A Great Time With Don Marsh

Don Marsh

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 next literary sights on the people that made St. Louis what it is today,” said an item on the station’s website. “Merkel was looking for people in St. Louis who had obsessions, saying that obsessions don’t have to be negative.”

As you’d expect on KWMU, Don’s questions were thoughtful and brought out insights I hadn’t made anywhere else.

Here’s what the KMWU website had to say about the interview. The link includes 

the segment itself.


Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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