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Clamor Over Statues In The U.S. Continues To Grow

Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we’ll talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

Clamor over statues in the U.S. continues to grow. The initial focus across the country, including in Arizona, was over those related to the Confederacy.

But that has expanded to the Founding Fathers and other elected leaders who have been honored. With me to talk about that and the challenges of the situation is Phil Boas, director of the Republic’s Editorial Department.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.