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Agreeing to Disagree: Civility in Public Discourse

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Agreeing to Disagree: Civility in Public Discourse

WAMC will broadcast a special radio series that will take an in-depth look at civility in public discourse over three consecutive days, June 16th, 17th and 18th, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on WAMC’s morning radio program, The Roundtable. 





This series will ask the questions: What is happening with civil discourse in America?  Is incivility in government and in the public square becoming the new norm?  Is a breakdown in communication threatening democracy?  Are stalemates and political posturing standing in the way of achieving resolutions, problem solving, and finding common ground?  Does civility matter?  Are name calling and incivility just “sticks and stones” that are part of the process or does the process get hurt by them?  Across the U.S., these questions are at the heart of the discussion about the current state of incivility in America, which has risen to crisis level.