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Collateral Damage is a 30-minute news and chat show 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 St. Louis. Regular guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists

Collateral Damage is a 30-minute news and chat show 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 St. Louis. Regular guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists
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Collateral Damage is a 30-minute news and chat show 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 St. Louis. Regular guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists




129: KMOX's Mike Claiborne Talks St Louis Sports and More with Guest Host Hank Thompson

According to his bio, Mike Claiborne is "a 30-year market veteran, including more than 10 years at KMOX, has done pre- and post-game shows for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues over the years." Mike shares great stories about Cardinals heroes including Bob Gibson, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon, and Tommy Pham. But he also talks about what it was like growing- and coming-up in St Louis. Here's a glance at how the conversation went: Chapter 1. "Volunteered to take a...

Duration: 00:45:15

128: The Bosman Twins Make Guest Host Hank Thompson Roar with Laughter

Liner notes from the album, When Lions Roar read: "Classrooms & clubs, symphony & social halls, workshops & record shops... all are part of the Bosman's dossier of elegance... in pursuit of their aim: 'educate to elevate.'" - Dr. Eugene Redmond This is one of the liveliest conversations featured on Collateral Damage in some time. You'll get a sneak peak into the lives of these musical geniuses and into several of the tracks on their latest album, which, by the way, you've got to pick...

Duration: 00:47:35

127: Rev. Starsky Wilson Joins Guest Host Hank Thompson

As described by his church, "The Reverend Starsky D. Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace and love. He is president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community) and former co-chair of the Ferguson Commission." To learn more about the ongoing work of the Ferguson Commission, now called "Forward Through Ferguson," check out this organization's impressive, dynamic report. Here's...

Duration: 00:50:31

126: The Black Rep's Linda Kennedy and Ron Himes join Guest Host Hank Thompson

Ron Himes founded The Black Repertory Theater Company in 1976 and he continues to serve as the company's Producing Director. Linda Kennedy has been an accomplished actor for 40 years, spending much of that time performing with the Black Rep. Get tickets for the next performance by calling the Box Office: 314-534-3810. Here's a look at how the conversation went: Chapter 1. "How do you compete with the instant gratification of social media?" asks Kennedy. Get to know the guests and the...

Duration: 00:45:12

126: Guest Host Hank Thompson Talks Politics, Protest, and Sexual Harassment with Art Perry and Dr. Malaika Horne

This week on DJ Wilson's Collateral Damage, Hank Thompson and his guests tackle the difficult topic of sexual harassment and misconduct. Dr. Malaika Horne, is the founder and Director of the Executive Leadership Consortium at the University of Missouri, St Louis (UMSL). The consortium seeks "to prepare students and a cross-section of career professionals to become effective leaders to meet current and future demands in response to regional, state, national and international needs." Art...

Duration: 00:48:30

125: Guest Host Hank Thompson Speaks with Bill Monroe

This week on DJ Wilson's Collateral Damage, Hank Thompson sits down with education activist Bill Monroe who shares decades worth of stories of shaking up the status quo. In addition to an animated guest, we're trying a a couple new things this week. First, you may notice some smokey saxophone interludes - those are simply to break up the conversation a bit. Also, you'll notice that Hank will be calling this program "DJ Wilson's Collateral Damage." Here's a look at how the conversation...

Duration: 00:54:43

124: Guest Host Hank Thompson talks No Justice No Profits Boycott

Hank Thompson hosts Collateral Damage once again while DJ Wilson is away. Guests this week are Rev. Dinah Tatman and Minister Donald Muhammad, leaders from the No Justice No Profits movement, a non-violent community action coalition seeking to gain equal justice under the law for African Americans across the St Louis community and, indeed, the world. Learn more about the movement here: Can a broad economic boycott of several major brands and economic...

Duration: 00:55:09

124: Guest Host Hank Thompson with 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Everyone at 88.1 KDHX is wishing DJ Wilson a speedy recovery from his illness. **************** Alderwoman Heather Navarro was elected this July to fill the seat left open following Lyda Krewson's victory in the river city's mayoral election last spring. Navarro, a licensed attorney, is also the Executive Director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, an organization that seeks to "educate, organize, and advocate in defense of Missouri's people and their environment." Here's...

Duration: 00:45:27

123: Guest Host Hank Thompson with Better Family Life's James Clark

Hank Thompson is back in the host's chair this week as DJ Wilson tackles some health issues. Check out Thompson's usual show, "Voices," Sundays at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE. James Clark is the VP of Community Outreach for Better Family Life, a 31-year-old St. Louis-based organization looking "To establish social, cultural, artistic, youth, economic, housing, and educational programs that help promote positive and innovative changes in the lives of individuals and their families." Clark navigates...

