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Emanuele Berry

A farewell to St. Louis Public Radio’s Emanuele Berry

Jul 27, 2015
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During her St. Louis Public Radio Race, Culture and Diversity Fellowship, Emanuele Berry has reported in this city at a dynamic and critical time. As her year-long fellowship comes to a close, “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh spoke with Berry about her work in St. Louis and her next steps.

Reporting on Ferguson

We live here.

Those are the words that we found ourselves saying in the months after Michael Brown was fatally shot last August by then-police officer Darren Wilson.

Those are also the words we've chosen as the name for an effort we're beginning today. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-media project that we hope will shed some light on the very tangible racial issues that seemed to be at the heart of the unrest and protests that swept our region — and eventually the rest of the country — during the last few months of 2014.

Monday marked six months since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Since then, there have been many conversations about race, municipalities and use of force. Protests have been organized throughout the St. Louis region. And several commissions and organizations have been created.

Friday afternoon, Ron Johnson of Missouri State Highway Patrol asks protester to keep the peace in Ferguson over the course of the night.
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In a special, live evening edition of "St. Louis on the Air," we discussed the grand jury's decision regarding the August shooting death of Michael Brown by police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson.

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