Inside the Post-Dispatch
About This Show
Get behind-the-scenes happenings at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as you hear how some of our stories came together. Hear from our reporters and editors on various topics such as politics, features, what's coming online, in print and more.
Current series are 2-Sport Town, Net Front Presence, Political Fix, Making Babies, 2 Bens and Commish's Classics.
Most Recent Episode
Inside the Post-Dispatch - The 1917 East St. Louis race riot re-visited
Post-Dispatch staffers put together an oral history from the evening of July 2, 1917, when a white mob slaughtered scores of African-Americans in East St. Louis. Reporter Carlos F. Hurd and other Post-Dispatch reporters wrote stories about what they witnessed.
Listen to the stories read by newsroom staffers.
Warning: Includes the use of ugly racial terminology of the era, including the use of a racial epithet.
Ashley Lisenby - Narrator
Jesse Bogan - Carlos Hurd
Kevin Horrigan - First Reporter
Nassim Benchaabane - Second Reporter
Bob Rose - Third Reporter
Calvin Wilson - Editorial Writer
Retired St. Clair County Judge Milton Wharton - Guest
Matt Franck - Script Writer
Gary Hairlson - Executive Producer