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The Marine Corps Bans The Confederate Flag

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Earlier this month the U.S. Marine Corps ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from Marine installations. 

The timing suggests this announcement is tied to recent protests against racism and police brutality across the country — but this order is a follow-up to a February order from the highest-ranking officer in the Marines. American Homefront Project reporter Steve Walsh discusses the details of this order with host Frank Stasio and puts it into context. Walsh is based at KPBS in San Diego.
 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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