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Politics & Government

Across the Divide: Civil Discussions Crucial to Our Democracy

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Michelle Maternowski
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The leaders of Tuesday night's discussion about political civility

Dozens of local people who long to hear civil political dialogue got to experience a bit of it Tuesday night.

WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hosted a forum to discuss our polarized political climate – and how we might cross the divide.

Here are a few comments our hosts, audience members and panelists offered. The latter included Rick Esenberg, president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and Political Science Professor Lilly Goren of Carroll University.