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Past articles by Alex:

One year after escape, Afghan refugee Zamzama Safi builds new life in Missouri

Aug. 15 marks the one-year anniversary of Zamzama Safi’s escape from Afghanistan. The former translator for U.S. forces reflects on living in Missouri for nearly a year — and her hopes for the future. → Read More

Kaleidoscopes get a close-up in St. Louis as international expo makes its first visit

The Brewster International Kaleidoscope Expo comes to St. Louis this month, even as a kaleidoscope exhibition is on display at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. → Read More

What to eat at City Foundry STL and 2 new restaurants to try this month

The midtown retail, entertainment and food destination has 16 kitchens and another on the way from acclaimed chef Gerard Craft. → Read More

For St. Louis firefighters, comrade’s death spurs attention to 10K homes

After firefighter Ben Polson died while battling a fire in north St. Louis, the Fire Department is renewing efforts to rate the structural integrity of vacant homes. → Read More

How the St. Louis Zoo cares for its 3 quinquagenarian elephants

Three of the St. Louis Zoo’s nine elephants are 50 years old. Known as the “golden girls,” the geriatric elephants require special care. → Read More

Zamzama Safi fled Kabul for suburban St. Louis. She’s found freedom — and anxiety

Zamzama “ZZ” Safi discusses her life in St. Louis, where she settled after fleeing Afghanistan five months ago. → Read More

St. Louis County jail makes changes after brutal assaults on corrections officers

Acting jail director Scott Anders has changed jail policies after the recent attacks against St. Louis County Justice Center corrections officers Christina Nieto and Pristina Hanning. → Read More

A $16 million investment is coming to the old Schnucks Plaza in Dellwood

Pastors Ken and Beverly Jenkins explain their long-held passion to invest in north St. Louis County. → Read More helps St. Louisans land well-paid jobs, no college required

Former Jennings Superintendent Art McCoy and Lee Metcalf, a vice president at Daugherty Business Solutions, discuss the skilled labor initiative STL.Works on “St. Louis on the Air.” → Read More

Afghan Interpreter Escapes Kabul, Plans New Life In St. Louis

ZZ, an Afghan interpreter who arrived in the U.S. last week, plans write a book about her experiences and get a master's degree in St. Louis. She detailed her journey on "St. Louis on the Air." → Read More

Acclaimed Poet, Ferguson Native Naomi Shihab Nye Honored By Wash U

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye attended Central Elementary School in Ferguson. Jeremy D. Goodwin talked with her on Friday's "St. Louis on the Air." → Read More

How Former St. Louis Cops Got An All-White Jury — Again

An all-white jury is hearing arguments in the federal trial of two former St. Louis police officers who are accused of beating their undercover colleague at a protest in 2017. We discussed what led to an all-white jury being seated on "St. Louis on the Air." → Read More

St. Louis Real Estate Boom Continues As Bidding Wars Persist

Homes in the St. Louis area continue to move quickly, and they often sell for way above asking price. Thursday's "St. Louis on the Air" talked about this trend with two real estate agents and heard homebuying experiences. → Read More

StoryCorps To Feature ‘Untold Black Stories Of Alton’

StoryCorps is featuring the stories of Black residents of Alton, Illinois. "St. Louis on the Air" explores why StoryCorps is turning its attention to the river town and got a preview of one of the conversations that will be featured in a virtual event on Friday. → Read More

Remembering Churchill’s Missouri Trip, ‘Iron Curtain’ Speech 75 Years Later

This Friday marks 75 years since Winston Churchill delivered the famous "Iron Curtain" speech. On "St. Louis on the Air," we talk about the significance of that speech and share details about Churchill's trip to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. → Read More

In Unexpected Exhibit, German Art Is On Display At The St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum curator Hannah Klemm joined "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss the museum's newest exhibition, "Storm of Progress: German Art After 1800." → Read More

Missouri GOP Leader Details How Republicans Trounced Democrats

Missouri Republicans performed exceptionally well on Tuesday. Jean Evans, the Missouri GOP’s executive director, joins "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss the winning strategy that she said boiled down to three things: great candidates, a strong ground game and the Democratic Party’s failure to resonate with Missouri voters. → Read More

How St. Louis Companies Are Pandemic-Proofing Their Offices

Some companies are welcoming workers back to the office. On St. Louis on the Air we talked with an architect about how companies are designing or retrofitting their spaces with COVID-19 in mind. → Read More

Missouri Senate Approves Legislation Eliminating St. Louis Police Residency Requirement

"St. Louis on the Air" host Sarah Fenske talked with Jefferson City statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll about the latest developments making their way through the special session. → Read More

Missouri Senator Jill Schupp On Her Plan To Unseat Ann Wagner

Missouri state Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) wants to unseat Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Ballwin) in Missouri's second congressional district. Schupp joins St. Louis on the Air about why she thinks she's the better candidate in a race that the nonpartisan Cook Political Report now considers a tossup. → Read More