We Live Here

A podcast about race and class ... for people somewhere on the woke spectrum
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Nov 9, 2015
There is this term that gets thrown around in education circles that we felt needs some exploring. School to prison pipeline. It sounds like schools...
Oct 21, 2015
Racial disparities are a huge topic in education. And Missouri schools — specifically those in the St. Louis area — have been singled out as having some...
Oct 5, 2015
The arcane world of school finance in Missouri can be harder to understand than the most obscure poem or the most difficult calculus problem. But clear...
Sep 21, 2015
This is Kameel Stanley's inaugural article for St. Louis Public Radio's We Live Here project. We asked her to introduce herself. Here is what she wrote:...
Aug 24, 2015
This week's We Live Here podcast is something a little different. Recently, we've been looking at health and the way that toxic stress can impact...
Aug 9, 2015
A year after Michael Brown’s death, is the landscape around racial and economic disparities in St. Louis and beyond starting to shift? Can some changes already be seen?
Jul 28, 2015
A single school can tell us a lot about the health of the community in which it exists. It can also tell us a lot about how systemic problems with transportation, food, housing and crime adversely impact impoverished communities and the health of the people who live there.
Jul 27, 2015
Given that treating people is already a challenging task, imagine the extra challenge that comes from treating people who experience toxic stress — the stress that comes from constant exposure to poor housing conditions, lack of quality food or exposure to violence.
Jun 28, 2015
While most people think of the "Delmar Divide," as simply a line that separates a mostly white community to the south and a mostly black community to the north, the reality is that the divide represents huge disparities in health.
Jun 14, 2015
A sliver of the 1.5 million people in federal and state prisons will remain in prison for life. But the vast majority are released at some point. How does someone adjust to life outside after spending years behind bars?
May 31, 2015
Even pleading guilty to a misdemeanor can come with some other penalties. These are called collateral consequences, and they're the focus of this episode of We Live Here.
May 17, 2015
In this episode of We Live Here, we explore the price and perils of our public defender system.
May 3, 2015
On this episode of We Live Here we introduce you to four police officers who discuss not only what life is like during the day-to-day grind of work, but also the question of whether or not race makes a difference for African-American officers in majority white police departments.
Apr 20, 2015
We Live Here spent the last several weeks ramping up to explore race in St. Louis and, specifically, how systems intersect with people to create a lot of the inequality in our region ... and around the country. Now, we are moving from the general to the specific. We will spend the next several months exploring the criminal justice system.
Apr 5, 2015
This episode of We Live Here is all about talking about race without actually talking about race.
Mar 22, 2015
Now that we've looked at the jigsaw puzzle of St. Louis County, we consider the children. In a place where people from different backgrounds — and especially different races — seldom live next to each other, we ask the question: What does that mean for kids?
Mar 8, 2015
Within St. Louis' system of municipalities, people are largely divided — white, black, rich and poor. They rarely live next to each other.
Feb 27, 2015
We didn’t want to just tell another story about the inequalities that exist in our region. We wanted to tear into the issues, break apart the theory from the reality, demonstrate how the systemic problems that plague our region play out in real people’s lives. And we want to know why we still have these problems — no matter how much academic research and scholarly material there is available to explain the existence of racial inequality, why does it still exist? And so, we came up with We Live Here.
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