• St. Louis Press Pass

    Mar 10, 2017
    Alderman Krewson narrowly beats Treasurer Jones in St. Louis' Democratic mayoral primary
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 3/7/17)
    St. Louis Alderman Lyda Krewson emerged from a crowded field of candidates, many of them well-known city leaders, to win Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Microsoft moving offices from Creve Coeur to Cortex
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/8/17)
    St. Louis and state officials were on hand Wednesday to announce the anchor tenant for the newest expansion of the Cortex tech hub: Microsoft. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    See the St. Louis area employers that landed on Fortune's list of best companies
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
    Fortune magazine released its annual ranking of the 100 best companies to work for and three local companies made the cut, one broke the top five. >> CLICK FOR MORE
     >> #5: Edward Jones
     >> #40: World Wide Technology
     >> #76: Build-a-Bear

    Cass Information Systems acquires UK-based Efftel
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/6/17)
    Cass Information Systems Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Effective Telecoms Ltd., a privately held telecom expense management firm based in the United Kingdom. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryland Heights firm buys 2 data centers
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/7/17)
    Ascent, a local developer and operator of data centers, has acquired two data centers, in the Atlanta and Toronto markets. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Forced to pivot, job-matching entrepreneur now has a winning strategy
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/10/17)
    Chris Motley thought he had a great product and a solid strategy. Then his target market blew up. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper Institute Rebrands To BRAZEN, Announces New Membership Program
    (EQ, 3/8/17)
    Prosper Institute, an organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced today that it has rebranded to Brazen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    OSF Saint Anthony's announces new community investments
    (Riverbender.com, 3/9/17)
    Leaders of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center announced a series of new investments and actions Thursday, designed to transform health care for residents of the Riverbend community. These plans underscore OSF HealthCare’s commitment to improving access and providing quality health care to patients in a setting close to home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ag tech corridor takes shape
    (AgriNews, 3/4/17)
    Building on St. Louis’ growing status as a global hub for agricultural and biological technology companies, a group of planners is working on building a business neighborhood to attract even more start-ups. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Israeli ag tech delegation visits St. Louis
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 3/6/17)
    The BIRD Foundation has fostered partnerships between Israeli technology startups and companies and U.S. corporations since it was founded in 1977. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis region’s moving story is traveling fast
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 3/3/17)
    For about 18 months the St. Louis region has been sprinting to catch up to fast-moving freight operations in the rest of the nation. Mary Lamie, the former highway engineer in charge of playing catch-up, said a lot of distance was covered in that short time thanks to the great story the region has to tell, but she recently realized just how big the gap was. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Acquisition means more baking jobs in Cortex
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/6/17)
    AB Mauri, a baking technology company delivering service, yeast and bakery ingredient solutions to commercial and artisan bakers, anticipates adding seven new jobs over the course of this year as it continues its Cortex-based expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘New Orleans of North’
    (AgriNews, 3/4/17)
    Build-out along the Mississippi River is prompting more grain barge traffic than St. Louis has ever seen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryville University and PNC Bank partner for cyber security training
    (KPLR 11, 3/7/17)
    Maryville University announced today it will debut a new cyber security services and education program.  This is being made possible through a three-year grant from the PNC Foundation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri's community colleges band together for shared training program
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
    Missouri’s 12 community college systems are banding together for a new workforce development program geared toward helping state businesses. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center Enters Partnership With St. Louis Community College
    (Construction Forum STL, 3/6/17)
    Missouri’s most prolific producer of highly skilled and safe electricians and communication technicians is strengthening career opportunities through an education partnership with St. Louis Community College (STLCC). >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Makeover planned for West Florissant in Ferguson
    (KSDK, 3/9/17)
    There's a plan to revitalize an area hit hard by the Ferguson unrest in 2014. In the weeks and months following the shooting death of Mike Brown, looters targeted businesses on West Florissant. Now, St. Louis County is looking to give the street a makeover and would like your input. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Development coming to the Hill includes apartments, townhomes, condos, houses
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/6/17)
    A developer’s plan is moving forward to build apartments, town homes, condos and single-family houses to replace a vacant factory complex in the city’s Hill neighborhood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Residential community planned for 78-acre Wildwood site
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/8/17)
    Consort Homes and Fischer & Frichtel plan to build 192 single-family homes on 78 acres in Wildwood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    U City Could Become ‘Welcoming City’ for Immigrants
    (KMOX, 3/3/17)
    University City is on the verge of making a big statement in support of immigrants in the wake of last month’s Jewish cemetery vandalism. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The International Institute of St. Louis’ Anna Crosslin Processes The National Political Drama Surrounding Immigration
    (ALIVE Magazine, 3/8/17)
    From the coasts to our home in the heartland, a layer of tension has settled over immigration and refugee resettlement with the recent ‘anti-Muslim’ travel ban from the current presidential administration. Anna Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute in St. Louis and an immigrant herself, is one of the city’s foremost visionaries on the issue. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Anew Nature teaches felons skills for metalwork and carpentry
    (KTVI, 3/5/17)
    After being released from prison, it may be hard for the formerly incarcerated to find work. Anew Nature teaches them skills for carpentry and metalwork, showing them how to make furniture with their own hands. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    5 area St. Patrick's Day parades celebrate Irish heritage
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
    When it was gearing up for the World’s Fair at the turn of the 20th century, St. Louis dropped its formal St. Patrick’s Day celebration. For almost seven decades, there was a dearth of green-themed parades in the Gateway City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    7 things you might not know about Belleville’s iconic Skyview Drive-In
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 3/9/17)
    If you’re tired of Netflix, grab your keys. Skyview Drive-In opens March 17 for its 68th season. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE student-researchers transform historical experience with digital archive
    (Riverbender.com, 3/6/17)
    A team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduate and graduate student-researchers are playing an integral role in preserving the 20th century history of Madison County, Ill. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    National Urban League convention coming to town for first time since 2007
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/3/17)
    In 2007, the national convention of the Urban League held here looked more like a political rally. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • Listen Up: St. Louis Regional Podcasts

