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Politically Speaking: On The Failed Loop Trolley Revival — And Missouri Senators’ Impeachment View

Nat Thomas | St. Louis Public Radio

On the latest edition of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie O’Donoghue and Jason Rosenbaum take a look at local, state and national stories that made news this week.

They include the unsuccessful proposal from the head of the Bi-State Development Agency to revive the Loop Trolley, which shut down after a string of financial difficulties. St. Louis Public Radio’s Kae Petrin joined the show to talk about the proposal, which failed to get approval from a Bi-State board committee on Friday.

Here are some other topics discussed on the show:

  • O’Donoghue and Rosenbaum talked about how the St. Louis County Council is trying to retool its vagrancy laws.
  • The Kansas City Star’s Bryan Lowry returned to the program to talk about how Missouri Sens. Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt are maneuvering through President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. 
  • For the final segment, Rosenbaum and O’Donoghue discuss legislation spurred on by Drag Queen Story Hours at libraries throughout the state.

Follow Julie O’Donoghue on Twitter: @jsodonoghue

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Kae Petrin on Twitter: @kmaepetrin

Follow Bryan Lowry on Twitter: @bryanlowry3

Music: “Gloria” by Laura Brangian