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Prison bars
Air Dates:
  • January 19, 2019
  • April 28, 2018
  • June 24, 2017

Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but several new investigations are drawing attention to the conditions in many of our nation's jails. This hour, what should a prison be?...

Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd of "We Live Here"

Two St. Louis podcasters take the conversation about race to a national level. 

Historical photo of the St. Louis Arch

Edward McPherson on The Legacy of the St. Louis Arch.

Live in St. Louis
Air Dates:
  • March 03, 2018
  • June 11, 2017

We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments present new and exciting opportunities, they are almost always by definition uncomfortable.

Bob Hansmen

One professor crosses St. Louis’ racial divide.

Street arrow

The leading researcher of forgiveness breaks down cognitive steps to letting go of trauma.

Fall leaves
Air Dates:
  • May 04, 2017

Richard Blanco’s poem begins the day after the November election, as he struggles to make sense of a new political mood.

fake news
Air Dates:
  • April 20, 2017

Poet Nick Lantz has a darkly satirical take on American culture. Lately, he’s been thinking about political spin and how politicians speak. In this interview—the third in our series ...

Vietnamese refugees
Air Dates:
  • March 30, 2017

Quan Barry is writing a new poem each week in response to current events.

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