Wayne Pratt, St. Louis Public Radio

Wayne Pratt

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St. Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

St. Louis City 2 looks for revenge and a ticket to a soccer championship

The development team for St. Louis City SC will host the MLS NEXT PRO Western Conference Final on Sunday. A victory against Tacoma would put City 2 into the championship game in its first season. → Read More

A Michigan company is expanding in Missouri’s burgeoning marijuana market

A multistate company is preparing to open a marijuana processing facility in St. Louis. → Read More

St. Louis city and county score $790 million in Rams settlement

St. Louis city and county will split hundreds of millions in the settlement of the Rams lawsuit for leaving St. Louis. → Read More

Why a Metro East coffee company is donating half its profits to veterans’ families

Commitment Coffee is helping to cover some of the college expenses of veterans' children. → Read More

St. Louis-based Nerdy goes public while helping students rebound from pandemic

The St. Louis-based operator of Varsity Tutors is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Nerdy also unveiled a strategy to help educators and students recover from COVID-related learning loss. → Read More

After 17-game winning streak, Cards take on Dodgers in one-game showdown

The Dodgers will host the Cardinals in Los Angeles for the National League wild-card game. St. Louis Public Radio spoke with longtime sports journalist Rob Rains about the Cardinals’ chances. → Read More

Barnes-Jewish Hospital sets timeline to replace Queeny Tower

The St. Louis hospital plans to have a new tower open for patients in 2025. → Read More

Get Ready For Body Slams And Dropkicks As Wrestling Returns To The Chase

It’s been 37 years since professional wrestlers battled in the Central West End landmark. That changes this weekend as an organization trying to recapture its glory days returns to the Chase Park Plaza. → Read More

Goats Munch Their Way Through Invasive Plants In Webster Groves

Webster Groves is wrapping up a pilot project to see if goats are an option to help eliminate invasive plants throughout the city. → Read More

Geospatial Technology In St. Louis Gets Another Boost With Moonshot Labs

St. Louis is the site of another key operation for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. It is opening an unclassified innovation center in a downtown tech business incubator. → Read More

If You Build It, Will They Come? Study Highlights Broadband Adoption

University of Missouri Extension researchers say expanding broadband will help more prosper, if people use the technology. → Read More

Volpi Foods Seeks Artists To Help It Celebrate 120 Years

A longtime business on the Hill is about to hit a major milestone and wants to mark it with a mural covering a two-story, 60-foot-wide wall. → Read More

Former Student Wants To Save Simmons School And Revitalize The Ville

A plan to convert the old Simmons School in The Ville neighborhood is being led by a developer who attended the elementary school years ago. → Read More

It’s First And Goal For A New Local College Football League With A Difference

Fontbonne and Quincy universities are founding members of the Midwest Sprint Football League, which will begin play in 2022. Fontbonne’s president, Dr. Nancy Blattner, brought the idea with her from her previous post on the east coast. → Read More

Space Experiment Lost; Lindbergh High Schoolers Wait For Next Year

An orbit-bound experiment by two Lindbergh High School students is delayed at least another year after it was lost by a package delivery company. → Read More

Bridge And Interstate Improvements Highlight St. Louis Area Transportation Priorities

The St. Louis Regional Freightway and local government, business and transportation leaders have put out a list of improvement priorities for 2022. → Read More

Big Dreams For Missouri’s Augusta Wine Region From Investor With Local Ties

A multimillion-dollar effort is underway to make the Augusta area the next big thing for wine enthusiasts throughout the country. → Read More

Ag-Tech Firm Benson Hill Announces $2 Billion Deal And Plans To Go Public

Benson Hill says the merger will speed up the development of more sustainable and healthier plants to help address the increasing global demand for food. → Read More

Local Chef ‘Over The Moon’ To Reopen Eat-Rite Diner As ‘Fleur STL’ In May

Tim Eagan wants to start serving food at the Eat-Rite Diner location south of downtown in about a month. → Read More

‘Did Not Stand Still’; Entrepreneur Network Companies Press On During Pandemic

ITEN's annual report shows progress for member companies despite the rough economy during the pandemic. → Read More