Episode 3: Sarah Kendzior – the Future Great City podcast by nextSTL

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It’s nextSTL.com in a podcast! In this episode we speak with Sarah Kendzior, a freelance writer living in St. Louis. She has written about exploitation, particularly in higher education, the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth, and inequality and gentrification. Sarah has also covered internet privacy, political repression, and how the media shape public perception.

A collection of essays, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015. Her writing has appeared at POLITICO, The GuardianForeign PolicyThe Atlantic, and The New York Times, among many other outlets, and Sarah has appeared onNPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CBC News, BBC World Service, Citizen Radio, FOX, HuffPost Live.

In addition to her work as a journalist, Sarah is a researcher and consultant. She earned a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. With a particular expertise in contemporary Uzbekistan, Sarah was named by Foreign Policy in 2013 as one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. You can read more at sarahkendzior.com.

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  • matimal

    The younger generation, at least in some other places, doesn’t think about “getting involved in politics,” they just make their own politics on social media and present themselves as political pressure groups when they think they have some power. I know this didn’t seem to work in north county, but it will at some time in the future, though probably not on issues of race directly given St. Louis’ past. When it does, we’ll know we’ve turned the corner.
    As unpopular as it may be to say, it is north county’s fall that will allow St. Louis city to rise. When St. Louis city can offload some share of its social, financial, and political burdens on north county it gives city residents, businesses, and politicians the physical and political space to rethink and reorganize with less of the intense pressure that has blocked the city’s politics for so long.

  • Adam

    Another great episode! I’ve had mixed feelings about Sarah’s writings and have, at times, wondered whether or not she disliked St. Louis. Amazing how hearing someone’s voice (and the sincerity therein) can help you to relate to them. I’ll likely read her work a little differently after hearing this.

    • Alex Ihnen

      Agreed. Thanks for the comment.