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We Have New Hosts!

We Live Here Season 5 Team
David Kovaluk
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(L-R) Co-host/producer Ashley Winters, Associate Producer Lauren Brown, and Co-host/producer Jia Lian Yang.

We’ve got new hosts! We know it’s a big change, but trust us, we care deeply about issues of race and class. And we want you to get to know us.

In our introductory episode, members of the new team have an honest conversation on how race and class have affected their lives. Co-host and Producer Ashley Renee, a St. Louis native, dives into her first experience with racism as a child. Co-host and Producer Jia Lian tells us how she experienced racism from the perspective of an activist. Associate Producer Lauren Brown explains how racism showed up at her doorstep when she was a college student.

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Ashley Winters
Jia Lian Yang holds both a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary. She is the co-founder of the St. Louis-based Who Raised You? podcast, which explores culture and family with a focus on stories from people of color. The show won the Arts & Education Council of St. Louis’ 2018 stARTup competition. And this year, St. Louis Magazine’s editors named it the best local podcast.
Lauren Brown holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri where she also studied Social Justice. Lauren joined St. Louis Public Radio in June 2019 as an associate producer for the We Live Here podcast. In March 2020 she became the co-host and producer for We Live Here.

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