LISTEN: KMOX's Mark Reardon, Carol Daniel don't fear 'uncomfortable' conversations we need

There were some raised voices, disagreement and hard topics of conversation, that remained rational, compassionate and impactful.

Sam Masterson
June 09, 2020 - 4:41 pm

    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - On Monday afternoon on KMOX, two of our very recognizable voices that have been broadcasting on the same radio station for years together had a very open, honest and somewhat uncomfortable conversation about race, protesting, police and the historic moments happening right now in our country. 

    Take a listen to that conversation in the audio below and read what they say when reflecting on what was said.

    Mark Reardon: 

    Carol and I have had many discussions on race over the years---and quite candidly we've clashed in certain areas. Having said that those conversations have made me better informed with a perspective that is impossible for me to have on my own. 

    We seem to hear from both extremes in politics and hot issues like race. Not unlike on-air conversations I've had with Mike Claiborne, these are conversations that can be rational, compassionate and that make an impact. They can happen---and I'd like to believe they happen more often than we might expect. 

    Carol Daniel:

    These aren't the first moments in our history as a nation that we have been moved to ask hard questions and examine ourselves.  It's in my DNA to want to elevate the discourse and educate and heal when and where I can. Any opportunity to do so, even when it's uncomfortable and especially when we don't agree, is a blessing. 

    However, that doesn't mean it's easy for me to talk about the racism and prejudice that I have experienced or my concerns about how my husband and our two sons navigate a country that may see them as a threat or less worthy. They mean everything to me so I'm willing to share.

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