    Mar 09, 2017

    There’s a lot happening in St. Louis, but how do we keep up with it all? Podcasts are a platform for St. Louis’ movers and shakers to share the latest news and developments in the region.

    Here’s a list of podcasts covering politics, entrepreneurship, revitalization, and other issues in the region.

    Collateral Damage, KDHX
    Collateral Damage is a news and chat show produced by KDHX Community Media in St. Louis dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Veteran journalist D.J. Wilson is your host and guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians, and activists.

    Entrepreneurially Thinking, BioSTL and CET
    With their own special brand of humor, sincerity, and inquisitiveness, Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield explore what it means to think entrepreneurially. The best and brightest trailblazers and leaders throughout the St. Louis region are in the studio to share insights that can unlock your personal potential from creativity, innovation, and experimentation

    Hold That Thought, College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University
    Hold That Thought features research and ideas from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. In order to provide a nuanced, multi-faceted view of complex ideas, we select topics to explore and then bring together thoughtful commentary on those topics from a variety of experts and sources. 

    Inside the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Get behind-the-scenes happenings at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as you hear how some of our stories came together. Hear from our reporters and editors on various topics such as politics, features, what's coming online, in print, and more.

    #MOleg, The Missouri Times
    Podcast will focus on weekly activity within the Missouri legislature, endearingly categorized on social media as #moleg.

    Nothing Impossible, KMOX
    What happens next in St. Louis, happens here. Each week, Michael Calhoun, KMOX news reporter, and Travis Sheridan, President of the CIC Venture Cafe Global Institute, take you inside how innovators are transforming and revitalizing the St. Louis region.

    Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio
    St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies candidly talk with some of the state's biggest political news makers.

    Segue, SIUE
    SIUE community members discuss their work in the university and their impact on the southern Illinois region.

    SLU Law Summations, Saint Louis University School of Law
    The SLU LAW Summations podcast is a 15-20 minute dive into a diverse mix of legal topics. Each episode will explore a fresh legal matter with a member of the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty.

    STL Community Cast
    A platform for thought leaders and entrepreneurs to promote local projects making an impact in St Louis. Conversations with creative people working toward a better city. Hear what they say and rep where you stay.

    We Live Here, St. Louis Public Radio
    We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and power that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. St. Louis Public Radio reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, present podcasts, radio features, web stories and use social media for an in-depth exploration of how systemic racism impacts people as well as the well-being of our region and beyond.

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