Posts in Season 2
A super-secret spy agency is moving to north St. Louis. Officials say it's a big win, but at what cost?

The relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to north St. Louis has been heralded as a big win for the region. But it also meant relocating some 200 residents. As we resume the second season of We Live Here, Maria joins co-hosts Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd to take a closer look at what is being lost in the name of progress. 

 

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Sectioned Off: Subsidized, low-income housing in America

Section 8 vouchers are supposed to be the ideal public-private partnership, by allowing people to use them in the private rental market. And for some people, they work fine.

But not always.

In many cases, in many cities, Section 8 voucher-holders are still treated as pariah in the housing market -- either by landlords who refuse to accept them, property owners who steer them to segregated areas, and a society that clings to racial and economic stereotypes.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Which is winning post Ferguson?

What's the Missouri legislature done in the two sessions since Michael Brown's death? A little, but not nearly as much as was anticipated in 2014, when Ferguson was in the international spotlight.

In this episode, veteran political reporter Jason Rosenbaum, who's covered the story the entire time, gives us a retrospective look at the last two years and talks about what may come next.

 

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Dwindling but not dead: School desegregation in St. Louis

Despite the decades-long fight for school desegregation, America is, for the most part, still sending its white and black children to separate schools. Here in St. Louis, this angst over school segregation and integration never really went away. In fact, St. Louis is home to the longest running formal desegregation program in the country. In the latest podcast, we take you through its past, present, and experts' best guess for the future.

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In Missouri, suspensions more frequent and harsher for young black students

In Missouri, black students in kindergarten through third grade are far more likely to receive out of school suspensions, a We Live Here investigation found.

Our analysis of state discipline data found that 70 percent of all out of school suspension last school year went to black students ... even though they make only up 17 of state’s K-3 population.

 

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