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Writer Nicholas Belardes On Confederate Imagery In Bakersfield

Nicholas Belardes

Conversations are taking place all over the country about the removal of Confederate statues and names, even in the military where 10 Army bases are named after Confederate officers. Author Nicholas Belardes recently wrote about growing up in Bakersfield and going to a high school steeped in Confederate symbolism. FM89's News Director Alice Daniel spoke with him about his essay which is published in the online magazine Boom California.

Alice Daniel was News Director for KVPR from 2019-2022. Daniel has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 25 years of experience as a print and radio journalist.
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