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Spotlight: Celebrates Food

Spotlight celebrates food! In this week’s episode we introduce you to the cookie lady, you’ll learn about a local holiday food drive, then discover the origins of Reddi Wip, find out how a local restaurateur celebrates Thanksgiving across cultures, meet one woman who has taken her love of pickles to the next level, uncover a little known fact about horseradish, explore food and drink-themed chess sets at the World Chess Hall of Fame, see how one group is helping pets this holiday season, and meet Mama Cat and her team of Potbangerz working to feed their unhoused families.

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Spotlight: Bourbon, Stretch Marks & Sound Mixing

In this week’s episode visit Blacksmith Distillery, where the state licensed Missouri Bicentennial Bourbon is made, to learn its century-old story; author Ben Wilson discusses the glorious, millennia-spanning story of how urban living sparked humankind’s greatest innovations; explore motherhood and familial bonds, creation, and mark-making at projects+gallery; learn why donating blood is more important than ever; visit the Kemper Art Museum’s exhibit Colonizing the Past: Constructing Race in Ancient Greece and Rome; meet the guy behind the sound at the Sheldon; and enjoy a performance by St. Louis’ own Marquise Knox.

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Spotlight: Veterans Day 2021

In this week’s Veterans Day episode hear from family members of fallen soldiers honored and remembered on Art Hill this past September, meet a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army’s all black 351st artillery unit, learn about the creative outlet MO Humanities has for veterans and their loved ones to share their experiences, discover how one veteran uses music to help other veterans, and enjoy America the Beautiful by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Spotlight: RAC, Van Gogh & Vampires

In this week’s episode hear from the newest leader of the Regional Art Commission, Vanessa Cooksey; experience Van Gogh like you never have before; sink your teeth into a young adult anthology about Vampires; discover one local study that has found a connection between youth and blood; enjoy a St. Louis Halloween tradition that may have you in stitches; and experience an owl prowl in Forest Park.

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Spotlight: The Baylor Project, Gourmet Grubs & The Sleep Lady

In this week’s episode meet The Baylor Project, the 3x Grammy-nominated husband and wife duo with roots in St. Louis; learn why eating crickets is good for you and the environment; discover how the University of Missouri is working to reduce plastic waste by putting it to work; tips for parents of young kids on how to get better rest from the The Sleep Lady; and The Baylor Project performs.

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Spotlight: Second Chance Ranch, GeoSLU & Baseball Heaven

In this week’s episode journalist Alan Maimon talks about his book “Twilight In Hazard,” visit the area’s first and only doggie retirement home, go behind the scenes of Jess T. Dugan’s photography exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum, meet Vasit Sagan the faculty director of St. Louis University’s Geospatial Institute, explore the latest exhibits at the Foundry Art Centre, and discover a slice of baseball heaven in Columbia, IL.

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Spotlight: Carnival Cruise CEO, Daydreaming & WWII Refugees

In this week’s episode of Spotlight, business advice from President & CEO of Carnival Corporation about weathering the pandemic; Is daydreaming at work a good thing? A study out of Washington University says yes; take the journey through time at the Architectural Photography at the St. Louis Art Museum; discover new information about the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII; explore new works by local artists at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild; and enjoy classical music brought into the modern age by Bach to the Future.

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Spotlight: Miriam Makeba musical, TikTok star Baker Banter & geospatial training for students

In this week’s episode discover a St. Louis World Premiere musical about the life of singer Miriam Makeba, learn about the only organization in the U.S. that is accredited to teach High School students in geospatial intelligence, explore the latest exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum, don’t miss your last opportunity to see Origami at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and meet a local Tiktok star making a big impact.

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Spotlight: Geospatial, Puppets & Wastewater

In this week’s episode hear from a former Music Director and Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony about his new book, learn about a plan that maps out how St. Louis could become a global geospatial hub, meet some of the puppeteers of The Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis, discover an interesting way local scientists are tracking COVID variants, explore the history of St. Louis through art on display at Craft Alliance, and travel back in time through watercolor.

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Spotlight: Pink Ribbon Girls, George Bush, Missouri Medical Innovations

In this week’s episode hear from Missouri native and author Jean Becker about her ringside seat to George Herbert Walker Bush’s life post-presidency, discover an organization helping women with breast and gynecological cancers in Missouri and Illinois, learn about about medical innovations in Missouri that are helping people across the globe, go behind the scenes of St. Louis Sound at the Missouri History Museum, and meet a young artist with an old soul who designed a hat for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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