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Robert Eastern III: Intentional development in East St. Louis – Episode 34

Simoncast guest: Robert Eastern III
Photo courtesy of the City of East St. Louis
City of East St. Louis
Simoncast host John Shaw speaks with Robert Eastern III

East St. Louis, Illinois Mayor Robert Eastern III talks about his philosophy for economic development in the city he leads, which he describes as "intentional." He also talks about the impact of COVID-19 on his Mississippi River city, including some unexpected upsides.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partership with WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

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John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
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