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Better Life Through Chemistry. Not. (Or, I Really Miss Toothpaste)

Minty fresh breath. Of all the things I’ve had to ban from my life over the past several months, I didn’t expect toothpaste to be the thing I miss the most. Why on Earth give up toothpaste, you ask?


Yosemite National Park (Photo by Debbie Monterrey)

America’s Most Beautiful Places

I quickly ran out of words to describe the incredible beauty we saw on our KMOX Sees America trip to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


Blossom House on Enright, before. Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Saving St. Louis, One Building At A Time

The city’s preservationists are an optimistic lot, seeing the beauty where others see a demolition. Congratulations to the winners of the Most Enhanced Awards! See what’s happening…


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It’s SHOWTIME! Circus Flora’s 29th Season

The all-new show is “One Summer on Second Street” and you do NOT want to miss it, under the Big Top in Grand Center through June 28th. Why do I love Circus Flora? Read on.


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Girls in the Know: What Are You So Afraid Of?

A local group is working to give all girls the confidence they need, not just to succeed, but to go for their dreams! Special event Saturday, moms and daughters!



Kids & Education: Join Me This Week For These Great Events/Causes

Three great events this week for great organizations. Hope you can join me! You can eat, drink, be merry AND help make a difference in our community!


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Best-selling Author Bohjalian Speaking at Armenian Genocide Centennial

Armenian-American and author of numerous New York Times Bestsellers, Chris Bohjalian, will be the keynote Sunday, 4/19, at an event I’m emceeing. Hear what he had to say to Charlie and me.


2014 Most Enhanced Winner: 3207 Washington Ave. in Midtown. Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Honoring Those Who Save Our Architectural Treasures!

Gorgeous architecture and plenty of historic buildings are things that separate St. Louis from other cities. Thank a rehabber/building-rescuer by nominating a project for the Most Enhanced Awards!


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Love To Read? Pass It On!

Join me and Ready Readers on Sun., Feb. 8th for Winter Story Fest, a fun family event (click for more information). My advice to young people? Read. Read everything. Then read some more!


Yosemite National Park (Courtesy: Sunrise Tours)

KMOX Sees America: Cross These National Parks Off Your “Must-See” List!

KMOX and Sunrise Tours are offering listeners opportunities in 2015 to see Yosemite, Yellowstone, the scenic Northwest and more! Join me…


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