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Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 36th episode, our guest is Heidi Beirich.Heidi Beirich leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, “one of the most respected anti-terror organizations in the world,” according to the National Review. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements as well as racism in academia. She oversees the SPLC’s authoritative, yearly count of the nation’s hate and hard-line, anti-government groups and is a frequent contributor to the SPLC’s investigative reports and speaker at conferences on extremism. Prior to joining the SPLC staff in 1999, Heidi earned a doctorate in political science from Purdue University. She is the co-editor and author of several chapters of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction, published by the University of Texas Press in 2008.
And now, on to the show.
Here are the Southern Poverty Law Center's guides discussed in this week's episode:
Extremist Files: Alternative Right: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/alternative-right
A Journalist's Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists: https://www.splcenter.org/20161025/journalists-manual-field-guide-anti-muslim-extremists