Margaret Wolf Freivogel, St. Louis Public Radio

Margaret Wolf Freivogel

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Past articles by Margaret:

Editor's Weekly parting thoughts Part 2: The flame is in good hands

Most of the editors I've admired left their newsrooms because they were pushed out or carried out. Fortunately, neither is the case for me. I’m happily → Read More

Editor's Weekly parting thoughts Part 1: Think like a journalist

For me, being a journalist is more than a job. It’s a state of mind, a way of relating to the world. It’s a commitment to keep asking questions and an → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Press freedom — and responsibility — at Mizzou

Republican presidential candidates and anti-racism protesters at Mizzou don’t agree on much. Yet both made news recently by confronting journalists. → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Legal answers and common sense questions on Kajieme Powell's death

Michael Brown's death got international attention. But for those of us who live here in St. Louis, the police shooting of Kajieme Powell raises questions → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Why St. Louis Public Radio should not have been subpoenaed — again

For the second time this year, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s office has subpoenaed St. Louis Public Radio and “requested” that we keep silent → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Who will benefit from National Car Rental Field?

So now we know that our new football stadium would be called National Car Rental Field. That rolls off the tongue with an odd ring of impermanence – a → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Three small steps turn the region toward change

Two recent deaths – the police killing of Mansur Ball-Bey and the incomprehensible shooting of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden – felt like giant steps backward → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Back to school questions

On my street, and probably on yours, the kids went back to school this week, changing the rhythm of the neighborhood and evoking that peculiar sense of → Read More

Editor's Weekly: The grief and gift of Ferguson

One year after Michael Brown’s death, St. Louisans are yearning for resolution. Truth is we’re nowhere close to achieving it. We can’t even be sure we’re → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Paw Paw French and other lessons from the past

America may be the land of opportunity, but history shapes our options. This week, history came to light in three St. Louis Public Radio reports. → Read More

Editor's Weekly: St. Louisans step up

It’s easier to see problems than to solve them, easier to squelch ideas than to carry them to fruition. But in the news this week, you’ll find unmistakable → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Remembering Leo Drey and Martin Duggan

St. Louis lost two memorable citizens this week -- groundbreakers in very different ways. Environmentalist Leo Drey and journalist Martin Duggan were known → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Predictions for a hot St. Louis summer

By our internal clocks, if not by the solstice, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer. With concerns that run deeper than usual, many St. → Read More

Editor's Weekly: John Diehl, the Missouri legislature and personal responsibility

As reality shows go, the Missouri General Assembly’s last week is generally worth watching. This week, the legislature outdid itself. Typically, the → Read More

Editor's Weekly: From Ferguson to Baltimore

Many St. Louisans followed the news closely this week as unrest, issues and inevitable comparisons to Ferguson streamed from Baltimore. For a moment, it → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Behind St. Louis' bad news week

Bad news hit St. Louisans this week like a hailstorm. But beyond that blast of mayhem, St. Louis Public Radio reported on some glimmers of progress in the → Read More

Editor's Weekly: What were voters thinking on Tuesday?

St. Louis area voters sent contradictory messages Tuesday. And that’s a message in itself. In Ferguson, three new city council members were elected, → Read More

Editor's Weekly: How journalism failed in Ferguson

Watching yet another panel discuss press coverage of Ferguson this week, I couldn’t help but squirm. We journalists hold others accountable for their → Read More

Editor’s Weekly: To the New York Times and one angry St. Louis County couple

A New York Times editorial from last week, "The Problem Is Bigger Than Ferguson," still bothers me. Since August, the flaws of Ferguson — and the St. Louis → Read More

Editor's Weekly: Three steps forward, then shots

A lot that hasn’t been happening since August happened in Ferguson this week – first three concrete steps toward change, then one step toward the abyss. → Read More