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Providers, Health Officials Scramble To Accommodate Next Vaccination Phase

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday that the state was initiating the next step in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout: phase 1B. That phase is divided into tiers , the first and second of which will be active starting January 18. When the second tier activates, an estimated 2.5 million Missourians will be eligible for the vaccine, but the vast majority of them will still have to wait. While the state Department of Health and Senior Services lists more than 1,100 vaccinators on its new...

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President-elect Joe Biden has compared the challenges he faces coming into office to those faced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he became president in 1932. And like FDR, Biden wants to meet the moment with bold action and an ambitious legislative agenda that includes most urgently passage of his proposed $1.9 trillion pandemic economic relief package.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

President-elect Joe Biden has compared the challenges he faces coming into office to those faced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he became president in 1932. And like FDR, Biden wants to meet the moment with bold action and an ambitious legislative agenda that includes most urgently passage of his proposed $1.9 trillion pandemic economic relief package.

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Members of the Piano Faculty at the UMKC Conservatory

Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 15 by Domenico Scarlatti

Alon Goldstein, piano

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

III. Rondo. Allegro assai

Alon Goldstein, piano

Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arr by Sean Chen

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Thomas Rosenkranz, Michael Sheppard, Svet Stoyanov, Gwendolyn Burgett

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen wants to reverse a plan approved by voters that would reduce the number of wards in the city from 28 to 14.

Aldermen voted 15-13 on Friday to ask voters in April to scrap the reduction plan that is set to go into effect on Dec. 31.

St. Louis residents voted in 2012 to cut the existing wards to 14.

The latest effort would need to pass with 60% of the vote, since it is an amendment to the city’s charter.

Segment 1, beginning at 5:02: COVID-19 is delaying some office building deals but several residential projects have opened during the pandemic.

What's driving development in Kansas City, Missouri could be a side-effect of the work from home culture that has sprung up since last February or it could be related to the upcoming expansion of the streetcar line. We review the latest building projects in the city.

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Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

Tête de femme / paysage avec baigneurs (Head of a Woman / Landscape with Bathers)
PABLO PICASSO

Sager | Braudis -- Painting of the Month

PABLO PICASSO -- Tête de femme / paysage avec baigneurs (Head of a Woman / Landscape with Bathers) A spectacular example of Picasso’s compositional foresight, Tête de femme / paysage avec baigneurs is two works in one - the head of a woman when oriented as a portrait, and a landscape with bathing figures when turned 90 degrees. The artist reduced both compositions to relatively few, essential lines, produced by carving from a linoleum plate the “valleys” that would not receive the ink of the ultimate print.

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After Amendment 3: It Passed in 2020, but the Coalitions That Fought it Remain Strong

Jan 15, 2021

Since 2018, Black and brown activists worked to solidify their coalitions to maintain Missouri’s never-used redistricting reforms in a multi-million dollar fight. They never stood a chance in the state’s districts that heavily favor Republicans.

Clean Missouri, a liberal campaign committee, poured over $7.5 million into defending their 2018 victory. In the end, Amendment 3 passed in November—undoing the coalitions’ groundwork in the redistricting fight. 

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday that the state was initiating the next step in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout: phase 1B. That phase is divided into tiers, the first and second of which will be active starting January 18. 

"This story would not have been written if my mother had not told me about her grandfather..." Author JOE POLACCO's new book, 'Giovanni: Street Urchin of Naples', is best described as historical fiction, the (occasionally embellished) story of Joe's great-grandfather making the journey from Italy to America and his ascension to patriarchy in a society rife with racism and injustice. January 15, 2021

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Attention Readers: 2021 Unbound — Online — Begins Tuesday

Jan 15, 2021

Bibliophiles, rejoice! The 2021 Unbound Book Festival begins Tuesday in its new virtual format.

Dedicated to bringing readers together, the festival is typically done in one jam-packed weekend in April on the Stephens College campus. This year, virtual panels and author readings will take place over three months, with a panel scheduled almost every Tuesday and Thursday through late April.

Panels will convene on Zoom and are free and open to the public.