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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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Jan 30, 2018

Alderwomen Green, according to the website that bears her name, "first was elected in represent the 15th Ward in a Special Election in October of 2014 and was later re-elected in March of 2016."

"Since assuming office, her bio continues, "Alderwoman Green has become the progressive champion of St. Louis, fighting for a $15 minimum wage, civilian oversight of our police department, reproductive rights for women, and responsible development with community benefits. She has been an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement to address racial disparities that exist within the St. Louis Community, and nation. She also currently sits on the Continuum of Care to end homelessness in the St. Louis Region."

Hank Thompson with Alderwoman Megan Green

Here's a glance at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. It can be scary, standing up to bullies. How Megan became an activist and politician. (0:00-7:30)

Chapter 2. "What if we invested in the people who live here?" imagines Green. "We could grow the next fortune 500 company" instead of hoping to recruit a silver bullet company to come and save us. (7:30-12:15)

Chapter 3. Green knows who got her elected and those are the same folks who hold her accountable in her quest to push for progressive policies.  (12:15-21:00)

Chapter 4. "The power comes from us working together." Green discusses playing a role in elevating women and people of color in the St Louis political scene. (21:00-29:15)

Chapter 5. A different look at crime. "Your budget is your values statement," says Green; she thinks we should be spending more to help people rather than criminalizing them. (29:15-39:00)

Chapter 6. What makes young progressives tick? "We're about the work," explains Green in a closing conversation that covers the city-county merger, racial bridge building, theories of change, and a final look at what makes St Louis a great place to live. (39:00-48:30)

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

You may have heard Hank chatting with an Andy during the course of the show - that would be Andy Heaslet, the show's engineer.

*Wishing you well, DJ Wilson!*

Jan 23, 2018

Jamala Rogers, according to the website bearing her name, grew up in a working class neighborhood Kansas City, MO, coming "of political and cultural age during the tumultuous 60’s...  She’s been organizing and raising hell ever since."

"Jamala currently resides in St. Louis, MO where she has devoted all of her adult life to creating a child-centered, family-oriented community–one that embraces, celebrates and protects human rights for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation or religion... 

"Jamala is a featured columnist for the award-winning St. Louis American newspaper [this is her 25th year]... and is on the editorial boards of BlackCommentator.com and The Black Scholar. She has authored many articles for both local and national publications on issues that she is passionately involved in."

Rogers is married to legendary St Louis activist Percy Green and is one of the founders of the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS). OBS is celebrating its 38th anniversary on Saturday Jan 27, 2018.

Hank Thompson with Jamala Rogers
Here's a glance at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. A 15 minute introduction crammed into 5. (0:00-5:00)

Chapter 2. Not asking for permission.  Hank asks Jamala how she came to be a leader in the black community. (5:00-11:45)

Chapter 3. Malcom X or Dr. King? Garvey or DuBois? Green or Rogers? Getting to systemic change isn't an either/or proposition.  (11:45-16:45)

Chapter 4. Bringing along people to help them learn about empowerment. Not everyone understands the reasoning behind protests, Rogers asks you to imagine the society we're trying to create. (16:45-26:00)

Chapter 5. The fight for local control of the St Louis City Police Dept. After a 30 year fight, this may be one of the brightest feathers in Rogers' cap. (26:15-31:00)

Chapter 6. Protest vs Activist vs Organizer. You should have seen Jamala glaring at Hank over her glasses when he described her as never having been loud. "I can get loud if I need to," she retorted. (31:00-43:00)

Chapter 7. Highs, lows, and legacies. The first black mayor in St Louis, Reggie Clemons, Frankie Freeman, and what lies ahead for Rogers. (43:00-51:00

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

Andy Heaslet engineered the show.

*Our thoughts and prayers are with you, DJ Wilson!*

Jan 9, 2018

According to his bio, Mike Claiborne is "a 30-year market veteran, including more than 10 years at KMOX, has done pre- and post-game shows for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues over the years."

Mike shares great stories about Cardinals heroes including Bob Gibson, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon, and Tommy Pham. But he also talks about what it was like growing- and coming-up in St Louis.
Mike Claiborne with Hank Thompson
 
Here's a glance at how the conversation went:

Chapter 1. "Volunteered to take a pay-cut..." Mike has been a staple on St Louis sports radio for 30 years and he's paid his dues. (0:00-13:00)

Chapter 2. Black men in the big leagues and in the booth.  (13:00-22:22)

Chapter 3. Is KMOX really "The Voice" of St Louis? (22:30-27:30)

Chapter 4.  Drinks with Bob Gibson and Willie McGee lead to a memorable story. (27:30-31:30)

Chapter 5. "Make sure you take care of the next guy." An invaluable lesson learned from the legendary Mike Shannon.  (31:30-38:00)

Chapter 6. A broader look at the state of the African American community today.  (39:00-45:15

You can also 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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