Can the Political Divide Be Mended by Bringing Rural and Urban Students Together?
Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour
It's only a three-hour drive, but it might as well be a world away.
These urban college students from Chicago are trading skyscrapers for silos, as part of a university program to bring together rural and city students. The University of Chicago and Eureka College created the program, called Bridging the Divide, to address harsh political rhetoric that emerged after the 2016 elections between rural and urban communities.
Organizers of the Bridging the Divide program hope that educating college students on the hot topics of the day, especially how they are perceived by rural and urban populations, will inspire a better dialogue for the leaders of tomorrow.