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Get behind-the-scenes happenings at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as you hear how some of our stories came together. Hear from our reporters and editors on various topics such as politics, features, what's coming online, in print and more.
Current series are Net Front Presence, Political Fix, Making Babies, 2 Bens and Commish's Classics.

Inside the Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Get behind-the-scenes happenings at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as you hear how some of our stories came together. Hear from our reporters and editors on various topics such as politics, features, what's coming online, in print and more.
Current series are Net Front Presence, Political Fix, Making Babies, 2 Bens and Commish's Classics.

    Inside the Post-Dispatch podcast: Governor Mike Parson delivers the 2021 State of the State Address

    Inside the Post-Dispatch podcast: Governor Mike Parson delivers the 2021 State of the State Address

     Gov. Mike Parson had a lot to say about Medicaid expansion, the state budget and job creation Wednesday as part of his annual State of the State speech.

    But the ongoing pandemic made the annual event anything but normal.

    With multiple lawmakers testing positive or isolating after coming in contact with a person who has the deadly virus, House leaders forced Parson to move the speech out of the traditional venue of the House and into the Senate, where members could practice social distancing more easily.

    Parson vowed the last-minute change, which caused a stir under the Capitol dome, would not detract from his message: 

    “Missouri has seen some difficult days in the past 200 years, from the Civil War and the Great Depression … women’s suffrage and civil rights … to the COVID-19 crisis and countless other hardships. But through it all, Missouri has prevailed,” Parson said.

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    Inside the Post-Dispatch: A talk with St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden on gun violence

    Inside the Post-Dispatch: A talk with St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden on gun violence

    Post-Dispatch reporter Joel Currier talks with the police chief about gun violence in the city as part of a Post-Dispatch series on the topic.

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    • 36 min
    Inside the Post-Dispatch: What it’s like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine test

    Inside the Post-Dispatch: What it’s like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine test

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital editor Amanda St. Amand and reporter Robert Patrick talk with Aisha Sultan about what it is like to participate in a trial of Janssen’s coronavirus vaccine.

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    • 20 min
    Inside the Post-Dispatch - Political Fix edition : On the campaign trail

    Inside the Post-Dispatch - Political Fix edition : On the campaign trail

    In the final days of the 2020 race for governor, Mike Parson is pushing freedom while Nicole Galloway says incumbent governor “has failed.” Post-Dispatch reporter Kurt Erickson and Jack Suntrup look at the two candidates and what they’re telling voters.

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    • 32 min
    Inside the Post-Dispatch: Local cemeteries, famous graves and odd epitaphs

    Inside the Post-Dispatch: Local cemeteries, famous graves and odd epitaphs

    Features reporter Valerie Schremp Hahn and online editor Beth O’Malley discuss their love for local history and cemeteries, discussing the graves of famous St. Louisans and how epitaphs can tell a story about someone.

     

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    • 26 min
    Inside the Post-Dispatch: Political Fix - Hot races and redistricting

    Inside the Post-Dispatch: Political Fix - Hot races and redistricting

    Join reporters Nassim Benchaabane, Jack Suntrup and Kurt Erickson​ as Inside the Post-Dispatch looks the race for Missouri governor, the battle for the 2nd Congressional District and Amendment 3.  ​

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Customer Reviews

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Mary Jeffco ,

Please make these regular podcasts.

Your podcasts are always interesting. We’ve missed them. We particularly appreciate hearing from the reporters about their experiences gathering info for an article. It adds to our understanding of current events.

DEllington77 ,

Aisha Sultan is a bad journalist

Fighting back tears because her candidate lost, on the podcast wrapping up the election, Aisha Sultan calls a majority of the people in Missouri racists simply because they voted for republican candidates. She claims to have called the election for Trump although she never mentioned that once before today. Instead of producing facts, she relies on her "columnist" role and does not feel she needs to back her opinions up with truths. This goes all the way back to her days as education reporter when she repeatedly dealt in half-truths in regards to Lindenwood University and what they were accomplishing. It seems a shame to give someone without integrity a chance to preach at a subscriber base that doesn't agree with her and to allow her to call them names and present herself as better than everyone else. It would be good if she got out of her bubble and had real conversations with actual people instead of just parroting responses she reads on facebook.

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