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

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture.

    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.

    Author Martha Ackmann on “These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson”
    The poet Emily Dickinson is revealed to be a complex and passionate writer in the book “These Fevered Days” by Martha Ackmann.

    Empowering Women
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    St. Louis biotech startup Wugen is advancing novel cellular therapies to treat cancer
    If Wugen is not working on its memory natural killer cell technology, it’s not top secret that Wugen has ‘007.’

    Schankman’s St. Louis: Not Quite Out of Fashion
    A book titled “Ready to Wear” is bringing to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District — long gone, but not forgotten. And maybe not gone forever.

    St. Louis Sound at the Missouri History Museum
    St. Louis Sound at the Missouri History Museum explores the diverse music that has helped to define the city of St. Louis for over a hundred years.