Under the Arch Ep. 1

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, “Under The Arch.” Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them.

In our first episode, we have a conversation on the issue of policing, a topic at the center of the work of both our hosts as well as our featured guests. Guest conversations include Sergeant Heather Taylor, president of the Ethical Society of Police, and Derecka Purnell, JD, organizer, writer, and Harvard Law School graduate.

Link to Derecka Purnell’s article in The Guardian, “The killer cop who took Eric Garner’s life walks free. How do we secure justice?”