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Seeking Civility in Political Discourse (29:00)

From: Good Radio Shows, Inc.
Series: Peace Talks Radio - Series of Half-Hours
Length: 29:03

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On this election season edition of Peace Talks Radio, an assessment of the problem of incivility in political discourse - and some ideas on how to address it from a number people including a present member and a former member of Congress, two media analysts, and a reporter who covered Congress in the 1960's when, he says, it was all more civil and respectful. This program is also available in 59:00 and 54:00 versions at PRX - http://www.prx.org/pieces/83957

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80 percent of Americans find political campaigns uncivil and 85 percent say that politics in general is becoming more uncivil.  

On this special election season edition of Peace Talks Radio, an assessment of the degree of the problem, and some ideas on how to address it, from a number people.  We’ll hear from current Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, former long-term Republican congresswoman Connie Morella from Maryland – both of whom actually agree on several things they think will help.  We’ll also talk with two media analysts - Western Washington University's Michael Karlberg and Hakim Bellamy of the Media Literacy Project, who’ll comment on the media’s role in heightening incivility in political discourse.  And we’ll hear from veteran reporter Art Schreiber, who covered Congress in the 1960's when, he says, it was all more civil and respectful.  Paul Ingles hosts.

This program is also available in 59:00 and 54:00 versions at PRX - http://www.prx.org/pieces/83957

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80 percent of Americans find political campaigns uncivil and 85 percent say that politics in general is becoming more uncivil.  

On this special election season edition of Peace Talks Radio, an assessment of the degree of the problem, and some ideas on how to address it, from a number people.  We’ll hear from current Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, former long-term Republican congresswoman Connie Morella from Maryland – both of whom actually agree on several things they think will help.  We’ll also talk with two media analysts - Western Washington University's Michael Karlberg and Hakim Bellamy of the Media Literacy Project, who’ll comment on the media’s role in heightening incivility in political discourse.  And we’ll hear from veteran reporter Art Schreiber, who covered Congress in the 1960's when, he says, it was all more civil and respectful.  Paul Ingles hosts.

This program is also available in 59:00 and 54:00 versions at PRX - http://www.prx.org/pieces/83957

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29:00 Program - No Breaks

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