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You Don't Say: 'They expect you to be the spokesperson'

Dr. Eryca Neville has spent over 20 years in education and has dedicated a lot of her time to learning about the community in Columbia and the needs of students and their families. She is the principal at Douglass High School, where she and Tyus Monroe sat down for a conversation about education in Columbia.

Monroe is a student in the Grow Our Own Teachers program, a mentorship and internship program offered by Columbia Public Schools to help students through their college education and hire them as teachers once they graduate.

Their conversation with KBIA’s Sara Dingmann revolves around the challenges and burden of being an African-American student pioneering a program.

You Don’t Say is a special project commissioned by the City of Columbia’s bicentennial Como200 task force. It’s co-produced by the Sharp End Heritage Committee and KBIA.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Trevor Hook is a reporter, producer and morning anchor for KBIA 91.3 born and raised in New Franklin, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri with both a Master's degree in Audio Journalism in 2020 and a Bachelor's degree in Convergence Journalism in 2018.
T’Keyah Thomas is a spoken word poet and community organizer based in Columbia, MO. In her role as announcer and producer for KBIA, you’re likely to catch TK on-air during the day, or moderating a panel on art and local history.