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Spotlight: St. Louis Filmworks, BioGenerator, & Prison Performing Arts

In this week’s episode learn about a new initiative underway to help grow the entertainment and media industry in St. Louis; hear from author Alex Segura about his latest book “Secret Identity;” enjoy the nostalgic art on display at the Angad Arts Hotel; learn about the 2.2 billion dollars raised by BioGenerator’s home grown companies; explore themes of home, identity construction & object interaction at Craft Alliance; meet the new Executive Director of Prison Performing Art; and discover new family housing being built to support artists & enrich our community.

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Spotlight: Mothers, Catalyst, & Space

In this week’s episode scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates motherhood by telling the story of the mothers who raised Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin; a look at a high school program that teaches students how to start their own businesses; the connection between the United States Space Force and St. Louis; hear from the 2022 Missouri teacher of the year, James Young; meet one of the artists displaying at the Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair, go behind the scenes of the Rose River Memorial honoring lives lost to COVID; and Meet Me in St. Louis star Margaret O’Brien.

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Spotlight: Arts for All, Breaking Barriers & The Focal Point

In this week’s episode learn how Ignite Theatre is working to make arts accessible to all; explore the latest exhibits on display at the Contemporary Art Museum; drop into a conversation between Kelly Yang, author of “New From Here” and Jeff Kinney, author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series; get to know the family behind STL popular restaurants Mai Lee and Nudo House; Meet the Artist Sara Patino who will have a booth at the 2022 Laumeier Art Fair Mother’s Day weekend; and step inside the Focal Point, one of the premier roots music venues in the St. Louis area.

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Spotlight: Literature, Cats and Rockin’ On

In this week’s episode learn the ins and outs of the annual St. Louis Literary Award celebrating writers from across the globe; take a deep dive into the world’s water crisis through a new Young Adult book “When the World Runs Dry,” discover why cats may actually be man’s best friend, scientifically speaking; and meet musician, songwriter, author and performer Michael Supe Granda.

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Spotlight: Kindness, The Environment, & Art

In this week’s episode hear from two pastors encouraging unity and promoting healing through a new book; learn how The Saint Louis Zoo is joining forces with other zoos and aquariums around the world to combat climate change; explore the spring exhibits at The Sheldon Art Galleries and then learn about the life of one of those exhibited, Wallace Herndon Smith; discover how eating bugs can be good for you and the environment; and find out how one St. Louis company is coloring St. Louis with hand-crafted stained glass.

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Spotlight: On Display at SLAM, Cancer Therapy & Baseball

In this week’s episode step inside two exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum that you won’t want to miss, hear co-authors and restaurant owners talk about how a cookbook turned into a story on relationships and overcoming racial biases, learn how a local biotech company hopes to revolutionize cancer immunotherapy treatments, revisit the past through the documentary “The Color of Change” which recounts the history of baseball segregation with baseball great Buck O’Neil, and discover a unique Busch Stadium pre-opening day tradition you may not know about.

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Spotlight: James Rollins, Jeremiah Johnson & Dream Builders 4 Equity

In this week’s episode step into a new fantasy world with author James Rollins, discover how Dream Builders 4 Equity is transforming St. Louis neighborhoods and lives, learn about a new study looking at the long term development of NICU babies after music therapy, how the Pulitzer Arts Foundation invites you to interact with their current exhibit, and meet the local 2022 BMA nominated blues artist Jeremiah Johnson and enjoy a song off of the nominated album.

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Spotlight: Empowering Women, Cancer Technology & St. Louis Sound

In this week’s episode learn about pivotal moments in Emily Dickinson’s life with author Martha Ackmann, discover a nonprofit helping women take their personal and professional lives to the next level, go behind the scenes of the St. Louis-based biotechnology startup company Wugen that is developing a cellular therapy harnessing one of the body’s natural defenses against cancer, dive into a book that brings to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District, step into the St. Louis Sound exhibit at the Missouri History Museum and discover the music that helped define our city, and enjoy a ragtime number by The Confluence Chamber Orchestra.

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Spotlight: Spring 2022

In this week’s episode learn what’s new with the 2022 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards airing March 28th at 7 pm on hecmedia.org; hear from St. Louisans finding peace and purpose in parks and on trails throughout the region; explore a new exhibit that perfect for people who want to learn how to enter the world of art collecting; an update to a study being conducted at Shaw Nature Reserve on the effects of climate change on flowers, bees & possibly you; a taste of HEC Media’s exclusive documentary “A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw’s Museum;” & enjoy Mozart performed by the @St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Missouri Botanical Gardens.

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Spotlight: Theater, Cancer Research & Missouri Spirits

In this week’s episode learn how local theaters are coping with the pandemic; celebrate 10 years of chess and art with the World Chess Hall of Fame; discover St. Louis’ critical role in the cancer Moonshot initiative; explore Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage at Missouri History Museum along with an interview from author Katie Moon about the supplemental book; take a new kind of expedition, with a shot of bourbon, through the Show-Me State; and get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a Celtic folk song by Brian McNeill.

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