Beshear Denounces Planned Neo-Nazi Demonstration

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear responded to a planned rally by a Michigan-based neo-Nazi group, which claims it will march on the state Capitol in Frankfort on April 21. The National Socialist Movement announced the demonstration will focus on “illegal immigration, rampant crime, the recession and white civil rights.” According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, […]

Obama Changes Refinance Eligibility, Louisville Teacher to Participate in Tolerance Program, Louisville Orchestra Deal Rescinded?: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: President Obama will issue the first of a series of executive orders today. It will change the eligibility standards for a mortgage refinance program to help more underwater homeowners stay in their homes. We’ll learn how it will work. 1:34pm: WFPL’s Devin Katayama speaks with Kathleen Crawford. Crawford is a Louisville teacher who was […]

Louisville Teacher Selected for Tolerance Project Advisory Board

A Louisville teacher has been selected to participate in a program that helps teach students to be tolerant. Kathleen Crawford is a teacher at Louisville Collegiate School and one of 22 board members selected out of 500 applicants to advise the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Tolerance” project. The project helps educators develop anti-bias classroom […]

Paul Dubbed “Extremist” by Hate Watchdog Group

A civil rights organization known for monitoring right-wing hate groups nationwide has listed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on its list of “extremist” candidates who ran for public office in 2010. The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled the list of 23 candidates, which includes prominent neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, white supremacists, Klu Klux Klansmen, militiamen and Holocaust […]

In Depth: The Local History and Modern Legacy of the Confederate Flag

146 years after it ended, the Civil War’s effects on race, politics, culture and economics in the south are clear. But there’s one tangible remnant of the old south that’s readily and proudly displayed on cars, clothing and, in some areas, over government buildings. The Confederate Battle Flag has been at the center of board […]