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Beyond Red And Blue: The Urban-Rural Divide In Politics And The 2016 Election

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We live in a divided nation, almost two-Americas, and the real divide seems to be defined geographically.  Not North/South but rural/urban. This is particularly evident here in North Carolina where, traditionally, each region has different fiscal priorities and moral sensibilities. We experience the world very differently depending upon where we live. Place and politics go together and we take a closer look at that relationship. 

Dante Chinni– Journalist in residence at George Washington University and Director of the American Communities project, which studies politics, socio-economics, and culture in a time of change. He also writes for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal. 

Dr. Michael Bitzer– Provost, Professor of political science, Catawba College