The We Live Here podcast was designed to look deeply into St. Louis’ racial fault lines, and untangle a web of disparities once again brought to the fore following the 2014 death of Michael Brown. Since its debut in the spring of 2015, We Live Here has continued to evolve and grow, both in terms of its content, audience and impact. The bi-weekly, narrative-driven show is a co-production of St. Louis Public Radio and PRX.
Tim Lloyd, co-producer & host
Tim co-founded We Live Here in 2015 and has a decade’s worth of public radio experience. Since joining St. Louis Public Radio in 2012, he has won eight Edward R. Murrow awards in addition to multiple nation awards from the Education Writers Association. Some of his favorite episodes include Suspended Futures, Burden of Proof, Jesus was Black and Revolution from Within.
Kameel Stanley, co-producer & host
Kameel moved from Florida to St. Louis in fall 2015 to join We Live Here. She previously worked for several years as a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, often investigating racial disparities in law enforcement and city government while contributing to the newspaper’s fashion blog. Outside of the podcast, she runs a storytelling organization and a brunch club for women of color. She’s a Michigan native, a dog owner, a yogi and music enthusiast.
Alona Sistrunk, associate producer
Alona, 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 recipient of the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2018 Young Leader Award.
Brent Jones, data visual journalist
Brent 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. Brent lives in St. Louis, where he has completed a half- and full marathon and sings in a 16-member a capella madrigal ensemble.
Robert B. Peterson III, director of radio programming & operations
Robert is a thirty-plus year veteran of radio programming and operations management. He returned to St. Louis Public Radio in September 2007 after seven years at WUSF (89.7 FM) in Tampa, Florida where he served as the station's Program Director. Prior to his work in Tampa, Robert worked at St. Louis Public Radio and WMFE, WBJW (now WOMX) and WUCF, all in Orlando, Florida. He is very passionate about public radio and the role St. Louis Public Radio plays in the greater St. Louis region. Robert is excited to be serving as host and executive producer of St. Louis Public Radio’s live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony, along with commentator Adam Crane of the St. Louis Symphony.
While originally starting his college career as a music major, oboe performance, Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of South Florida. He proudly serves on the board of directors for Redevelopment Opportunities for Women (ROW) and St. Louis Transitional Hope House.
Carolina Hidalgo, photographer
Carolina 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.