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Connections: How To Talk Politics Without Losing Friends And Family

We've all been there: your relative, or your friend, is going OFF about politics at dinner. You want to scream, or ask them to change the subject, or walk out. What do you do? Let's frame this a different way: is it worth discussing politics at all when things seemed so charged, so divided?

We discuss the value of being open to debate, even when it's difficult, and how to do so without damaging relationships. Our guests:

  • Bill Moehle, Brighton Town Supervisor
  • Jesse Sleezer, communications and district director for Senator Rich Funke
  • Eric Caine, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.