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In St. Louis, Healing the Scars of Violence with Art

Artist and MIT professor Krzysztof Wodiczko has created The St. Louis Projection, a community art project about the effects of violence and the healing power of public discourse. The piece, which will be projected the evenings of April 15-17 onto the side of the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, includes testimony by city residents who have lost loved ones to violence, as well with the remorseful stories of prisoners now serving time at the Missouri State Correctional Facility in Potosi. NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.