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Reflecting on changes in the region 3 years after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 9 marks the third year since the police shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, which set off a wave of protests and activism in the St. Louis region and across the nation.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, we discussed how these events have changed (or not changed) St. Louis in the three years after. We heard from myriad listeners through tweets, emails, voicemails and calls about the changes they've seen in their lives. You may click through some of their reflections in the slideshow above.

Related: What’s changed — and what hasn’t — three years after Michael Brown’s death

We also heard from St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippmann who shared what she saw during a moment of silence and memorial for Michael Brown Jr. at Canfield Green in Ferguson. 

Amy Hunter and Wesley Bell joined St. Louis on the Air in-studio on Wednesday.
Credit Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

Joining our panel on Wednesday were:

  • Wesley Bell, attorney; Ferguson City Council Member; Board Member, Ferguson Youth Initiative; Professor/Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice and Legal Issues at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
  • William Freivogel, J.D., professor, School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Amy Hunter, manager of diversity and inclusion at St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Richard Rosenfeld, Ph.D., founders professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Listen to the full conversation:

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region. 

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