St. Louis’ Jewish Santa

For almost 50 years, one St. Louis woman has been leading a holiday toy drive that has grown from serving dozens of disadvantaged families, to hundreds. It has even expanded to give away toys in the summer. Paul Schankman shows us how it all started, and introduces us to the Santa Claus who founded Santa’s Helpers, and runs it even though she does not personally celebrate Christmas.

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.

St. Louis’ Jewish Santa

 

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The Art Of Shopping; Using Sculpture to Save a Mall

Paul Schankman goes mall walking with sculptor Don Wiegand, who has moved his studio into Chesterfield Mall, creating a museum of his work and local history.

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Hamilton: Students Get Their Shot

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