On ‘Radio Times’: Playing President Donald Trump with dignity

 In this photo provided by NBC, Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, (left), and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump perform during 'Spicer Returns' on Saturday Night Live, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

In this photo provided by NBC, Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, (left), and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump perform during 'Spicer Returns' on Saturday Night Live, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

There’s no secret that these are polarizing times. Having a simple conversation about politics with friends, family or coworkers can sometimes be uncomfortable and it can be difficult to find common ground because of opposing political views.

Earlier today on Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane talked with Emile Bruneau, research associate and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications, Dannagal Young, associate professor of communications at the University of Delaware, and by Kevin Arceneaux, professor of political science at Temple University about the best ways to understand people whose opinions you do not share.

In this clip, Marty asked Young how she shows empathy for other political views when acting, doing satire and comedy.

“When I do improv with comedy sports and we get a suggestion from the audience our brand is suppose to be comedy for everyone,” Young said. “When you get a suggestion that is really politically loaded. You get a suggestion of Donald Trump. You play Donald Trump, and you play Donald Trump with dignity.”

Listen to the full conversation about civic dialogue on Radio Times.

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