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The Healing Power of The Wall: Hundreds Attend Missouri National Veterans Memorial Grand Opening

If you were in Perryville on Saturday, May 18, you might have seen a few more cars around town than usual. As KRCU’s Lindsey Grojean reports, it was opening weekend for the Missouri National Veterans Memorial. GROJEAN, BYLINE: There was a lot going on in Perryville this weekend. Visitors from out of state were shuttling back and forth from designated parking lots across town, Helicopters were cruising around, overhead... (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) GROJEAN: While businesses - like...

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Discover Nature: Listen for Birdsong at Daybreak

May 24 - May 30 Discover nature this week as bird song at daybreak is at its peak.

The end of May is the perfect time to learn bird calls and song. The distinction between songs and calls is based upon inflection, length, and context. Songs are longer and more complex and are associated with courtship and mating, while calls tend to serve such functions as alarms or keeping members of a flock in contact.

Most song is emitted by male birds and is usually delivered...

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Sandy Miesner and Joan Pingel brush their hands across the names of the memorial wall.

If you were in Perryville on Saturday, May 18, you might have seen a few more cars around town than usual. As KRCU’s Lindsey Grojean reports, it was opening weekend for the Missouri National Veterans Memorial.

GROJEAN, BYLINE: There was a lot going on in Perryville this weekend. Visitors from out of state were shuttling back and forth from designated parking lots across town, Helicopters were cruising around, overhead...

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A 40-year-old California law requiring public school teachers on extended sick leave to pay for their own substitute teachers is under scrutiny by some state lawmakers after NPR member station KQED reported on the practice.

Thousands of migrants continue to stream across the U.S.-Mexico border every day. Some try to evade capture. Operation Identification helps to repatriate the remains of those who don't make it.

The White House says its Middle East peace plan will start with a meeting to ask countries to put up money for Palestinians. Palestinians say their hopes for an independent state aren't for sale.

Game of Thrones is over, but dark shadows loom on the horizon just beyond the smoldering landscape. The spinoffs are coming.

The toddler looking up at Dr. Melanie Seifman in her Washington, D.C., exam room seems a little dazed.

It could be because she just woke up from a nap at daycare. It could be that she remembers the shots she got last time, and she knows what's coming.

The little girl is catching up on some vaccines she's behind on: missing doses of the DTaP and polio vaccines. She's over two years old — both of those shots are supposed to happen at a baby's six-month check up.

The four friends who make up the band Charly Bliss have grown a lot since they first met at summer camp as teenagers. The band's latest album, Young Enough, out now, was born out of growing pains.

Lead vocalist Eva Hendricks says the songs on this album were inspired by bad relationships — the kind that consume you and chip away at you until there's none of you left. The songs explore the crippling need to be liked — even if it means losing yourself in the process.

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