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Ciaran O’Connor interviews Alexandra (Lexie) Hudson, a writer and education policy expert, who served as an Assistant to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the Trump administration. Lexie recently attended a Better Angels workshop and wrote an article in Quillette about her experience. Have a listen:
Ciaran and John host a lively Better Angels discussion between Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, and Greg Smith, a Trump supporter and former police officer. Produced by Harry Fortuna. machinedhumanity.com/ Music Credits:“Backed Vibes”Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Ciaran talks to Jonathan Rauch, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, about politics, polarization, and Jon’s history of bridging divides within the same-sex marriage debate.
Ciaran O’Connor joins Ryan Adell, Executive Director of Next Generation Politics, to interview Avalon Fenster and Ryan Arranz, a liberal and a conservative high school student, about polarization, politics, and the next generation of political dialogue.
Better Angels’ Director of Public Engagement Ciaran O’Connor talks with John Wood, Jr. about their respective political backgrounds — Ciaran as a former Obama & Clinton staffer and John as a former GOP nominee for Congress — and how they came to work together.