Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Left Bank Books
CWE Radiophiles brings you We Listen Here with Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley!
Join CWE Radiophiles: A Podcast Club for an evening with Tim Lloyd and Kameel Stanley, the hosts and producers of St. Louis Public Radio and PRX podcast, We Live Here. We're thrilled to share this exciting opportunity to hear from Tim and Kameel about their St. Louis-based podcast addressing the issues of race and class in our own backyards.
CWE Radiophiles is a community-organized assembly devoted to podcast education and exploration. Those of open ears and open minds come together to dissect, devour and discuss new ideas inspired by monthly podcast selections. We will broach an array of topics and genres from the vast selection of exceptional programming provided by this booming toast to traditional radio storytelling.
Suggested Listening - Tim & Kameel's Favorite Episodes of We Live Here
Jesus Was Black
What the producers say: Two words: Creative Breakthrough. Plus, I mean, it’s Jesus!
So, you think you’re an ally?
What the producers say: Who says we can’t laugh when talking about race and class? We do all the time, and in this episode, we let some of that behind the scenes chemistry show. And, we took another leap (for a pair of crusty journalists): we made stuff up! Our quiz, that is.
Revolution from Within
What the producers say: We Live Here is not a news show. Yet we also know that when breaking news happen, especially around issues of race and class, there is sometimes an expectation for us to respond and/or a desire on our part to lend our perspective. This is an example of how we think to pull it off -- by stepping back, letting time pass and coming at situations from a different door that can hopefully illuminate things that aren’t part of the daily news.
What the producers say: Stories are all around around us, and they are often profound -- if you listen. We met Christine by chance and in the course of a few minutes, knew that her feelings about her own family’s role in St. Louis’ story of segregation was an important one. And, that it would likely resonate with many others in our region. Sharing everyday stories like hers, and those of the poet who plays an important role in her journey, are what makes our show different, and powerful.
Nuisance or Nonsense
What the producers say: This story gets at the heart of what We Live Here originally set out to do -- examine with a critical eye, and hold accountable -- societal systems and policies that often have a wildly different impact on people depending on race and class. It’s also just a compelling narrative with real-life stakes.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.