On Tuesday's St. Louis on the Air, contributing host Steve Potter was joined by St. Louis Public Radio Executive Editor Shula Neuman to discuss protests and response to the not-guilty verdict of Jason Stockley in the St. Louis region.
Neuman said Tuesday was declared a "self-care day" by protest organizers, with no planned protests but for an afternoon interfaith prayer service in the works.
She also discussed the past 24 hours of protest in the region, including that which took place on a rainy Monday night in front of St. Louis' Justice Center.
On the program, we also heard from listeners who left voicemails about their reactions to the verdict. Some who had moved from the region said they did so because of the segregation and racism they experienced while living here. Another mentioned she felt "shame" at the news of verdict.
We're still looking for your voices and perspectives. We're leaving our voicemail line open for the next few days. Give us a call, leave a message about what you're feeling after the verdict and days of protests, along with your first and last name and where you're calling from: 314-329-4937. We may use your comments on a coming program.
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.