Missouri's political newsmakers talk candidly with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Julie O'Donoghue and Rachel Lippmann.
Dean Plocher (2021)
House Majority Leader Dean Plocher talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum for a discussion about the twists and turns of the 2021 legislative session. Plocher's appearance on the definitive show about Missouri politics marks the 500th episode that's focused on interviewing a guest. That's an admittedly arbitrary milestone, since the show went over 500 episodes one or two years ago if you include "roundup" or "chat" shows.
The Steelville Republican talks about why Missourians should vote on a gas tax hike — and what could happen during multiple special sessions this year.
What Illinois Values go into the state's redistricting process?
The latest episode of Politically Speaking takes a bit of a break from Missouri political happenings and instead looks at what's going on in Illinois with redistricting. STLPR's Eric Schmid and NPR Illinois' Hannah Meisel explain what's going into Illinois Democrats' thinking — and whether it chafes with national Democratic rhetoric on redistricting.
Claire McCaskill (2021)
In an extensive interview with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, the former Democratic senator from Missouri talks about her role at MSNBC, the state of the media, social media, the Jan. 6 insurrection and the way forward for Missouri Democrats. McCaskill recorded the interview at a Kirkwood St. Louis Bread Company, and the conversation came about after Rosenbaum lost a bet with her over Joe Biden's performance in St. Louis County.
Jay Ashcroft (2021)
Missouri's secretary of state explains why he wants a special session for election-related issues — including a requirement for a government-issued photo identification to vote.
Missouri Legislature 2021: It Was Something!
St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Jonathan Ahl and Rachel Lippmann provide their takeaways of the 2021 legislative session, which was saw dramatic success and a lot of frustrations among lawmakers.
Jason and Jo are two top-rate journalists that contribute an immense amount of information to the political conversation and landscape in Missouri. This podcast is a great resource to an average Missouri to better understand our elected officials and the problems we face as a state. Keep up the great work!
Lippman Mansplains Page's Failures
Tuned in to hear a thoughtful analysis of Krewson's tenure as Mayor, got an earful of Lippmann's anti-female leadership rant instead. Lippmann's refusal to hold Page accountable or give Krewson credit for saving LIVES and businesses with her balanced Covid approach was especially grating. Newsflash: 1,818 St Louis Countians LOST THEIR LIVES due to Page's mismanagement. 1,818 and counting, 182 per 100K versus 142 per 100K in city.
Won't bother tuning in again.
Take them to task!
I love this show.
But can you please take some of these folks to task?? You could push for some real answers from people, for example your most recent interview with Lewis Reed. I don’t like as a listener having someone blab generalities or even worse, lie to me.