The Jaco Report: SLPS Superintendent Kelvin Adams
Apr13

The Jaco Report: SLPS Superintendent Kelvin Adams

When Dr. Kelvin Adams was hired by the appointed Special Administrative Board in 2008, the St. Louis Public Schools had around 30,000 students, had lost it’s academic accreditation, faced a $25 million budget deficit, and was coming off of six years of turmoil that saw four superintendents come and go. Eleven years later, there are only 21,000 students in the city’s schools. Full academic accreditation has been restored, the deficit...

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The Jaco Report: Lewis Reed
Mar06

The Jaco Report: Lewis Reed

In his first interview since winning the Democratic primary for a fourth term as President of the city’s Board of Aldermen, Lewis Reed sits down with Charles Jaco to discuss a wide range of topics. In a split with both Mayor Lyda Krewson and Police Chief John Hayden, Reed says an overall culture of tolerating bad behavior, violence and racism in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department needs to be changed, and that the...

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Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]
Mar01

Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]

Updated at 5:48PM on March 7, 2018 with video interview with Alderman Bosley. Some opponents of the Better Together campaign to merge the city and the county this week announced the start of a petition drive to put the recall of Mayor Lyda Krewson on the St. Louis ballot. Ward 3 Alderman Brandon Bosley and Ward 21 Alderman John Collins-Muhammad said the new Citizens to Protect St. Louis would seek signatures throughout the city. “The...

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The Jaco Report: Mayor Lyda Krewson
Feb14

The Jaco Report: Mayor Lyda Krewson

Despite a series of indictments, lawsuits, arrests, and the mysterious killing of one city police officer by another in an alleged game of Russian Roulette, Mayor Lyda Krewson denies that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department suffers from a culture of corruption. In an interview on The Jaco Report, Krewson said she thinks the department is suffering, instead, from the actions of individual police officers. “I think it’s very...

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The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden
Feb07

The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden

In his first interview since a series of scandals have rocked the St. Louis Police Department, Police Chief John Hayden tells Charles Jaco he’s confident “the truth will eventually come out” in the case of a police officer who was allegedly killed by another officer, reportedly during a game of Russian Roulette.Hayden also says he’s confident in the city’s psychological screening of officers, despite the...

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The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together
Feb01

The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together

The Better Together plan that would unify St. Louis city and county into one metro-city of 1.3 million people would get rid of the city’s earnings tax and would not allow city residents to vote for their own “municipal district” mayor and lawmakers, unlike county towns and cities. But Better Together spokesman David Leipholtz tells The Jaco Report that the plan does not discriminate against city residents. Leipholtz says unifying 55...

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