The Gateway Arch
Tim Tolle/Flickr Creative Commons
October 28, 2015

Four minutes up, three minutes down: Listen to a first-timer travel to the top of the Arch

St. Louis is celebrating 50 years of the Gateway Arch, the city's most famous structure and the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere. The Arch is a mainstay of St. Louis tourism, with more than two million visitors every year; but some long-time residents of the area have never taken the famous ride to the top. David Reddick of Kirkwood is one of them. He joined Illinois Public Radio's Áine O'Connor on a tram ride to the top of the Arch.


Ray Spooner standing with his bicycle outside his home in Urbana
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
October 15, 2015

Urbana Man With ALS To Bike Across Country

Urbana’s Ray Spooner is planning to ride his bicycle all the way across the country.  He and his group are setting out from San Diego, California this weekend.  But as Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline learned, what Ray is calling his “little ride,” is anything but little.


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