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November 17, 2014
Homelessness Services- Segment A
A discussion about the issues surrounding homelessness and the services to combat it provided by Peter and Paul Community Services including a new facility for the chronically homeless.
Suicide Prevention- Segment B
A discussion about suicide prevention and a film documenting one man's efforts to raise awareness of the issues surrounding suicide.
November 18, 2014
Vigilantism in Missouri- Segment A
A discussion with Joe Johnston about his book "Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun" which examines vigilante justice in 19th century Missouri.
St. Louis' German Heritage- Segment B
A discussion about a film and exhibition exploring the influence of the members of the Giessen Emigration Society who came from Germany to St. Louis and surrounding counties in the mid-19th century.
November 19, 2014
Harris-Stowe President- Segment A
A discussion with the new president of Harris-Stowe State University.
Plant and Life Science Start-ups- Segment B
A discussion about creating the infrastructure and culture to encourage start-up businesses in the plant and life science fields.
November 20, 2014
Transgender Issues- Segment A
A discussion about issues facing transgendered persons and an UMSL conference that will address them.
November 21, 2014
Documentary on African American Photography- Segment A
A discussion with Thomas Allen Harris about his documentary exploring the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, as well as his Digital Diaspora Family Reunion involving African American family photo collections and audience participation.
Sound Bites: Losing the Sense of Smell- Segment B
A discussion with a local bartender who has lost his sense of smell and the challenges it creates.
'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Black Rep- Segment C
A discussion about the Black Rep's production of "A Raisin in the Sun"
Jazz Unlimited host Dennis Owsley wrote the book, City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis, 1845-1973. Hear him talk about the book in his appearance on St. Louis on the Air.
Dennis Owsley hosts three hours of jazz each Sunday night from 9 to midnight. Get the playlist and listen to the show, and find out what's coming up next week on our Jazz Unlimited page.
National Program Highlights
Nichols directed such movies as The Graduate and Birdcage and Broadway musicals such as Spamalot. He won nine Tony Awards. Nichols died Wednesday at 83. He talked with Terry Gross in 2001.
For Alan Cumming, Life Is (Once Again) A Cabaret
This is the third time Cumming has starred in the musical. He talks about the new production — everything from his costume (which he calls a "Wonder Bra" for men) to the darker themes of the show.