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Upcoming Conversations Aim To Find Common Ground Among Political Differences

In an election season marked by rancor and divisiveness, the Northern Kentucky Forum at Northern Kentucky University is hosting community conversations at local libraries about health care, immigration and the economy in order to encourage participants to find common ground despite philosophical and political differences.

It is all part of a national initiative called "Hidden Common Ground," which is a joint project of USA Today, Public Agenda, The Kettering Foundation and The National Issues Forum.

The discussions will be taking place through Oct. 21 at libraries in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

The Scripps Howard Center is a partner in the Northern Kentucky Forum along with the Boone, Campbell and Kenton public libraries.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with Mark Neikirk, the executive director of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at NKU, and Amy Caroll, the adult teen programming coordinator at the Campbell County Public Library.

For more information visit National Issues Forums.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.