Missouri's got the Colbert bump. America's favorite late-night funnymen John Stewart and Stephen Colbert sometimes dip into Show Me State news for their fodder. Progress Missouri compiled their ten favorite Missouri moments on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report:
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
This week, two men have filed a lawsuit against the YMCA of Greater St. Louis -- more than twenty years after a swimming instructor allegedly molested them when they were just middle school age. The petition, on full view below, says that both plaintiffs want to ensure this abuse does not happen t ... More >>
Force compatriots Black Spade and Nato Caliph commit their long-running musical kinship to tape for the first time on Force Majeure. And I mean "tape" literally -- this nine-song program (featuring two interludes and a remix) is being released on cassette and .mp3, and the abbreviated format shows t ... More >>
Weather permitting, the end to the 2012 election season will arrive tomorrow night when the votes are tallied up and America prepares for the next four years. Not only does this mean we might be able to turn our TV's on without being lambasted with political rhetoric, this should also mean those ann ... More >>
The food court at West County Center (I-270 & Manchester Road, Des Peres; 314-288-2020) will gain a new dining option with the opening of Zoup! tomorrow, November 1. Three guesses as to what Zoup! specializes in (hint: the cast of Seinfeld will be excited so long as the restaurant doesn't hire irate ... More >>
When it comes to Peabody Energy Corp., it's hard to tell who's being naughty or nice. This week, the activist group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment has been staging demonstrations against Peabody, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, headquartered in downtown St. ... More >>
image viaRamadhan Abdulla, a Tanzanian cassava farmer who has benefited from the Danforth Center's expertise and the Gates Foundation's money.If there were an easy way to end starvation around the world, somebody would have thought of it by now. Obviously. But there are still one billion peop ... More >>
Express Scripts is St. Louis' largest company -- by far.The pharmaceutical management company Express Scripts isn't just the largest St. Louis company on this year's Fortune 500 list -- it's actually made the magazine's list of fastest growing companies across the nation.With 81.8 percent revenue ... More >>
image viaDanielle Nierenberg in Arusha, Tanzania.Danielle Nierenberg, a former resident of Defiance, Missouri, now a project manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, spent the past year and a half traveling through sub-Saharan Africa as part of a project called Nou ... More >>
Image sourceParty over Food, Inc. PBS-style!Tomorrow night, April 21, PBS (locally, KETC-TV, Channel 9) will be broadcasting the documentary Food, Inc. for the first time as part of its POV documentary series. The network suggests you celebrate this wondrous event by hosting a viewer potluck with ... More >>
A pharmaceutical giant's love affair with St. Louis is over, and it seems no amount of drugs and/or chemical enhancements will ever rekindle the flame. Just when you think Pfizer will grow, it shrinks. It happens to lots of companies.Yesterday, Pfizer (maker of Viagra, Celebrex, Lipitor and count ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/eszterThanks to the federal stimulus, Friday, August 7, was payday for hundreds of urban youths. At least, it was supposed to be.The teens had all found work this summer through UrbanFORCE, a program sponsored by the St. Louis Agency for Training and Employment (SLATE) that matc ... More >>
Week of December 21, 2006
Jennifer's is a thick slice of Midwestern paradise
Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.
Upstream Theater's Soul of a Clone
How to gain success and notoriety in the crack trade
The fight to preserve St. Charles County floodplains makes for some strange bedfellows
Wealthy investors spend millions to resurrect the neighborhood near Bellefontaine Cemetery. They discover that money can't do everything.
The venerable Billy Sherman's Deli makes a move but doesn't stray too far from where it came
Boeing triumph touches Bond's political Seoul
With the determination of a Missouri mule, Mayor Mike Swoboda drags a $40 million development into the heart of Kirkwood
Maritz Inc., the St. Louis giant nobody knows, the company that created the gold retirement watch and other corporate incentives, faces the future with a frozen smile
Five Ford-tough choices follow decision to close Hazelwood plant
Lobbia's impact on this newspaper was without parallel
Week of October 17, 2001
For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.
The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
A new book rips the shroud off St. Louis' premier social organization
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
Editor Cole Campbell has left in his dinghy, and the mutineers at the Post-Dispatch are jubilant. Now, the flagship is listing and the crew has no idea where it's headed.
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
A great orchestra at great risk, the SLSO seeks major donors to close the endowment gap between their $28 million and the $100 million of their competitors
Insurance-company evil comes in all sizes