Lakes Area Unlimited Learning offers an online Zoom program at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, on "Zooming Toward Healthier Political Discussions."

King Banaian, dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University, will focus on the different languages that progressives, conservatives and libertarians speak that distort debate and divide. He will teach techniques that will help viewers speak all three languages with an outcome of a more rational, less heated political discussion and a better understanding of political differences.

Banaian is a professor at SCSU, specializing in the economy of central Minnesota and the state. He was a District 15B legislator from 2011-2013, and has a frequent podcast on KYCR where he "makes economic science a bit less dismal." He will refer frequently to Arnold King's book, "The Three Languages of Politics," as a helpful resource.

Lakes Area Unlimited Learning welcomes people to sign in for the Zoom program by sending your email to before the Aug. 11 program.

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