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Politically Speaking: The Loop Trolley Is In Trouble — So What’s Next?

The Loop Trolley during a test drive on June 13, 2018.
File photo I Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio
The Loop Trolley during a test drive on June 13, 2018.

On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie O’Donoghue, Jason Rosenbaum and Jaclyn Driscoll break down some of the week’s biggest stories in federal, state and local politics.

Of particular interest for many St. Louis area residents is the financial peril surrounding the Loop Trolley.

Supporters of the 2.2-mile trolley want St. Louis County to provide $700,000 to keep the train system running. But that’s running into a wall of opposition, and is putting the future of the project at risk.

Other topics talked about on the show include:

O’Donoghue, Driscoll and Rosenbaum also talked about the intersection between sports and politics after the St. Louis Blues visited the White House this week to celebrate the team’s Stanley Cup title.

Politically Speaking

The podcast is sponsored by the St. Louis-based law firm of Capes Sokol

Follow Julie O’Donoghue on Twitter: @jsodonoghue

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Jaclyn Driscoll on Twitter: @DriscollNPR

Music: “For That Moment” by The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa

Jaclyn is the Jefferson City statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.