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it’s tuesday night and philippa hughes is putting together the finishing touches on dinner. hughes is hosting a dinner party for strangers to talk politics over pasta. it’s an idea that could very easily get messy, and maybe that’s only appropriate for an idea borne from a messy presidential election.
on this episode of the kojo nnamdi show, guest host marc fisher discusses better ways to think about belonging and civil discourse with two experts, and a washingtonian trying to promote discourse in a fractured political landscape.
though hughes does not live far from the white house, no one in her inner circle supported the nation’s 45th president. but on this evening, hughes was hosting a dinner with six people on opposite sides of the country’s political divide.
— Sherin Koshy