FARGO — Humanities North Dakota is hosting a free online event from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, featuring authors/journalists Deborah and James Fallows.

The Fallows will discuss the rural and urban divide in America, insights from their travels and the condition of North Dakota's own rural and urban divide.

Over four years, Deb and James crisscrossed the country to report for The Atlantic on the civic and economic renewal of America's smaller towns for their book, "Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America." During the journey, they gained insight into a divide between smaller towns and larger cities in terms of politics, economics and opportunities.

Registration can be found at humanitiesnd.org/events. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion will involve an interview between Blake Crosby, the executive director of the North Dakota League of the Cities, and the Fallows. Additionally, there will be a Q&A segment where audience questions will be answered. The online discussion is part of Humanities North Dakota's GameChanger Ideas Festival virtual event series.