#42 Neighbors Divided Over Politics: Joan Blades: How Do We Fix It?
How can you talk to people you disagree with? We Talk to Joan Blades, the founder of MoveOn.org about how to bridge the partisan divide.
This show is another response to the deep partisan divide in America - part one of a fascinating conversation with Joan Blades.
Much of our political campaign has been dominated by personal insults, name-calling and dogma. Voters have rewarded politicians who use anger and blame others for the country's problems. Individual citizens are part of the problem and the solution.
"We live with the dysfunction of partisan behaviors and believe we must and can do better," says Joan, co-founder of LivingRoomConversations.org. She makes the case for personal dialog across party lines, arguing that it's a key part of changing the way all of us think about politics.
A strong progressive, who co-founded the liberal activist group,