Thursday host Allen Ruff talks to professor and award-winning historian Linda Gordon about her new book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. They discuss the rise of the KKK in the twentieth century, including their presence in cities like Portland, OR and Indianapolis, the popularity of eugenics at the time, the gender politics of the Klan, and their long-term influence on immigration policy.
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A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.