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Elected Officials, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative Rep Talk Flooding, Solutions

From left, Jo Anne Smiley, Colin Wellenkamp and Phil Stang joined Monday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

Residents of towns along both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River are all too familiar with the effects of flooding on their communities. The disasters happen again and again, and as the New York Times’ reporting indicated in early May, people are eager for a path forward – and for solutions that look beyond levees.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Ruth Ezell talked with Jo Anne Smiley, the mayor of Clarksville, Missouri, and Phil Stang, the mayor of Kimmswick, Missouri, about their goals moving ahead. Colin Wellenkamp, executive director of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, also participated in the discussion.

Listen to the conversation:

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