KBIA-FM: Maria Altman http://kenw.org en Mississippi River Communities Brace For Flooding http://kenw.org/post/mississippi-river-communities-brace-flooding Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now here's a change. Earlier this year, the worst drought conditions seen in the Midwest in decades threatened to close the Mississippi River to barge traffic. Now, communities along the river in Missouri and Illinois are bracing for flooding.<p>St. Louis Public Radio Maria Altman reports.<p>MARIA ALTMAN, BYLINE: The threat of flooding on the Mississippi River came on quickly after last week's storms dumped rain across the Midwest. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:34:00 +0000 KBIA-FM: Maria Altman 25515 at http://kenw.org L.A. Eyes Luring NFL Rams From St. Louis http://kenw.org/post/la-eyes-luring-nfl-rams-st-louis Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The St. Louis Rams had a tough football season, tying for the worst record in the NFL. This months' hiring of a new head coach, Jeff Fisher, created a sense of hope. But there are lingering concerns among fans about whether the team will stay in St. Louis.<p>Many there remember watching their original NFL team leave town in the 1980s. Now the Rams have the right to break their stadium lease if the city does not make major upgrades. And as St. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 KBIA-FM: Maria Altman 5407 at http://kenw.org