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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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Apr 28, 2015

Tim Eby

Apr 21, 2015
Virvus Jones, a former alderman, was the comptroller for the city when he opposed the construction of the dome and the lease given to the Rams back in the '90s. On Collateral Damage he discusses the problems with the current financing scheme for the new stadium and gives his take on the new civilian review board for the police, the school transfer dilemma, and other issues affecting the metro area. 

 

Apr 14, 2015

Chad Garrison

Apr 7, 2015

Tim Fitch, former St. Louis County Police Chief returns to KDHX for his fourth interview since 2010, this time looking at the ongoing turmoil in North County. Back in 2010 on Collateral Damage Fitch discussed how the multiplicity of police departments and small municipalities in the county led to strained citizen-police relations due to underpaid police writing tickets to bolster municipal budgets.

Mar 31, 2015

Jeff Rainford, chief of staff for Mayor Francis Slay for the last 14 years, visits KDHX to talk about race, crime, schools, a new stadium, downtown, the recent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich, what the city and region need to do, and what he plans to do now that he's left City Hall. Rainford was a guest on the first Collateral Damage in July 2001.

Mar 24, 2015

Jay Swoboda started What's Up, a publication sold by the homeless, he runs EcoUrban homes and does recycling "audits" for companies. His biggest venture recently is being CEO of Dabble, an on-line marketplace for connecting people with classes in the community. Swoboda explains how he's invested a $50,000 Arch Grant into Dabble and how well it's doing.  

Mar 17, 2015

Britini Gray is a community organizer for Metropolitan Congregations United, a multi-denominational church-based organization dedicated to advocating for the disadvantaged through various lobbying efforts and awareness raising activities. Its social justice causes include Medicaid expansion, better resources and support for public schools, and limitations on payday loan outlets.

Mar 3, 2015

John Payne of Show-Me Cannabis discusses the apparent success of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon and decriminalization in the District of Columbia. Plans are on track for a 2016 ballot proposal to legalize marijuana in Missouri, and Payne says polling remains around 50-50 for approval. He thinks as more young voters turn 18 by November 2016, votes in favor of legalization will increase. 

Feb 24, 2015
Jason Purnell is with For the Sake of All, a multi-disciplinary approach to improving the health of African Americans in St. Louis. Purnell, an assistant professor in the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, has done research into how socioeconomic and cultural factors affect health. In this interview, Purnell tells how For the Sake of All puts an emphasis on early childhood intervention because it improves the health of the children and makes sound economic policy. 

 

Feb 17, 2015

Veteran journalist C.D. Stelzer gives an update on recent projects, including his work on a documentary film about the disposal of radioactive waste in the St. Louis area. 

Feb 10, 2015

Steve Potter has been on-air at St. Louis Public Radio for the last 10 years, as the host of Cityscape on Fridays and as a fill-in host on other shows. Potter, from Granite City, also has a television talk show on the city's public access channel. He discusses how "coming out" as a gay man surfaced on KWMU. 

Feb 3, 2015

Nick Pistor, a native of Milstadt, covers city hall for the Post-Dispatch. In this interview he discusses his work covering the turmoil of Ferguson, as well as the the changing face of the Slay administration in City Hall. 

Jan 20, 2015
Tom Villa is an alderman, and previously was a state representative and mayoral candidate. Villa, who represents the area around Carondelet Park, is known for his legislative skills, political moxie and astute historical perspective on city government and social problems. 

 

Jan 13, 2015

Steve Patterson, writer for urbanreviewstl.com, discusses the Larry Rice homeless shelter, further developments with the Edward Jones Dome and the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.

Jan 6, 2015

Citizen activist Fred Lindecke talks about his efforts to prevent public funding for sports stadiums in St. Louis. He also expounds upon the news of the Rams owner's plans to build a new stadium in Los Angeles.

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