A 2015 graduate of Washington University, Nahuel Fefer met with DJ Wilson at the end of his undergraduate career. The Collateral Damage host encouraged the bright young man to get a look at how policy is made in the sausage factory of City Hall rather than going straight to graduate school. After two years of following DJ's advice, Fefer is headed to Law School at NYU.
DJ and Nahuel talk about the minimum wage, public transportation, the mayoral election, economic policy, and regionalism -- they even find a few moments to discuss India and Nepal, too.
See if you can count how many times Fefer uses the word "Externalities."
Here's how the conversation went -- roughly:
3:00-11:30 - StL Minimum Wage: Why Fefer likes this policy and what state politics have to say about it.
12:00-19:00 - Props 1 & 2: Slay's big initiatives in his final year in office
19:00-25:00 - Metrics: What tools should we use to make decisions in City Hall?
25:00-27:00 - A New Mayor: Is there reason for hope?
29:00-39:00 - Looking Ahead: Opportunities and threats for StL
39:00-45:00 - What's Next for Nahuel: Law school, international travel, "Cultural Whiplash"