Episode 2: Three Percent Nicer
Eric Parker went to a ranch in Nevada, pointed his rifle at federal agents, then beat the feds in court. It made him a folk hero in the militia movement. And he’s worked hard to soften the image of his militia. Instead of fighting the government, he’s become an increasingly powerful political force pulling the state GOP even farther right. Now he’s after a new title: state senator in Idaho.
Heath Druzin is host and creator of the podcast Extremely American. Druzin covers the nexus of politics and the Patriot movement for Postindustrial Media. From 2018-20, Druzin was a reporter Boise State Public Radio for Guns & America, a national collaboration between 10 NPR affiliates that looked at the role of firearms in American life. Before that, he covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for Stars and Stripes newspaper.
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