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OPB’s Think Out Loud: Rising Out of Hatred

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. When he encountered diverse perspectives and beliefs at college, he started to question the science, history, and prejudices behind his worldview and confront the damage he had done. From Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, tells the story of how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the White House through the intensely personal saga of one man who eventually disavowed everything he was taught to believe, at tremendous personal cost. With great empathy and narrative verve, Eli Saslow asks what Derek’s story can tell us about America’s increasingly divided nature. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another. Interviewed by OPB’s Dave Miller, host of Think Out Loud.

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Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow is a Washington Post staff writer and author of Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President and Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2014 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children.

Purchase Rising Out of Hatred from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud." Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of "Open Source," a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show. His stories have aired on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition Saturday." Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.
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