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Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley

Aug 25, 2021

Join host Hank Thompson as he talks with social justice activist Reverend Darryl Gregory Gray, Saint Louis American columnist Mike Jones, and Missouri State Senator Brian Williams about the lack of unity amongst African American elected officials in Saint Louis County and City.

Today's spirited conversation also includes the conflict between County Executive Dr. Sam Page and Saint Louis County Council Chairman Rita Days. The panel discusses the strategies of two Democratic African American women on the Council when deciding to side with Republicans on various issues.


Missouri State Senator Brian Williams


Reverend Darryl Gregory Gray


Mike Jones


Hank Thompson


Podcast Editor and Curator is Kevin Melter, with Production Support from Ryan Voelkel and Jon Valley.