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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. 

Feb 10, 2023

In this episode, Adam MacPhàrlain, Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Missouri Historical Society details the career of a woman who was key in the fashion industry in the St, Louis area. 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...

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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Mar 22, 2022

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, who is considered the modern world’s first professional female sculptor has work on display in museums and collections around the world. She was a rule breaker with a blunt personality, but very talented and bold. Her Lafayette Park statue, "The Benton Bronze," was the first public monument in...

Dec 1, 2021

If there is one song that is most closely identified with St. Louis, it would be "St. Louis Blues," by WC Handy.  It's been recorded over 1600 times and is, after all, the namesake of a certain hockey team.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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