NPR’s Linda Wertheimer to Speak at UNLV on Nov. 6
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the William S. Boyd School of Law presents "Cooling the Partisan Fires."
Linda Wertheimer, senior national correspondent for National Public Radio, will give the Saltman Center’s annual Peace in the Desert™ lecture on Nov. 6, 2011 in UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall. Her talk will focus on the conflict—and at times, the downright hatred—Americans are feeling between one another and their government. As a veteran observer of politics for many years and a news anchor for 10 presidential elections, Wertheimer will discuss the role of partisanship in politics over the last 40 years, how today’s version compares to other eras, and how the public might possibly affect that role.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
UNLV Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
Free and open to the public.
For more information, call (702) 895-2428.
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Partisan gridlock has become a way of life in Washington. The Senate holds meaningless votes as each side tries to trap the other into some damaging vote on taxes or Medicare that can be used as ammunition in the next campaign. The House of Representatives passes bills that the Senate won't discuss and the President would veto if they ever made it to his desk.
So how can we make our dysfunctional government work? NPR's Linda Wertheimer will be discussing those issues on Sunday at the Saltman Center's "Peace in the Desert" lecture and she joins us to discuss those issues ahead of her visit.