I Respectfully Disagree
- Hosted by Melodie Edwards
Red states and blue states are drifting further apart, ideologically. Rural youth are migrating faster and faster to urban centers. Small town newspapers and radio stations are going silent. Families can't even carry on respectful conversation at the 4th of July potluck! Never has it been more important for the media to step forward and moderate conversations across divides.
That's why Wyoming Public Media started a series called "I Respectfully Disagree." Some of the conversations we've aired are between people in Wyoming who are modeling civil discourse in their daily lives like a conversation between an LGBTQ advocate and a Catholic deacon. Others conversations in the series are arranged by us. Like the breaking bread event we hosted in Gillette, bringing together coal miners, immigrants, social workers and others to talk about the hard times there. We look forward to trying ever more creative approaches whether that's through guest reporting by non-journalists or hosting pop-up newsrooms, we're willing to try it. If YOU have a good idea for how this series can get people talking and listening to each other, please contact Melodie Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-766-2405.
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