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Former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe On Bipartisanship And Civil Discourse

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In today’s political climate it can be difficult to even talk to a neighbor or a friend about contentious issues, not to mention trying to work across the aisle within Congress. Former Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has built a career on bipartisanship and now serves on the board of directors for the Bipartisan Policy Center.

On Monday she will be speaking at the Leap Into Leadership Conference in Cheyenne. As part of our series on civil discourse “I Respectfully Disagree,” she joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard to talk a little about building bridges.

Listen to part 1 of the series, "I Respectfully Disagree."

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