Cara Anthony

Cara Anthony

Cara Anthony, Midwest Correspondent, comes to KHN after serving as a multimedia reporter at the Belleville News-Democrat. A native of East St. Louis, Illinois, she previously worked at The Indianapolis Star, The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, and the Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). Cara co-moderated USA Today Network events during the 2016 election, and her six-part Belleville News-Democrat series titled “Then I Knew” about racism in America was nominated in 2018 for an Emmy. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University.

Mykael Ash sits in his studio in East St. Louis, Illinois. Ash uses bullet shells he finds on the ground as elements in his artwork to tell stories about racial violence, resistance, and history. (WHITNEY CURTIS FOR KHN)

To combat gun violence, this artist turns ammunition Into art

By: - December 30, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — As a child, Mykael Ash enjoyed picking up seashells near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His grandfather lives there, so trips to the beach were a regular part of life. “It’s peaceful energy,” Ash said. “Especially when you put that seashell to your ear.” At age 32, he still collects shells. […]