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Politically Speaking: Ingrassia Talks Airport Privatization, Soccer Stadium, MetroLink

Christine Ingrassia
St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, D-6th Ward, poses for a portrait in the St. Louis Public Radio studios.

St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia joins St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann on the latest episode of Politically Speaking.

The Democrat represents the city’s 6th Ward. Her district encompasses nine neighborhoods, including Lafayette Square and Fox Park. 

Here’s some of what she talked about on this episode of the podcast: 

  • The Board of Aldermen’s recent efforts to ban conversion therapy for minors. The so-called therapy refers to debunked programs that try to change the sexuality and gender expression of LGBTQ people. 
  • Her legislation to try to address pay inequity between men and women. She would like to ban questions about previous salaries during the interview process for city jobs. 
  • Thenew Major League Soccer stadium coming to her district. 
  • The challenges getting a new MetroLink line and the funding that’s been set aside for such a project. 
  • The proposal to privatize the airport. Ingrassia says she would vote against moving the airport to private ownership. 
  • Theimpasse surrounding the city’s nominees to the Board of Freeholders and what might happen moving forward. 

Outgoing Music: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

Politically Speaking

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

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Rachel Lippmann on Twitter: @rlippmann

Follow Christine Ingrassia on Twitter: @chryssi

Follow Julie O’Donoghue on Twitter:@jsodonoghue

Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.
Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.