Mississippi is the last state to actively fly the confederate battle flag within the canton of it’s own state flag. For many years, state-funded universities and some cities around the state have refused to put up the flag. In 2001 a motion was put to popular vote, but in the end nothing was changed. The issue is now becoming more urgent, as white supremacists are flying not only the Confederate and the Nazi flags, but also the Mississippi state flag.
With that in mind, a group of Mississippians began creating a podcast to tell the story of how Mississippi is changing itself from within. We have the opportunity to showcase the future of our state, not the past. We want our listeners to shape the outcome of that story.
This is Red Flag.
September 18th, 2018 | 12 mins 53 secs
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“We’ve got to explore why symbols even matter in the first place. What’s the story behind our flag? If the argument that keeps getting brought up is heritage versus hate, what is the heritage of Mississippi? What is the hate of Mississippi? Because we’ve got to know where we’ve been to know how we move forward.”
September 25th, 2018 | 17 mins 42 secs
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“It’s just a piece of cloth.” Or is it? Flag fact: The Confederate army rotated flag designs up until the final days of the war. Get ready for some ‘fun’ with flags.
October 2nd, 2018 | 22 mins 53 secs
"Heritage" or "Hate". It's almost cliche at this point. But what are the origins of the flag's heritage and hate?
October 9th, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
"Symbols matter." Just ask the fans of Batman, Superman, or any brand enthusiast. But what if your logo doesn't match your message? Looks like them podcasters are at it again!
October 16th, 2018 | 20 mins 27 secs
"I Love Mississippi." There was a time when the Governor of Mississippi and President of the United States were not as chummy as they are now...
October 23rd, 2018 | 27 mins 14 secs
"65 Percent." History is catching up to us as we dive into the referendum that solidified our current state flag.