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Civility in Public Discourse

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Civility in Public Discourse Talk seems to have taken a nasty turn these days, in political speech, on talk radio, on the Internet -- where anonymity emboldens the angry -- and on cable TV. Lots of talk. Little listening. Why does one person have to be a left-wing pinko and the other a right-wing zealot? Can't we disagree without being disagreeable? On the next sound of ideas, a discussion about civility in our culture. All viewpoints accepted, Wednesday at 9 on 90.3.


Community/Human Interest, Government/Politics


John Green, Director, Ohio Civility Project & Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron
Reverend Dr. Diana Swoope, Senior Pastor, Arlington Church of God
John Kroll, Online Editor, The Plain Dealer
Tim Hagan, Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner
Mayor Deborah Sutherland, Bay Village

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Ohio Civility Project
The Civic Commons

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