Episode Guest: Jason Rosenbaum, Politics Correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.
About Our Guest: Since starting his career in the mid-2000s, Rosenbaum has covered politics, policy and rock and roll music for various media outlets, including the Columbia Daily Tribune, St. Louis Beacon, and the Riverfront Times. In this episode, Rosenbaum joins us to discuss the ever-evolving media landscape, the impact of the Ferguson Uprising on journalism, and the lack of public awareness surrounding local and state politics.
About This Civic Moment
In a time of hyper-partisanship and the reconsideration of the narrative of the United States, what is the state of American democracy and the relationship between social solidarity and civic engagement? How can we reflect on the values that undergird our democracy and civic existence to envision a healthy and vibrant civic future?
This podcast, hosted by the Engage Democracy Fellows at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University, seeks answers to these questions while providing listeners with multiple angles to inquire, reflect, and discern our civic identity and calling as a community.
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