It’s Not a Square Dance: It’s a Contra Dance!

Contra dancing: It has nothing to do with Iran, Nicaragua, or trading arms for hostages. It’s just good old fashioned, really, really old fashioned, country dancing. St. Louisans have been doing since the 1970s. The world has been doing it since the 1600s. Paul Schankman takes us to the weekly Contra Dance is Webster Groves to see what all the stomping is about!

Paul Schankman uses his three decades of award-winning reporting experience in St. Louis to ferret out stories you won’t see anywhere else, celebrating the spirit of our city, its unique personalities and culture, all told in his distinctive style.

It’s Not a Square Dance: It’s a Contra Dance!

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Not Your Grandma's Roller Derby!

Roller Derby is back on track! And St. Louis is one of the best derby cities in the world. Find out when the revival began and why it is popular again.

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Schankman's St. Louis: St. Louis Based Documentary Getting Critical Acclaim

Paul Schankman provides a look at the making of a critically acclaimed documentary shot in St. Louis that is considered one of the best documentaries of 2017.

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Randy's Rescue Ranch

Randy Grim, famous for saving feral dogs through Stray Rescue of St. Louis, has now started a ranch where large animals can find shelter and new homes.

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St. Louis' Jewish Santa

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Schankman's St. Louis: Free Portraits for K-9 Cops!

Paul Schankman shows us a remarkably talented local artist who is doing something equally remarkable: Creating free portraits of police dogs for their partners.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am