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We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and history that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. STLPR reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, will shepherd the entire newsroom on a year-long exploration of the issues and conflicts that got us to this point. Working to bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks, they will seek out a multitude of ways to tell the stories of those who might not naturally be a part of the discussion. Along with these stories, they will share their reporting process. From podcasts to radio features to social media to web posts, you're invited to participate. The national media may have swarmed St. Louis during the unrest in 2014, but St. Louis Public Radio felt it important to explore these complex issues in a way that only we can … because we live here.

We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and history that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. STLPR reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, will shepherd the entire newsroom on a year-long exploration of the issues and conflicts that got us to this point. Working to bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks, they will seek out a multitude of ways to tell the stories of those who might not naturally be a part of the discussion. Along with these stories, they will share their reporting process. From podcasts to radio features to social media to web posts, you're invited to participate. The national media may have swarmed St. Louis during the unrest in 2014, but St. Louis Public Radio felt it important to explore these complex issues in a way that only we can … because we live here.
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St. Louis, MO

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We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and history that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. STLPR reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, will shepherd the entire newsroom on a year-long exploration of the issues and conflicts that got us to this point. Working to bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks, they will seek out a multitude of ways to tell the stories of those who might not naturally be a part of the discussion. Along with these stories, they will share their reporting process. From podcasts to radio features to social media to web posts, you're invited to participate. The national media may have swarmed St. Louis during the unrest in 2014, but St. Louis Public Radio felt it important to explore these complex issues in a way that only we can … because we live here.

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English

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Episodes

It’s Season Four trailer, trailer, trailer time!

4/13/2018
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Tim and Kameel give you a preview of what is coming in show’s fourth season, with an extra emphasis on the LIVE HERE part of We Live Here.

Duration:00:03:04

Bonus: Black Girl Magic Pt. 2

3/22/2018
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Tim and Kameel are working hard to make shows for the next season, but don’t worry dear listeners, because it’s bonus episode time! We’re taking you allllll the way back to a little more than a year ago when we brought you an episode called “Black Girl Magic.” Some of you diehards probably remember it, if not, scroll back in our feed and check it out. The episode is all about a big effort among business leaders in St. Louis to diversify the city’s entrepreneurship scene. It turns out one...

Duration:00:29:30

Bonus: Kehinde Wiley takes us to art church

3/1/2018
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It almost seemed like a too-good-to-be-true Black History Month gift: the unveiling of the super-cool official portrait of former president Barack Obama. This distinct image of Obama, which is unlike any other presidential portrait, immediately caused a cultural and artistic buzz. Even better for us, it happened to be by the mesmerizing Kehinde Wiley, an artist we had on the podcast in 2016 following a controversy at St. Louis’ contemporary art museum. In that episode, titled “Museum...

Duration:00:21:43

Bonus: Out of the Ville Pt. 2

2/15/2018
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We miss you guys! We’re hard at work getting shows ready for our fourth season, but we don’t want to leave you hanging. So, we’re dropping a little bonus content. Last year we collaborated with the very cool producers at Baltimore’s Out of the Blocks podcast and brought you voices from the Ville, a historic black neighborhood in north St. Louis. This is the second show from that podcast mashup with some extra stories at the end.

Duration:00:46:17

Judgment Day

12/26/2017
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Jesus is back! Our favorite black spiritual adviser returns to judge our third season. Hear highlights from the episodes he liked, and the ones he didn’t.

Duration:00:25:31

Out of the Ville

12/12/2017
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Sonny Liston, Frankie Freeman, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Dick Gregory: That’s just a handful of America’s black luminaries who called “The Ville” home, a one square mile neighborhood in north St. Louis. But decades of population loss and systemic disinvestment have left it a shell of its former self. We team up with our very cool friends at WYPR’s “Out of the Blocks” and tell the neighborhood’s story through the voices of people who call it home today.

Duration:00:34:47

I Live Here 2017 - Part 2

11/28/2017
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We keep the stories going and keep up our streak of handing the mics over to the community. Listen to the second half of this year’s “I Live Here” live storytelling event. Hear from three St. Louis artists — including a young poet, a country music performer and a singer-songwriter who are all grappling with the ideas of place and home.

Duration:00:34:21

Revolution from Within

10/31/2017
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There have been near-daily protests in St. Louis following the September 2017 acquittal of a white police officer who killed a black man six years ago. And mounting allegations of excessive use of force by police officers responding to those protests. As all this pressure from the outside builds, we’re coming at the issue of police accountability from a different angle. We bring you the stories of black cops, past and present, who’ve been trying to change the system from the inside.

