How To Talk Politics At Thanksgiving Without Strangling Your Relatives

What’s On The Menu For Thanksgiving Dinner? Getting Ready For Your Feast
This Oct. 17, 2011 photo shows a sweet and spicy turkey surrounded by, clockwise from top, smashed harvest vegetables, oven-candied green beans amandine, gravy, brown sugar and oatmeal rolls and candied bacon stuffing in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
What’s On The Menu For Thanksgiving Dinner? Getting Ready For Your Feast
This Oct. 17, 2011 photo shows a sweet and spicy turkey surrounded by, clockwise from top, smashed harvest vegetables, oven-candied green beans amandine, gravy, brown sugar and oatmeal rolls and candied bacon stuffing in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

How To Talk Politics At Thanksgiving Without Strangling Your Relatives

As we head into Thanksgiving weekend, many Chicagoans will be settling in for a few days off work and an extended visit with family members.

But with the news cycle filled to the brim with political scandals, investigations, and controversies, what topics are safe to talk about around the dinner table?

Morning Shift talks to David Blankenhorn, founder and president of Better Angels, a bipartisan effort to talk politics across party lines, about navigating a political minefield of a weekend with your relatives. Bill Doherty, professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota and co-founder of Better Angels also joins the conversation.

GUESTS: David Blankenhorn, founder and president of Better Angels, a bipartisan effort to get people talking politics civilly across party lines

Bill Doherty, professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota and co-founder of Better Angels

LEARN MORE: Interview: David Blankenhorn, Founder of Better Angels