Nov. 6, Extremism In Wisconsin

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Heard On Route 51
The word "hate" as graffiti
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Overt expressions of hatred along the lines of race, religion, gender, nationality and gender identity have surged in recent years. In Wisconsin, at least 15 organized hate groups are currently active, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Additional groups operate underground. Shereen Siewert welcomes Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky, formerly of UW-Whitewater, and Dr. Robert Futrell, a sociology professor with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, for a discussion on hate groups in our region. Both guests, who have performed extensive research on the subject, will discuss the reasons people join hate groups, what motivates them to stay and how and why they leave.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky Guest
  • Dr. Robert Futrell Guest