Democracy

Airs Monday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Scott Simon.  At a time of political gridlick and polarization at the national level, Groundwork explores the tone and flavor of democratic action in towns and cities, where one's antagonist is not an opposing talking head or a politician from a state of a different 'color,' but a neighbor.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is a bit perplexed by democracy and wonders if some of the thorny issues we vote on might be too complex for the average voter to make an informed decision.