Politically opposed groups find common ground through conversation

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It’s rare these days for people on opposite ends of the political spectrum to try to find common ground. But three years ago, 11 Kentucky conservatives rode a bus for 15 hours to meet a few Massachusetts liberals.

“We had folks within our community who said, ‘You’re crazy if you get on that van and go up there,'” said Gwen Johnson, one of the members of the Kentucky group.

Letcher County, Kentucky is coal country. It’s Trump country. Leverett, Massachusetts is cobalt blue on the political spectrum….


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