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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 24, 2022

In 1912, the threat of tuberculosis was very real.  One woman used her considerable wealth and influence create the first open-air “rest camp” for young working women to try to help the situation.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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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 20, 2022

There is a strange story behind why there is so much stained glass in the region. It involves many factors, including mass production, art history and, oddly, public health. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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Mar 29, 2022

The Pruitt–Igoe housing complex opened in 1954 with many hoping it would be a model for urban housing projects. But, problems would start soon after it opened. By 1969 living conditions had deteriorated to such an extent that Black activists took action. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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Feb 13, 2022

There was a time when women of color were excluded from the services offered by the Y.W.C.A. in St. Louis.  A group of Black Women, led by Arsania Williams, was key in changing that, and furthering the cause of equity. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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