Dean Plocher (2021)

House Majority Leader Dean Plocher talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum for a discussion about the twists and turns of the 2021 legislative session. Plocher's appearance on the definitive show about Missouri politics marks the 500th episode that's focused on interviewing a guest. That's an admittedly arbitrary milestone, since the show went over 500 episodes one or two years ago if you include "roundup" or "chat" shows.

Jason Chipman

The Steelville Republican talks about why Missourians should vote on a gas tax hike — and what could happen during multiple special sessions this year.

What Illinois Values go into the state's redistricting process?

The latest episode of Politically Speaking takes a bit of a break from Missouri political happenings and instead looks at what's going on in Illinois with redistricting. STLPR's Eric Schmid and NPR Illinois' Hannah Meisel explain what's going into Illinois Democrats' thinking — and whether it chafes with national Democratic rhetoric on redistricting.

Claire McCaskill (2021)

In an extensive interview with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, the former Democratic senator from Missouri talks about her role at MSNBC, the state of the media, social media, the Jan. 6 insurrection and the way forward for Missouri Democrats. McCaskill recorded the interview at a Kirkwood St. Louis Bread Company, and the conversation came about after Rosenbaum lost a bet with her over Joe Biden's performance in St. Louis County.

Jay Ashcroft (2021)

Missouri's secretary of state explains why he wants a special session for election-related issues — including a requirement for a government-issued photo identification to vote.

Missouri Legislature 2021: It Was Something!

St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum, Jonathan Ahl and Rachel Lippmann provide their takeaways of the 2021 legislative session, which was saw dramatic success and a lot of frustrations among lawmakers.

Lauren Arthur

State Sen. Lauren Arthur returns to Politically Speaking to talk with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about the final week of the 2021 legislative session. Arthur is a Democrat who represents a portion of Clay County. She won a special election in 2018, bringing a traditionally Republican seat into the Democratic column. Arthur won election to a full term in 2020, and will get to serve through the end of 2024 when term limits will prevent her from running again.

Paul Wieland (2021)

Sen. Paul Wieland returns to Politically Speaking to talk with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about some of the big policy fights of the 2021 legislative session. Wieland represents Missouri's 22nd Senatorial District, which takes in a portion of Jefferson County. He was first elected to his post in 2014 after serving in the Missouri House and re-elected in 2018. Wieland is one of the few Missouri lawmakers who served in the General Assembly when Democrats controlled the legislature, as he represented a Jefferson County-based House district in the 1990s.

Thank You, Aviva

Aviva Okeson-Haberman died earlier this week after being shot in her Kansas City apartment. Her death has left a tremendous void amongst her family and friends, as well as people who worked with her. St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum pays tribute to Aviva, who embodied the spirit of collaboration, tenacity and kindness that all of us should strive for in our lives. If you want to donate to a fund in Aviva's name that will go to help aspiring journalists, please click here: https://kcurwebdonate.umkc.edu/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=AOHEN&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=labM9KtPxqPiQl%2byqVkEd4HJipnY8PNT

Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, joined Politically Speaking, talking with St. Louis Public Radio's Eric Schmid, Jia Lian Yang and Lauren Brown about her environmental justice legislation. Duckworth was first elected to the Senate in 2016, defeating incumbent Republican Mark Kirk in a landslide. Before becoming a senator, Duckworth served in the House for four years representing a suburban Chicago district. She's up for re-election in 2022.

Cori Bush

Jason Rosenbaum collaborates with We Live Here Host Jia Lian Yang and Lauren Brown to interview Congresswoman Cori Bush about some of her environmental legislation.

What's Lyda Krewson's legacy as mayor?

Lyda Krewson spent four eventful years as mayor of St. Louis. St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann sort out the Democratic chief executive's ups and downs in office.

Ashley Bland Manlove

State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove is the latest guest on Politically Speaking, where the Kansas City Democrat talked with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about election-related bills being considered in the Missouri General Assembly and other pressing issues to come in the last month of session. Bland Manlove is the chairwoman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus. She was first elected to the Missouri House in 2018, easily winning a Democratic primary to succeed House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty. She was re-elected in 2020 without serious opposition.

Dan Shaul (2021)

State Rep, Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, talks extensively about election administration and redistricting policy with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum.

How Tishaura Jones became St. Louis' mayor

On this episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann break down Tishaura Jones' historic win as the first Black woman to become St. Louis' mayor.

Dave Schatz (2021)

Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz returns to Politically Speaking to talk with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jaclyn Driscoll about a host of issues the Missouri General Assembly could take up in the second half of the 2021 session.

Cody Smith (2021)

On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, House Budget Chairman Cody Smith talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jaclyn Driscoll about this year's budget process — which has drawn more attention than usual because of the battle over expanding Medicaid. Smith represents Missouri's 163rd District, which takes in parts of Jasper County. The Cartharge Republican has served as chairman of the powerful Budget Committee since the 2019 legislative session.

Kamala Harris

The Vice President of the United States talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum about the mass vaccination site in St. Louis — and why Missouri should expand Medicaid.

Gregory F.X. Daly

On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly talks with St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann, Corrine Ruff and Jason Rosenbaum about the campaign to preserve the city's earnings tax. Daly, who was first elected collector of revenue in 2006, has provided $50,000 from his campaign bank account to help keep the earnings tax. Every five years, St. Louis voters have to decide on whether to renew the 1% tax on income for people who either live or work in the city.

Barbara Washington

The Kansas City Democrat talks about her thought on the 2021 session, including a bid to remove the residency requirement for the Kansas City Police Department.

Roy Blunt

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt talked about his decision to not seek re-election with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum.

How did Covid-19 change Missouri politics and policy? A lot.

It's been one year since COVID-19 fundamentally changed how Missourians, and the rest of the world, lived. And the pandemic also transformed politics in Missouri and in the St. Louis region. It fostered divisions on a multitude of fronts, from whether policymakers should reopen schools to if local or state governments should require masks. And it also shone a spotlight on executive leaders — and public health officials who typically stay out of the media's glare. On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, five St. Louis Public Radio reporters gave their takeaways about how the virus changed politics and them.

Tony Lovasco

State Rep. Tony Lovasco is the latest guest on Politically Speaking, where the Republican House member from St. Charles County talked with St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jaclyn Driscoll about the big issues that his colleagues are dealing with during the 2021 session. Lovasco represents Missouri's 64th House District, which takes in parts of St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. Some of the cities he represents include O'Fallon, Moscow Mills, St. Paul, Josephville and St. Paul.

Melee For Mayor 2021!

St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann break down the results of the March primary for St. Louis mayor — and look to how the candidates stack up with each other in April.