Eric Schmid, St. Louis Public Radio

Eric Schmid, St. Louis Public Radio

Eric Schmid covers Economic Development for St. Louis Public Radio. He's primarily focused on examining policies and ideas to drive population and business growth throughout the St. Louis region. Before joining St. Louis Public Radio, Eric held internships at Fox News Channel, NPR-affiliate WSHU Public Radio and AccuWeather. He graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a degree in Journalism in 2018.

Drought on Mississippi River expected to persist through winter

By: and - November 13, 2023

The Mississippi River hovered just a few inches below the low-water mark in Memphis Wednesday afternoon — a notable improvement after months of record drought, but still unusually low for this time of year. Lack of rain brought drought to much of the Mississippi River basin early this summer, and it’s likely going to linger […]