KQED’s new six-part event series explores some of the most polarizing topics of our time
March 28, 2018, San Francisco, CA — For many, 2017 was a year of shocks. We saw some of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. We witnessed a president with little political experience take office and operate far outside the traditional norms of American leadership. We saw the voices of thousands of women take down some of the most powerful men in media and politics. We saw the country become increasingly divided — politically, economically and socially.
As we look forward through 2018, KQED will present a six-part series of live conversations across the Bay Area exploring some of the most polarizing topics of our time: politics, race, gender, immigration, extremism and more. We’ll ask the questions that divide us and look for the answers that unite us. Audience members will have an opportunity to talk about solutions to our growing polarity as they meet and mix during a post-conversation reception.
“At a time when our country seems so polarized, we wanted to bring people together to talk about our divisions―and remind each other about our common values, including knowing how to disagree with each other in a respectful manner, says Holly Kernan, KQED’s vice president, news. “This is a critical value of public media and we want to support an informed and engaged public.”
Support for this series is provided by the James Irvine Foundation.