Ryan Lenz

Journalist

Senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report

Ryan Lenz on KCRW

A  new report  from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man responsible for killing six students in Isla Vista four years ago, was the first “alt-right”…

What makes Elliot Rodger the first ‘Alt-Right’ killer?

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man responsible for killing six students in Isla Vista four years ago, was the first “alt-right”…

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The alt-right, once a fringe movement, has stepped into the spotlight with this year’s presidential election. There’s been a lot of discussion about the term “alt-right.”

What does 'alt-right' actually mean?

The alt-right, once a fringe movement, has stepped into the spotlight with this year’s presidential election. There’s been a lot of discussion about the term “alt-right.”

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Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened when violence broke out Sunday at a white supremacist rally in Sacramento.

The New Face of White Supremacy in America

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened when violence broke out Sunday at a white supremacist rally in Sacramento.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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