54 episodes

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, "Under The Arch." Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them. 

Under The Arch ArchCity Defenders & Action St. Louis

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, "Under The Arch." Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them. 

    Under the Arch: Artists of the Movement

    Under the Arch: Artists of the Movement

    How does our creativity ignite the soul of social movements and turn our visions into reality? This week, come along for a dive into the intersection of social change and creative expression with two St. Louis natives using art to fight for access and equity in our community. Damon Davis is an Emmy-award winning Post-Disciplinary Artist, Founder of @wearefarfetched, & Co-Director of @whosestreets. His work extends across many different mediums and his storytelling explores how identi...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 5: "What's Next for the Workhouse" ft. Inez Bordeaux

    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 5: "What's Next for the Workhouse" ft. Inez Bordeaux

    After emptying the notoriously hellish Workhouse jail in June of 2022, the City of St. Louis promised the community would decide what happens to the site and the land around it. It established a committee of people impacted by the jail to survey the community and put forward a proposal to re-envision the site, which has since been released. But this spring, the Jones administration ignored the community’s recommendations and announced plans to continue St. Louis’ history of disappearing vulne...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 4: "The Power of Workers" ft. Jeremy Al-Haj

    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 4: "The Power of Workers" ft. Jeremy Al-Haj

    Picket lines are in the headlines. Recently, there’s been a surge of energy and attention on the labor movement, particularly union strikes. But at the same time, worker unionization is at an all-time low. This week, we ask: what’s the current state of the labor movement and what role does labor play in achieving equity for all? To answer our questions, we're joined this episode by Jeremy Al-Haj, founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Workers Center, who speaks about how to unio...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 3: "Growing Food, Building Community" ft. Nick Speed

    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 3: "Growing Food, Building Community" ft. Nick Speed

    ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, "Under The Arch." Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them. In this episode, Nick Speed, Founder & Executive Director of Ujima, joins us to talk about food apartheid, community engagement with environmental and food justice issues, and how local Black...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 2: "Powerful People, Worthy Places" ft. Dara Eskridge

    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 2: "Powerful People, Worthy Places" ft. Dara Eskridge

    ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, "Under The Arch." Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them. In this episode, our hosts speak with Invest STL CEO Dara Eskridge about the good, the bad, and the ugly of community development in St. Louis. Some efforts prioritize residents’ histories, resou...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 1: "Taking Action for Abortion Rights in Missouri" ft. Mallory Schwarz

    Under the Arch | S5 Ep. 1: "Taking Action for Abortion Rights in Missouri" ft. Mallory Schwarz

    ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis return with Season 5 of the premiere collaborative podcast, "Under The Arch,” where your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them.To kick off our fifth season, we talk about an issue permeating our political landscape and personal lives: abortion. Blake and Kayla talk to Mallory Schwarz, Executive Director o...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Urse ,

Fantastic

I just moved here and I love learning from them!

Wilhomenah ,

Great Pod, weekly episodes needed

I hope this podcast will receive increased funds for at least the next few months so they can produce a weekly episode. With the current situation in St. Louis I would very much like to hear local voices who are on the side of the people.

arch fan! ,

Great pod.

Two of the smartest people in this country - could listen to them read a grocery list and I’d still learn something!!!

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