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Mitch Landrieu

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History and Memory – and their intersections – are recurring topics on The Waters & Harvey Show. We live in a culture that prizes memory, but what is remembered and what is forgotten are the sources of great tension in American society.
As Asheville deals with the fate of the Vance Monument, our hosts speak with a leader who faced a similar situation - former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu. In this powerful episode, he discusses the very personal reasons that led him to order the removal of Confederate monuments in the city.