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Decision 2012 Post-Election Special

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The election is over and despite some predictions that the results would take a considerable amount of time to trickle in and may even be unknown for a few days, that was not the case.

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill handedly won re-election, defeating Republican Congressman Todd Akin.

Plus, Democrats nearly swept Missouri statewide offices.  The only Democrat to lose was Lieutenant Governor nominee Susan Montee against Republican incumbent Peter Kinder.

Governor Jay Nixon bested Republican nominee Dave Spence.  Jason Kander won over Shane Schoeller for Secretary of State.  Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster secured his re-election by beating Ed Martin.  Democratic Treasurer Clint Zweifel also won re-election by getting more votes than Cole McNary.

In a “St. Louis on the Air” Decision 2012 Post-Election Special from the Community Room of our new studios at UMSL at Grand Center, host Don Marsh talks with a panel of political experts about the election.

Marsh is joined by St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman and Chris McDaniel, who reports for St. Louis Public Radio and Beyond NovemberSt. Louis Beacon political reporter Jo Mannies joined the panel, as did University of Missouri – St. Louis political science professor David Robertson.

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Alex is the executive producer of "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.
Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.
Don Marsh served as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air" from 2005 to 2019, bringing discussions of significant topics to listeners' ears at noon Monday through Friday. Don has been an active journalist for 58 years in print, radio and television. He has won 12 Regional Emmy Awards for writing, reporting, and producing. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame in 2013, and named “Media Person of the Year” by the St. Louis Press Club in 2015. He has published three books: his most recent, “Coming of Age, Liver Spots and All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old,” “Flash Frames: Journey of a Journeyman Journalist” and “How to be Rude (Politely).” He holds an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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