January 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
The State of Polarization: 2022
A YEAR AFTER THE ASSAULT ON THE CAPITOL, IS AMERICA MORE OR LESS POLARIZED? TWO JOURNALISTS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.
One year after the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol, we take a close look at America’s political divide with two journalists who covered the calamitous events of that day and the reactions to what happened.
Our guests are Christa Case Bryant, Congressional correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, and Story Hinckley, the Monitor’s National political correspondent. We discuss whether America is more polarized than it was one year ago and the prospects for finding common ground in Congress and across the country.
In their reporting throughout the year, both journalists sought answers to complex questions about what caused people to storm the Capitol, and why Democrats and Republicans have very different views about voter access, election laws, and the controversy over the 2020 vote count. In this episode, we also examine the role of the media and individual reporters in covering the state of polarization.
Join us as we begin our third year of “Let’s Find Common Ground.”