On this edition of Intersection, three local analysts discuss recent dramatic changes in Columbia, including the departures of the city's police chief, its city manager, and the elimination of the position of deputy city manager.
We explore the factors influencing these changes, and what it all means for the community as we move forward in a new year and in the runup to April's municipal elections.
Our guests are:
- Katherine Reed, an MU journalism professor and editor at the Columbia Missourian
- Andrea Benjamin, an MU political science professor who researches race and politics, local elections, and voting
- Rudi Keller, news editor at the Columbia Tribune