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Journalist, author, recovering talk host and war correspondent, public speaker, occasional academic, newspaper columnist (how quaint).

How market share influences the way the local news covers race - Jaco - Mobile Adv

stlamerican.com — This could be problematic, given that 49 percent of Spartanburg's population is black, and Neilson research shows blacks watch 37 percent more TV - two hours a day more - than whites. But here in St.

Saving St. Louis from the bottom up

stlamerican.com — St. Louis also has an obvious upside, most of it due to institutions put in place generations ago. We have museums and cultural institutions free and open to all, fascinating 19th century architecture (even in abandoned neighborhoods), one of the world's great symphony orchestras, a tradition in American music stretching from Scott Joplin to Miles Davis to Chuck Berry, a nationally recognized culinary scene and a comparatively low cost of living that's the envy of Boston and San Fran.

STL’s white refugee syndrome

stlamerican.com — Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, "Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville."

Niece charged with murder in shooting death of aunt

fox2now.com — (KTVI) - Wendy Hill-Onkle helped raise money for families whose kids were going through cancer treatment. Now, Wendy has been murdered and those she touched are trying to raise money for her funeral. Wendy Hall-Onkle, 40, had five children. One of them, Alex, had a rare aggressive form of cancer.

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge events will go on despite cold temps

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Despite the bitter cold, some 3,500 runners and bicyclists are expected on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Saturday morning. The Run and Bike event is part of the opening ceremonies for this 1,500 foot $350-million bridge which opens to car and truck traffic on Sunday.

Proposed Missouri gun law about rural white rage

kplr11.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Once again, the Missouri General Assembly's debating a law to nullify federal gun laws in Missouri. They've been warned by legal experts that the law would be unconstitutional since federal law trumps state law in constitutional matters. It doesn't matter.

Missouri’s voter ID law proposals

kplr11.com — (KPLR) - In Tuesday's Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at Missouri's voter id proposals.My grandpa was born at the end of the 19th century. When I was a boy, he used to tell me stories about having to pay a Missouri poll tax before he could vote.

Propane shortage raising rates for Missouri customers

fox2now.com — PACIFIC, MO (KTVI)- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Monday declared a state of emergency and a Missouri state senator demanded an investigation over propane prices and supplies. Propane is in short supply and the price is skyrocketing. For thousands of people in rural areas that means either pay a fortune or not be able to heat your home.

Who wants to die for a mistake?

kplr11.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - US Navy Lieutenant John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee debating Vietnam in 1971. He said to the Senators, "How do you ask someone to be the last man to die for a mistake?" Over 40 years later John Kerry is the Secretary of State and David Hickma...

Jacology: How to twist language

kplr11.com — (KPLR) - In Wednesday's Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at how to twist language.This week's George Orwell award goes to whoever named an outfit called Freedom Industries. Freedom Industries makes you think of, well, freedom, liberty, the Tea Party, all that stuff you hear in political campaigns.
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Feb 28, 2015

RT @mripple: CEO of Aetna Ins raises base salary to $16/hr. Says Fortune 50 company should not leave employees in poverty tinyurl.com/qadp5cr #mapoli

Feb 27, 2015

Historical (or scientific or economic) facts mean nothing to conservatives; ideological beliefs mean everything. economist.com/blogs/democrac…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @kevincjohnson: Katt Williams said he heard about St. Louis area police and that's why he stayed in his hotel room since he got here staring out the window

Feb 27, 2015

New study says Kroenke LA stadium shouldn't be built because it's easy terrorist target. Much like StL for Kroenke? touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @ZaidJilani: Ron Dermer, who arranged Netanyahu's speech with Boehner, renounced his American citizenship in 2005

Feb 27, 2015

Tell that to eye-candy news mgrs. "@publiceyestl: Another new studio for local TV. Wrong fix. Keep experienced reporters. Pay them."

Feb 27, 2015

Judge in StL: MO can no longer prevent felons from possessing guns, thanks to MO voters ok'ing "gun rights" amendment.

Feb 27, 2015

MO GOP Chair denies handing out "Protocols of Elders of Zion".Joke. But did speculate Schweich a Jew. Sure it's 2015? m.stltoday.com/news/local/art…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Here is #Nemtsov a few hours before his death at a Moscow radio station, encouraging people to Sunday's protest. pic.twitter.com/CEHweHUDQD

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