More Than You Think http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Unloading The Recorder: Erin Williams Shares Her Thoughts After A Year In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unloading-recorder-erin-williams-shares-her-thoughts-after-year-st-louis <p>For the past year, St. Louis Public Radio producer Erin Williams has covered regional race matters, diversity and culture as part of an inaugural fellowship made possible, in part, by a grant from the Public Policy Research Center.</p><p>Her last day is today, October 18, 2013, and we wish her well as she continues her journalism career.</p><p>Williams' commentary about her one year in St. Louis as well as her conversation with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh appear below:</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 30745 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unloading The Recorder: Erin Williams Shares Her Thoughts After A Year In St. Louis Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-slu-study-finds-physical-mental-health-play-surprising-role-high-school-dropout-rates <p>A multi-disciplinary study released today finds that in relation to school dropout rates, health plays a bigger role than one might think.</p><p>The study is part of &lsquo;<a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/">For The Sake of All</a>,&rsquo; a five part series from Washington University and Saint Louis University that focuses on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis region.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:44:26 +0000 Erin Williams 30171 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates North City Farmers’ Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African American Shoppers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/north-city-farmers-market-starts-music-series-attract-more-african-american-shoppers <p>The <a href="http://northcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/">North City Farmers’ Market</a> in St. Louis is in a neighborhood where the majority of its residents are African American.&nbsp; It’s been a challenge, however, to attract more of them to the market every week.</p><p>Community organizers are attempting to change that. Their idea is to feature African American musicians with the hope that shoppers will follow.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:43:57 +0000 Erin Williams 27923 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org North City Farmers’ Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African American Shoppers 'It Is A Process' - Theater Veteran Linda Kennedy On The Career Of A Working Artist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/it-process-theater-veteran-linda-kennedy-career-working-artist-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Linda Kennedy is the artistic associate over education and community programs for The Black Rep, which includes coordinating their annual </span><a href="http://websitehelponline.com/TheBlackRep/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2013/06/NewSPA-FLYER-2013-Two-Weeks-Only.jpg" style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer Performing Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program for youth ages 8-17.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:53:53 +0000 Erin Williams 27904 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'It Is A Process' - Theater Veteran Linda Kennedy On The Career Of A Working Artist Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/accreditation-achievement-outcome-what-dictates-students-success <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane </span>Pattershuk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, when they moved to </span>Ladue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 20 years ago.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 27355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success? College Bound: Debate Champ and Valedictorian Headed To Princeton On Full Scholarship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/college-bound-debate-champ-and-valedictorian-headed-princeton-full-scholarship <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school year may be over, but things are just getting started for 17-year-old Destiny Crockett. She&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">graduated from Clyde C. Miller High School in St. Louis with a 4.1 GPA, finished in the top 16 of the Urban Debate League's national competition last month with her partner Cameron Smith, and will be attending Princeton in the fall on a full scholarship.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 27067 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org College Bound: Debate Champ and Valedictorian Headed To Princeton On Full Scholarship Artist Kerry James Marshall Creates 'Garden of Delights' at CAM http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-kerry-james-marshall-creates-garden-delights-cam <p></p><p>Throughout his career, artist <a href="http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/kerry-james-marshall">Kerry James Marshall</a> has turned his environment into his muse, turning to the cultural and social landscape of America.</p><p>A native of Birmingham, at the age of seven, he moved from the South to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.&nbsp; He grew up there during the Civil Rights Movement.</p><p>Marshall now resides in Chicago and is known for creating series of works based on outdoor landscapes and the interactions of black people within them.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:58:32 +0000 Erin Williams 26914 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist Kerry James Marshall Creates 'Garden of Delights' at CAM St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence Focused On Community Support For Sustainability http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-initiative-reduce-violence-focused-community-support-sustainability <p></p><p>The <a href="http://sirvstl.org/">St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence</a> is a new effort for both the city and county to prevent wrongdoing in its tracks by starting at the source – neighborhoods and communities. The grassroots effort is incorporating a partnership of police officers and community leaders to curb wrongdoing by creating a more approachable relationship among youth and families.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:28:38 +0000 Erin Williams 26569 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence Focused On Community Support For Sustainability Annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Event Celebrates 150th Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annual-mary-meachum-freedom-crossing-event-celebrates-150th-emancipation-proclamation <p></p><p>The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing, on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, will be turned into a Civil War training camp tomorrow at the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MaryMeachumFreedomCrossing">11th annual Freedom Crossing Event Celebration</a>.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:04:06 +0000 Erin Williams 26506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Event Celebrates 150th Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary 'STL Can't Survive on $7.35' Campaign Continues With Rally At Jimmy John's http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-cant-survive-735-campaign-continues-rally-jimmy-johns <p></p><p>Fast food workers and community supporters passed out flyers at Jimmy John’s in Soulard today in the continuing fight for better wages and the right to unionize as part of the <a href="http://stlouis735.org/">STL Can’t Survive on 7.35</a>&nbsp;campaign.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The flyers were passed out in the parking lot of the restaurant around Noon and called for better managerial treatment and higher wages.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:38:38 +0000 Erin Williams 26462 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'STL Can't Survive on $7.35' Campaign Continues With Rally At Jimmy John's