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We Live Here Awards

  • 2020 - Empower Missouri Media Award

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020 Empower Missouri selected We Live Here as the recipient of its annual Media Award.

    The award description is as follows: Media coverage can play an important role in both illuminating the experiences of people facing injustices and drawing attention to justice work happening in our community. The Media Award is given to a journalist or reporter or media outlet whose work serves the purpose of challenging injustice and advancing the well-being of all people in Missouri.

    A significant history of media coverage that highlights the experiences of marginalized communities and/or the work of justice-minded individuals and groups

    A passionate commitment to social justice demonstrated by stories that challenge injustice, advance the well-being of vulnerable persons, and encourage civic engagement.

  • 2020 - Nominated For Launchcode Moonshot - The Commitment Award

    We Live Here was one of Launchcode’s 2020 Moonshot Nominees for The Commitment Award, which honors the organizations & individuals working hard, and without compromise or backing down in the face of tough odds.

  • 2019 - Kaleidoscope Award

    Small/Large Market Radio

    Nuisance or Nonsense, from the We Live Here podcast

    For more than three years and across nearly 80 episodes, the We Live Here podcast from St. Louis Public Radio and PRX has harnessed the power of personal narratives to shed light on systemic racism in St. Louis, Missouri. Born out of the unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the podcast represents St. Louis Public Radio’s lasting commitment to covering diverse communities beyond episodic flashpoints.

    The reach of We Live Here continues to extend outside the bounds of traditional audio journalism. Local government agencies now use episodes in mandatory equity training, professors have added episodes to their curriculum and some listeners have said they even use episodes as part of their self-care.

    “Nuisance or Nonsense” exemplifies how the producers of We Live Here create episodes on continued racial disparities that are specific and deep. The episode is the first of four that examine allegations that the St. Louis suburb of Maplewood was using its nuisance ordinance in a way that illegally discriminated against victims of domestic abuse, people of color and the disabled.

  • 2018 - EHOC Open Door Award

    On October 11, 2018. Tim and Kameel will be recognized by the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council (EHOC) for helping to “further fair housing in St. Louis.”

  • 2018 - Excellence in Poverty Journalism - Audio/Visual

    On July 11, 2018, Arch City Defenders recognized Tim and Kameel as “Excellence in Poverty Journalism” award finalists. The two were nominated for producing substantive pieces that shine a light on issues of great importance to marginalized communities. Learn more about the honor.

  • 2017 - Edward R. Murrow Award - Best News Documentary

    We Live Here received this regional Edward R. Murrow award for its “Suspended Futures” episode.

  • 2017 - Public Radio New Directors Award - Second Place

    We Live Here earned second place in the PRNDI Award podcast category for large markets.

  • 2017 - Kaleidoscope Award - Large Radio Market Category

    The We Live Here team was awarded this international honor from the Radio Television and Digital News Association for “achievements in the coverage of diversity.”

  • 2017 - National Award for Education Reporting - Broadcast Category

    We Live Here received the Education Writers Association's award for the “Suspended Futures” episode.