About the Podcast

Stephanie Young (Left), Shannon Briggs (Right) Photography by Eric Lines Designs

Stephanie Young (Left), Shannon Briggs (Right) Photography by Eric Lines Designs

Stephanie young, technical director & producer

Stephanie is from Ames, Iowa. She received her BA in Mass Communication from Principia College in Elsah, IL. After graduation, she stayed in the area and eventually moved to Alton while working for Principia in the media services department. She has found that podcasts are an important way to stay connected to her community and to the wider world. 

"We are committed to preserving and sharing stories that can stimulate productive conversations that can move us forward."


Shannon Briggs, host & producer

Shannon is from Arlington, Virginia. She has a BA in Sociology from Principia College and an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University, where she focused on small businesses and nutrition security.  Her interviews seek to recognize and promote the contributions of individuals and groups within diverse neighborhoods. 

podcast music by Janet and Will Buchanan

Check out their band Janet Evra which "blends bossa nova, Latin jazz, modern French jazz, new takes on American songbook favorites, and original compositions with an indie twist to produce a fresh sound." Based in Alton, Illinois.

photography BY ERIC LINES

Eric is a photographer and videographer based out of St. Louis, Missouri.  Explore his website Eric Lines Design.