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James Singer, a labor and employment attorney at the law firm of Schuchat, Cook & Werner in St. Louis, Missouri and winner of the Owners’ Counsel of America’s Crystal Eagle Award, joins the show today to tell the important and compelling story of Dr. H. Phillip Venable, who lost his home to a racially motivated condemnation action by the City of Creve Coeur, Missouri in the late 1950s. Mr. Singer’s extensive research and community engagement played a large role in efforts that eventually led to the City publicly acknowledging and memorializing its history. Dr. Venable’s story is that of an inspiring individual, as well as a cautionary tale of the potential abuses of public power.
The case discussed in the podcast: State v. Weinstein
Read Mr. Singer’s excellent article here.
Mr. Singer’s recommendations:
The Broken Heart of America by Walter Johnson
Episode 480 of 99% Invisible: “Broken Heart Park”
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I listened to this on the way back from Richmond yesterday. It was very interesting. Thank you.
CLINT SCHUMACHER, PODCAST HOST
Clint has represented property owners of all sizes that are being impacted by public projects. Over the last twenty years, Clint has developed a particular expertise in condemnation for highway projects. LEARN MORE >>>
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