Mandy Connell http://wfpl.org en Mandy Connell Leaving WHAS for Denver http://wfpl.org/post/mandy-connell-leaving-whas-denver <p>WHAS radio talk show host Mandy Connell is leaving Louisville for Denver.</p><p>Connell began hosting her show on WHAS three years ago. Beginning next month, she'll be a host at a station in Denver owned by WHAS parent company Clear Channel.</p><p>On her show, Connell took calls from listeners and discussed various topics, usually related to politics.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:20:13 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6235 at http://wfpl.org WHAS's Mandy Connell Apologizes for ‘Yellow Star’ Remark http://wfpl.org/post/whass-mandy-connell-apologizes-yellow-star-remark <p>WHAS radio host Mandy Connell has apologized for controversial remarks that compared gun registration to the tagging of Jews in Nazi Germany.</p><p>Last week, Connell had a debate with Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth over firearm regulations in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.</p><p>Second Amendment advocates have voice concern over new stricter laws, and Connell said legislation to register legal gun owners could be the first step to total citizen disarmament and was <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/whass-mandy-connell-gun-registration-why-don-t-we-make-them-wear-yellow-stars">similar Jews being tagged with yellow stars</a> during the Holocaust.</p><p>Speaking on her Tuesday morning broadcast, Connell said the comparison was inappropriate.</p><p>"It seemed to some that I was making light of the persecution of the Jews in Germany. That is not at all my intention—ever," she says. "I’m well aware of the horrors perpetuated on the Jewish people. And if my comments caused pain or unhappiness or discomfort to those in the Jewish community, I am truly, truly sorry."</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:53:21 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3434 at http://wfpl.org WHAS's Mandy Connell Apologizes for ‘Yellow Star’ Remark Anti-Defamation League Criticizes WHAS's Mandy Connell 'Yellow Star' Remark http://wfpl.org/post/anti-defamation-league-criticizes-whass-mandy-connell-yellow-star-remark <p>The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing WHAS radio host Mandy Connell for controversial comments comparing potential gun control measures to the Nazi regime tagging Jewish Germans.</p><p>Last week, WFPL reported that during a heated on-air interview with Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/whass-mandy-connell-gun-registration-why-don-t-we-make-them-wear-yellow-stars">Connell said Second Amendment advocates should be concerned about further regulations</a>.</p><p>The radio show host added citizens should be worried about an "overly intrusive government" similar to Nazi Germany.</p><p>"Things like (U.S. Sen.) Diane Feinstein requiring gun owners to register if they’re already a legal gun owner," Connell said. "Why don’t we make them <a href="http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/info/yellowstar/theyellowstar.html">wear yellow stars</a> as well? Why don’t we tag everybody?"</p><p>In response, an ADL spokeswoman told <em>LEO Weekly</em> the comments trivialized the Holocaust.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:18:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3419 at http://wfpl.org Anti-Defamation League Criticizes WHAS's Mandy Connell 'Yellow Star' Remark WHAS's Mandy Connell on Gun Registration: 'Why Don’t We Make Them Wear Yellow Stars' http://wfpl.org/post/whass-mandy-connell-gun-registration-why-don-t-we-make-them-wear-yellow-stars <p>In a tense exchange over gun control, WHAS radio host Mandy Connell told Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., some regulations could be the first step in total citizen disarmament.</p><p>Yarmuth has co-sponsored a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and is a proponent of other regulations in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.</p><p>In an on-air interview with Yarmuth on Thursday, Connell said responsible gun owners should also be concerned about further regulations, and compared attempts to register legal gun owners to the Nazi regime tagging Jewish Germans.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:38:12 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3364 at http://wfpl.org WHAS's Mandy Connell on Gun Registration: 'Why Don’t We Make Them Wear Yellow Stars'