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Behind the Headlines: Reporting on the life and legacy of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Phyllis Schlafly speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly died earlier this week on Sept. 5. She was 92.

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On Friday’s “Behind the Headlines,” St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh discussed Schlafly’s life and legacy with Jo Mannies, political reporter at St. Louis Public Radio, who spent many years reporting on her.

"She said what she believed and believed what she said. I always admire that in a politician," Mannies said.

Listen to Mannies reflect on Schlafly's life, her opposition to the ERA and her place in conservative politics here:

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