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Former teacher combats political misinformation with nonpartisan facts about democracy


This show is a rebroadcast of an earlier conversation (original air date June 14, 2022); no calls will be taken.

Sharon McMahon is a former high school government and law teacher who is on a mission to combat political misinformation by sharing non-partisan facts about the US government and democracy. Her Instagram account has more than 900,000 followers. She’s been able to get people who often have very opposite political views to have reasonable, rational conversations. She’ll tell us how she does it. This is part of our series of shows about misinformation and distrust.

Sharon McMahon, educator, host of the podcast "Sharon Says So"; workshop leader. Click hereto visit her website.

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.