Seg. 1: Industrial Hemp In Kansas. Seg. 2: When Truman Desegregated The Armed Forces. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Industrial Hemp In Kansas. Seg. 2: When Truman Desegregated The Armed Forces.

Jul 26, 2018

Segment 1: Kansas farmers hope to boost agricultural economy with new cash crop.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in April signed off on a bill that included the Alternative Crop Research Act, which effectively allows the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp. Although hemp is famously difficult to maintain, both seasoned and novice Kansas farmers are eager to cash in on one of the most lucrative crops in American history.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:21: Race relations in the armed forces after Truman's desegregation order.

70 years ago, President Harry S. Truman desegregated the military with executive orders 9980 and 9981. For the first time, soldiers of all colors trained and fought side-by-side. Still, the sacrifices of black enlisted men and women have been largely overlooked. Today, we discussed Truman's legacy and the state of minorities in the armed forces.

Col. Norma Jean Bradford and Rawn James, Jr. will discuss the historical impact of Truman's order to desegregate the military at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. US Hwy 24, Independence, Missouri 64050. For more information visit TrumanLibraryInstitute.org.