Matthew Carroll-Schmidt joins DJ in studio to talk about his bid for Committeeman in the 6th Ward. He also discusses how the August 2 vote is the election for Democrats, and how grassroots dissatisfaction with the party has led to a more contested primary. Also, near the end, he tells how he protested the appearance of a speaker at an Archon science fiction-fantasy confab, due to the speaker's racist views.
Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio joins DJ Wilson to talk about upcoming primaries in Missouri, how national conventions are no longer impactful, the possibility of a Dubie vs. Blunt race, and why Michael Jordan is not worthy of adulation.
D.L. Thornton, former Vice President of the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis, joins DJ in studio to talk about the role of the Federal Reserve, cronyism in the U.S. tax code, and how change in our economic system is unlikely. Thornton, who continues his research on his own website, points to the dot.com and housing bubbles as warnings for the future, as some of the same conditions persist.