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About St. Louis Public Radio

We exist to help people become deeply informed about the issues that affect their lives, better prepared to make decisions and more engaged in our community.


As public media, our community relies on us to gather, investigate, focus on and prioritize the significant issues affecting our region — free from any external influencing forces, whether commercial, political or financial.

We will delve deeply into critical issues, always striving to place these issues into an historic and factual context, and sharing insight from across our diverse community.

Our work will counter ignorance with information, and prejudice with understanding. We will keep watch on powerful interests, challenge conventional wisdom and expose nonsense.We will create a unique and trusted space where the people of our region connect with each other, learn about each other, and come to understand each other, our nation and our world.


We will create content that offers insight, has long-term value, and has the potential to stimulate and promote conversation within four lines of inquiry.


FOCUS ON FOUR DISTINCT LINES OF INQUIRY


How We Learn

A focus on how education and lifelong learning can be transformative for the St. Louis region.


How We Grow

A focus on economic development, sustainable growth, jobs, urban planning and environmental issues.


How We Live

A focus on the people, neighborhoods, culture and diversity of experience within our community.


How We Decide

A focus on policy and decision making, and the mechanisms of elections, with an emphasis on information that helps people weigh options and take action.



FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COMMUNITY

We will help the people of our region understand this moment in our history, appreciate its culture, recognize its strengths, meet its challenges and embrace its opportunities. 

We will promote conversation and engagement that give rise to thoughtful and informed actions and solutions. We will promote democracy by providing open access to information our audiences need to understand the events and ideas that shape our world. 

We believe the St. Louis region benefits from a vigorous, forward-looking and public news organization. As public media, service to our community is the sole focus of our work. We believe unbiased, influence-free reporting is foundational to a strong and thriving region.


WE CONNECT WITH PEOPLE ACROSS MEDIA

Using all tools at our disposal, we will make our content available to our diverse audience in broadcasts, online, in person and through partnerships with other organizations.