"I have some great guests this evening," host Hank Thompson texted to Collateral Damage Engineer Andy Heaslet. "Richard Gaines of the SAB for the St Louis Public Schools and Pat Washington, former aid to Charlie Dooley and mayor Freeman Bosley Jr, and a candidate for the University City School Board of Directors."
This lively, fast-paced, and educational conversation will change the way you look at urban schools in the St Louis Region.
Vocabulary for the day, psychometrist - a professional who uses their training and/or experience in psychology to specialize in tests and measurements
While Hank reads much of these bios within the show, it's worth checking out the full bios of both Ronald and Hattie Jackson (Click on each name to read more about their backgrounds).
From civil rights to poverty to education to black empowerment, the Jackson's have spent their lives fighting for those in need.
As Hank likes to say, these are, undoubtedly, two of St Louis' Finest.
As the City of St Louis' website explains, "Judge Edwards earned an undergraduate degree in 1978 and a law degree in 1982 from St. Louis University. He rose through private and public legal positions to the legal staff of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1990. From there he was appointed to the St. Louis Circuit Court. He was the Administrative Judge of the Family Court and Chief Juvenile Court Judge from 2007 to 2012."
Edwards was appointed as Public Safety Director by Mayor Krewson in the fall of 2017.