After the weekend’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia the Lee County NAACP once again calls for Confederate symbols to be removed from Lee County. There’s a Robert E. Lee statue on Monroe Street in Fort Myers and a portrait of the Confederate General hanging in the Lee County commission chambers. The removal of a statue of Lee from a park in Charlottesville led to the white supremacist rally.
65-year-old Jim McCracken talks with his wife 60-year-old Karen Feldman about the death of his brother David McCracken from AIDS in 1992 at the age of 36. He remembers David's bright spirit and their complicated relationship in this week’s StoryCorps of southwest Florida.
Sixty-one-year-old Razak Dosani and his daughter, 28-year-old Farah Dosani, talk in this week’s StoryCorps of southwest Florida about him growing up in Bombay, moving to the United States to practice medicine, being a father, and his love and optimism for the United States as an Indian Muslim. Full disclosure – Farah worked for WGCU News for 3 years.
Sixty-year-old Lawrence Voytek and his friend, 57-year-old Mark Loren, talk about their friend and renowned artist, the late Robert Rauschenberg. Voytek worked as Rauschenberg's fabricator. They remember the great times they had together at his home on Captiva.