Spotlight: MLB Umpire, Turle Races & Mighty Oakes

    In this week’s episode, follow the career of a Major League Baseball umpire, learn the inspiration behind W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” song, the conservation of box turtles and why turtle races could cause more harm than good, meet some of the members of the Union Avenue Opera, meet an artist who’s nostalgic photos bring the magic of childhood to life, and a group offering support and strength to hear families.

    Following a career of a MLB umpire
    Saint Louisan Rich Rieker talks about how his career as a MLB umpire.

    History Spotlight: St. Louis Blues
    The backstory to W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues.”

    Looking at Turtle Races, a Fair Favorite, Through a Scientific Lens
    A new study investigates the movement and health of box turtles after they have been used in turtle races.

    Union Avenue Opera’s 29th season
    The Union Avenue Opera is wrapping their 29th season. We’ll go behind-the-scenes with them as
    they prepare for the highly anticipated show, Ragtime.

    Meet the Artist: Kate Harrold
    Photographer and digital artist Kate Harrold edits her photographs to create images of photo surrealism, which evoke scenes of child-like wonder.

    The Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation
    Becky and Greg Ortyl’s son, Oakes, lived less than 1-1/2 years. But they turned their tragedy into a way to help others through the Mighty Oakes Foundation.