Duration: 00:55:52

122: Guest Host Hank Thompson with Virvus Jones

This week's guest host, according to DJ Wilson, "has the best voice in radio." Hank Thompson usually hosts the weekly show "Voices," Sunday evenings at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE, but this week he's also recording at the KDHX studios with guest Virvus Jones. Jones, a frequent guest on Collateral Damage, and Thompson have known each other for years. This week's podcast is a front row seat for a lively conversation between two wise men who have been living and breathing St Louis history, politics,...

Duration: 00:52:45

121: Mothers in Charge - Responding to Violence in Our Community

In 2014, Valerie Dent lost her two youngest sons, ages 24 and 31, to gun violence. That same weekend, Edith Williams lost her great nephew. A few months later, her pastor asked her to help start a local chapter of Mothers in Charge. Nationally, this organization is known as "a violence prevention, education and intervention-based organization, which advocates and supports youth, young adults, families and community organizations affected by violence." Locally, Williams and Dent help...

Duration: 00:40:04

120: Tony Messenger from The St.Louis Post Dispatch on Stockley and the city.

Here is a rough breakdown of how the conversation went. Stockley Trial= 3:00-35:00 Amazon in St.Louis? = 36:35-42:00 Scottrade renovations= 42:01-45:00 Metro Link Crime= 45:22-49:22

Duration: 00:49:21

119: Remembering WGNU's "The Wakeup Call" host, Lizz Brown, with Public Information Specialist Adella Jones

For 15 years, four hours every morning, Lizz Brown woke up the St Louis region with her WGNU show, "The Wakeup Call." The title of her talk radio program was more than a witty double entendre, it was a way of life for the firebrand host who wasn't afraid to declare that she was "liberal and lovin' it." Adella Jones is a public information specialist who worked for the St. Louis Police Department and sometimes went toe to toe with the radio host while Brown was in her prime with "The...

Duration: 00:54:19

118: Former State Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford Puts the POW in Empower Missouri

Jeanette Mott Oxford is the executive director of Empower Missouri, an organization that "envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential." DJ and Jeanette's conversation follows Mott Oxford's career in politics, the work of Empower Missouri, and, of course, our state and nation's political climate. Here's a look at how the...

Duration: 00:49:36

117: Dj reflects on the life of Dick Gregory

With the passing of a St. Louis leader and icon, Dj ponders the life and death of Dick Gregory, while reading some passages from Gregory's autobiography "nigger".

Duration: 00:25:20

116: Glenn McGowan talks St. Louis Soccer, and the search for a North Side pitch

What follows is a rough breakdown of how the conversation went down. What inspired you to stat this academy? (3:00-8:00) Soccer in STL (9:00-10:30) The Field (10:40-13:00) Youth Soccer in STL (14:00-17:30) How to get a coach (17:45-19:00) Why Soccer? (19:30-30:00) Challenges of soccer (36:15-42:00) Fifa Fair Play (42:10-47:00) Popularity of the sport (47:00-49:30 How to get this field (49:45-66:00)

Duration: 01:06:22

115: 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley Talks Realistic Change

If the name Bosley rings a bell, that's because the new 3rd Ward alderman is the son of Freeman Bosley Sr. who served the third for 39 years. Brandon's brother served as the city's first black mayor from 1993 to 1997. The young alderman was narrowly elected in April of 2017, inspired by the mobilization in Ferguson that showed Bosley that his community is ready for change. He wants to help find realistic ways to make that change happen. Here's a look at how the conversation...

Duration: 00:48:31

114: Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Kathleen Henry and Bruce Morrison from the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center join D.J. in the KDHX studios to discuss a variety of federal, state, and local environmental issues and what they mean to us here in the St. Louis region. Here's a glance at how the conversation goes: 1:30-8:15 - What does the GRELC do and why? 8:15-21:00 - What does the Trump administration mean for the environment in St. Louis? Streamlining the development process isn't very good for Missouri and...

Duration: 00:47:10

113: John Ammann, Catherine Frizell on law suit to protect foster children

John Amman, SLU law professor, and Catherine Frizell, staff attorney for Children's Rights, discuss the federal class action suit against Missouri to stop the over-prescription of psychotropic drugs to the state's foster children.

Duration: 00:49:15

112: Virvus Jones on electric cars, the Fourth of July, and the new St. Louis city budget

Virvus Jones stopped by to speak with DJ about many issues facing the city of St. Louis, and many other topics effecting the entire country on this episode of Collateral Damage. 4th of July : 3:00 VP Fair : 5:20 Gina Scott : 8:40 Veteran Life : 14:00 Housing : 20:00 Green Housing : 22:00 Universal Basic Income : 25:38 Crime : 33:30 City Budget : 36:55 Confederate memorial removal : 57:00

Duration: 01:15:02

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