Dave Spence Speaks On ‘St. Louis On The Air’

Host Don Marsh of “St. Louis on the Air” talks with Dave Spence, the Republican candidate for governor.  Spence is a businessman from St. Louis.  He faces Democratic incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon and Libertarian candidate Jim Higgins.

Listen to the interview at St. Louis Public Radio.

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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

Here’s where the party stands officially on the issues. 

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ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES FELL SHORT OF MEMORABLE

Aides to President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney  say both their acceptance speeches were meticulously written and rewritten, with the White House even vetting some lines through focus groups. Perhaps that caution was the problem, because — as many commentators pointed out — neither speech seemed to attain the soaring resonance of remarks delivered by other speakers at the same two conventions. Read Rob Koenig’s analysis in the Beacon.

(Photo credits: Chris Keane, Reuters — Obama; Shannon Stapleton Reusters- Romney)

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TIRED OF THE 2012 CONVENTIONS? VISIT THE 1916 ST. LOUIS CONVENTION. IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE

Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network has retrieved archival footage of the 1916 Democratic Convention in St. Louis where Woodrow Wilson won the presidential nomination (and eventually a second term.) Click on the video above to watch.

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CAN YOU IDENTIFY THESE VIPS AT THE 1916 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION?

Here’s your prize if you can identify one of the chaps in the photos.

Who are these fellows?

Who are these gentlemen?

Who is this man?

Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network produced a dandy one-minute video for Beyond November harkening back to the Democratic Convention held in St. Louis in 1916. Along the way, he ran into these photos of  some very important looking chaps. But we have no idea who they are. Do you? If you can identify even one of them, you will win a DVD collection called St. Louis Centuries, a series chronicling the first 200 years of St. Louis. Send an e-mail to Beyond November managing editor Richard Weiss at rweiss@stlbeacon.org with your answer and evidence that we can verify.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA OFFERS ‘A PATH THAT IS HARDER, BUT LEADS TO A BETTER PLACE’

Photo by Jim Young/Reuters

President Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination Thursday and told Americans that they face in the November election a  “choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” He added: “Times have changed and so have I.”

Read Jo Mannies report in the Beacon.

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FIVE TAKE-AWAYS FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

(Photo by Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)

National Public Radio’s team in Charlotte provides insight and analysis.

Read the report provided by St. Louis Public Radio.

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SLAY CALLS ON PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN TO INVEST IN MISSOURI

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he has spent part of his 48 hours at the Democratic National Convention talking to other Democrats and party officials about rethinking President Barack Obama’s chances in Missouri.

Read Jo Mannies’s report from Charlotte for the Beacon.

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MISSOURI GOP PUNCHES BACK

Bill Clinton and other Democrats landed some haymakers at the Democratic National Convention. But Missouri Republicans, including former Sen. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond and former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway are fighting back.

Read Chris McDaniel’s report for St. Louis Public Radio.

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CARNAHANS MAKE CONVENTION A FAMILY AFFAIR

Russ, Jean and Robin Carnahan

Russ, Jean and Robin Carnahan are all attending the Democratic National Convention and pondering lives for themselves after political reversals. Read Jo Mannies’s report in the Beacon.

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