January 26, 2007

NPR Series On Dispute Resolution

National Public Radio's evening program, All Things Considered, is running a series on the pros, cons of bipartisanship. Although "Crossing the Divide" focuses on bipartisanship in Washington, it features examples of compromise and cooperation from business and everyday life that ombuds may find valuable. Recent pieces, which are available for download, discussed:
  • How racial assumptions on both sides keep us from more fully understanding and appreciating "the other";
  • How brothers with deeply opposing political beliefs found common ground and reconciliation; and
  • How former Senators George Mitchell and Alan Simpson moved past partisanship.

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