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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a news and chat show produced by KDHX Community Media in St. Louis, MO dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Veteran journalist D.J. Wilson is your host and guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists.
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Collateral Damage is a news and chat show produced by KDHX Community Media in St. Louis, MO dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Veteran journalist D.J. Wilson is your host and guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists.

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May 16, 2017

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.

Fefer in May 2017

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"