A 2015 graduate of Washington University, Nahuel Fefer met with DJ Wilson at the end of his undergraduate career. The Collateral Damage host encouraged the bright young man to get a look at how policy is made in the sausage factory of City Hall rather than going straight to graduate school. After two years of following DJ's advice, Fefer is headed to Law School at NYU.
DJ and Nahuel talk about the minimum wage, public transportation, the mayoral election, economic policy, and regionalism -- they even find a few moments to discuss India and Nepal, too.
See if you can count how many times Fefer uses the word "Externalities."
Here's how the conversation went -- roughly:
3:00-11:30 - StL Minimum Wage: Why Fefer likes this policy and what state politics have to say about it.
12:00-19:00 - Props 1 & 2: Slay's big initiatives in his final year in office
19:00-25:00 - Metrics: What tools should we use to make decisions in City Hall?
25:00-27:00 - A New Mayor: Is there reason for hope?
29:00-39:00 - Looking Ahead: Opportunities and threats for StL
39:00-45:00 - What's Next for Nahuel: Law school, international travel, "Cultural Whiplash"
Doug Moore has spent 17 years with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Moore recently interviewed the new St. Louis City mayor, Lyda Krewson, in an article titled, "New St. Louis mayor on her to-do list, political foes and getting 'remarried' to the county."
Here's a quick, approximate breakdown of the interview if you'd like to skip around:
2:30-8:00 - Regional Flooding: The newsroom's responsibility
8:10-25:00 - New Mayor Lyda Krewson: The race, her team, and her prospects
25:00-33:30 - Homelessness in St. Louis: Closing the NLEC, opening of the Biddle House, and how we got here
33:45-38:15 - NGA: What it took to move the spy agency to the North Side
38:20-50:30 - The Newsroom: Changes at hand and headlines on the horizon
Jenna Bauer is an artist, arts educator, and breath of fresh air in St Louis. She talks this week about her work with the Colorbridge Arts Collective, a "grassroots arts collective dedicated to providing inspired thematic curricula and studio art education opportunities for individuals, schools, families and community groups."
Colorbridge Arts is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Colorbridge Studio at 5832 Macklind Ave, 63109.
Jenna helped found SCOSaG, now known as Artscope, which is based in Tower Grove Park.
Ms Bauer's work isn't limited to visual arts and arts education, she is an artist in residence at Cherokee Street's Yaquis restaurant and bar, where she sings jazz standards on Tuesday evenings.