ABC 6 News // The political divide is prominent and it can be argued that it’s the deepest it has ever been. Labels such as conservatives, moderates, independents, tea partiers, and socialists are seen as more than party affiliations, it becomes part of your identity as a person or citizen of the United States.
Almanac at the Capital, PBS // Twin Cities PBS segment of Almanac at the Capital featuring the Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop at the Inver Grove Heights Library in January 2019.
ABC Nightline // Greg Smith and Kouhyar Mostashfi are perhaps two of the strangest political bedfellows imaginable.
CBS This Morning // A recent CBS News poll found the number of Democrats and Republicans with negative views of the other party is growing.
The Federalist // ‘I don’t know at what point we moved from disagreeing with the argument to hating the person, and that scared me. I decided I have to do something,’ says this Better Angels delegate.
RealClearPolitics // During a time of deep political polarization, not everyone could get a representative from Black Lives Matter and the Tea Party in the same room. But an organization known as Better Angels can do it – and will – at its second bipartisan national convention later this week.
USA Today // In the Trump age, political polarization in the United States has never been higher. Groups like Better Angels are promoting civility to lower angst.
Chillecothe Gazette // The Better Angels Workshop has participants examining stereotypes: the ones they have about the other side of the political spectrum and also the ones that the other side might have about them.
Healing the Divide
NPR – Dec 2, 2017
KQ Morning show – Nov 15, 2018
WCCO Middays – Nov 7, 2018
Dissolving our Differences
Faith Radio – Oct 12, 2018
Northern Alliance Radio
Mitch Berg show – Jun 16, 2018
Enough Arguing, Let's Talk
KGO 810 – Jun 15, 2018
The Post-Star // What is clear is that we need that type of civil discourse, the type of discourse that Better Angels is trying to delivery across our communities.
St. Louis Public Radio // After the 2016 presidential election, David Blankenhorn, president of the national organization Better Angels, wanted to bring voters together to try to find common ground despite their political differences.
The Post-Star // Over the past couple weeks, Better Angels held two information programs and one skills workshop at the library. More than 50 turned out for the three meetings. Each person at the meeting was asked why they were there. More than one talked about how the political divide had impacted family relationships.
Greenfield Recorder // Alternating “red,” “blue,” “red,” blue” in their seating, 16 participants at a recent Better Angels workshop spent seven hours working toward bridging their political differences.
Arjen van der Horst // Amerika gaat de eindfase van de verkiezingscampagne in na een ongekend turbulente week. Democratische kopstukken waren het doelwit van bompakketjes.
NHK News Web // Under President Trump who attacks to obey people with different opinions, the division of society is deeper than ever in the United States.
Franceinfo // In the run-up to the mid-term elections, franceinfo attended a workshop aimed at reconciling progressives and conservatives.