Kathy Cramer on how Listening Disrupts Divides

Local Voices Network co-founder Kathy Cramer recently graced the stage of the Chautauqua Institution to deliver a talk titled “Listening to Disrupt,” delving into insights that are at the heart of Cortico’s Local Voices Network.

As described in her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, Cramer’s research illuminates the deep mistrust and anger voiced among rural Americans, rooted in experiences and perceptions of being left out of government decisions and policy-making.

Dr. Cramer, who serves as professor of political science and the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, continues to be a top advisor and collaborator as Cortico continues to expand our Local Voices Network. Two feature stories in The Chautauquan Daily offer a helpful introduction to Cramer’s work and the ideas that underpin our efforts to bridge divides through deep listening.

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