About Us

We live here.

We Live Here is the national-award-winning a St. Louis Public Radio and PRX podcast born out of the emotional eruption and cultural shifts that followed the killing of Michael Brown and the Ferguson Uprising. Hosts and Producers Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley explore how systemic racism impacts people as well as the well-being of the St. Louis region and beyond. And, they do it all for people somewhere on the woke spectrum.

Kameel Stanley

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

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, Marketplace, Only A Game and Here and Now.  

Carolina Hidalgo

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.

Alona Sistrunk

Alona Sistrunk, a St. Louis native, joined We Live Here as associate producer in 2018. Previously, she worked at several public-interest law firms, most recently as a civil rights litigation specialist, and as a communications and development associate for the ACLU of Missouri (ACLU-MO). In 2017, she was elected to the ACLU-MO Board of Trustees. Alona is a proud graduate of Howard University and a recipient of the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2018 Young Leader Award.