Susan Hegger

Politics and Issues Editor

Susan Hegger comes to St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon as the politics and issues editor, a position she has held at the Beacon since it started in 2008.

Previously, she was at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 20 years. During that time, she was an editorial writer; the arts and entertainment editor; and finally the assistant managing editor for features overseeing the paper's entertainment, lifestyle and features sections. She also did stints as restaurant food critic and Washington reporter.

Susan started her journalism career at The Riverfront Times, where she eventually became the editor.
Susan graduated from Ursuline Academy and Washington University (in anthropology). Her passion is travel, and she is always planning her next adventure. Closer to home, she is also a dedicated runner, who can be found most days on the path in Forest Park.

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Week In Review
11:54 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Rundown: Is Corruption A Code Word For Race?

Charlie Dooley
Credit Rebecca Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

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Black, white and gray

For Some, Dooley's Comments On Race, Corruption Hit A Nerve

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Beyond Ferguson
10:20 am
Sat December 13, 2014

'National Day of Resistance' Features Marches In Washington, New York And Across The Country

Protest organizer Juliette Iacovino shouts into a bullhorn.
Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

WASHINGTON -- Thousands took to the streets Saturday in cities across the country for a so-called “National Day of Resistance” to protest the decision of grand juries not to indict police officers for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York.

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Week In Review
12:47 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

The Rundown: Ferguson's Shadow Looms Over Protests, Police, Politics

On the outskirts of Rosebud, Mo.
Provided by the St. Louis American

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Ferguson: Protests, police and politics

Rosebud Residents Denounce Racist Displays Targeting NAACP March

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Week In Review
1:46 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

The Rundown: After Grand Jury Decision, Change Is Still On The Agenda

One of the many plywood murals that appeared in Ferguson after the grand jury decision.
Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

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After the grand jury, change is still on the agenda

Can St. Louis Business Owners Help Push For Systemic Change?

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Week In Review
3:40 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Rundown: Poised For Change In Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, swears in the members of the Ferguson commission.
Bill Greenblatt | UPI

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

The future of Ferguson

Ferguson Commission: Meet The Members

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Week In Review
12:57 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

The Rundown: Reform, Reflection, Reaction To Ferguson

A protester on Aug. 16 in Ferguson
Credit Durrie Bouscaren / St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Ferguson: Reform, reflection, reaction

Two Visions Of Municipal Court Reform

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Staff Picks
10:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

15 Mini Reviews For The St. Louis International Film Festival

Credit website

Updated 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 with new review.

The St. Louis International Film Festival is underway with enough options to ensure that almost everyone can find something of interest.

Some of us in the newsroom of St. Louis Public Radio checked out the list of offerings and asked to review films that caught our interest. As you check out our mini reviews, you should know that several of the movies we requested were not available and that some of us asked for more than time permitted. These are just a taste of what is available.

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Week In Review
1:30 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

The Rundown: Local Leaders, Elected And Not, Set Off In New Directions

St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger talks to St. Louis Public Radio reporters the day after the election.
Credit Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Once and future leaders

Stenger In-Depth Interview: 'We Need To Move Forward Together ... Now'

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2014 General Election
8:18 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Results At A Glance For Key Missouri, Illinois Races

Credit (via Flickr/lowjumpingfrog)

Here are the latest — and in most cases final — results from some of the most competitive Missouri and Illinois races. For details, go to the Missouri secretary of state, the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners.

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Week In Review
1:40 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

The Rundown: Challenges Facing Candidates And Voters

St. Louis Public Radio aired the first public debate between two candidates for St. Louis County executive, Democrat Steve Stenger (left) and Republican Rick Stream (right).
Credit Rebecca Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Election 2014

Next St. Louis County Executive Faces Big Challenge Turning North County Around

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