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Attica Prison entrance

The Attica Prison riot is remembered as one of the bloodiest and savage of its kind, but historian Heather Ann Thompson is challenging that familiar narrative.

Prison bars

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 — Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd — take the conversation about race to a national level with "We Live Here." 

Historical photo of the St. Louis Arch

Edward McPherson on the legacy of the St. Louis Arch.

Live in St. Louis

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

Psychologist Robert Enright breaks down cognitive steps to letting go of trauma.

Fall leaves

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

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