St. Louis Public Radio http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Live Updates: Almost A Peaceful Night In Ferguson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-updates-almost-peaceful-night-ferguson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is where you can find the latest updates from our newsroom and reliable community sources on reaction to the police-involved fatal shooting of Michael Brown.</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/michael-brown"><span style="background-color: rgb(234, 234, 234);"><b>All related coverage</b></span></a></li></ul><p></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:50:04 +0000 Kelsey Proud & St. Louis Public Radio 38769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Updates: Almost A Peaceful Night In Ferguson Press Commentary: What Are Pundits Saying About Ferguson? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/press-commentary-what-are-pundits-saying-about-ferguson <p><strong>Call for patience and peace</strong></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:24:10 +0000 Donna Korando 39027 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Press Commentary: What Are Pundits Saying About Ferguson? St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-community-offers-prayers-undocumented-children <p>Whether or not St. Louis will play host to migrant children who are part of the Central American border surge is still unclear. In the meantime, community members are praying.</p><p>Nearly 70 people gathered at Tower Grove Park for a prayer vigil for migrant children.</p><p>The vigil was hosted by a coalition of organizations that, along with St. Louis and St. Louis County, applied for federal grants to help house undocumented youth from Central America.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:52:16 +0000 Emanuele Berry 39026 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children As Tensions Run High In Ferguson, Webster Students Stage Peaceful Protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tensions-run-high-ferguson-webster-students-stage-peaceful-protest <p>As tension continues to run high in Ferguson in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, about 75 people gathered on the campus of Webster University for a peaceful protest.</p><p>Chants of “hands up, don’t shoot!” and “no justice, no peace!” echoed off buildings on Webster Grove’s leafy streets. Students held signs that read, “Why should I fear being a black man?” and “United we stand.”</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:25:55 +0000 Tim Lloyd 39025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Tensions Run High In Ferguson, Webster Students Stage Peaceful Protest Preview: How Are Religious Leaders Responding To Ferguson? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preview-how-are-religious-leaders-responding-ferguson <p><em>This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Wednesday; this story will be updated after the show. You can <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php" target="_blank">listen live</a>.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As communities seek leaders, members of the clergy are responding.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>After the death of Michael Brown, followed by looting, riots, peaceful protests and arrests, local clergy and religious congregations are responding to the turmoil in Ferguson. On Wednesday, we will talk to some of those leaders:</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Erica Smith 39021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preview: How Are Religious Leaders Responding To Ferguson? Pandemonium Or Peace In Ferguson? Depends On If It’s Night Or Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pandemonium-or-peace-ferguson-depends-if-it-s-night-or-day <p></p><p>The daily routine in the city of Ferguson has become one of turmoil and tear gas by night and cleanup and cooperation by day.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tear-gas-flies-again-ferguson-violence-reduced">More than 50 people were arrested and two were shot as agitators clashed with authorities in Ferguson Monday night.</a> Much of the action took place at the intersection of Canfield Road and West Florissant Avenue.</p><p>But just a few hours later, the sun rose over a very different scene at Canfield and West Florissant, where Red’s BBQ is located.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:23:46 +0000 Nancy Fowler 39017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pandemonium Or Peace In Ferguson? Depends On If It’s Night Or Day What Will It Take To End The Violence In Ferguson? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-will-it-take-end-violence-ferguson <p>Most people want the nightly violence in the streets of Ferguson to end.</p><p>But getting there could take a while.</p><p>The protestors who have been gathering daily in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 say they just want justice done.</p><p>For many, that means seeing police officer Darren Wilson arrested and imprisoned.</p><p>But Washington University public health professor Darrell Hudson said short of that, providing more information about the investigations would help.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:04:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 39024 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Will It Take To End The Violence In Ferguson? Nixon Sticking With McCulloch, Who Has No Plans To Step Out of Ferguson Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-sticking-mcculloch-who-has-no-plans-step-out-ferguson-case <p><strong>(Updated 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19)</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement late Tuesday to make clear that he has no plans to replace St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch as the head of the investigation into the Ferguson police shooting that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.</p><p>To replace McCulloch, as some seek, would add "potential legal uncertainty'' that could affect any prosecution of the officer involved, Nixon said.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:25:03 +0000 Jo Mannies 39023 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Sticking With McCulloch, Who Has No Plans To Step Out of Ferguson Case Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-chaos-ferguson-another-police-shooting <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Amid+The+Chaos+In+Ferguson%2C+Another+Police+Shooting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Allow peace to settle in. That's the plea from leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today. They released a statement pledging action in response to more than a week of unrest there. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 39018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doctors-without-borders-what-we-need-contain-ebola With the continuous uptick in the number of cases and deaths in the current Ebola outbreak, the few agencies that are on ground are stretched thin.<p>That includes <a href="http://www.msf.org/">Doctors Without Borders</a>, also known as MSF. It's one of the main health care providers in West Africa, where there are more than <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_08_19_ebola/en/">2,000 cases</a> of Ebola and 1,200 deaths. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:28:00 +0000 39020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola