We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and power that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. St. Louis Public Radio reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, present podcasts, radio features, web stories and use social media for an in-depth exploration of how systemic racism impacts people as well as the well-being of our region and beyond.
Kameel Stanley is a reporter with St. Louis Public Radio. She is also one of the producers of We Live Here podcast, covering race, class, power, and poverty in the St. Louis region. Before moving to St. Louis in summer 2015, Kameel worked for several years as a public safety and city hall beat reporter for the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. In between investigating racial disparities in policing and reporting on racial tensions in city government, she also wrote for Deal Divas, the newspaper's fashion blog. Kameel has midwest roots and graduated from Central Michigan University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Tim Lloyd grew up north of Kansas City and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Since joining St. Louis Public Radio in 2012, he has won seven Edward R Murrow Awards in categories that include Writing, Hard News, Continuing Coverage, Use of Sound and Sports Reporting. In 2015 he won the Education Writers Association's national award for best beat reporter, broadcast. In 2010 he received the national Debakey Journalism Award and in 2009 he won a Missouri Press Association award for Best News Feature. Previously, he launched digital reporting efforts for Harvest Public Media, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded collaboration between Midwestern NPR member stations that focuses on agriculture and food issues. His stories have aired on a variety of stations and shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, arketplace, Only A Game and Here and Now.
Shula Neuman is executive editor of St. Louis Public Radio and oversees We Live Here. Shula has more than a decade of journalism experience as both a print and radio reporter. Shula comes to St. Louis Public Radio after working as an editor for NPR in Washington, D.C. She also reported on economic development for Cleveland’s public radio station and, before that, worked as a reporter and evening newscaster at St. Louis Public Radio. Yes, this is Shula’s second stint with St. Louis Public Radio. She says she just can’t stay away from her hometown because she’s tired of rooting for the Cardinals in absentia. Shula has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University; an Executive M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis; and a bachelor’s from Reed College in Portland, OR. She claims she has no intention of going back to school again. Shula is an avid cyclist, canine enthusiast and compulsive baker (although she has yet to bake anything for dogs).
Kimberly is overly-degreed with a master’s of information science from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Emory University in women’s and gender studies. After teaching at Williams College, Portland State University and King’s College London for a total of 12 years, she realized that she consistently had side projects in public and community radio. She was associate producer and scriptwriter for the Peabody Award-winning series, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” She produced the WAMC Northeast Public Radio series, “The Good Fight: Activism at the Turn of the 21st Century,” which won an RTNDA Murrow Award for Best Regional Series in 2001. Kimberly returned to school in 2012 to learn the digital and archives/preservation skills that she brings to St. Louis Public Radio as Engagement Producer. She’s mildly obsessed with London, having been an expat there for seven years, and preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
Brent Jones is a journalist who works with data and design. He joined the St. Louis Beacon after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007. In the past five years, he has shot photos of the Pevely Dairy fire and flooding in Cairo, Ill.; compiled data on St. Louis' hottest days and whitest Christmases; edited a 30-minute video on music in Iraq; designed a 150+ page ebook; and produced audio from an improv show and more than 100 Beacon Roundtables. Jones lives in St. Louis, where he has completed a half- and full marathon and sings in a 16-member a capella madrigal ensemble.
Carolina Hidalgo is St. Louis Public Radio’s first photojournalist and videographer. She previously covered daily life in Southwest Florida as a staff photographer for the Naples Daily News. She has also worked at the Tampa Bay Times as a photo intern, multimedia producer and online picture editor and at the New York Daily News, her hometown newspaper, as a freelance photographer. Hidalgo has been selected as a participant for the Eddie Adams Workshop, The Kalish visual editing workshop and The New York Times’ New York Portfolio Review. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Florida Society of News Editors and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.