With polarization on the rise in America, we look at ways to improve the civic discourse across the country.
Eric Klinenberg says public libraries, and other so-called social infrastructure, have helped in the past — and can do so again.
Klinenberg is a professor of social science and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He wrote the book "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life."
He joins host Scott Tong to discuss.
This segment aired on January 4, 2022.