Exploring Hate on Eastern Long Island

Exploring Hate on Eastern Long Island


Exploring Hate on Eastern Long Island is a special WLIW-FM 30-minute program and part of “Exploring Hate,” a reporting initiative from The WNET Group on antisemitism, racism and extremism. Host Julian Phillips moderates a panel of experts who have devoted their careers to addressing the issues of hate on Long Island and their on-going efforts to eradicate this multi-faceted dilemma.

This special broadcast will examine some of the deep-seated roots of hate which exist on Eastern Long Island—but more importantly show why hate is everybody’s problem. During the 30 minutes—and the expanded discussion on-line, the goal is to motivate the listener to become an active participant in the fight against hate, to make Eastern Long Island a better place to live and work.

The distinguished group of panelists include: Eric Post, LI Regional Director, American Jewish Committee; Elaine Gross, Executive Director, Erase Racism; William Kiley, retired Deputy Chief Suffolk County Police Department and children’s book author; Chaplain Sanaa Nadim, Stony Brook Interfaith Center and Frank Meeink, former White Supremacist, Skinhead and gang member.

For additional resources and information on how you can become involved in the fight against hate, here are some helpful contacts:

American Jewish Committee

Erase Racism

Stony Brook Interfaith Center

Frank Meeink

William Kiley

Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, with additional major funding from The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund and Patti Askwith Kenner. Additional support is provided by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Nancy and Morris Offit and Judy and Josh Weston.