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*This broadcast includes an update on the state of COVD-19 in Monroe County with WXXI health reporter Brett Dahlberg.

Social scientist and author Arthur Brooks says Americans need to “Love Your Enemies.” That’s the title of his most recent book. In it, he argues that agreement across the political spectrum isn’t necessary, but better disagreement is needed.

Professor David Primo at the University of Rochester has been teaching a course on the role of disagreement in a democratic society. He and several of his students join us to discuss issues related to political polarization, academic freedom, and diversity on college campuses. We also discuss how political disagreement has impacted responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Our guests:

  • David Primo, professor of political science and business administration, and Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor at the University of Rochester
  • Madelyn Candela, sophomore at the University of Rochester
  • Jonah Ricanati, senior at the University of Rochester
  • Maggie Sannicandro, senior at the University of Rochester

When's the last time you convinced someone to change their mind? Most of us are not very effective when it comes to debate. We dig in on our positions, and we expend a lot of emotional energy, and nothing changes. Our guest is a man who is helping build an entirely new way of talking to people with vastly different beliefs. He's published hundreds of videos of calm, careful exploration of beliefs. And he does most of it in a public park, when strangers are willing to stop and chat. We get a new way of thinking, talking, and examining beliefs.

Our guest:

The two candidates for Monroe County Clerk met in a debate Monday night broadcast live from the WXXI studios.

It was part of the Voice of the Voter initiative which also includes the Democrat & Chronicle, 13WHAM-TV and WDKX Radio.

During the hour-long  debate  Adam Bello and Cheryl Rozzi sparred on issues like the fees collected by the DMV, and how the situation with passport fees waived by the former county clerk was handled.

The candidates for Monroe County Clerk debate Monday night. Democrat Adam Bello faces off against Republican Cheryl Rozzi.

Bello, the former Irondequoit Town Supervisor,  was appointed to the post earlier this year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, after a vacancy occurred because Republican Cheryl Dinolfo was elected as Monroe County Executive.

Rozzi is the Greece Town Clerk, and previously was the clerk for the county legislature.

The final presidential debate takes place Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in Las Vegas. Here's where you can watch, listen, and participate in the debate:

WATCH: WXXI-TV and a live video stream here on WXXINews.org

LISTEN: AM 1370, our live audio stream (at the top of the page), and our mobile apps for Android and iOS.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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The vice presidential debate begins at 9 p.m., you can watch the debate courtesy of PBS NewsHour here:

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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The candidates in next week's Democratic Primary in the 138th Assembly District squared off last night on WXXI.

The debate between incumbent Harry Bronson and challenger and former TV reporter Rachel Barnhart was sponsored by the Voice of the Voter initiative, which also includes the Democrat&Chronicle, 13-WHAM TV and WDKX Radio.

We open with a conversation with Deb Hughes, CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, about the GOP debate's question regarding putting a woman on the $10 bill. What did she think of the answers, many of which failed to name a prominent American woman?

Then we'll talk about the George Eastman House's upcoming Alvin Langdon Coburn photography retrospective. Why was Coburn's work so influential? What will we find at the retrospective? We'll pose those questions to"

  • Pamela Roberts, creator of the retrospective
  • Lisa Hostetler, the curator in charge of the Department of Photography at Eastman House
  • Virginia Dodier, librarian at Eastman House.

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