This past year has had more than its share of downs, but some good things happened as well. As I always do, I’m sharing the Merkels’ annual Christmas letter. Let’s pray for a good year next year. Christmas Greetings, 2016. This year, Jim came out with a book. That’s not new. He’s always coming outContinue reading “Goodbye to 2016”
I had fun today talking with Don Marsh of KWMU on St. Louis on the local public radio station’s St. Louis on the Air program about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. “St. Louis has a colorful past filled with interesting characters, so it makes sense that local author Jim Merkel would turn his nextContinue reading “A Great Time With Don Marsh”
Don Marsh will interview me about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Dec. 29 on KWMU’s St. Louis on the Air interview program. You can listen at 90.7 FM and hear it at stlouispublicradio.org. I’ll post the link to the program as soon as I get it.
An after-Christmas treat is ahead. Half way through the noon hour on Thursday, Dec. 29, I’ll talk about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis on St. Louis on the Air on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU. Don Marsh of St. Louis on the Air and Charlie Brennan of KMOX are by far the bestContinue reading “On the Air at St. Louis On the Air”
The fine folks at Donnybrook, the superb current events round table discussion on local public TV Channel 9, had some nice things to say about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis in their program last Thursday, Dec. 15. I was out giving a speech that night and didn’t know about it until a couple ofContinue reading “Donnybrook Gives a Thumbs Up”
It’s always interesting what will come of my books. On Friday, a crew making a documentary about the area’s black-white divide and a North Side minister who’s taken a stand against the killing in his area visited me to get my thought about those topics. The minister in question – the Rev. Kenneth McKoy –Continue reading “Some visitors to my home”