Erin Williams

Fellowship Producer

Erin Williams has joined St Louis Public Radio as a Fellowship Producer, where she will be creating stories centered around regional race matters, as well as diversity and culture. Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Erin Worked as an editorial aide and staff writer at The Washington Post, covering arts, culture, and entertainment for the Style section and was a reporter for the site The Root – DC. She also produced the Friday ‘NewsViews’ roundtable segment for WPFW-FM under the tutelage of veteran journalist Askia Muhammad. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Telecommunication and Film. During her undergraduate years, Erin interned at Alabama Public Radio, and spent part of the summer of 2008 as an congressional intern for Artur Davis.  

Erin enjoys traveling and road trips, live shows, exploring museums, and finding the best that every city she inhabits has to offer.

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Other News
2:57 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

State Highway Patrol Puts More Officers On Roads And In Water For Holiday

The Veterans Memorial Bridge connects Saint Louis County to Saint Charles County and is part of Highway 364. State troopers will be placed every twenty miles on select highways during the July 4th holiday.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be in full effect this Independence Day, with more officers on the road to enforce speed and safety rules. Interstates 44, 55, and 70 will have state troopers stationed every twenty miles on July 3 and July 7.

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Arts & Culture
3:53 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'It Is A Process' - Theater Veteran Linda Kennedy On The Career Of A Working Artist

Linda Kennedy, artistic associate over education and community programs for The Black Rep.
Credit Erin Williams

Linda Kennedy is the artistic associate over education and community programs for The Black Rep, which includes coordinating their annual Summer Performing Arts program for youth ages 8-17.

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Features
5:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

STL Can't Survive On 7.35 - Did The Campaign Bring About Change?

Supporters of the "STL Can't Survive on $7.35" fast food campaign march down Lindell Boulevard on May 9.
Credit Erin Williams

This spring, fast food workers from across the country began banding together and rallying for better wages, fair treatment, and a healthier workplace. The movement began to swell, and in May the ‘STL Can’t Survive On 7.35’ campaign hit the region. Employees staged walkouts, passed out flyers, and marched the street in an effort to educate the public and command attention. The idea of protest may seem initially enticing, but is it worth risking your job?

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Features
5:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Dred Scott Descendant Lynne M. Jackson On Honoring Family Legacy And Learning From The Past

Bust of Dred Scott by Ken Lum. Scott is part of the focus of the exhibtion 'The River Between Us' at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Credit Erin Williams

 

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Features
5:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success?

(Flickr/Claire Cook44)

School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago. 

They made a good choice – the district offers a several extracurricular activities, advanced placement classes, and was ranked as the top school in the state on this year’s Newsweek poll of America’s Best High Schools.

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Features
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

College Bound: Debate Champ and Valedictorian Headed To Princeton On Full Scholarship

Crockett after her high school graduation. The 17-year-old will attend Princeton University this fall on a full scholarship.
Credit Courtesy of College Bound

The school year may be over, but things are just getting started for 17-year-old Destiny Crockett. She 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. 

Crockett will be the first graduate from her high school and the College Bound program to attend an Ivy League school.

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Cityscape
3:58 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Artist Kerry James Marshall Creates 'Garden of Delights' at CAM

From Kerry James Marshall's 'Garden Of Delights,' at the Contemporary Art Museum

Throughout his career, artist Kerry James Marshall has turned his environment into his muse, turning to the cultural and social landscape of America.

A native of Birmingham, at the age of seven, he moved from the South to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.  He grew up there during the Civil Rights Movement.

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.

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Oklahoma Tornado
9:46 am
Thu May 23, 2013

New Relief Effort #STL4OKC Launches To Help Tornado Victims

Oklahoma native Sam Bradford is working with the initiative to usher in relief for victims of Monday's hurricane, which kicked off yesterday at Busch Stadium.
Credit Erin Williams

  The city of St. Louis is partnering with the American Red Cross, St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford, and Switch Contemporary to help Oklahoma City in a disaster relief effort they are calling #STL4OKC.

Its focus is on raising funds and collecting donations for victims of Monday's tornado in Oklahoma City. The initiative kicked off with a launch Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Bradford, an Oklahoma native, expressed deep gratitude on behalf of his home state:

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Violence Prevention
4:28 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence Focused On Community Support For Sustainability

Pastor B.T. Rice of New Horizon Christian Church speaks about the St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence, or SIRV. Rice, who is also chairman of police affairs for the St. Louis County branch of the NAACP created the initiative.
Credit Erin Williams

The St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence 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.

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Culture/History
4:04 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Event Celebrates 150th Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary

An excerpt of an Emancipation Proclamation transcript printed in the September 23, 1862 National Republican, Washington D.C.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

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 11th annual Freedom Crossing Event Celebration.

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