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Dig Deep: Are we less civil? pt 1

Heidi Holtan

Have you heard people talking about how un-civil we are, right now at this time in history? 

Has political discourse has unraveled? 

In this first conversation Chuck and Aaron take us back in history to yellow journalism and remind us that political bias and negative political campaigns were always there.  What is different is social media and how fully it overtakes our lives, day and night. 

But IS this so different - from when radio starting competing with print - when TV came to compete with radio and print?  Aaron thinks we didn't think about this as much when the internet began to enter and take over our lives.  It was so fancy and new we didn't realize the power it could have with politics and our psyches. 

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.