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Politically Speaking: Alderman Brandon Bosley on challenge of turning around St. Louis' 3rd Ward
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann welcome Alderman Brandon Bosley to the program. Bosley was recently sworn in as the alderman for the 3rd Ward, which takes in seven St. Louis neighborhoods in the north part of the city. He’s one of six new aldermen to join the Board after the 2017 election cycle.
Politically Speaking: Sen. Bill Eigel wants lawmakers thinking differently on transportation
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum welcomes Sen. Bill Eigel back to the program.
Politically Speaking: Rep. Travis Fitzwater on crafting a budget when tax revenue runs short
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome state Rep. Travis Fitzwater to the program for the first time. The Holts Summit Republican represents the 49th House District, which covers parts of Callaway and Cole counties in central Missouri. Before running for office, Fitzwater worked for the Missouri Pharmacy Association, first as the marketing coordinator, and, later, chief operating officer. Fitzwater first ran for office in 2014, when then-Rep. Jeanie Riddle left to seek a state Senate seat. While the 49th District’s voters lean Republican, Fitzwater had a tough battle against former House majority leader and Democratic Rep. Gracia Backer, whom Fitzwater ultimately defeated. Since getting elected, Fitzwater was appointed as the vice chairman of the House Workforce Development Committee, which handles bills related to state job training programs. He’s sponsored legislation that would allow nonprofit groups
Democratic Leader Walsh on minority role in legislative home stretch
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies are pleased to welcome back Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh. The Bellefontaine Neighbors Democrat is the leader of Senate Democratic Caucus, which has shrunk in recent years to nine members after Republicans took over scores of seats in outstate Missouri. Even though Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Senate, the minority party can still use the filibuster to block or force changes to legislation. Walsh represents the 13th District in north St. Louis County, which encompassing portions of Ferguson and Dellwood. Walsh spent nearly three decades as part of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #1, and she's currently the president of the Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council. For years, Walsh has been a major opponent of “right to work,” which bars unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues a condition of employment.
Politically Speaking: John Collins-Muhammad on becoming a strong voice for north St. Louis
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome Alderman-elect John Collins-Muhammad for the first time. Collins-Muhammad will soon represent the city’s 21 st Ward, which takes in parts of the north St. Louis neighborhoods of College Hill, Kingsway East, North Riverfront, O’Fallon and Penrose. After Alderman Antonio French vacated his seat to run for mayor, Collins-Muhammad won a three-way Democratic primary, and then won easily in the general election. The 25-year-old has charted out a professional career in local government and political activism. He was the chief clerk of Uplands Park, a village (pop. 447) in north St. Louis County, for about a year. He also worked as an organizer for the AFL-CIO. This was Collins-Muhammad’s second bid for elected office. Last year, he ran for the 77 th District House seat, but lost in the Democratic primary to state Rep. Steve Roberts Jr., by less than 700 votes. His
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St. Louis Public Radio's Jo Mannies, and Jason Rosenbaum talk about the week's politics. Station website