Mike Fitzgerald

Mike Fitzgerald

Mike Fitzgerald is a freelance writer who lives in the St. Louis area. Reach him at [email protected]

Former St. Louis teacher helping lead coalition pushing back on book bans

By: - March 7, 2022

Heather Fleming, sitting on a bench in St. Louis’ Forest Park, takes in the view on a warm early afternoon in February.  Behind her is the Jewel Box, the giant glass-paneled greenhouse that’s a park emblem. Before her are rows of tall trees, their branches stripped bare. And further on, on nearby walkways and trails, […]

The war on drugs failed. Will ‘radical compassion’ work?

By: - December 13, 2021

This story was originally published by the Riverfront Times. It is not available for republication.  A few months ago, Kevin FitzGerald was driving along Interstate 44 toward St. Louis when his iPhone buzzed. FitzGerald picked it up. The voice on the other end: A man in his early twenties in Ontario, Canada, who had just […]