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Connections: The importance of bipartisanship in discussing climate change solutions

We sit down with a panel of conservatives who are concerned about climate change. Our panelists are people who describe themselves as being on the right...
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Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:41am
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Connections: Should there be boundaries in comedy?

Comedians are often considered to be truth tellers. But in recent years, critics say they have largely become party props, while pushing the typical...
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Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:34am
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Connections: Discussing Democrats' views on taxing the wealthy

The Washington Post writes that Democrats typically campaign on raising taxes for millionaires, or the wealthiest Americans. But when they finally gain...
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Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:18am
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Connections: Why is the Democratic Party losing support among millennials?

A recent Reuters/Ipsos national poll shows the Democratic Party is losing support among millennials. The results of the poll, published last month, also...
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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:17am
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Connections: W.J.T. Mitchell on "American Psychosis: Trumpism and the Nightmare of History"

W.J.T. Mitchell is a writer and a professor of English and art history at the University of Chicago. He’s in Rochester as a guest of the University of...
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Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:07am
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Connections: How can we bring civility back to political discourse?

Is modern politics really more uncivil than most of our historical politics? Are we in a unique time in our history? We talk to the leader of a national...
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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:01am
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Connections: The new film, "Chappaquiddick"

A new film explores the murky truth behind what really happened at Chappaquiddick. Nearly 50 years after Senator Ted Kennedy crashed his car off a...
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Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:58am
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Connections: Oprah for president?

Oprah mania swept the Democratic Party in the past week -- but not everyone feels the same way about it. Some polling indicates that if Oprah Winfrey...
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Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:22am
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Connections: How music reflects the political mood

Whatever happened to Obama-era pop music? According to the New Yorker, it's already dated, even embarrassing. Matthew Trammell argues that music...
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:24am
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Connections: Howard Konar, founder of Common Ground

Is there a way to remove the stain of partisanship from politics? A local developer says yes. Howard Konar is the founder of a nonprofit called Common...
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Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:25am
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