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WRST-FM at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be airing two one-hour specials featuring civil conversations from the public radio series On Being.

The programs will air from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 over WRST–FM (90.3) and online at

These two meaningful and timely discussions were recorded on the eve of the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. They’re part of a series called the Danforth Dialogues, which are part of the program’s Civil Conversations Project.

These public discussions seek to rise above the tumult of candidate outbursts and breaking news to explore the challenges and promise of politics, common life, and religion we will be reckoning with as citizens, whatever the outcome of the election on Nov. 8.

The first hour features two journalists well known to public radio listeners: David Brooks and E.J. Dionne. Freed from the constraints of the news cycle, both address broader issues of citizenship, religion and transformation.

The second hour guests are former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and interfaith activist Eboo Patel. All the guests are in conversation with program host Krista Tippett.

The program On Being is a regular feature on more than 400 public radio stations in the U.S. and these specials were made available to WRST through its membership in the Public Radio Exchange.

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