News From Around the South 2/27 to 3/6

News From Around the South 2/27 to 3/6

LOUISIANA: New Orleans Can Remove Three Confederate Monuments After a long and tough fight, it seemed Monday that Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be moving out of New Orleans. A federal court ruled this week that a statue of Lee standing proudly atop a...
How South Shaped Jewish Cuisine

How South Shaped Jewish Cuisine

The American South has influenced Jewish culinary traditions for more than 100 years. From combinations like pastrami biscuits to matzoh ball gumbo, the South is creatively reinterpreting centuries of Jewish foodways. Host Frank Stasio talks with Marcie Cohen Ferris,...
Undermining Academic Achievement

Undermining Academic Achievement

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in...
News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

SOUTH CAROLINA: State Law Makes Removing Confederate Flags More Difficult WALHALLA, S.C. — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate...
The Civil War’s Last Death

The Civil War’s Last Death

PORTLAND, Maine — A Confederate rifle ball ripped through Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s pelvis at the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia in June 1864. It ruptured his bladder and severed his urethra. The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50...
Bill filed to Ban Confederate Flag

Bill filed to Ban Confederate Flag

The confederate flag could soon be banned from all public buildings in South Carolina. York representative John King filed a bill this week that would prohibit the flag from being flown or displayed anywhere besides a museum or private property. In July 2015, the...