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Your Hosts: Friends Who Disagree

Jean (R) and Robert (D) have known each other, and have disagreed about politics, since they were college classmates; for almost 30 years, they’ve disagreed without being disagreeable.

In that time Jean worked as a top Republican communicator, including cabinet-level speechwriting in the George W. Bush administration, while Robert built a career as a journalist and then liberal columnist.

Today, they want to add their sharp-but-civil discourse to a national political conversation where name-calling too often passes for intelligent political discussion.



Tired of the yelling and insults? Just trying to understand each side’s point of view?

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A Conversation About Conversation; Democrats’ Debate

Robert and Jean interview Keith Allred, the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, before comparing notes on the Democratic debate in an episode that is replete with agreement about the need for respectful conversation…and for preparation (we’re…

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