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Bridging Divide Renewing Democracy: Minnesota
Polarization is tearing us apart. Bullying and bluster are two of the most common ingredients in American democracy.How can we renew democracy and restore the sort of trust that is essential for governance? This episode looks at the constructive and energetic responses of two local and national groups in Minnesota.We visit a Living Room Conversation discussion on race at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and speak with the co-founder of Better Angels, Bill Doherty, a University of Minnesota Professor, who is working with others to bridge partisan divides.We also meet Tiffany Wilson-Worsley, a family and community specialist in Minneapolis, who works as a facilitator for discussions on race relations."We have this pervasive need to be human with one another," she says. "There are so many divides, and I think the goal is to bring us all together to get to know one another, but also to grow together."Both groups promote guided conversations in a safe space, and establish ground rules for difficult discussions. They aim to build trust among participants of various viewpoint, social class, gender, ethic and racial backgrounds.
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A climate scientist's take on the midterm elections
Jessica Hellmann with the University of Minnesota tells us how climate affects many issues this election season.
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Study: Fossil fuels will be necessary in cold winters
A quarter of electric power in Minnesota last year came from renewable sources. But what's the highest percentage of renewables that will still meet electric demand in our cold winter climate? University of Minnesota researchers published a study that suggest it's 70 percent. Anu Ramaswami, a professor with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, joins Climate Cast to explain.