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.
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. […]