Willis Ryder Arnold
Willis Ryder Arnold is an arts and culture reporter for St. Louis Public Radio. He has contributed to NPR affiliates, community stations, and nationally distributed radio programs, as well as Aljazeera America, The New York Times blogs, La Journal de la Photographie, and LIT Magazine. He is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a recipient of the Society of Professional Journalist’s award for Radio In-Depth Reporting.
Pyrotechnics companies try to make ends meet during what is usually their peak season. One company has seen more than 90% of its business dry up amid the pandemic.
Protests continue throughout St. Louis more than a month after a judge acquitted a white police officer of first degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man.
Some TV stars will perform Sophocles' Antigone on stage in Ferguson, Mo., tonight. The ancient Greek drama is expected to resonate with its theme of an individual's struggle against the state.