Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former U.S. Senator David Durenberger talk about the need to restore civility in politics and seek the common good.
They spoke at an event titled, "When Politics was Not a Blood Sport." It was moderated by retired MPR host Gary Eichten at the Selim Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of St. Thomas on May 17, 2017.
Walter Mondale is a former DFL Minnesota Attorney General, U.S. Senator, Vice President, Democratic Presidential nominee and U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
David Durenberger is former Republican U.S. Senator for Minnesota from 1978 to 1995. He founded the National Institute for Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas.
To listen to their discussion, click the audio player above.
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