Episode #1: How to Talk with Your Neighbor
This episode explores how to have conversations about important issues with people who believe, think, and vote differently than you. The One America Movement offers a framework for navigating difficult conversation, exploring the neuroscience and social science of polarity and divisiveness, offering both theory and interactive practice for having productive conversations that move towards listening and cooperation.
Episode #2: The People's Constitution
We explore why – according to the founders of the U.S. Constitution – American democracy depends on civil dialogues and listening to other’s perspectives. Perspectives you may not agree with.
Joining us are John F. Kowal, Vice President of Program Initiatives at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Wilfred D. Codrington III, professor of law at NYU School of Law and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. You’ve co-authored the book, The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union.
Episode #3: The People's Supper
We discuss how to cross lines of difference by cultivating trust and goodwill using the age-old practice of breaking bread. Joining us from The People’s Supper is Community Director, K Scarry, who's focusing on why it's necessary to have conversations across lines of identity and ideological difference at this moment in time.
Episode #4: A Piece of My Mind
We talk with the founder of "A Peace of My Mind", John Noltner about his traveling podcast and photography ventures during a recent stop at Grand Valley State University.
Talking Together is a partnership between the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and WGVU Public Media.