State of Things
11:57 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Gridlock

Is political gridlock in Washington worse than ever? Duke University professors David Schanzer and Don Taylor, of the Sanford School of Public Policy, think so. They are teaching a class in the hopes of raising awareness among young people about the troubles facing our country. If compromise doesn't make a comeback, could the United States face total collapse?

Schanzer, Taylor and two of their students, Kate Klimzak and Chris Diaz, join host Frank Stasio to examine the effects of hyper-partisanship, demographic changes, campaign finance and the 24-hour news cycle on the practice of democracy.

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