Veteran Collateral Damage guest, Bill Haas, joins DJ to talk about his new book “Pink Collar Blue,” a story about love and politics. He also talks about his past and future political aspirations in St. Louis, money in politics, education, and the lifelong pursuit to achieve your dreams.
Tony Messenger, columnist from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, joins DJ in studio to talk about his recent move within the paper, and developing a voice among his readers. He also discusses how the NGA is not as “sexy” as the stadium, but has a bigger potential for growth in the region, the area’s failed river policy as it pertains to recent flooding, and his optimistic outlook on the future of journalism.
Globalization is no longer a vague concept on the horizon. It's here. As St. Louis copes with the global market, its effect on racial equity is the topic of a discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Central Library, Downtown, at 13th and Olive streets. John Robertson of Employment Connection and John Posey of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments discuss the effects of globalization on racial disparity in St. Louis.
Todd Swanstrom, the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at UMSL, describes how private and public institutions continue to oppress the poor through predatory lending, predatory policing and an oppressive court system. Swanstrom contends that North County suburban lives are increasingly brittle and difficult, but those lives could improve through stronger and better government.