This Is What Democracy Sounds Like

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There is never a dull moment in the St. Louis-area social justice scene, and it can be challenging to figure out what’s going on. Listen up as host Kevin Prange gets the lowdown from key players on issues and their impacts reaching from our local St. Louis-area neighborhoods to communities across all of Missouri.

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  • Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day AND the first day of absentee voting in Missouri. Things will be kicked off with the John Lewis "Good Trouble" Voter Awareness March at 11 AM in downtown St. Louis. We talk about this event and all things voting in Missouri with Dr. Gena McClendon of the Brown School […]
  • The Missouri Department of Corrections has no unified plan for preventing the entry and spread of the COVID-19 virus in the state prison system. Each facility makes its own procedures. Some are careful and use protection; many are making no effort to control the disease. The virus has fertile ground in facilities that are crowded […]
  • The final push for the 2020 election is here, and our congregations have a goal to increase voter turn out in their neighborhoods by 20%. But our efforts are to build community power far beyond November 3. We talk with DeMarco Davidson of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) in St. Louis and Marcus Winn of Metro […]
  • This summer, Governor Mike Parson called a special session of the Missouri State Legislature to address crime. What has resulted is very detailed and can be confusing. We talk with State Representative Steve Roberts to sort through the good and bad of proposals that have been winding their way through Jefferson City, including certifying juveniles […]
  • The MCU Education Task Force has developed four demands of school districts as they educate children during the COVID-19 pandemic. And the Task Force has published a new resource for parents and teachers to use in teaching children about the issues that have created the “School to Prison Pipeline”. The activities and readings explore racism, […]