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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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Connections: Journalist Adam Serwer on "The Nationalist's Delusion"

Adam Serwer , correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly , joins us to discuss his recent piece titled "The Nationalist's Delusion." The piece has been...
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Fri, 12/01/2017 - 5:55am
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Connections: How to discuss politics without damaging relationships

Here's a question for you: As you prepare to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, are you dreading discussions about politics with friends and family?...
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Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:52am
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Connections: Discussing the GOP's new tax plan

Congress is debating a new tax plan that would bring changes for many American families. So how does it work? Who would benefit, and who would pay more?...
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Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:28am
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WATCH: Where are all the women in politics?

https://youtu.be/bK40TqZP5IM Another election season has come and gone. While national media outlets report that a“surge” of women ran for office in...
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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:05am
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