Ep. 15: New Effort To Find Political Common Ground in N.C.

North Carolina’s contentious political climate is making national headlines. But there’s a new effort to get people with differing political viewpoints talking civilly to each other. It’s called the N.C. Leadership Forum. Participants are meeting throughout 2016 to consider the question: How can we enable more North Carolinians to earn enough to support their families?

In this interview, participants John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation and Leslie Winner, former executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and a former state legislator, talk about the challenges they’ve found in the effort, and their hopes for its success.

They are joined by Frederick “Fritz” Mayer, director of POLIS: The Center for Politics, Leadership, Innovation and Service at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. Sanford’s Dean Kelly Brownell moderates the conversation.

Find out more about The North Carolina Leadership Forum: https://sanford.duke.edu/articles/diverse-group-gathers-duke-first-nc-leadership-forum

Find out more about POLIS: The Center for Politics, Leadership, Innovation and Service polis.sanford.duke.edu/

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Music: Steppin’ Intro by Sound of PIcture