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St. Louis Regional history comes alive in this joint production by KDHX and the Missouri Historical Society. Stories of our past are connected with the present in these well researched and entertaining short presentations about the people, places, and events that have shaped who we are and who we are becoming. 

May 19, 2022

One of the things that would set St. Louis on its path toward being world renown in medicine, was the arrival of Antoine Saugrain. A doctor who, among other things, gave the first small pox vaccines west of the Mississippi. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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May 13, 2022

In the great march for civil rights and social justice, few stories of enslaved people are as compelling as the story of Dred and Harriet Scott and their family.  They ultimately gained freedom, but not through the courts as they intended.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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May 3, 2022

The first Modernist Style Church in St. Louis was St. Mark's. Instead of the vivid images of cherubs, saints, and sunbursts usually found in religious stained glass, these windows would carry abstract visions of the current era’s deepest challenges, including war, poverty and union issues. Just press play to hear the...


Apr 27, 2022

Aida Mayham was a proud, independent woman in a time where it was even more difficult to do so. Originally wanting to be a doctor, she focused a great deal of her life on the upstart technology of electrology, the removal of unwanted hair. In her time, she was also a journalist, an ambulance driver, and once even helped...


Apr 27, 2022

Riding the wave of popularity of national teen dance shows of the 1950’s, St. Louis Hop, hosted by Russ Carter would debut in 1958. More than 47,000 teen dancers would appear on the show regardless of their dance skills, and, it ignored color lines.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ———

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