Not Your Grandma’s Roller Derby!

Roller Derby in St. Louis is bigger and better than ever! The sport began to wane in the 1970s, but in the 2000s, St. Louis established itself as one of the leading Roller Derby cities in the world, with highly competitive and decorated teams. Paul Schankman shows us why it is not to same sport as it used to be, and how it has been so successful in a city full of other sports teams.

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.

Not Your Grandma’s Roller Derby!

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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

One of St. Louis's oldest and largest holiday toy giveaways is run by a Santa Claus who is Jewish. And she has been doing it for almost 50 years.

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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