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  • Molly Barker wants to change the world. This time, there’s no running required.

    Last year, when Molly Barker finally hit upon her plan to unite America, she was driving around the country, trying to understand why we, as a nation, are so quarrelsome. For weeks, she’d been striking up conversations with strangers – dozens of them – in a Virginia Jiffy Lube, a Pennsylvania motel, a Starbucks in upstate New York. Usually, she asked about polarization in Congress, and she posed her questions while wearing red boots, which she found to be useful conversation starters.

Last year, when Molly Barker finally hit upon her plan to unite America, she was driving around the country, trying to understand why we, as a nation, are so quarrelsome. For weeks, she’d been striking up conversations with strangers – dozens of them – in a Virginia Jiffy Lube, a Pennsylvania motel, a Starbucks in upstate New York. Usually, she asked about polarization in Congress, and she posed her questions while wearing red boots, which she found to be useful conversation starters. Video by T.Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Last year, when Molly Barker finally hit upon her plan to unite America, she was driving around the country, trying to understand why we, as a nation, are so quarrelsome. For weeks, she’d been striking up conversations with strangers – dozens of them – in a Virginia Jiffy Lube, a Pennsylvania motel, a Starbucks in upstate New York. Usually, she asked about polarization in Congress, and she posed her questions while wearing red boots, which she found to be useful conversation starters. Video by T.Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Molly Barker’s on the run to change the world

November 07, 2015 3:00 PM