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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a news and chat show produced by KDHX Community Media in St. Louis, MO dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Veteran journalist D.J. Wilson is your host and guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists.
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Collateral Damage is a news and chat show produced by KDHX Community Media in St. Louis, MO dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Veteran journalist D.J. Wilson is your host and guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists.

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Dec 19, 2017

Liner notes from the album, When Lions Roar read: "Classrooms & clubs, symphony & social halls, workshops & record shops... all are part of the Bosman's dossier of elegance... in pursuit of their aim: 'educate to elevate.'" - Dr. Eugene Redmond

This is one of the liveliest conversations featured on Collateral Damage in some time. You'll get a sneak peak into the lives of these musical geniuses and into several of the tracks on their latest album, which, by the way, you've got to pick up. 

L-R: Dwight Bosman, Hank Thompson, and Dwayne Bosman

Here's a look at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. "We had to work at it hard." Before becoming one of the most accomplished jazz duos in St Louis, Dwight and Dwayne were raised in a musical household (0:00-10:15)

 - Track 3 - "Pootie"

Chapter 2. How do you raise talented children? "Give them the opportunity to fall in love with music." (10:15-21:30)

 - Track 8 - "My Daddy Was a Horn Player"

Chapter 3. A talented family. The Bosman Twins' mother worked for two governors and a president. Their sister performs poetry on one of their tracks - and she holds her own. (21:30-26:00)

Chapter 4.  What's it like for twins to record an album? "In the studio, time is money," explains Dwayne as Dwight makes faces behind his younger twin brother. (26:00-33:15)

 - Track 13 - "Tuned In"

Chapter 5. Progressive activism begets progressive music. The inspiration behind the music.  (33:15-39:00)

 - Track 9 - "When Lions Roar"

Chapter 6. Grammys bound! (technically). A walk through a few of the tunes on the album. (39:00-47:35)

 - Track 3 - "Pootie"

 - Track 6 - "Seclusion"

 - Track 12 - "DB Blues"

 - Track 1 - "Manifestation"

 

Hank and the guests occasionally mention an "Andy" through the course of the conversation, that would be KDHX volunteer engineer/producer, Andy Heaslet.

You can also catch guest host Hank Thompson on the air Sunday nights at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE.

*Get well soon, DJ Wilson!*

Dec 12, 2017

As described by his church, "The Reverend Starsky D. Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace and love. He is president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community) and former co-chair of the Ferguson Commission."

To learn more about the ongoing work of the Ferguson Commission, now called "Forward Through Ferguson," check out this organization's impressive, dynamic report

Hank Thompson with Rev. Starsky Wilson

Here's a look at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. Get to know Rev. Wilson and the causes he has been called to serve. (0:00-8:30)

Chapter 2. "I don't think much s going to happen... We're in St Louis." At first, Wilson didn't expect much to change following the death of Mike Brown. He would go on to serve as a co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. (8:30-18:30)

Chapter 3. "Kinda like apartheid, huh?" Laying the groundwork to move away from the minority rule of a majority population. (18:30-24:45)

Chapter 4.  "A terrific drive to be resilient." Thompson struggles with some of the philosophical differences within the black community. (24:45-32:00)

Chapter 5. "We put a lot into programs, but not into policy." Rev. Wilson helps walk Thompson through a systems analysis of building power for the black community to create a more equitable world.  (32:00-41:15)

Chapter 6. "We've all been on a learning journey." Articulating the difference between equity and equality and how Rev. Wilson came to recognize the difference. (41:15-50:30)

 

Like most weeks, Hank occasionally refers to an "Andy" through the course of the conversation, that would be KDHX volunteer engineer/producer, Andy Heaslet.

You can also catch guest host Hank Thompson on the air Sunday nights at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE.

*Get well soon, DJ Wilson!*

Dec 5, 2017

Ron Himes founded The Black Repertory Theater Company in 1976 and he continues to serve as the company's Producing Director.

Linda Kennedy has been an accomplished actor for 40 years, spending much of that time performing with the Black Rep. 

Get tickets for the next performance by calling the Box Office: 314-534-3810.

Hank Thompson Linda Kennedy Ron Himes

Here's a look at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. "How do you compete with the instant gratification of social media?" asks Kennedy. Get to know the guests and the Black Rep. (0:00-10:15)

Chapter 2. "A responsibility to lead our audience." Director Himes discusses the Black Rep's place in the community. (10:15-18:45)

Chapter 3. Seeing yourself represented on stage. Every performance at the theater is different - and each show has the power to change a life. (18:45-25:00)

Chapter 4.  "The place to be on a Saturday night." More about the stages where the Black Rep has performed including Washington University's Edison Theater. (25:00-30:00)

Chapter 5. "What's your favorite production?" asks Hank. "Generally the next one," responds Himes. (30:00-36:45)

Chapter 6. How the St Louis Black Rep compares to its peers. Hint: Your presence is requested at the next performance. (36:45-45:15)

 

Hank refers to an "Andy" a handful of times in the course of the conversation, that would be KDHX volunteer engineer/producer, Andy Heaslet.

You can catch guest host Hank Thompson on the air Sunday nights at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE.

*Get well soon, DJ Wilson!*

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