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Politically Speaking: How Missouri Officials Are Preparing For The Coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020

On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum takes a look at some of the week’s biggest news stories — including what state and local officials are doing to prepare for the coronavirus.

Rosenbaum talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem about how state and local health officials are monitoring the coronavirus. There have been no recorded cases of the virus in Missouri, but there have been five confirmed cases in Illinois. 

Here’s what else is on this week’s show:

  • St. Louis Public Radio statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll talks about legislation in the Missouri General Assembly on LGBTQ issues.
  • Rosenbaum and Driscoll discuss developments in the Democratic presidential campaign — and how they affect Missouri’s primary Tuesday.
  • St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann breaks down the resignation and federal indictment of St. Louis Alderman Larry Arnowitz, who is accused of taking campaign money for personal use. Lippmann also explained the process for filling aldermanic vacancies.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Sarah Fentem on Twitter: @Petit_Smudge

Follow Jaclyn Driscoll on Twitter: @DriscollNPR

Follow Rachel Lippmann on Twitter: @rlippmann

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