St. Louis Presents- Brightside St. Louis:
St. Louis Presents host, Steve Potter, spends time with Brightside St. Louis Executive Director, Mary Lou Green talking about Brightside St. Louis’ Demonstration Garden and their upcoming bulb sale. Brightside St. Louis is the City’s oldest non-profit cleaning and greening group, and their Demonstration Garden is a working mini-ecosystem, designed to help educate the general St. Louis public on best planting practices. Watch the video below and find out more.
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St. Louis Presents- Brightside St. Louis:
Bridging the Gap: What next? :
Over the last couple of months, we have watched unrest in our area. In an effort to help settle tensions, and improve the quality of living for all residents in St. Louis, STL TV recently hosted a Town Hall forum, called Bridging the Gap: What next? The forum, moderated by STL TV’s Debbie Monterrey and Vern Fuller, intended to offer helpful and resourceful information for healing and moving forward in the wake of the outcry following the Michael Brown shooting. It is hoped that this discussion, and others like it ,will push St. Louis forward and encourage residents to be proactive in their communities to make St. Louis a better place for us all. Some of the topics discussed centered around issues like building better relationships between the police and the community; opportunities for training and employment; our education systems – the dropout rate and its impact on the community; the role of the church as a change agent, and how communities can work together to reduce crime.
STL TV LIVE- Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program:
St. Louis has hosted many immigrants and refugees over the past decades. The Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program, was created to help some of our new citizens adjust to living in America. It’s all in an effort to increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes. Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program Executive Director, Pat Joshu, and Program Coordinator, Sarah Paradoski, drop by the studio to talk to Sarah about their organization.
STL TV LIVE- The Travel Gals:
STL TV Live host, Sarah Bernard, is joined by Trish Hinds, Owner of The Travel Gals. An experienced travel consultant for over 12 years, Trish recognized the need for experienced travel agents willing to offer personalized service in an internet driven industry. In 2011, she set out to create a network of travel consultants that would offer a full array of services, focusing on each client’s individual needs and desires. Whether you’re looking for a quick week-end getaway, lavish destination wedding, or an incentive trip for your top sales people, The Travel Gals can help.
City Corner-The Art of Relating:
The rate of divorce in the United States has skyrocketed in the last few years. It’s a very sobering fact. It is estimated that 50% of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. So, why aren’t people getting it right? We live in a crazy world, and now more than ever, we could use help in navigating through the arena of love and learning the secrets to achieving successful relationships. On this episode of City Corner, host Steve Potter, sits down with psychotherapist and relationship coach, Christine Kniffen, to get some of those answers. In her recent book, “The Art of Relating: A Primer for Love,” she offers readers advice on handling just about every aspect of relationships. Whether you’re trying to decide if you should stay or go, continually lose your identity in relationships, or always seem to gravitate to the emotionally unavailable…there’s answers for everything. “The Art of Relating” will help to show you a clear path forward. Be sure and check it out.
Tim McCarver debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959 at the age of 17. As a great catcher and awesome hitter, he became a mainstay on the great Cardinals teams of the 1960s. An All-Star in 1966 and 1967, he played in four decades before retiring in 1980 and moving to the broadcast booth. A best-selling sports author as well as an Emmy-winning announcer, Tim McCarver won baseball’s Ford C. Frick Award in 2012 and was enshrined in the broadcaster’s wing of the Hall of Fame. When he recently received his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, host Debbie Monterrey tells us how, STL TV’s Todd Lampley, was there to cover it all.
A Miracle in the Making:
The St. Louis Presents Gang gets a visit from none other than Marshall the Miracle Dog & his owner Cyndi Willenbrock. Marshall is the pooch who was neglected and abused by an animal hoarder. He had a rough go, but survived surgery, and his story is the inspiration of a new film that has been filming throughout the metro area this summer and includes some well-known celebrities. In addition to talking about the upcoming film, they also discuss their school and community outreach efforts to end bullying.
Leaving a Vibrant Legacy for Future Generations:
Imagine a St. Louis where being outside is part of everyday life. A place where your daily commute or day off would include breathing fresh air, hearing leaves rustle, and saying hello to those you see. Imagine starting your day walking on a trail, biking on a street, or using transit instead of being stuck sitting in rush hour traffic. In the year 2000, the people of the greater St. Louis area voted to create the Great Rivers Greenway District. By exercising their voice and their vote, the residents of the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County made it clear that they wanted to make the St. Louis region a better place to live. Since that time, they’ve been working to carry out that vision. Steve Potter visits with Great Rivers Greenway Communications Manager, Emma Klues, to learn how they are utilizing the bike paths around the City and using those paths to connect the surrounding counties. Just watch and find out more.
‘Milkweeds for Monarchs’:
Famous for their remarkable annual migrations between Mexico and Canada, monarch butterflies are important participants in pollinating plants in our ecosystem. Yet, their population has declined 90 percent over the last two decades. In honor of this year’s Earth Day, Mayor Slay has announced a new City initiative called ‘Milkweeds for Monarchs.’ Not only is this w great way to help increase the dwindling monarch butterfly population, but a superb way to better connect people and urban nature. Be a part of enhancing your community’s sense of place and building relationships between neighbors.
Memorializing in a Positive Way:
During the last few decades, the vast majority of states have added hate crime laws to their books. These statutes allow longer criminal sentences if there is evidence that a crime was motivated by bias. Jason Johnson was one of those victims. In an effort to make something good come out of this tragedy, and keep youth engaged and on the right track, the Jason Johnson Memorial Walk was created. On this episode, City Corner Host, Steve Potter, sits down with Pat Miller, and Shameen Hubbard, to talk about the 2nd Biannual Jason Johnson Memorial Walk. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19th. Find out more by watching the video below.