We Live Here We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and power that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson. St. Louis Public Radio reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, present podcasts, radio features, web stories and use social media for an in-depth exploration of how systemic racism impacts people as well as the well-being of our region and beyond.
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We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and power that led to the emotional eruption in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson. St. Louis Public Radio reporters Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, along with editor Shula Neuman, present podcasts, radio features, web stories and use social media for an in-depth exploration of how systemic racism impacts people as well as the well-being of our region and beyond.More from We Live Here »

Most Recent Episodes

Wage Whiplash

Earlier this summer, we got bombarded with messages and emails from people wanting to know if it was true that Missouri has snatched back a wage increase from the lowest-paid workers in St. Louis. Short answer? Yes. But today's show isn't about that short answer. It's about the long one.The story of HOW and WHY the city is locked in this battle. And the growing movement to keep up the fight to raise the standard of living for thousands of low-wage workers in this state — which now centers a lot on regular people working to get the raise back.

The woke spectrum?

On this episode we explore the idea of a woke spectrum. You longtime listeners probably knew we would end up here eventually. After all, it is our new tagline. We go through responses we've collected about the word woke and we spend time with regular people — many of them white — trying to figure out, in light of everything going on, where they fit on this spectrum. And as it turns out, our spectrum kind of, sort of has some theoretical underpinnings when it comes to racial identity. You'll just have to listen to find out what we mean.

Finding Art In Activism

Today's show is all about choices. We'll listen in as Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan, producers of the critically acclaimed documentary 'Whose Streets,' talk about their choice to make the film and how they hope it will become a lasting document. We'll also hear how a choice a good friend of ours made while covering Ferguson continues to shape the choices he makes now. A note that you won't be hearing from us much on this episode. Because on today's show, our choice is to listen.

Hands up, Mics on

On the third anniversary of Mike Brown's killing, we share the story of three playwrights who penned monologues about their experiences as black men in America. This is part 1 of two shows we're using to explore to art and activism. Part 2 will drop later in August.

So you think you're an ally?

Is there a right and a right and a wrong way to be an ally? Are you doing it right? Do you even know what it is? Maybe you should take our quiz to find out. In this episiode, we give what we call "The Ally Quiz" to two best friends, and have their answers scored by one of St. Louis' most dynamic race scholars. And then, we reveal a twist. Follow along then go to www.welivehere.show to take the quiz yourself (or give it to someone). Then share the results with us in a voice memo — emailed to info@welivehere.show.

Removing Confederate Monuments: Why Now and What's Next?

Earlier this spring, the nation was transfixed with the fight in New Orleans over the removal of its confederate monuments. That spread to other cities — including here in St. Louis, which just removed a confederate memorial from its lauded and most famous public park. So what now? We swoop in, and with help from BackStory's Nathan Connolly, try to unearth some conclusions and next steps.

Curious Mayor

In this episode, we get a seemingly simple question from a regular guy who wants St. Louis to do better around race and economic progress. And then we take that question to woman who wants the same, and just so happens to have recently come into a considerable amount of power.

Jesus was black

Hey everyone, we're official back! On the first episode of season three, a very, very special guest helps Tim and Kameel explore the white washing of Jesus. And we meet a local minister who's trying to help his mostly white congregation rethink was Jesus looked like.

We're baaaaaaaaaack...almost

Get pumped - Season 3 of your favorite race and class podcast from St. Louis is back June 13! Subscribe now. Jesus wants you to. We'll explain later :)

Insurance Insecurity

We cap our second season by examining the ultimate system, one that can literally make the difference between life and death: the healthcare system. In particular concerns about what changes could be coming to the Affordable Care Act and how one group in Missouri tried to come up with an alternate health insurance system.

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