Spotlight: Theater, Cancer Research & Missouri Spirits

    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 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.

    Theaters in the Pandemic
    The pandemic forced the entire theater community to come to a screeching halt. But it also helped those working there to dig into their creative cores to reach their audiences.

    Celebrating 10 Years of the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis
    The world Chess Hall of Fame’s new exhibition features highlights from all 50 exhibits they have hosted since moving to St. Louis 10 years ago.

    President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot is Expected to Fund Innovative Treatments in St. Louis
    Federal dollars from Cancer Moonshot is expected to help companies develop innovative cancer treatments and diagnostics in St. Louis.

    Beyond the Ballot St Louis and Suffrage at the Missouri History Museum
    The St. Louis suffrage story began long before 1920. Julie Tristan takes us inside “Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage” at the Missouri History Museum.

    Groundbreakers, Rule-breakers & Rebels: 50 Unstoppable St. Louis Women
    In “Groundbreakers, Rule-breakers & Rebels,” author Katie J. Moon spotlights 50 ‘unstoppable’ St. Louis women who changed their city and the world.

    Missouri Spirits Expedition: One Woman’s Journey to Complete Missouri’s Craft Distillery Adventure
    Missouri has a spirits trail just like Kentucky or Tennessee – but those who embark on the Missouri adventure learn there’s more to it than whiskey or bourbon.

    Under the Lothian Sky: An Evening with Brian McNeill
    An evening with Brian McNeill recorded live at the Focal Point.