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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. 

Oct 21, 2022

Some thought that prohibition would solve many problems in the United States. But, in fact, many problems got worse as drinking went underground. Among them, drinking amongst women increased dramatically. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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Jun 9, 2022

Bevo Mill is a well known landmark today, and it is thought of as being whimsical and fun.  Its origin story was, however, rooted in its being a propaganda tool to counter early 20th century calls for Prohibition.  Namely, to convince the public that the brewing industry has always been a harmonious contributor...


Jul 24, 2021

For music lovers who came through St. Louis in the early 20th century, there was only one place in town to go, Tom Turpin’s Rosebud Cafe. This sprawling bar and nightclub was located on Market Street in the heart of the Chestnut Valley, a historic African American entertainment and gambling district. Just press play...