Jeff Rainford, chief of staff for Mayor Francis Slay for the last 14 years, visits KDHX to talk about race, crime, schools, a new stadium, downtown, the recent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich, what the city and region need to do, and what he plans to do now that he's left City Hall. Rainford was a guest on the first Collateral Damage in July 2001.
Jay Swoboda started What's Up, a publication sold by the homeless, he runs EcoUrban homes and does recycling "audits" for companies. His biggest venture recently is being CEO of Dabble, an on-line marketplace for connecting people with classes in the community. Swoboda explains how he's invested a $50,000 Arch Grant into Dabble and how well it's doing.
Britini Gray is a community organizer for Metropolitan Congregations United, a multi-denominational church-based organization dedicated to advocating for the disadvantaged through various lobbying efforts and awareness raising activities. Its social justice causes include Medicaid expansion, better resources and support for public schools, and limitations on payday loan outlets.
John Payne of Show-Me Cannabis discusses the apparent success of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon and decriminalization in the District of Columbia. Plans are on track for a 2016 ballot proposal to legalize marijuana in Missouri, and Payne says polling remains around 50-50 for approval. He thinks as more young voters turn 18 by November 2016, votes in favor of legalization will increase.