Why aren’t investors flocking to the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs? And what are people doing to change that?Read More
About six months ago, we took an intense look at racial disparities in early-grade school suspensions in Missouri. We revisit the topic in this week's episode and bring you a big update – on the people and policy changes that have happened in since then.Read More
On this episode, we go to Kansas City, where we meet a man with a vision of building an inclusive tech hub from the ground up.Read More
The U.S. has a long history of choosing who it will and won’t let participate in the voting system. So as the nation prepares to choose its next leader, with a wave of voter ID laws on the books, and with fears about fraud now a major narrative in the presidential election, we take a look at just who is and who isn't being let into "Club Democracy" — and why. More here...Read More
On this episode, we bringing you three very different stories about people with a common goal: Changing the look of poverty. Each one is a window into what it really takes to revitalize communities on the ground level.Read More
Whatever happened to St. Louis Public Schools' suspension ban? We tell you in this episode and take you inside one school trying to go beyond a simple policy change in the way it approaches discipline.Read More
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.
ON THIS EPISODE ... We take a break from public policy and social systems, and instead explore different perspectives about what "My America" means to our listeners.Read More
On this episode, we take a look at how the country is trying to redraw its master plan for affordable housing.Read More
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.Read More
In 2015, 188 people were victims of homicide in St. Louis. In this episode, we explore the Homicide's Wake series, based on the reporting of St. Louis Public Radio reporters Durrie Bouscaren and Rachel Lippman. They bring you a stories of those who have to cope and carry on in the wake of a homicide.Read More
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.
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and we’re gathering stories now for an episode that will drop in mid July. Want to help us out?
All you need to do is complete this sentence: “My America is…”Read More
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.Read More
Administrators will no longer be able to suspend students in pre-kindergarten through second grade who attend St. Louis Public Schools next fall.Read More
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.