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  • The Department of Homeland Security released a report last week that warned right-wing extremist groups are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the nation’s first black president. We speak with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. [includes rush transcript]
    April 24, 2009 | Story
  • Is a potential Barack Obama presidency bringing white supremacist subculture out of the shadows? Following the arrest of two neo-Nazis for plotting to assassinate Obama, we speak to investigative journalist James Ridgeway, author of Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads and the Rise of a New White Culture. [includes rush transcript]
    October 30, 2008 | Story
  • Forty-five years ago today, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Evers fought segregation of schools and public places, struggled to increase black voter registration, led business boycotts, and brought attention to the murders and lynchings, like the slaying of black teenager Emmett Till. We speak to Medgar Evers’ widow, the civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams. [includes...
    June 12, 2008 | Story
  • New FBI statistics suggest anti-Latino hate crimes have risen by almost 35 percent since 2003. In California — the state with the largest number of Latinos — the number of hate crimes against Latinos have almost doubled. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the violence engulfing Latinos is part of a backlash over the immigration debate in this country. We speak with Mark Potok of the SPLC. [includes rush transcript]
    December 05, 2007 | Story
  • A Salt Lake City lawyer searching for the truth behind his brother’s death has uncovered a wealth of new information that could implicate the FBI in the Oklahoma City bombings. The documents he dug up suggest the FBI knew about the plot to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in advance but did little to prevent it. Jesse Trentadue’s brother Kenney Trentadue was found dead in his prison cell in Oklahoma City in August 1995....
    August 03, 2007 | Story
  • We speak with Mike German, an ex-FBI agent who resigned from the agency last year in protest of what he saw as continuing failures in the FBI counter terrorism program. German had worked for years going under cover to infiltrate domestic terrorist organizations like white supremacist skinhead groups and anti-government militias. [includes rush transcript]
    June 13, 2005 | Story
  • Austin began a yearlong prison term last week. Federal officials charged that he had illegally distributed information about how to build Molotov cocktails on his website. We speak with his mother Jennifer Martin.
    September 09, 2003 | Story
  • Biographer Wendy Leigh reveals Arnold’s father voluntarily became a Nazi brown-shirted stormtrooper and how the gubernatorial candidate once publicly made Hitler-like gestures. Meanwhile the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the links between U.S. English (where Arnold serves on the board) and right-wing hate groups. [includes transcript]
    August 26, 2003 | Story
  • Some 4,500 people gathered in Lewiston, Maine on Saturday to rally in support of the Somali community. Three miles away, the white supremacist group World Church of the Creator held a rally of their own. David Stearns told the crowd: "These people (Africans) are the enemy. Make no mistake. If they get the chance, they will probably slit your throat."
    January 13, 2003 | Story
  • A student with ties to Neo-Nazi groups tried to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac in Paris Sunday during Bastille Day celebrations. He fired a single shot at the President’s motorcade with a hunting rifle, but missed.
    July 16, 2002 | Story