PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland State University’s political science program has been a great resource during polarizing times.

From local politics like the Portland mayoral race to national and even international discussions, the program can help us better understand the issues that surround us.

AM Extra was joined by Chris Shortell, associate professor of political science, to talk about some of the most pressing political issues right now.

Watch the full video in the player above.