FALL 2015: SUSPENDED FUTURES

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The Nine Network of Public Media worked with students throughout the fall on the topic of school discipline and suspensions, in coordination with our Suspended Futures town hall coverage.

Learn more about the producers (aka the interns) of the Fall 2015 class here.

Nine Network AG Interns - Lt. Perri Johnson

Lt. Perri Johnson of the St. Louis Police Department talks about his thoughts and views on suspension rates, youth and law enforcement relationships with interns of the Nine Network of Public Media.

Nine Network AG Interns - Michael Reynolds

Mr. Michael Reynolds, a former after-school baseball coach, gives his thoughts about his concerns of the "Zero Tolerance Policy" and how they put African-American students at an disadvantage compared to their white counterparts.

Nine Network AG Interns - Cardinal Ritter Principal Michael Blackshear

Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Principal Michael Blackshear shared his views on alternatives to school suspensions, programs that should be implemented to prevent student misbehavior.

Suspended Futures Town Hall - Awareness

The following segment is produced by the Fall  2015 American Graduate Interns. In the video we discuss suspension rates and how they are effecting the youth. We interviewed several community leaders such as: Kenneth E. Woods Licensed Clinical Social Worker St. Louis County, Tammy Vaugh-Walker Community Engagement for Ready by 21 St. Louis, and Mary Karr Chairman of Board and President of St. Louis Urban debate Leagues.

Suspended Futures Town Hall - Solutions

In the video we discuss alternatives to school suspension. We interviewed several community leaders such as: Kenneth E. Woods Licensed Clinical Social Worker St. Louis County, Tammy Vaugh-Walker Community Engagement for Ready by 21 St. Louis, and a group of Washington University and Saint Louis University students.

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