Jeremy Bailey | St. Louis Public Radio

Jeremy Bailey

Assistant producer

Jeremy Bailey was an assistant producer of St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape through a fellowship awarded by The Mission Continues.  Jeremy, a St. Louis native, is a long time consumer of St. Louis Public Radio.

Jeremy was in the U.S. Navy from 1998 to 2003. After his military service, he went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (journalism) where he was awarded the William Carlin Slattery Memorial Award in Poetry or Drama as well as a Teachers Assistantship for the English Department.

Jeremy loves public media, writing, sports, camping and, most of all, his family.

(Courtesy Six String Heroes)

For veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, playing music can provide a means of focus and escape. That's the founding idea of Six String Heroes, a non-profit organization based at Jefferson Barracks. The organization connects St. Louis area veterans with guitar lessons as a means of music therapy.

After six lessons, veterans can earn a free guitar. So far, more than 170 guitars have been awarded.