UMSL Professor Todd Swanstrom discusses “rebound” neighborhoods in St. Louis and how the decline of mixed income neighborhoods is a growing concern.
Executive Director of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition, Melanie Sheetz, talks about the current state of foster care in the st. louis region and how people can get involved.
Tom Michler discusses his outreach program New Dimensions, which helps underserved children develop character, community, and life skills with organized soccer games that are managed significantly differently than typical children's soccer leagues. Michler, also a counselor, discusses how aspects like the 4 vs 4 playing style and lack of mid-game instruction from coaches helps kids evolve in ways that the way that the current "pay-for-play" children's soccer world cannot.
Public education in Missouri is in trouble, and nobody knows that better than Mike Jones, a member of the state’s board of education. Mike visits this week’s Collateral Damage to talk about why Governor Nixon vetoed the school transfer bill, why he turned down an offer to be president of the board, and what needs to be done to improve public education.