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Mark Arax On What The Valley Reveals About The Radicalization Of The Right

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Author and journalist Mark Arax

The man who carried a Confederate flag inside the U.S. Capitol during last week’s insurrection was arrested yesterday for an act that served as a reminder that the roots of our country’s divisions run deep. The now infamous images of him walking through the Capitol with the flag resting causally on his shoulder raise questions about the history of the Confederacy, not just in the South, but also here in the Central Valley. To learn more about that legacy, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with journalist Mark Arax, who wrote about that history in his book, “The King of California.”

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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