St. Louis on the Air http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Preview: How Do We Talk To Kids About Ferguson? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preview-how-do-we-talk-kids-about-ferguson <p><em>This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Thursday; this story will be updated after the show. You can <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php" target="_blank">listen live</a>.</em></p><p>It's difficult to turn on the TV or radio, pick up the newspaper or even walk down the street and not hear about events in Ferguson. On Thursday, we'll talk to educators about how to discuss the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson with children.</p><p>Our guests:</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:35:29 +0000 Erica Smith 39052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preview: How Do We Talk To Kids About Ferguson? How Are Religious Leaders Responding To Ferguson? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-are-religious-leaders-responding-ferguson <p></p><p>As communities seek leaders, members of the clergy are responding.</p><p>After the death of Michael Brown, followed by looting, riots, peaceful protests and arrests, local clergy and religious congregations are responding to the turmoil in Ferguson. On Wednesday, we talked to some of those leaders:</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:41:16 +0000 Erica Smith 39021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Are Religious Leaders Responding To Ferguson? In Light Of Ferguson, How Do We Talk About Racism, Marginalization And Disempowerment? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/light-ferguson-how-do-we-talk-about-racism-marginalization-and-disempowerment <p>Amy Hunter and Reena Hajat want to help us communicate. They want to improve the dialogue between people of different races in the city. &nbsp;</p><p>“I think [the unrest in Ferguson was] a long time coming,” said Hajat, executive director of the <a href="http://dapstl.org/" target="_blank">Diversity Awareness Partnership</a>, which helps community organizations navigate difficult conversations about race, racism, marginalization and disempowerment. She said the city has not been communicating well about racial issues for decades.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:36:24 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 38992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Light Of Ferguson, How Do We Talk About Racism, Marginalization And Disempowerment? Legal Debate: How Ferguson Case Might Proceed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-debate-how-ferguson-case-might-proceed <p></p><p>Deadly force. The right to assemble. Civil rights. Freedom of the press. The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson more than a week ago has raised several legal issues and questions.</p><p>On Monday, the “St. Louis on the Air” Legal Roundtable discussed several of those issues.</p><p><strong>Filing charges </strong></p><p>If charges are going to be filed against Wilson, the next step is to present evidence to the grand jury.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:06:22 +0000 Erica Smith 38922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Debate: How Ferguson Case Might Proceed Social Activist Group: ‘We All Have To Be Leaders’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/social-activist-group-we-all-have-be-leaders <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon promised a change in the way law enforcement is being managed in Ferguson,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://culturalleadership.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Cultural Leadership</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;alums and leaders see a need for action.</span></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:31:17 +0000 Erica Smith 38847 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Social Activist Group: ‘We All Have To Be Leaders’ Parents Must Hold Boys Accountable, Psychologist Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parents-must-hold-boys-accountable-psychologist-says <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If there’s a gender war, the girls are winning, says psychologist Wes Crenshaw.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Right now, to be a young white female is to be in a cohort of highly competitive applicants to just about any advanced program that there is,” Crenshaw said.</span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:17:37 +0000 Erica Smith 38815 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parents Must Hold Boys Accountable, Psychologist Says Your Responses: What Can Young Professionals Do To Improve St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/your-responses-what-can-young-professionals-do-improve-st-louis <p>We have the opportunity to start and take part in many important community conversations on <em>St. Louis on the Air,</em>&nbsp;and many times those conversations continue via other media.</p><p>During <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-professionals-urge-others-step-their-communities">Tuesday's discussion about the active role young professionals are taking in the St. Louis area</a>, we asked what you and others can do to get involved, and what changes you'd like to see in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Here is part of the Twitter conversation.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:24:56 +0000 Erica Smith 38846 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Young Professionals Urge Others To ‘Step Up’ In Their Communities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-professionals-urge-others-step-their-communities <p>A number of young professionals are changing St. Louis in positive ways. But these days, it’s difficult to start any conversation without talking about the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the protests and police presence that remain in Ferguson.</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:02:48 +0000 Erica Smith 38792 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Young Professionals Urge Others To ‘Step Up’ In Their Communities Discussion: What's Next For Ferguson After The Death Of Michael Brown? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-whats-next-ferguson-after-death-michael-brown <p></p><p>Saturday's shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson resulted in overnight violence, including looting, arson and gunshots. As cleanup began Monday morning, so did discussions about the tension throughout the St. Louis area, the response in Ferguson, and the lack of information about Saturday’s shooting.</p><p></p><p>“There should be no need anywhere for a young man to lose his life,” said Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. “We need to start talking about bridging the gap between law enforcement and the young people in the community.</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:51:57 +0000 Erica Smith 38713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What's Next For Ferguson After The Death Of Michael Brown? How Can St. Louis Improve Biking, Walking Access? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-can-st-louis-improve-biking-walking-access <p></p><p>With the clear, warm weather of summer, more St. Louisans of all ages are taking to the streets and the sidewalks on foot and by bike. The city has plans in the works to make walking, biking and running easier, from Complete&nbsp;Streets to separated bike lanes.</p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:03:21 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 38670 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Can St. Louis Improve Biking, Walking Access?