St. Louis on the Air http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Preview: Young Leaders Push For Change In Ferguson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preview-young-leaders-push-change-ferguson <p><em>This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Tuesday; 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>Following turmoil in Ferguson, several have pointed to the work of young leaders from the past and today.</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:34:44 +0000 Erica Smith 39294 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preview: Young Leaders Push For Change In Ferguson Black Leaders Weigh In On Black Leadership In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-leaders-weigh-black-leadership-st-louis <p></p><p>On Aug. 14, Mike Jones wrote in the St. Louis American that black leaders have failed those they represent.</p><p>In his commentary, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">senior policy adviser for County Executive Charlie Dooley and a member of the State Board of Education wrote:&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:40:04 +0000 Erica Smith 39244 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Black Leaders Weigh In On Black Leadership In St. Louis David Isay On The Stories Behind 'StoryCorps' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/david-isay-stories-behind-storycorps <p></p><p>For David Isay, who founded StoryCorps more than 10 years ago, the project isn’t about telling stories. It’s about listening.</p><p>“I think that what listening is about is remembering that it’s really not about you,” Isay said. “Just be present with another person, and concentrate and listen to them with respect. Any of us are capable of it.”</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Erica Smith 39226 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org David Isay On The Stories Behind 'StoryCorps' Michel Martin: Listening And Taking Action In Ferguson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/michel-martin-listening-and-taking-action-ferguson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To have a conversation, someone must listen. NPR journalist Michel Martin says that will be her role Thursday as she moderates a public discussion in Ferguson.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“People know their own stories best,” Martin said. “I think my job is to listen to hear those stories and to make sure that everybody gets a chance to be heard who wishes to be heard, and hopefully heard in a manner that will be constructive to other people listening.</span></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:13:00 +0000 Erica Smith 39203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Michel Martin: Listening And Taking Action In Ferguson ‘If We Don’t Make Some Changes, We’ll Have More Fergusons’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/if-we-don-t-make-some-changes-we-ll-have-more-fergusons <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Events in Ferguson may have started with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man, at the hands of a Ferguson police officer, a white man, but John Wright believes there’s more to it.</span></p><p>“You never know what spark is going to ignite the incident,” he said. “I think Ferguson is a wake-up call to all of us. We can’t just keep going, business as usual in some areas, without having another explosion.”</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:40:46 +0000 Erica Smith 39133 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘If We Don’t Make Some Changes, We’ll Have More Fergusons’ 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? 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 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 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? What You're Saying About Amendment 7 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-youre-saying-about-amendment-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although several issues and races are crowding Tuesday’s primary ballot, the transportation tax amendment has been particularly contentious. The amendment increases the state sales tax, now 4.225 percent, by three-quarters of a cent to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/numbers-expect-lots-road-work-if-transportation-tax-passes">fund transportation projects</a>.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:05:52 +0000 Erica Smith 38508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org