This report follows one in January, when talk show host Don Marsh and his guests discussed wide-ranging voter moods on St. Louis on the Air. Two months later, it's clear that collectively, many PIN sources are very unhappy.
As part of a project with NPR's “Morning Edition” PIN sources joined the conversation on "St. Louis on the Air," sharing their emotions that ranged from amazement to worry about the 2016 presidential election.
Gov. Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard to help rain-weary communities deal with near-record flooding. In Arnold, PIN source Charles Huey told how his friends are fighting the rising water.
This week’s show started with a simple question as we followed the recent shakeups at Mizzou. After a wave of protests over racial incidents on campus and subsequent resignation of Tim Wolfe, who on Nov. 9 stepped down from his post as university system president, we talked to black alumni, including several PIN sources.
In following up on a response by a PIN source, St. Louis Public Radio reported on how domestic violence shelters in Illinois are struggling to provide services as the state continues to operate without a budget.
For many former students of the University of Missouri-Columbia, events of recent weeks bring back memories. Some are good, but many are not. PIN sources shared how racial bias has always been part of the sub-text of their Mizzou experience.