Why Prairie Matters—New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape

Missouri’s tallgrass prairie once covered 15 million acres; today, less than one percent remains—and these fragments of a mighty ecosystem continue to provide benefits we cannot afford to lose.

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Tunespeak—the New Fan Club

How does music tie to creating a business model that cultivates customers? This group entertains you with a short talk and a song!

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Our Civic Dream Must Be Larger than Our History

Ours is a city that has a rich, and sometimes challenged, history. But too often we St. Louisans use the language of history as a way to limit our ambitions and our potential. Any great city and people must think beyond what has brought them to the present. The future is bigger than the past.

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Let Me Entertain You

Lola explores the feminine ideal, the Madonna/whore juxtaposition, sensual education, and the power of women—all through the fabulous medium of burlesque.

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Bringing "Community" Back To Communities

Helping at-risk youth gain "do-for-self" entrepreneurial skills is the goal of the "Sweet Potato Project". Sylvester Brown talks about promoting self-sustaining urban communities by empowering the people. 

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The Challenge: Develop a Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine

Lu and his team have faced challenges and produced encouraging, yet complex results. Learn about his journey and his passion.

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Plants, Pollinators and People: A Love Story

Plants cannot move. But they still must survive and reproduce. Their solutions to this romantic problem are a fascinating set of evolutionary adaptations.

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Birds, Biology, and Business

Long before Joe was a successful entrepreneur, he was a “birder.” Throughout his childhood and adult life, he studied birds…their behavior, their anatomy, their ability to adapt and evolve, and ultimately their efficiency. 

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Love Letters, Intervention and HIV in Uganda

Research proves social services without structural change isn’t enough to improve equality, no matter where you live.

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Lucky Zip Codes - Amy Hunter

How are our lives shaped by the zip code we’re born into? Who gets to be lucky? Does it matter if I live in 63103, 63130, 63112, 63121, 63145, 63105?

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