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The DNC has wrapped up, and after two weeks of non-stop conventioning, the question of unity still lingers. Is the electorate more polarized than ever? Will a third party candidate emerge to siphon votes away from Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. We hear from Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. New movies like Bourne, Bad Moms, and two new documentaries about two influential artists, photographer Robert Frank and Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly open this weekend. And in Oregon, a marijuana judging contest will be take place at the state fair, without any actual marijuana consumption.

Image: Andrea Brody

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Sarah Sweeney

How Politically Divided is America? 13 MIN, 32 SEC

Hillary Clinton called for unity in her speech last night. But if you watched both conventions, it’s hard to argue the country isn’t hopelessly divided. How did the nation become so divided, and does it spell more trouble down the road? Or is polarization, in fact, healthy for a democracy.

Guests:
James Campbell, State University of New York at Buffalo

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein 15 MIN, 28 SEC

For Bernie supporters who just can’t come around to supporting Hillary Clinton, there’s another woman in the race - Jill Stein. She’s the Green Party candidate, the party which some pundits say played spoiler in the 2000 election. What is she hoping to accomplish with her campaign? Will her candidacy pull supporters away from Hillary Clinton, or pave the way for a viable third party.

Guests:
Jill Stein, Green Party (@DrJillStein)

New Releases: Bourne, Bad Moms and New Documentaries 14 MIN, 55 SEC

On our Friday movie segment, we discuss the latest installment in the action spy series about Jason Bourne, which features a reteaming of actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Then a comedy with a lot of big names called Bad Moms, and a thriller called Nerve. Two documentaries are also out this weekend, both about influential figures from film: photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank and Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly.

Guests:
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)
Dave White, Film Critic (@dlelandwhite)

A Marijuana Contest at the Oregon State Fair That Won't Get You High 7 MIN, 3 SEC

The stakes are high this summer at the Oregon State Fair, particularly in the brand new category of best marijuana plant. Across the aisle from the guy hawking Sham-wows, the state’s finest examples of farm-grown weed will be on display. But the judging won’t involve actually consuming the product.

Guests:
Jake Browne, The Denver Post (@fakejakebrowne)
Don Morse, Oregon Cannabis Business Council

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