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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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Aug 8, 2017

If the name Bosley rings a bell, that's because the new 3rd Ward alderman is the son of Freeman Bosley Sr. who served the third for 39 years. Brandon's brother served as the city's first black mayor from 1993 to 1997.

The young alderman was narrowly elected in April of 2017, inspired by the mobilization in Ferguson that showed Bosley that his community is ready for change. He wants to help find realistic ways to make that change happen.

Alderman Bosley with host DJ Wilson

Here's a look at how the conversation went:

0:00-16:00 - Who is the new Alderman Bosley? Where Brandon comes from, who he serves, what inspires him, and his governing philosophy.

16:00-19:15 - A divided community? Bosley discusses building realistic credibility in his neighborhoods.

19:15-26:45 - "Building our own blocks..." Tax incentives, the LRA, and alternative development models. 

26:45-31:30 - Understanding crime and the people who commit crime: Discussing a new police chief and the city workhouse.

31:30-35:00 - Alliances on the BoA? Dynamics at City Hall.

35:00-43:15 - The 3rd Ward: What Alderman Bosley's constituents (aka neighbors) are telling him.

43:15-48:30 - What's the role looking like four months in? What's next?

 

 Collateral Damage is hosted by veteran journalist Dennis (DJ) Wilson.