Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 13
4:00 – 6:00 – Direct to My Desk: How to be political without losing your soul
On today’s program we take the full two hours to allow you to call in and let you set the agenda and ask the questions or raise the issues that matter most to you. One topic we will discuss one cure for election madness. Mark DeMoss, concerned about the increasingly harsh tone of public discourse, launched the Civility Project in January 2009. The Republican businessman and political adviser enlisted Democratic lobbyist and former Clinton aide Lanny Davis to help him. Together the two friends wrote to all 100 United States Senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, and all 50 state governors, asking each to sign a pledge promising, "I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior. I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them. I will stand against incivility when I see it." How many of the 585 recipients agreed? Three. We ask why.