An Interview on KWMU

KWMU afternoon newscaster Joseph Leahy will interview me at the station’s office at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. He wants some comments from me – the writer of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the anti-German sentiment during the war. We’ll talk about myContinue reading “An Interview on KWMU”


How is a Pot or Pan Like the Gateway Arch?

I added some trivia to my talk about The Making of an Icon Thursday at the Buder Branch Library of the St. Louis Public Library. That trivia, specifically, was about the 886 tons of quarter-inch stainless steel plate that graces the exterior of the Gateway Arch. It’s called Type 304 Stainless Steel, and it’s usedContinue reading “How is a Pot or Pan Like the Gateway Arch?”