In an age when saying the wrong thing in a Twitter post could leave you ghosted by onetime friends—or worse—we find our country torn apart at the political seams. But things don’t need to be this way. Constructive social discourse is not dead, it just needs a little resuscitation. From CurtCo Media.
Consider Meet Me in the Middle your political rehab. Each week, Ed Larson (Pulitzer Prize winning historian, author, and world-wide lecturer) invites guests from across the ideological spectrum—including politicians, activists, and celebrities—to sit down, discuss the issues, and if not find consensus, at least find common ground. So bring an open mind and remember, we’re more alike than different.
What are the pros and cons for Universal Basic Income, the Andrew Yang Plan, and ending poverty in the United States once and for all? Ioana Elena Marinescu, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, joins Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht in Part 1 of 2 of an in-depth discussion on these topics and more.
Producer Joey Salvia tosses out subjects for our hosts to tackle, and possibly solve, including poverty, divisiveness, and fake news as well as hot topics like Ted Cruz and the NY nursing home scandal.
What is the responsibility of social media outlets in a healthy society? Renown Yale Law Professor and author, Jack Balkin, returns for a discussion about the Constitution, social media responsibility, advertising dollars, and how Facebook is damaging our world: politically and socially.
Why do American politics seem especially fraught right now? Legal scholar, Yale Law Professor, and author, Jack Balkin, joins for a discussion about the constitution, political polarization, impeachment, and The Cycles of Constitutional Time, to help explain, and help us weather, this waxing and waning of political polarization.
What is the biggest political challenge we are facing right now? Do we need campaign finance reform? Legal scholar, and professor, Sanford Levinson discusses the need for adjustments in our constitution, campaign finances, the election process and if Trump will run again in 2024 in our final episode of the season.