What Unites Us?

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Wayne Matthew holds a rope as he helps a crew raising a hot air balloon shaped like the U.S. flag at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. In an era when everything from health care policy to immigration divides us more than it unites us, when the Internet allows us to tear apart our fellow Americans’ virtual throats from the comfort of our keyboards, what does a holiday like Independence Day mean? Julio Cortez/AP Photo

In the year since President Trump’s inauguration, the Washington Post set out to answer a question that may seem like a paradox in this era of ultra-polarization: what do Americans have in common? To find the answer, they interviewed 102 people in all 50 states and D.C. We talk with Post reporters about their conclusions and to a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter about an initiative to better understand voters and the issues they care about. Check out the What Unites Us project here.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Ann Gerhart Guest
  • Wendy Galietta Guest
  • Bridgit Bowden Guest