Politics: Meet Me in the Middle
In an age when family and friends are torn apart at the political seams.
Are we still "A Shining City On a Hill"?
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"[In this ad] I was trying to paint the difference to good faith Conservatives to say 'Here's how far your party has moved.'" - Gregg Hurwitz, Ep 36
In an age when saying the wrong thing in a Twitter post could leave you ghosted by onetime friends—or worse—we find our country torn apart at the political seams. But things don’t need to be this way. Constructive social discourse is not dead, it just needs a little resuscitation.
Consider Meet Me in the Middle your political rehab. Each week, host Bill Curtis and his panel of experts: Ed Larson (Pulitzer Prize winning historian, author, and world-wide lecturer) and Jane Albrecht (International Trade Attorney), invite guests from across the ideological spectrum—including politicians, activists, and celebrities—to sit down, discuss the issues, and if not find consensus, at least find common ground. So bring an open mind and remember, we’re more alike than different.
Hosted by Bill Curtis
Founder and CEO of CurtCo Media, William “Bill” Curtis has a 30-year history of building, acquiring, transitioning, and successfully divesting quality media assets. Of the more than 70 brands Bill has guided through launch or turn around, his favorite venture was Robb Report magazine, which he acquired in 2001. Under his leadership, the brand became the highly influential and respected benchmark for luxury media.Today, Bill and his team are building an exciting new media company focused on the fast-growing world of podcasting. This new platform will celebrate core consumer passions, while entertaining sophisticated audiences with in-depth, authoritative discussions as well as high-quality story-telling through inspired audio and video programming.
The Panel: Ed Larson & Jane Albrecht
Ed Larson holds the Darling Chair in Law and is University Professor of History at Pepperdine University. Recipient of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History, Larson served as Associate Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. He is the author of over eighty published articles and twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789.
Jane is a Democratic activist, film industry executive, strategist, attorney and international relations expert. Jane began her career at the US International Trade Commission in Washington, DC, and continued practicing international trade law in private practice. She has worked for every Presidential campaign since the Clinton campaign of 1992, and has supported several Congressional and state campaigns.
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