Get Off That Couch

Have the holidays turned you into a couch potato and you need to get out of that slump? On this show, STL LIVE host, Ivy Hartman, is joined by Missouri Botanical Garden Public Information Officer, Holly Berthold, who gives some great advice on how to get you off that couch and into doing something creative! She talks about some of the organizations special events, artist’s appearances, and about some of their interesting classes.

Protecting the Pets

Too many animals are found in poor condition and without homes. Janelle Higgins chats with Kathleen Dudley, Director of VIP RSQ, about her rescue organization and the show, Project V.I.P. (Very Important Pets). Project VIP is designed to reach a broad audience with the intent to both educate people on a wide range of pet topics, as well as, entertain them with local attractions and inspiring stories. The two discuss tips for dogs for winter survival. Hopefully by educating viewers on proper pet ownership, fewer pets will end up being discarded and sadly, euthanized.

Winter Magic

Who says you have to stay indoors just because it’s cold outside? Held every year in mid-January, it’s time for one of the city’s most exciting winter events: the eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival.

It all kicks off with the Snow Ball at the Moonrise Hotel on Friday night, then celebrate winter in the Loop with live ice carving demonstrations, frozen buns runs, and much more the whole next day. There’s even an Ice Cube Give Away complete with prizes. STL LIVE host, Janelle Higgins, spends time with The Loop Special Business District Director of Marketing, Jessica Bueler, and Moonrise Hotel Director of Catering, Sarah Francis, to get all the details.

“Where Art, History, Culture, and Style Come Together”

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF), housed in the historic residence-turned-business located in the vibrant Central West End, is the only cultural institution of its kind in the world that offers visitors an experience that blends centuries of chess history with modern, innovative exhibitions and interactive educational programming. WCHOF features three floors of galleries and the stylish Q Boutique. Directly across Maryland Avenue sits the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, a sister organization with which WCHOF has partnered to establish Saint Louis as the chess capital of the United States. STL TV host, Steve Potter, sits down with Susan Barrett and Shannon Bailey of the World Chess Hall of Fame to learn about this cultural phenomenon.

“Differences Are What Make Us Stronger”

From education to corporate America to the President’s Cabinet members, the topic of diversity keeps resurfacing in the media on both a national and local level. In this episode of City Corner, host Sarah Thompson discusses the importance of diversity and inclusivity with Reena Hajat Carroll, MSW, Executive Director of Diversity Awareness Partnership. They discuss DAP’s initiatives and programs in 2013. She is also joined by Artis Twyman, Senior Director of Communications for the St. Louis Rams, and Evan Gatch, Account Manager at Microsoft Corporation, to talk about their joining forces with Diversity Awareness Partnership on the campaign, “Differences Are What Make Us Stronger.”

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