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Politically Speaking

Travis Fitzwater (2022)

5 days 18 hours ago
State Rep. Travis Fitzwater is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. He joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to talk about his recent victory of securing the Republican nomination for Missouri's 10th Senate District. Fitzwater faced a tough primary with four Republican opponents. In addition to his own election, Fitzwater shares some of his thoughts on the upcoming November election as well as what he plans to focus on as a Senator.

John Wood

1 week 3 days ago
For John Wood, Tuesday’s results in Missouri’s closely-watched U.S. Senate race doesn’t change much about his candidacy for the post as an independent. Wood recently turned in signatures to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed Roy Blunt. The former U.S. attorney and counsel for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection believes he can provide a different option for voters who generally hold conservative political views but don’t like how many Republicans embraced the idea that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

How Eric Schmitt won a massive Missouri primary victory

1 week 4 days ago
St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Sarah Kellogg and Rachel Lippmann break down the results of Tuesday's primary. And the trio takes stock in a span of time that included a lot of wild moments, everything from a former governor's attempted comeback to a controversy around the Ying Yang Twins' suspicious endorsement of Mark McCloskey

Cori Bush (2022)

2 weeks 2 days ago
On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, U.S. Rep Cori Bush, D-St. Louis County, talks about her re-election campaign in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. Bush was elected to represent the district in 2020. It includes all of St. Louis and some of St. Louis County, and is the only congressional district in Missouri with a plurality of Black residents.

Rita Days (2022)

2 weeks 3 days ago
St. Louis County Councilwoman Rita Days talks about her bid for a full four-year term with St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann and Jason Rosenbaum. Days is being challenged in the 1st County Council District Democratic PRIMARY

Terry Wilson

3 weeks 3 days ago
Terry Wilson, who is running for the 1st District St. Louis County Council seat, is the latest guest on the Politically Speaking podcast. The Jennings City Councilman talked about his primary challenge against Council Chairwoman Rita Days.

Sam Page (2022)

3 weeks 6 days ago
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann about his re-election campaign — and how he would approach the powerful post if he's elected a full four-year term.

Jill Schupp (2022)

1 month ago
State Sen. Jill Schupp talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum her time in state legislative politics. The Creve Coeur Democrat came on the legislative scene in 2008 by winning a seat in the Missouri House. She eventually was elected to two terms in the Missouri Senate, and is departing in early 2023 because of term limits.

Jane Dueker (2022)

1 month ago
St. Louis County Executive hopeful Jane Dueker, the latest guest on the Politically Speaking. Podcast, talked about why she’s challenging incumbent St. Louis County Executive Sam Page on Aug. 2. Dueker is an attorney who previously served as chief of staff during part of Gov. Bob Holden’s administration. Until recently, Dueker was a lobbyist — most notably representing state and local police unions. She ended her registration as a lobbyist to be able to raise money for her campaign committee.

Jason Kander (2022)

1 month 1 week ago
Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about his new book Invisible Storm: A Solider's Memoir of Politics and PTSD.

Lucas Kunce

1 month 1 week ago
Democratic candidate for Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat Lucas Kunce joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to talk about his candidacy. Kunce is one of three major candidates on the Democrat side and has directly raised more than $3.3 million for his campaign. On this episode of Politically Speaking, Kunce shares his policy ideas related to abortion, gun control and other topics.

Steven Roberts (2022)

1 month 1 week ago
State senator and candidate for Missouri's 1st Congressional District Steven Roberts is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. He joins St. Louis Public Radio's Sarah Kellogg and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about why he decided to run against incumbent Cori Bush as well as his policy ideas including on abortion, gun control and the economy.

Vicky Hartzler (2022)

1 month 2 weeks ago
U.S. Congresswoman and candidate for Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat Vicky Hartzler is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. Hartzler joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to speak on her campaign as well as policy topics including abortion, inflation and the Jan. 6th committee.

Billy Long (2022)

1 month 3 weeks ago
U.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Billy Long is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. Long joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to talk about why he should be Missouri Republicans' choice in the upcoming primary on Aug. 2. Long also spoke about inflation, gun control, the Jan. 6. committee and other policy topics.

Ray Reed

1 month 3 weeks ago
Missouri 2nd Congressional District hopeful Ray Reeds talks with STLPR's Sarah Kellogg and Jason Rosenbaum about why he's the best person to be the Democratic nominee for the seat that includes parts of St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Warren Counties.

Trish Gunby (2022)

1 month 4 weeks ago
Missouri House Representative and a Democratic candidate in the race to be Missouri's 2nd Congressional District representative joins the latest episode of Politically Speaking. Gunby talks to St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg about the challenging task of flipping the district as well as her policy positions on gun control, the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and more.

Mark McCloskey

2 months ago
Attorney and Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mark McCloskey is the latest guest on Politically Speaking. McCloskey, who gained national attention in 2020 after he and his wife brandished firearms at protestors who marched past their home, joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to talk about his stances on topics such as gun control, abortion and the United States' actions over the war in Ukraine.

Indictments rock St. Louis politics

2 months ago
St. Louis' political world was turned upside down over the past week or so when three key officials were indicted on bribery charges. STLPR's Jason Rosenbaum talks with Rachel Lippmann and Kavahn Mansouri about what these legal proceedings mean for both politics and legislating in the city (and St. Louis County).

Spencer Toder

2 months ago
Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Spencer Toder joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to share why he is running to replace outgoing Sen. Roy Blunt, as well as his positions on a litany of topics impacting both Missouri and the United States including gun control, abortion and the current elevated inflation rate.

Dave Schatz (2022)

2 months 1 week ago
Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz joins St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg to break down his campaign for the U.S. Senate. The Sullivan Republican is part of a crowded field angling to succeed U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt later this year.