Mark H. Bickel
| Fort Myers News-Press
America is a divided nation. Friends and family members have stopped talking to each other over politics. Partisanship has become tribalism and many of us have come to perceive the “other side” as enemies. And no matter who wins the presidential election, our deep divisions will linger unless we begin the hard work of healing the nation.
How can we depolarize the country and ourselves? That’s the next topic of the USA TODAY Network’s Florida Pulse happening this month.
WHAT: The Florida Pulse is a monthly live streamed round-table discussion focused on key topics and issues that impact communities throughout the Sunshine State.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16
WHO: Hosted by opinion leaders from the USA TODAY Network-Florida
- Bill Doherty, co-founder of Braver Angels, a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America
- David Plazas, David Plazas, Director of Opinion and Engagement, The Tennessean, and founder of Civility Tennessee
- Professor Robert Watson, award-winning author who has published over 40 books and roughly 200 scholarly articles and chapters on topics in history and politics
HOW TO WATCH: The live stream will be shown on websites and Facebook pages across the USA TODAY Network-Florida with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to the panel.