Andrew Jones, Republican candidate for mayor of St. Louis, joins DJ in studio to talk about why he decided to run, his plans to combat crime in the city and updating the city's way of creating economic development.
Stacy Ross and Alvin Willis of Neighbors4StableSTL.org join DJ in studio to talk about Prop NS (neighborhood stabilization) and how it can help St. Louis take care of its vacant building problem. Funds from the bond issue, up to $6 million per year, would be used to stabilize vacant residential buildings and increase the chances that they would be rehabbed and re-used.
City Treasurer Tishaura Jones talks about her school days in the desegregation program, her two terms in Jefferson City as a state representative, taking over for Larry Williams as city treasurer....and her decision to run for mayor -- why she's doing it, what she wants to do and how she hopes to pull it off.
Ald. Antonio French discusses why he's running for mayor of St. Louis in the March 7 primary and what he thinks needs to be done to improve public safety, neighborhoods, and economic opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. And he talks about Fergustan, yes.
Jeffrey Boyd has been alderman from the 22nd Ward for 14 years. The father of three spent 23 years in the Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He is running to be mayor of the city of St. Louis and is a candidate in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, March 7.
Gloria Muhammad, aldermanic candidate in St. Louis's Third Ward, and Megan Betts, aldermanic candidate in the 5th Ward discuss their campaigns and the issues in preparation for the upcoming elections.
Aldermanic candidates, Dan Guenther of the 9th Ward and Lindsay Pattan of the 19th, discuss their campaigns leading up to the March 7 election.
local bon vivants Byron Kerman and Toby Weiss join DJ in studio to take a look at the past year and what we have in store for us in 2017. Crikey.
Molly Metzger and Nay'Chelle Harris of Team TIF (Tax Increment Financing) join DJ in studio to talk about tax incentives in St. Louis and moving towards more equitable outcomes for all parts of St. Louis. Team TIF emphasizes the need for transparency and racial equity.
Two of the mayoral candidates, Pastor Jimmie Matthews and Bill Haas, join DJ in studio to discuss their campaigns.
DJ is joined by Mark Kasen and Charlie "Tuna" Edwards (KFNS 590 AM) to talk about the life of St. Louis radio personality, Richard "Onion" Horton, who was on local AM radio for decades bringing his pungent and insightful views on race, politics, and sports, in that order. Horton died the week before this episode.
Mickey Cohen discusses his ongoing struggle against a Walgreens effort to move across Southwest Avenue in the city to open a new store behind the old Southwest Bank building at Kingshighway and Southwest. the city Preservation Board meeets Nov. 28 to consider the issue.
Hank Thompson, long time African-American radio host and political consultant, joins DJ in studio to analyze and empathize about the recent national and local elections.
Paul Schankman joins d.j. in studio to discuss his 33 years on local TV at KTVI, exploring how electronic media has changed over that time and what (gasp) the future holds. He also describes being attacked by a llama while on camera.
Virvus Jones, former city comptroller and alderman and longtime political raconteur and campaign manager, joins DJ to talk about the upcoming election and what will be on the ballot.
Montague Simmons of the AFL-CIO joins DJ in studio to discuss Amendment 6, and its impact on voters. This amendment would create stricter requirements on what types of identification would be needed to vote in Missouri, disproportionately affecting the poor and elderly.
Veteran child activist Ruth Ehresman of Vision for Children at Risk breaks down the pros and cons of Amendment 3 to raise the cigarette tax. She comes down clearly and firmly in favor of it passing. it's not a perfect solution, yet progress.
Doug Moore, journalist with the Post-Dispatch, joins DJ in studio to talk about his recent work with Stephen Deere, taking a look at the recent absentee ballot situation that led to Bruce Franks Jr. winning the 78th district State Rep. position in a revote.
Alex Ihnen, the man behind Next STL and the podcast, Future Great City, joins DJ in studio to talk about his work on these platforms, his day job with the Duchtown South Community Corporation, and what he thinks St. Louis needs.
Susan Sneed and Brittini Gray join DJ to talk about Metropolitan Congregations United work around the breaking the School to Prison Pipeline campaign.
Mike Jones, member of the State Board of Education and the Editorial Board of the St. Louis American, joins DJ in studio to talk about public education in St. Louis, his recent article on how the GOP has lost its soul, and how black athletes have always been on the cutting edge of politics in America.
Bruce Franks Jr., candidate for State Representative for the 78th district, joins DJ in studio to talk about the close results of his recent primary race against Penny Hubbard. He discusses the possibility of a recount or revote of the ballots and the reasons he believes there were voter irregularities. He also talks about why he is running, his work in the community, and the importance of involving the disenfranchised voters of his district. (recorded Aug. 15)
Virvus Jones stops by Collateral Damage to break down the national, state, and local elections results from Aug. 2. the former city comptroller and alderman also discusses next March's mayoral primary where his daughter Tishaura Jones, the city treasurer, is a likely candidate. Virvus says he wants her to run, but that it's up to Tishaura.
Reverend Susan Sneed and Jim Sahaida from Metropolitan Congregations United, Yaphett El-Amin of MOKAN, and Aldophus Pruitt, local NAACP President, discuss what they see as the failure of the Metropolitan Sewer District to follow their Community Benefits Agreement as it relates to minority contracts.
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.