Can Confederate Monuments Be Recycled?

James O’Neil, owner of the O.K. Foundry in Richmond, poses with the iron chair commissioned by a New York City gallery. (Credit: RADIO IQ)

As cities all over the South remove confederate monuments, most are also debating what to do with  statues that weigh 8,000 pounds or more.  In Charlottesville, members of city council have suggested melting them down and providing bronze to local artists who could make new sculptures from it. 

We asked reporter Sandy Hausman to find out how that might work.

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