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In Tune is a two-hour weekly broadcast which focuses on issues that impact and connects our community and the greater St. Louis area. We discuss and reflect on issues such as: the arts, crime, education, employment, faith, finance, food, history, housing, humor, and justice. The show is co-hosted by Ellie Wharton and Arnold Stricker.

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In Tune is a two-hour weekly broadcast which focuses on issues that impact and connects our community and the greater St. Louis area. We discuss and reflect on issues such as: the arts, crime, education, employment, faith, finance, food, history, housing, humor, and justice. The show is co-hosted by Ellie Wharton and Arnold Stricker.

    Part II: Challenging the Mythology of the Lost Cause

    Part II: Challenging the Mythology of the Lost Cause

    How much have we spent and are still spending to support the Conferderacy? Brian Palmer, Peabody award-winning journalist and photographer based in Richmond, Virginia discusses "The Costs of the Confederacy" which he co-authored for the Smithsonian Magazine.
    https://www.brianpalmer.photos/

    • 40 min
    Part III: A Historical View of Monuments and Memorials

    Part III: A Historical View of Monuments and Memorials

    Dr. Warren Rosenblum, Chair of the History, Politics, & International Relations (HPIR) Department at Webster University in St. Louis provides a historical perspective of monuments as artifacts of history. What are the dangers if any in removing them?
    http://www.webster.edu/arts-and-sciences/faculty/rosenblum.html

    • 30 min
    Juneteeth: Freedom Day: Emancipation Day: All Things Juneteenth

    Juneteeth: Freedom Day: Emancipation Day: All Things Juneteenth

    Lee Jordan, Midwest and State Director for National Juneteeth Observance Foundation (NJOF) describes the history and activities surrounding Juneteenth.
    https://www.facebook.com/Juneteenth-Speaks-114193420316980/
    https://www.facebook.com/NATIONAL-JUNETEENTH-OBSERVANCE-FOUNDATION-NJOF-407747120555/
    http://nationaljuneteenth.com/

    • 35 min
    Part I: Confederate Monuments-Where Do We Go From Here?

    Part I: Confederate Monuments-Where Do We Go From Here?

    In part one, we discuss Confederate monuments and their prevalence, funding, location, timing of their installation in light of history, and what to do with them.

    • 46 min
    In the Aftermath: Reflections from James Williams on Minneapolis and George Floyd

    In the Aftermath: Reflections from James Williams on Minneapolis and George Floyd

    James Williams has been a resident of Minneapolis for over 30 years. A native of St. Louis, the actor and director reflects on two stories: 1) A white woman in Central Park calling the police on a black birdwatcher that asked her to leash her dog; and, 2) A white policeman with his full weight on the neck of a black man as the life and breath slowly left his body, with the crowd around him pleading to lift up his weight before the man expired. "I was struck by the expression on both faces that reflected the power and control they possessed in both situations."

    • 46 min
    Growing Up St. Louis

    Growing Up St. Louis

    With over 100 interviews, Jim Merkel compiled a book of memories that takes a walk through time. What was it like to live through COVID-19? Jim recorded that information in his book along with memories of visits to the 1904 World's Fair, Ted Drewes, and a special story about Yogi Berra or is it Yogi Bear? Well you'll have to read the book to find out.
    https://jimmerkelthewriter.com/
    https://reedypress.mybigcommerce.com/growing-up-st-louis-looking-back-through-the-decades/

    • 34 min

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