Conflicts, differences of opinion, diverging interpretations. While there is much that pulls us together, we’re often just as defined by the ways we’re pulled apart.

Our latest podcast examines the ways disagreements make our lives more complicated – and richer. We’ll hear voices from a religious minority in China – and hear both sides in a dispute over education policy changes in New York. We’ll also explore how disagreements seep into our daily lives, whether it’s family arguments over the holidays or trying to please the most picky of eaters. We’ll also hear from Adam Moss, a violinist who teaches the art of the fiddle, and Larry “Lak” Henderson, a New Jersey native who turns hip-hop music into history lessons.

Producer: Justin Mitchell

Host: Mary Shell

Stories by: Willis Arnold, Althea Chang, Rachel Sapin, Jorteh Senah and Christine Streich

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