Episode 7

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11th Jun 2021

What's New in STL: Changes in City Leadership

Hello Sippers! Your favorite hosts are back with a recap on what's been going down since our last episode, and it has been ALOT. The city has seen a lot of new changes in leadership. We have a new Mayor, new Treasurer, new Alderpeople, and new Board of Education members. We break down what these changes mean for Saint Louis and talk about some of the new initiatives that are taking place at the city level with an emphasis on items high up on Mayor Tishaura Jones's agenda. We also give you our take on some of the initiatives that we find the most interesting.

But that's not all!

On Community Spotlight we talk with newly appointed City Treasurer Adam Layne, previous Deputy Cheif of Staff to then Treasurer Jones, and a former Board of Education member. We get to know Treasurer Layne and learn about his journey to public service from college, to the classroom, and ultimately to city hall.

Get ready to sip all of the new tea with us in this episode!

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BlackTea
Your bottomless cup of empowerment, political education, and black excellence. Every month we spill the tea on all of the latest issues and events...for the culture!
Black Tea is an audio and visual media organization that aims to raise political, social, and cultural awareness while engaging communities in a conversational and
entertaining way.

Our primary project is an educational podcast themed on discussing today's socio-political challenges from the perspective of two young black women. Co-founder Jami holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and a master's degree in global affairs. As a professional, she works in real estate, finance, and community development policy. Co-founder Alisha holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology. As a professional, she works in mental health services.

Our goal is to educate and empower our listeners in as many ways as possible and to help them understand how policies and politics are interwoven in our daily lives. One of the primary goals of Black Tea is to normalize politics, political engagement, and critical thinking around these topics. We will do this through education, dialogue, and the occasional action request (such as voting, letter drives, & census completion.) We aim to leverage our backgrounds, knowledge, and experiences to inspire other individuals to take action, invoke change, and uplift the broader
community.

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BlackTea is a podcast and Youtube channel. We are your bottomless cup of empowerment, political education, and black excellence. Every month we bring you raw and uncut news, spilling the tea on all of the latest hot button social issues and events!

This project is funded by The Divided City initiative. The Divided City is a joint project of the Center for the Humanities and the Sam Fox School, College of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. The Divided City is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.