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Tommy Tucker

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Tommy: What's next in Confederate monuments saga?

The Confederate monuments in New Orleans are back in the news.  A federal appeals court ruled that the City of New Orleans can take them down.
Now this is a subject that gets EVERYBODY fired up.  Lots of listeners want to take them down, and lots of listeners want to keep them up.  One of the groups that wants to keep the monuments up is the Monumental Task Committee; and I spoke with their Vice President, Gary Mason.
The Monumental Task Committee is dedicated to preserving all monuments in the city, and they’ve been particularly vocal in their defense of the Confederate monuments.  After the court ruling giving the City the go-ahead to remove the monuments, I asked Mr. Mason how long they would keep fighting.
“We’re going to go until our last dying breath because we believe in this so strongly.”
Where do you stand on this issue?  Is it about heritage or hate…or somewhere in between?
Check out the rest of my interview with Gary Mason HERE.

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03/07/2017 10:15AM
Tommy: What's next in Confederate monuments saga?
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03/07/2017 3:23PM
History-leave them alone.
03/07/2017 4:17PM
Stop doing this to our beautiful city!
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