1:06pm: The Iowa Caucus is tonight, and some candidates say they wouldn’t be on the stump if not for spousal encouragement. We’ll speak with journalists who’ve been covering the campaign thus far about the role of candidates’ spouses and other family members in running for office. 1:12pm: On the campaign trail, GOP candidates like to… Continue reading Spouses’ Role in GOP Primary, Reagan’s Record on Taxes, Cleanup at Fukushima, Sketches from WWII Battlefields: Today on Here and Now
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the the nation’s first African-American members of the United States Marine Corps, which includes six Louisville residents. The Montford Point Marines broke the color line in 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order desegregating the Marine Corps, which was… Continue reading Yarmuth Votes to Honor First Black Marines
The traveling display was put together by Nicholasville resident Ron Spriggs. The Air Force veteran thought the Air Force Museum’s Tuskegee Airmen display did not do the troops justice. He began building a collection of artifacts for his own display, and Margaret Plattner with the Department of Veterans Affairs says most of them have been brought to Louisville.
When many of us think of Memorial Day, we envision burgers on the grill, sales at the mall, and a long weekend. But Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, started as a day meant to honor those who have died during wartime – and decorate their graves in tribute.
Louisville area peace activists are commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki three days later to end World War II. A series of events marking the… Continue reading Louisville Peace Activists Commemorate 1945 Bombings