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South African leaders on how America can move beyond toxic polarization

Mohammed Bhabha, Jillian Youngblood, and Roelf Meyer on "Connections"
Megan Mack
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WXXI News
Mohammed Bhabha, Jillian Youngblood, and Roelf Meyer on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on January 24, 2023
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"How can our nation move beyond toxic polarization?" It's a question that will be explored by two world leaders at an upcoming event in Rochester.

The groups Beyond Conflict and Civic Genius are hosting Mohammed Bhabha and Roelf Meyer, two South African leaders who worked to end the dictatorship of apartheid. What lessons can Americans learn? We discuss it with our guests:

  • Roelf Meyer, South African government’s chief representative in the negotiations to end apartheid
  • Mohammed Bhabha, former Minister of Defense in South Africa
  • Jillian Youngblood, executive director of Civic Genius
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.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.