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Politically Speaking: St. Louis Aldermanic President Reed On Power At City Hall, City-County Merger

(Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Beacon)

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics. Pinch-hitting for Chris this week was St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann.

On this week's show, we're joined by the president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Lewis Reed. After admitting his "deep, dark secret," Reed talks about how his race against Mayor Francis Slay changed the governing calculus at City Hall, and whether the balance of power is shifting in favor of the mayor. We conclude with the topic du jour - the renewed conversations around merging St. Louis city and St. Louis County.

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Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.