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Front Page Episodes
9:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4-29

Here's the Rundown for Front Page Sunday: Hear the whole program on the listen click.

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Culture
1:28 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Historian John Coski on the Confederate Battle Flag

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In early April, the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced plans for a park to be built on private land just off of Exit 16 on I-24 in McCracken County.  It's intended as a memorial to the area's Confederate soldiers.  And at the center of the park, and an emerging controversy, is a flagpole, upon which will fly the red field, blue cross, and thirteen white stars of the Confederate battle flag.  The flag has been a lightning rod for controversy for years; the SCV insists it’s a symbol of heritage while opponents see it as an emblem of racism symbol.  For some perspective, Todd Hatton speaks

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Morning Cram
10:30 am
Fri April 13, 2012

the morning cram [I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through edition]

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Somehow oops doesn't seem to cover it...

NPR reports a failed missile test yesterday may make North Korea more belligerent and confrontational.

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Culture
9:27 am
Fri April 13, 2012

SCV to Raise Confederate Flag in New Park off I-24

A flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag off Interstate 24 near exit 16 will be the centerpiece of a new park honoring Confederate soldiers.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans are funding construction of benches and a circle of bricks to represent southern soldiers who fought to secede  from the United States in the 1860s.  SCV Kentucky Division Commander John Suttles tells The Paducah Sun the land for the park was donated by a man who had Confederate ancestors.  McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry says he's worried about what visitors to Paducah and the county will think upon