President Joe Biden is set to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress and to a country that is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and is deeply divided in just about every way a society can be divided.

From environmental issues to infrastructure to immigration, can he map out a policy agenda that brings people together to solve real problems?

Rob Port and University of North Dakota professor of political science Bo Wood discuss on this episode of Plain Talk Live.

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Also, North Dakota's legislative session is due to be wrapped up this week. Governor Doug Burgum has signed a raft of pro-gun bills, and declared North Dakota a 2nd Amendment "sanctuary state." Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an important gun rights case. What could that mean for guns and self in America?

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Rob Port, founder of, is a Forum Communications commentator. Reach him on Twitter at @robport or via email at