Documenting Destruction
5:52 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Missouri History Museum Looks For Ferguson Artifacts In Burnt Down Building

Missouri History Museum employees dig through ash and scrap metal for artifacts.
Credit Emanuele Berry | St. Louis Public Radio

Owner of Fashions R Boutique, Juanita Morris was stunned when she got the call that her shop was on fire.

“No, not my building,” Morris said. “But you know, I looked, the building next door was burning and the building across the street was burning, so I just said, 'Well I was just caught up in the middle'.”

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5:29 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Coming Friday: Wash U, History Museum Collecting Ferguson Artifacts

Listen to this "Cityscape" segment at noon Friday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live online.

The Missouri History Museum and Washington University are making sure artifacts from Ferguson are preserved.

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Riots After Grand Jury Decision
8:09 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Tips Helping Police Identify Looting Suspects In Surveillance Footage

St. Louis County Police have released this still image from surveillance footage at Mickey's Shop N Gas during looting the night the Darren Wilson grand jury was announced.
Credit Courtesy St. Louis County Police

According to St. Louis County Police, tips from the public have helped identify seven looting suspects from the night of the Darren Wilson grand jury announcement.

Those individuals are wanted for questioning, according to media relations Officer Shawn McGuire. 

"it's just a matter of time before they get picked up by police" or detectives locate the suspects, he said.

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Politics & Issues
1:45 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Urban League Creates Job-Training Program To Address Issues Raised By Ferguson

Mike McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Wednesday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Jason Rosenbaum St. Louis Public Radio

The Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson changed everything.

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Politically Speaking
9:47 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Politically Speaking: Sen. Schaefer On Budgets, Ferguson Unrest & AG Run

Credit Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

This week’s edition of Politically Speaking uses the magical power of radio to speak with Sen. Kurt Schaefer from his office in Jefferson City. 

The Columbia Republican chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which makes him one of the most influential figures in the budget-crafting process. He’s also chairing a special committee looking into Gov. Jay Nixon’s performance during the unrest in Ferguson.

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Sacred Conversations
7:34 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Congregations Make Conversations About Race A Priority

Congregation members brainstorm about race-related historical events.
Credit Emanuele Berry | St. Louis Public Radio

Martin Luther King once said that "it is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o'clock on Sunday morning."

Rev. Dietra Wise Baker says it still is, which is why Baker and more than 100 people from churches across St. Louis gathered to talk about race on Sunday. The event was the first in a series of Sacred Conversation About Race.

“The church has work to do on itself as it tries to call moral and ethical standards to the community and point the finger ...” she said. “We have to be on the road before we can invite people along for the journey.”

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10:32 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Editor's Weekly: What I Learned From The Overland Rotary

Credit Margaret Wolf Freivogel

It was still dark when the Rotary Club of Overland gathered Wednesday morning at Russo’s restaurant on Page. At a time when north St. Louis County is in the international spotlight for what’s wrong, the meeting cast a sliver of light on what’s right.

In the months since Michael Brown’s death at the hands of then-Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, North County has been at the center of a debate of cosmic proportions. It concerns long-simmering, wide-ranging issues of race, fairness and opportunity.

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Protesters at Harris-Stowe
5:22 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

MLK Day Clash At Harris-Stowe Leads To Conversation

The Rev. Dr. William G. Gillespie Residence Hall and Student Center
Credit Harris-Stowe State University website

After a heated exchange on Martin Luther King Day between protesters supporting “reclaimMLK” and Harris-Stowe State University students, the university and protesters are working to turn confrontation into conversation. On Tuesday student representatives and administrators met with a Ferguson activist to start a dialogue and “hopefully move forward as a community.”

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St. Louis on the Air
2:55 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Panel Analyzes Nixon's State Of The State Address

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during the 2014 State of the State address. The governor's speech comes amid heightened scrutiny of his actions during the Ferguson unrest and unprecedented GOP majorities in the Missouri General Assembly.
Credit Tim Bommel, House Communications

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivered his seventh State of the State address Wednesday night. On Thursday, “St. Louis on the Air” asked a panel to analyze the speech and the Republican response, starting with the headline they would have put on the speech.

“Nixon’s speech more subdued in places,” said Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio’s Missouri statehouse reporter.

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Michael Brown
4:37 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Justice Department Will Clear Wilson Of Civil Rights Charges, Say News Reports

Darren Wilson
Credit Undated video grab

The New York Times is reporting that the Department of Justice is preparing a "legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson," in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Times report did not say when the memo would be released, but it has been widely reported that Attorney General Eric Holder wanted a resolution to the case before his departure.

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