LISTEN: Bridging the political divide

A group of sixth-graders hold signs on a street corner with messages that read "Vote" and "Thank you for voting."
Sixth-graders hold signs encouraging people to vote at the busy intersection of Jefferson Street and Tongass Avenue in Ketchikan. (Photo by Eric Stone/KRBD)

There’s no question that political divisions in our country have become more intense and too often driven by anger. But most people want the same basic things for their families and communities. So how can we better communicate across different political beliefs to help solve the problems that face our nation? Alaskans with different perspectives come together to discuss how we can be more united in the United States.

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • John Coghill, former Republican State Senator
  • Johnny Ellis, former Democratic State Senator
  • Drew Cason, Community Conversation Specialist, One Small Step

LINKS & RESOURCES:

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.