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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. 

Jul 29, 2022

Discrimination can take many forms. When J.D. and Ethel Shelley simply tried to purchase a house, they found themselves involved in a landmark legal case to fight for their right to move into their property. They were battling a restrictive covenant that tried to exclude them based on their race. ———

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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...


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...


Mar 23, 2022

Modernism rose to prominence as a style of architecture in the early decades of the 20th century.  One of the first buildings built in this style in the St. Louis region was tailor made for an orthodontist after the architect observed his workflow.  The result was a building that compelled Frank Lloyd Wright to stop...


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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