Linda Lockhart

Outreach Specialist

Outreach specialist Linda Lockhart has been telling stories for most of her life. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, she has worked at several newspapers around the Midwest, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as a reporter, copy editor, make-up editor, night city editor, wire editor, Metro Section editor and editorial writer. She served the St. Louis Beacon as analyst for the Public Insight Network, a product of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media that helps connect journalists with news sources. She continues using the PIN to help inform the news content of St. Louis Public Radio. She is a St. Louis native and lives in Kirkwood.

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Beyond Ferguson
9:33 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Reactions To Grand Jury's Decision Reflect Diversity Of Perspectives

Circus Harmony performers join with members of the Galilee Circus in July in Haifa, Israel.
Credit Photo provided by Jessica Hentoff

Jessica Hentoff has gone all the way to Israel to bring people of markedly different perspectives together. This summer, Hentoff, artistic and executive director of Circus Harmony, took members of her tumbling group, the St. Louis Arches, to the Middle East. There, the Arches joined with Arab and Israeli youth from the Galilee Circus, where they work and learned together, setting aside religious, political and cultural differences.

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Election 2014
9:19 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Voters Take Responsibility Seriously, Even When They Don't Like The Choices

Sarah Richardson

Ask a bunch of voters why they bother, especially when there are no “big races,” and Election Day is rainy and cold, and you’ll get answers like “I just always vote” or “I believe it’s important for my voice to be heard.”

Voters such as these don’t care that records show that in off-year or non-presidential elections, voter turnout is generally low, with fewer than half of registered voters bothering to show up.

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Teaching Race
9:26 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Parents, Teachers Share How They Talk About Race At Home, In Classroom

Danielle and Adam Dowd with their daughter, Alice
Credit Provided by Danielle Dowd

Like talking about the “facts of life,” or “the birds and the bees,” many parents and teachers know that discussing race and racism is necessary in helping young people learn about life.

St. Louis Public Radio reporter Tim Lloyd presented “A Teachable Moment,” a three-part series that examined how area teachers are leading discussions in their classrooms about issues raised after Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer in August.

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Race
7:20 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Black Moms Teach White Moms About Having 'The Talk' With Their Sons

Credit Provided by Missouri History Museum

When radio personality Carol Daniel and her husband, Patrick Daniel, learned she was pregnant with a boy, her first reaction was sheer joy. "I had had nightmares that I would not get married or that I would not have a child," she said.

But that joy quickly turned to anxiety. "My first thought was, 'I'm having a black man.' "

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Michael Brown
9:02 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Kirkwood Shares Lessons Learned For Healing With Ferguson

Kirkwood City Hall.
Credit Paul Sableman

Michael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., are still waiting to bury their son, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9, by a Ferguson police officer. For them, healing probably seems like something that’s still a long way off.

But for the people of Ferguson, where peaceful protests turned violent in the week since Brown’s death, steps toward healing should begin as soon as possible.

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Peaceful And Vocal
4:49 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Photo Essay: Ferguson Marchers Raise Hands, Demand Justice

A variety of people carried signs, most held hands up.
Credit Linda Lockhart | St. Louis Public Radio

More than 500 people marched along West Florissant Avenue early Saturday afternoon. The racially diverse group included young and old, families, clergy members, all walking in solidarity past the burnt-out QuikTrip. The area around the convenience store that was destroyed by looters has become a focal point in the days following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Police cars from various jurisdictions followed the last of the marchers at the end, lights flashing. A St. Louis County police officer said this was to guard against other traffic running over the marchers.

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Ferguson
1:58 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

How Can We Move Forward? St. Louisans Speak Out About Ferguson

Erica Hampton, center, with shovel, brought her children and some friends to help clean around the QuikTrip that was destroyed Sunday night when rioting broke out in Ferguson. Soon, they were joined by others.
Credit /photo by Kathryn Banks

Emotions continue to run high as people throughout the greater St. Louis area try to process the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed young man.

Peaceful protests that followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a Ferguson police officer on Saturday turned to violence on Sunday. And the chaos continued early Wednesday, when a St. Louis County officer shot and critically injured a man authorities say pointed a gun at officers near a protest site.

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Primary Election 2014
2:36 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air'

Before you step up to a voting machine in the Aug. 5 primary election, what do you need to know to help you decide who will get your vote to become your party's nominee for St. Louis County executive?
Credit (via Flickr/lowjumpingfrog)

What issues are most important to you, ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election? What might prompt you to vote for a particular candidate?

"St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh is preparing to interview the candidates who are running for St. Louis County executive, in the contested races in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we invite you to share questions you would like Marsh ask the them.

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Mother's Day
1:19 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Listen Closely To What She Says, Because Mom Usually Knows Best

Mother Frances Duggan, left, and daughter Eileen Duggan attend the 2008 alumni reunion for the St. Louis Institute of Music. Frances Duggan died in 2012.
Credit / Photo provided by Eileen Duggan

If you ever listened to you mother — really listened, you probably learned some very valuable lessons.

For Eileen Duggan, one of those lessons has served her well in her years as a piano teacher.

“She taught me the importance of establishing a studio policy, and treating the career as a business.” Duggan wrote, in response to questions through our Public Insight Network. Her mother, Frances Duggan, taught piano for 55 years. 

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Missouri Governor
11:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Remembrance: Election Night Surprise And A Colorful But Short Political Career

Joe Teasdale in his prime
Credit Missouri Archives

When young Joe Teasdale won the Missouri gubernatorial race against incumbent Christopher “Kit” Bond in 1976, few were more surprised than Teasdale himself. That fact became increasingly evident on that election night nearly 38 years ago, as a ballroom-full of supporters waited, and waited, and waited for their man to come down from his hotel suite above, and make his acceptance speech.

After learning of Teasdale's death Thursday at age 78, I had a flashback to a November night in 1976.

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