Friday, January 12, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM (St. Louis): Will Scharf on relationship with, and legal work for, Donald Trump (0:30); basis of immunity argument (1:30); specifics of D.C. case (5:00); how he ended up on Trump’s radar (7:30); Georgia case (8:15); light moments about unflattering courtroom sketch (14:00) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: St. Louis Public Radio profiles starving, destitute immigrants and their electronics (Segment A); Andrew Bailey and Will Scharf jockey for national news (Segment A); gratitude for listener feedback and spreading the word about this show (Segment B); the old GOP party system in Missouri is dead (Segment B); Donald Trump as Oli Marmol (Segment B); four-day school weeks and modern reality (Segment B); meat shields and f*ck trophies (Segment C)

93.9 The Eagle (Columbia): Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) “seriously considering” running for Blaine Luetkemeyer’s U.S. House seat (9:15); thoughts on I-70 vs. I-44 funding, gravel roads, reducing the number of state reps, more

Wake Up America Show with Austin Petersen and guest host Camellia Peterson: Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) on his longstanding support for Trump (31:10); why Josh Hawley should be Vice President (33:25); desire to be chair of Veterans Committee (34:20); outlook for legislative session and his own legislation, including personhood and “right to repair” (34:45); reviewing executive orders (37:00); why he endorsed Jay Ashcroft for governor (37:35); Jess Piper (40:15); liberal women who enjoy being put in their place (41:15); ESG, DEI, CRT and 1619 project (42:15); religious symbols in the Capitol (45:30); why gay couples should not be allowed to adopt (48:50); why IVF and ectopic pregnancies do not lead to abortion (50:00); why Americans should be optimistic about the future (54:20) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Plocher & Unsicker, Seitz, sports better legislation, Travis Fitzwater, Will Scharf (Segment A); more about Trump and Will Scharf (Segment B); St. Louis County logo drama (Segment C)

KCUR: “Resolve to connect with these Kansas City community ensembles in 2024″: OUTside Voices KC taking applications to perform in “Free to Be: a Program of Trans and Nonbinary Diversity”; Fountain City Performing Arts recruiting kids 12-18 to join the LGBTQIA* Gen-Z Chorus (part of SingOUTKC)

AP: Efforts to restrict transgender health care endure in 2024, with more adults targeted; Missouri among states where transgenders are “targeted by conservatives using them as a wedge issue”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

P-D: Missouri House speaker names embattled Democrat Sarah Unsicker to government accountability panel; Plocher tells reporter to “keep wondering”: “Hey listen, I don’t have time for you. Appreciate it.” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Buoyed by big contributions, effort to get sports betting on Missouri ballot gears up (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missourians made millions on Missouri Lottery in 2023

Missourinet’s Alisa Nelson: Rep. Don Mayhew (R-Crocker) has “sour grapes” over I-70 vs. I-44 funding

SNL: Open enrollment in Missouri public schools takes center stage in House education committee

SNL: GOP Rep. Bishop Davidson to lead special Missouri House committee on education changes

SNL: Missouri lawmakers propose bills cracking down on catalytic converter theft

P-D: Easier birth control access sought by bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Rep. Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green), Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty’s Elyse Max on death penalty legislation

Missouri Independent: ‘Adopt-a-Highway’ program in limbo over sign honoring convicted murderer

Missourinet: Missouri to build new treatment center for youth near Bellefontaine Habilitation Center

Missourinet: Gov. Parson signs executive order for major cold snap

KC Star op-ed: Warrensburg optometrist Mark Curtis: Missouri has an eye health care crisis. Let optometrists do what they’re trained for

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri Republicans’ push to eliminate St. Louis City earnings tax is based on anger – and “risks ensnaring Kansas City’s own earnings tax and a crucial revenue source for the city” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-d: Gateway Journalism Review’s William Freivogel and Ted Gest: Missouri hides more court information from the public than other states

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates: Kansas City makes hate crime penalties more severe with new ordinance; “Missouri disproportionately charges black people with hate crimes, though white people commit the majority of all hate crimes”

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity & culture” content creator Andrea Henderson: “Word in Black Racial Equity Fund” bankrolls startup for black newspapers; “The news outlet launched in 2020 after a white Minneapolis police officer murdered [sic] George Floyd” archives: Search tag: whites need not apply John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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