Political Screaming Match

Friday, July 13, 2012

Transcript

The Pew Research center recently disclosed that America is more divided along partisan lines than at any other time in the past 25 years. As a society, research reveals, we’re more divided by politics than we are by class, race, or gender. Developer Pascal Rettig has created a website called Political Screaming Match that's supposed to help fix by pairing visitors via telephone with someone on the other end of the ideological spectrum. Bob talks to Rettig about his invention.

 

Rebecca Gates - Suite Sails

Guests:

Pascal Rettig

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Henry Lowengard

This concept - of getting people with opposing views to actually talk with each other - was explored by public radio pioneer Larry Josephson in his radio show "Bridges". http://www.radioart.org/bridges/

Jul. 15 2012 10:27 AM
MoniqueDC from outside Wash DC

Political Screaning match is hardly a name that encourages civil discussion. It he really wants to alter the dialogue in the counntr, start by creating a name that sets the appropriate tone. Who wants to talk to someone who screams at them?

Jul. 15 2012 09:15 AM

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