During this episode of Politically Speaking, Sen. Holly Rehder, a Republican representing part of southeast Missouri, speaks about a letter she cosigned calling for a special session to pass legislation barring private companies from issuing mask mandates. Rehder also spoke about a recent hearing on missing foster children in the state, the statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program she helped pass after years of prior attempts, as well as her expectations for the 2021 legislative session.
School board members reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic
On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, STLPR's Jason Rosenbaum and Kate Grumke interview three school board members about how they made big decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guests include Maplewood-Richmond Heights Board member Katie Kaufmann, Parkway School Board member Kristy Davis and Jennings School Board member Miranda Jones.
How Illinois Democrats reshaped Metro East congressional districts
On this edition of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum talks with STLPR's Eric Schmid and the Belleville News-Democrat's Kelsey Landis about how Illinois Democrats reshaped Metro East congressional districts.
On this edition of Politically Speaking, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Donald Kauerauf speaks with St. Louis Public Radio's Sarah Kellogg and Sarah Fentem. He began the job in September. The two Sarahs talk with Kauerauf about the COVID-19 pandemic, including the strides Missouri still needs to make to further combat the virus as well as his goals for public health beyond the coronavirus.
In this episode of Politically Speaking, Rep. Michael O'Donnell, who represents part of south St. Louis County, talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Sarah Kellogg and Jason Rosenbaum about the upcoming 2022 legislative session, including its larger than normal to-do list. O'Donnell also speaks on a bipartisan town hall he participated in centered on south St. Louis County.