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How Do We Understand And Overcome The Division In The U.S. Post-Election?

Political science and legal experts discuss what election results say about the political and cultural divisions in our country, and what it will take to unify moving forward.


Trump supporter C.L. Bryant, right, argues with counter protestors Angelo Austin, left, and Ralph Gaines, center, while Trump supporters demonstrate against the election results outside the central counting board at the TCF Center in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.


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As of airtime of this episode, the Presidential race tightens as Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, narrows in on 270 Electoral Votes.

Vote counting continues in major swing states, including Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

How will our deeply divided country move forward regardless of who is the next President?

Today, we continue our post-Election conversation with political science and legal experts, plus call-in reactions and questions from listeners.

Guests are Bob Stein, Professor of Political Science at Rice University, and attorney, mediator and former Texas politician Barbara Ann Radnosfky, whose forthcoming book is Let's Talk: Peaceful Problem Solving in Ten Steps. Radnofsky was the first woman Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee (2006) and the first woman Texas Democratic Attorney General nominee (2010).

Houston Public Media reporter Matt Harab joins Ernie with news via the Associated Press about the finding of 13 ballots in Pennsylvania during a sweep of mail processing centers ordered by a federal judge. Also, Harab shares the story of a Florida woman, who stopped to vote while in labor before going to the hospital.

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Audio from today’s show will be available after 5 p.m. CT. We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, and other apps.

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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