Both locally and nationally in 2017, the divide between political ideologies appears to be wider than ever. Different sides of the spectrum are clearly split, and it seems that compromise and understanding are the last things people try to work towards. One of the places that this divide is most apparent? The differences between urban and rural communities. In our next live #DiscussCLT event, we try to take steps towards a more mutual discourse. We bring in voices from all across the political spectrum in an effort to come to a better understanding of the acute and complex issues facing us both here in North Carolina, and across the US. Our guest today on the #DiscussCLT podcast is Charlotte magazine contributing editor Greg Lacour, who will be moderating the discussion at the next live #DiscussCLT event. Lacour is a veteran writer in Charlotte, having spent more than a decade at the Charlotte Observer, and generally covers civic and political issues around the city. RSVP now for our next live #DiscussCLT event Thursday, April 13 at Lenny Boy Brewing Company, at 3000 S. Tryon St. We’ll be discussing the urban/rural divide with former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot, political consultant Rory Riley, and other guests. The event is free, but you must RSVP. Log onto discussclt.com for more information and to RSVP.