Missouri on Mic is an oral history and journalism project from KBIA staff and students documenting stories of Missourians in the state's 200th year. Catch new episodes on KBIA 91.3 FM and KBIA.org every Monday at 8:45 AM during Morning Edition or at 4:45 PM during All Things Considered.Special thanks to the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) and True False Film Fest for partnering with KBIA on this series, and to Missouri Humanities and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) for their support for the series. Big thanks to the Burney Sisters for providing music for the project. You can follow the Burney Sisters on https://www.facebook.com/TheBurneySisters or learn more at https://theburneysisters.comTo learn more about the story behind this collaborative project and how to produce something similar in your community, check out our Tool Box website here.
Charlotte Wolpers Craig: “Southeast Missouri has long been a tremendously underserved area in terms of rescues for animals."
Charlotte Wolpers Craig spoke with the Missouri on Mic team at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff in July. She spoke about growing up in the area, and one of her lifelong passions – helping animals. She helped found the Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri, which opened a no kill shelter earlier this year.
Mike Shane: “The newspaper – they wanted weekly articles about museum exhibits, and so, I got voted to write those articles."
Mike Shane spoke with the Missouri on Mic team at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff in July. He's a writer and spoke about some of the stories from his book, “Tall Tales: Stories from the Poplar Bluff Museum.”
Sue Crites Szostak: “As I grew up, I found out that books were my passion because they took me anywhere I wanted to go.”
Sue Crites Szostak spoke with the Missouri on Mic team at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library in July. She's the director there and spoke about how books have shaped her life.
John Stanard: "The Daily American Republic’ is the successor after many, many names of the first newspaper in Butler County.”
John Stanard spoke with the Missouri on Mic team at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff in July. He spoke about his family’s long history with the newspaper industry in the area.
Diana Moxon: “As a child, I always felt like the world was this huge and exciting place… and that my adventure lay far beyond the borders of the town.”
Diana Moxon lives in Columbia and spoke with the Missouri on Mic team at the Unbound Book Festival last April, she hosts a weekly radio program called “Speaking of the Arts.” She spoke about how she ended up in Columbia, and about some of her lesser-known passions.
J.R. Patterson: “You can do whatever you want… ideas can be endless.”
J.R. Patterson spoke with the Missouri On Mic team at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff in July. He’s eight and from St. Louis., He spoke about his love of comics and making stop motion films. You can check out his work on YouTube as “ultimate_stop_motions.”