Episode One: Bridge to the Alamo

 New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St Louis, MO.

New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St Louis, MO.

When The Bridge Outreach permanently closed its doors on June 30, 2016, New Life Evangelistic Center became the only emergency homeless shelter in downtown Saint Louis. Our story is about a standstill between this one shelter and the downtown residents/city officials who petitioned and voted to restrict New Life's capacity. If New Life loses this case, downtown Saint Louis will become one big geographic hole in homeless services while north Saint Louis becomes the new hub.

This story was produced over a 5-week period by Nicholas Borella, Serxhio Hoxha, Lauren Kersey, and Amelie Rode in partnership with Nathaniel Rivers's New Media Writing course. For a behind-the-scenes peak at the production of this story, see Lauren's Field Journal.

Episode Two: The Exorcist Story

 DuBourg Hall circa 1915.

DuBourg Hall circa 1915.

The story of the exorcism of "Robbie Mannheim" in 1949 is one everyone at Saint Louis University knows. However, no one has exactly the same version. Our story follows these various versions, exploring not the veracity of each but their circulation in and around Saint Louis University. Where did we hear it? From whom did we hear it? Why do we care?

This story was produced over a 5-week period by Byron Gilman-Hernandez, Tyler Groves, Jun Guan, and Abdullah Sindi in partnership with Nathaniel Rivers's New Media Writing course.

Episode Three: A Night Abroad 

 South Grand at dusk.

South Grand at dusk.

Is it possible to have an experience of "going abroad" without leaving Saint Louis? In this episode of Saint Louis Stories, a group of students serves up a small taste of the international cuisine available in the South Grand neighborhood. 

This story was produced over a 5-week period by Colten Biro, SJ, Anushka Narawane, Erin Nelson, and Sadie Stipanovich in partnership with Nathaniel Rivers's New Media Writing course.

Episode Four: After Hours

 A punchcard system.

A punchcard system.

After Hours is a five part podcast series that examines how a person’s occupation or lack of an occupation has an affect on themselves and their family. The findings from these interviews are then connected to larger issues occurring in the world. The participants of this podcast come from one family in the St. Louis area. For the safety of the participants and their places of work, the participants’ names and workplaces are kept anonymous and their voices are modulated.

This story is part of project produced over a 16-week period by Emily Jaboor.

 
 
 The After Hours Family Tree.

The After Hours Family Tree.

In this episode After Hours I interview a warehouse worker who I call “W” to see how his work affects his life after hours. 

 
 
 The network of relationships in After Hours.

The network of relationships in After Hours.

In this episode of After Hours I interview a woman that I refer to as “Y”. “Y” is the wife of the warehouse worker I interviewed in episode 1 that I called “W”. While “W” revealed how his work affected his health, “Y” reveals how her husband’s work has affected their marriage and their social life.

 
 
 Wheelchair controls.

Wheelchair controls.

In this episode of After Hours I interview a woman that I refer to as “D”. “D” is the mother of “Y” who I interviewed in episode 2.  In this interview, “D” reveals why she has been able to be so helpful in her daughter’s marriage during tough times and reveals how her own employment status affects her and her family’s life.

 
 
 A US Navy frigate at sea.

A US Navy frigate at sea.

In this episode of After Hours I interview a Vietnam War Veteran, “N”, and his wife, “K”.  “N” and “K” describe their experiences during “N”’s enlistment and deployment. They also discuss how they handle their daughter “D”’s disability and how it has affected their relationships.

 
 
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In this episode of After Hours I interview a nursing student who I refer to as “S”. “S” describes her experiences of balancing work and school. She also discusses how the illnesses of her mother and grandparents affect her. 

Episode 5: Coming Soon

In the fall of 2016, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) opened the exhibit Kelly Walker: Direct Drive. In this three-part series, CAM staff discuss the Learning and Engagement Department’s responsibilities as the museum grapples with controversy and change. 

This story is part of project produced over a 16-week period by Lauren Terbrock.