Just over a year ago, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, upended the national conversation about race and justice in America. In St. Louis, that conversation continues. As The Takeaway broadcasts from St. Louis Public Radio, community members and a live studio audience explain what has and hasn't changed in their corner of the world since Brown's death. Guests include Felicia Pulliam, a member of the Ferguson Commission; Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, a pastor, author, theologian, and organizer in St. Louis; and Amy Hunter, director of racial justice for the Greater St. Louis YWCA.
The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. According to the committee, the group was selected "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia."
Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, reviews the new biopic "Steve Jobs" and the Neverland-inspired film "Pan." There's also a special twist in front of a live audience.
The St. Louis National Gateway Arch celebrates its 50th birthday this year, a monument that John Hockenberry says "rises from the ancient banks of the Mississippi River like some calling card left by intergalactic aliens."
The Takeaway talks with the host of Gun Talk Radio, we broadcast live from St. Louis, and a foreign war correspondent drops by.