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Ferguson and Beyond

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Sep 2, 2014 3:55 PM

The recent shooting death of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked renewed national discussions about racial tensions, police actions and more. NPR’s Michel Martin moderates a much needed and serious conversation with community leaders. The audience also participates in the discussion.  Join St. Louis Public Radio and community leaders for a conversation recorded live on August 28 about race, law enforcement and more in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown.  Panelists include:

  • Daniel Isom, retired St. Louis police chief and current professor of policing and the community at UMSL.
  • Rita Days, former Missouri state senator and current Democratic director of the St. Louis County Election Board.
  • The Rev. Willis Johnson, pastor of Wellspring Church, Ferguson.
  • James Knowles, mayor of Ferguson.
  • Kimberly McKinney, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.

WITF presents this conversation to you Friday September 5 8:00pm-10:00pm on 89.5 & 93.3.  This replaces the Friday broadcast of OnPoint. 

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  • lynnko img 2014-09-05 19:57

    I'm just wondering, when this all plays out and we find out the police officer was justified in his actions, will anyone apologize to the police officer or to all the hard working police officers across this country that are put in difficult situations every day. It is a shame the way the media and quite frankly the politicians have handled this case. If there was anything negative about this officers past we would have heard about it. Not one thing has been said. I think this officer is credible and acted to save his own life and others.