St. Joseph man listens to America

James Munro, of St. Joseph, talks about his experiences with the “America in One Room” project last month in Dallas. He was one of more than 500 registered voters selected randomly to listen and share their views on important topics.

ST. JOSEPH — Take more than 500 strangers, from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, and put them in one place to debate some of the most contentious issues of society.

What would happen? A lot of talking, obviously, but also a lot of listening, according to a St. Joseph resident who took part in the “America in One Room” project last month.

St. Joseph man listens to America

James Munro was one of hundreds of people from across the country to take part in the “America in One Room” project last month in Dallas. His photo appeared in the New York Times on Oct. 13.