Julie Bierach http://wboi.org en In Freedom, Ex-Felon Becomes Probation Counselor http://wboi.org/post/freedom-ex-felon-becomes-probation-counselor Every weekday, Clark Porter, a tall man with a sturdy build, walks into the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis to work with tough ex-offenders. On the outside, he wears a suit and tie. But on the inside, he has more in common with the former felons than most.<p>Back in 1986, a skinny 17-year-old Porter went on trial there as an adult for robbing a post office at gunpoint. His sentence: 35 years.<p>"The hardest part of prison is when you get into year five," he says. "That's when you start hearing the door close. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:49:00 +0000 Julie Bierach 7868 at http://wboi.org In Freedom, Ex-Felon Becomes Probation Counselor Missourians To Vote On Prayer Amendment http://wboi.org/post/missourians-vote-prayer-amendment When Missourians go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a number of candidates to compete in the November general election, they'll also be asked to decide on an amendment to the state's constitution. Amendment 2 is better known as the "right to pray" ballot measure. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:16:00 +0000 Julie Bierach 1761 at http://wboi.org