Tim Lloyd http://wfae.org en Hannibal, Mo.: Art Abounds In Twain's Hometown http://wfae.org/post/hannibal-mo-art-abounds-twains-hometown Samuel Clemens, who is said to have taken his pen name Mark Twain from the cries of riverboat crewmen, found the inspiration for his classic works while growing up in the river town of Hannibal, Mo. Today, more than 125 years after the first pressing of <em>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</em>, there's a new set of artistic characters in Twain's boyhood home.<p>Looking uphill from the bank of the Mississippi River, it's hard to remember Hannibal was almost gutted by a massive flood in 1993. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:17:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3979 at http://wfae.org Hannibal, Mo.: Art Abounds In Twain's Hometown Missouri Voters Haven't All Abandoned Rep. Akin http://wfae.org/post/missouri-voters-havent-all-abandoned-rep-akin Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK, we just heard some prominent Republicans speaking out on the Akin situation. We wanted to know how voters are feeling in Akin's state of Missouri.<p>Here's Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio.<p>TIM LLOYD, BYLINE: About a mile from where Todd Akin thanked God for a surprise primary victory on August 7th, Rheudeana Ferguson is shopping with her mom at a road side produce stand. She voted for Akin when he was an underdog in the primary, and what he said Sunday morning hasn't changed how she feels.<p>RHEUDEANA FERGUSON: He is our best choice. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:48:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3086 at http://wfae.org Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November http://wfae.org/post/rep-akin-challenge-sen-mccaskill-november Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Yesterday was a day for people in some states to vote in primary elections. Kansas Republicans unseated some of their own lawmakers who were seen as too willing to cooperate with Democrats, and we'll have more on that in a moment.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We'll also report on a primary vote that affects this fall's contest to control the Senate. Democrats hold an advantage in the Senate now. Republicans have many opportunities to gain seats or even win control.<p>INSKEEP: And one of those opportunities is in Missouri. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:14:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 2136 at http://wfae.org