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Exchange Exemplar: Racism Reborn In America

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Evan Nesterak, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61723987
A participant in Charlottesville, 2017.

We've come a long way in a short time on the issue of race in America, and it's been an ugly journey.  It was a surprisingly short journey from thinking of ourselves as a "post-racial" country to the calls of "Jews will not replace us" in Charlottesville in 2017. 

None of this surprised the writer Vegas Tenold, because he spent years buddying up to white supremacists and their fellow travelers. 

It resulted in a book, Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America.  This interview was one of the more notable ones from 2018, and we replay it here.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.