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Civility In Politics, A Georgia County's Legacy Of Racial Cleansing, And Local Listen

First, Ambassador Allan Katz examines the diminishing role of civility in politics, and what might be done to reverse it. Then, the story of Forsyth County, Georgia, which became a "white county" in 1912, after a campaign of violence and intimidation against its black inhabitants. This week's Local Listen features Brody Buster's One Man Band.

Amb. Allan Katz will take part in American Public Square's panel discussion Why Can't We Be Friends: Civility and Politics, at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 13. For more information and to register to attend, visit

Patrick Phillips will discuss his new book, 'Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. To find out more about this event and to RSVP, visit

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