Robert Joiner

Health Reporter

Robert Joiner has carved a niche in providing informed reporting about a range of medical issues.  He won a Dennis A. Hunt Journalism Award for the Beacon’s "Worlds Apart" series on health-care disparities. His journalism experience includes working at the St. Louis American and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he was a beat reporter, wire editor, editorial writer, columnist, and member of the Washington bureau.

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Health Care Economy
10:06 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Getting Ahead By Starting Over: Training To Be A Medical Assistant

Hollee Brooks aims to improve her life and the life of her children.
Credit Robert Joiner/St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon

Following years of dead-end jobs in the fast-food industry, Hollee Brooks decided to trade her restaurant uniform for scrubs, and train to become a medical technician. If she makes it through nine months of training and gets state certification and some experience, she'll earn considerably higher wages and enjoy employment benefits that usually elude those who flip hamburgers for a living. 

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Juneteenth celebrated here
11:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Juneteenth celebrated here

Some Missouri Democrats see problems for Obama out
11:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Some Missouri Democrats see problems for Obama outstate

When Betty Hearnes heard the news that Sen. Barack Obama would woo working-class and swing voters in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she thought perhaps the announcer had made a mistake.

"Somebody gave him bad advice," says the wife of former Missouri Gov. Warren E. Hearnes and secretary of the Mississippi County Democratic Committee in southeast Missouri.

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Two controversial initiative petition drives fail
11:00 pm
Sun May 4, 2008

Two controversial initiative petition drives fail

Wherever workers appeared to gather signatures for the initiative petition to bar state affirmative programs in Missouri, chances are that someone from the WeCAN organization was  standing by with a counter-argument against the petition.

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Republicans reject Paul challenge in 2nd district
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Republicans reject Paul challenge in 2nd district

Delegates who support presidential contender Ron Paul were rebuffed Saturday when they tried to participate in the GOP’s 2nd Congressional District Convention at Kirkwood High School. The action was the most dramatic event to emerge as Republicans across Missouri held conventions in the state’s nine congressional districts to elect three national convention delegates each and three alternates. Paul's forces won all three delegates in the 5th Congressional District in Kansas City and one in the 8th district in Southeast Missouri.

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Republicans reject Paul challenge in 2nd district
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Republicans reject Paul challenge in 2nd district

Delegates who support presidential contender Ron Paul were rebuffed Saturday when they tried to participate in the GOP’s 2nd Congressional District Convention at Kirkwood High School. The action was the most dramatic event to emerge as Republicans across Missouri held conventions in the state’s nine congressional districts to elect three national convention delegates each and three alternates. Paul's forces won all three delegates in the 5th Congressional District in Kansas City and one in the 8th district in Southeast Missouri.

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Missouri's superdelegates discuss their role
11:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2008

Missouri's superdelegates discuss their role

What you need to know

WHO ARE MISSOURI'S SUPERDELEGATES? 

COMMITTED TO CLINTON

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Charter schools
11:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Charter schools

Following weeks of
English and math drills, tens of thousands of public school students
are sweating through another season of Missouri Assessment Program
testing. The scores are supposed to help the public figure out, among
other things, whether charter schools are as good an investment as
traditional public schools.

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Embattled HUD Secretary Worked for Several Agencie
11:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2008

Embattled HUD Secretary Worked for Several Agencies Here

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