Finding family, and tragedy, in the heartland: Detour Podcast

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  • Published on June 9, 2022
  • Last Updated June 21, 2023
  • In Podcasts

Hear Rochelle Fritsch, the subject of DETOUR’s animated documentary on whitewashing in Missouri, tell her family’s story in her own words.

DETOUR’s publisher, Ron Stodghill, and NPR’s Kristofor Husted discuss how Ron came to know of Rochelle Fritsch’s story, and then Kristofor goes to Milwaukee to meet Rochelle to unpack how and why her family moved there generations ago from Pierce City, Missouri.

‘The Whitewashing of Missouri’: One woman’s harrowing journey back to Pierce City