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Encouraging Civil Political Discourse

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A conversation about bringing civility back into politics..  As election season heats up, we can expect plenty of negative ads, excited claims about an opponents moral standing or willingness to fight for Maine. We'll discuss how some define 'civil,' and what the Maine Council of Churches and others propose to promote civil discourse.  

Guests:  Dan Shea, Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College
Michael Franz, Associate Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College
Rev. William Barter, Maine Council of Churches Executive Director

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