Wednesday, August 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 can click through some of their reflections in the slideshow above.
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.
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 Childrens Hospital
- Richard Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at 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 Edwards, Alex 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.