Saint Louis, Missouri, Kansas City discussed on The Moth

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And so on the air one day i was just remembering this conversation i'd had with these two women these two petite older black women gray hair quaffed one had a single strand of pearls they both had a touch of makeup and one of them took me by each hand and she pulled me close in the other leaned end so she could hear and she said to me we are so proud of you and i got a lump in my throat and i knew what they meant there looking at me this young talented black woman make him how mark on this big radio station in saint louis but i'm looking at them they have seen and experienced more than i will ever see or experience or half to see or experience i'm looking at history and its face and i can feel it one day we're in this debate on the air we were talking about a controversy an organization one of many decided to walk out onto the highway not a road but the interstate and stopped the traffic and shut it down they were protesting the lack of minority jobs in construction and so one of the organizations that was involved was one i knew of from the time i lived in kansas city missouri but my co host at the time had never heard of them and so he was truly dismissive and i was truly frustrated and i'm thinking this is a movement moment this is a moment where you either educate or chastise or enlighten think i'm gonna.

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