Breaking Bread: What 7 Coloradans Found When They Looked For Common Ground

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<p>Outside of the Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center in Northglenn on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. From left to right: Imam ShemsAdeen Ben-Masaud, Ihsan Riahi, Ryan Warner, Maleeha Nawaz, Mehdi Kahn, Annette Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, and Andrea Dukakis.</p>

We've heard so much about how divided the country had become during and after the presidential election and we wondered: Could Coloradans sit down and figure each other out? So, we pulled together a group of people from different walks of life and political viewpoints, served them dinner, and asked them listen and talk to each other. We also visited them where they live and produced a series of video portraits.

We spoke with Trump supporters Karina Gaylord, who lives in Arvada and is a small business consultant, Annette Gonzalez of Pueblo, who takes care of five grandchildren, and Sandy Russell of Palmer Lake, who's a retired teacher who now works as a counselor. Our Clinton supporters were Adam Brock, of Denver, who does nonprofit consulting, and Brian Pacini, also of Denver, who works in data operations. Mehdi Khan of Aurora is an engineer and a Green Party voter.

Part I: Figuring Each Other Out

Audio: Six Coloradans Break Bread Together

Part II: Health Care, Race, Climate

Audio: Breaking Bread Part II: Health Care, Race, Climate

Part III: Muslims Visit A Church On Sunday

Breaking Bread: A Muslim Couple Attends a Pueblo Church

Part IV: Christians Visit A Mosque For Friday Prayer

Breaking Bread: Christians Attend A Mosque At Muslims’ Invitation

Part V: Breaking Bread At The Office

Audio: Breaking Bread At The Office With Differing Politics

Video Profiles

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