KCRW-"To The Point," with audio (50:58):
President Barack Obama made political theater last week when he fielded questions from Republicans. Politics watchers on both sides of the aisle loved the sparkling Q&A, and now a coalition of Democrats and Republicans is demanding he repeat the process, in regular debates akin to Britain’s Questions for the Prime Minister. But the White House says no. Why? Could more direct dialogue help Obama get his message out? Could it benefit the republic? Guest host Matt Miller explores whether direct dialogue would reduce the political polarization in this country. Is there an audience for nuance?