Duration:00:39:39

White Flight and Reclaimed Memories

10/17/2017
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In one of the country’s most segregated cities, the division seems nearly permanent: that black people in St. Louis live north, and white people south. It wasn’t always this way. Back when Christine Schmiz was growing up, plenty of white people lived in north St. Louis. But they left in a wave of white flight. Christine’s blue-collar family was part of this wave — a traumatic move for the then-14-year-old, who said she struggled since then to find a place she truly belonged. Decades later,...

Duration:00:35:54

T & K Time

10/3/2017
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As we’ve been collecting stories for you guys over the past few months, other people have been prodding us to tell our story. Since we’re about halfway through season 3, we thought why not now? People are curious about the nitty-gritty behind the show, and how we do it together. Plus, we drop some news about an upcoming storytelling event we’re having Nov. 8 in St. Louis, and an upcoming episode about we need your help with.

Duration:00:25:06

Wage Whiplash

9/19/2017
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Earlier this summer, we got bombarded with messages and emails from people wanting to know if it was true that Missouri has snatched back a wage increase from the lowest-paid workers in St. Louis. Short answer? Yes. But today’s show isn’t about that short answer. It’s about the long one.The story of HOW and WHY the city is locked in this battle. And the growing movement to keep up the fight to raise the standard of living for thousands of low-wage workers in this state — which now centers...

Duration:00:28:10

The woke spectrum?

9/5/2017
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On this episode we explore the idea of a woke spectrum. You longtime listeners probably knew we would end up here eventually. After all, it is our new tagline. We go through responses we’ve collected about the word woke and we spend time with regular people -- many of them white -- trying to figure out, in light of everything going on, where they fit on this spectrum. And as it turns out, our spectrum kind of, sort of has some theoretical underpinnings when it comes to racial identity....

Duration:00:36:43

Finding Art In Activism

8/22/2017
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Today’s show is all about choices. We’ll listen in as Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan, producers of the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Whose Streets,’ talk about their choice to make the film and how they hope it will become a lasting document. We’ll also hear how a choice a good friend of ours made while covering Ferguson continues to shape the choices he makes now. A note that you won’t be hearing from us much on this episode. Because on today’s show, our choice is to listen.

Duration:00:24:05

Hands up, Mics on

8/8/2017
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On the third anniversary of Mike Brown's killing, we share the story of three playwrights who penned monologues about their experiences as black men in America. This is part 1 of two shows we're using to explore to art and activism. Part 2 will drop later in August.

Duration:01:08:08

So you think you're an ally?

7/25/2017
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Is there a right and a right and a wrong way to be an ally? Are you doing it right? Do you even know what it is? Maybe you should take our quiz to find out. In this episiode, we give what we call “The Ally Quiz” to two best friends, and have their answers scored by one of St. Louis’ most dynamic race scholars. And then, we reveal a twist. Follow along then go to www.welivehere.show to take the quiz yourself (or give it to someone). Then share the results with us in a voice memo — emailed...

Duration:00:26:59

Removing Confederate Monuments: Why Now and What’s Next?

7/11/2017
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Earlier this spring, the nation was transfixed with the fight in New Orleans over the removal of its confederate monuments. That spread to other cities -- including here in St. Louis, which just removed a confederate memorial from its lauded and most famous public park. So what now? We swoop in, and with help from BackStory's Nathan Connolly, try to unearth some conclusions and next steps.

Duration:00:28:50

Curious Mayor

6/27/2017
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In this episode, we get a seemingly simple question from a regular guy who wants St. Louis to do better around race and economic progress. And then we take that question to woman who wants the same, and just so happens to have recently come into a considerable amount of power.

Duration:00:29:44

Jesus was black

6/13/2017
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Hey everyone, we’re official back! On the first episode of season three, a very, very special guest helps Tim and Kameel explore the white washing of Jesus. And we meet a local minister who’s trying to help his mostly white congregation rethink was Jesus looked like.

Duration:00:24:51

We're baaaaaaaaaack...almost

6/1/2017
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Get pumped - Season 3 of your favorite race and class podcast from St. Louis is back June 13! Subscribe now. Jesus wants you to. We'll explain later :)

Duration:00:02:08

Insurance Insecurity

1/23/2017
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We cap our second season by examining the ultimate system, one that can literally make the difference between life and death: the healthcare system. In particular concerns about what changes could be coming to the Affordable Care Act and how one group in Missouri tried to come up with an alternate health insurance system.

Duration:00:31:31

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