Both St. Louis and Baltimore are independent cities - they're not incorporated into counties like most cities are. Those cities have struggled with some major problems in the past year.
Joseph Heathcott, professor of urban studies at The New School in New York City, joined Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to look at whether the fact that they're independent cities is related to the problems.
- Joseph Heathcott, professor of urban studies at The New School in New York City.
This segment aired on June 2, 2015.