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
11:33 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Rundown: Police, Courts And Racial Disparities

Police lined the sidewalk in front of the Justice Center in Clayton.
Nancy Fowler | 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 and beyond

After Two Police Shootings, Questions Emerge About Use Of Force

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Week In Review
12:18 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Rundown: Voters, Elected Officials Have Responsibility To Ferguson

Deborah D. Ahmed was in Ferguson to try to register people to vote.
Willis Ryder Arnold | 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.

The way forward in Ferguson

Events In Ferguson Spur Political Action, Search For New Voters

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Week In Review
11:44 am
Fri September 12, 2014

The Rundown: How Does Region Move Forward After Ferguson?

Charlie Marion of O'Fallon, Mo.
Linda Lockhart | 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.

Now what? How does our region respond to Ferguson?

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Week In Review
2:38 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

The Rundown: While Struggling With Shooting, Ferguson Looks To Solutions

Eric Holder
Credit Jim Howard | 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. With Ferguson continuing to dominate the news, this edition of the Rundown looks at the stories that get behind the daily headlines.

In Ferguson

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Week In Review
3:43 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

The Rundown: Behind The Headlines In Ferguson

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. With Ferguson continuing to dominate the news, this edition of the Rundown looks at our coverage this week that strived to tell the stories behind the daily headlines.

Being there

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Week In Review
2:08 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

The Rundown: Shooting Death In Ferguson Puts Community In National Spotlight

David Broome, 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.

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Week In Review
10:49 am
Fri August 8, 2014

The Rundown: Past Heritage, Future Choices

Credit Image by Brent Jones | 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.

Looking ahead

Stenger, Stream Highlight Same Issues As Each Campaigns For Change

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Week In Review
11:34 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Rundown: St. Louis Welcomes Refugees, Artists And Memories

Mayor Francis Slay is expected to announce plans to seek federal money to help Central American children.
Credit (St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

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.

For the children

St. Louis Region Could Offer Temporary Shelter, Care To Migrant Children From South America

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Primary Election 2014
10:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

What You Need To Know About Candidates In August Primary

Clockwise from left: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa and Steve Stenger
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio

If you have watched any television lately, you'll have seen the barrage of ads in the Democratic race for St. Louis County executive -- one of the major races on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. County Executive Charlie Dooley, the incumbent for the past decade, is arguably in the political fight of his life with County Councilman Steve Stenger. While Dooley and Stenger are duking it out, House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa are waging a below the radar campaign.

Meet the candidates for county exec

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Primary Election 2014
2:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Do You Know Your Amendments? Here's A Cheat Sheet On Ballot Measures

Most of the $4.8 billion to be raised by the transportation tax would go to building and repairing roads and bridges.
Credit /Via Flickr/ KOMU news, Manu Bhandari

The road to improvement — or a dead end? The transportation tax, or Amendment 7, would raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent for 10 years to fund transportation improvements across the state.

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