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The Follow-Up Question

Sep 27, 2021

One of the most frustrating aspects of the last 18 or so months as we've dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rampant misunderstanding of the scientific process.


We've heard "trust the science" over and over again, but what does that even mean? What do people think of when they read scientific research — if...

Sep 20, 2021

Most of us can agree that finding common ground is a good thing, but we desperately struggle to put it into action.


My guest this week is Bruce Bond, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Common Ground Committee, one of many organizations working to provide the "spark of inspiration" needed to help us come together in more...

Sep 13, 2021

Take a moment and sincerely try to articulate a view that is opposite of your own.


It’s uncomfortable, and it’s really, really hard to not let your biases and assumptions about “the other side” cloud your ability to articulate their views.


Because chances are, your view of “the other side” is far more...

Sep 2, 2021

It's not in our nature to listen first. So much attention is paid to speaking that we often forget that for it to be effective, someone else has to be listening.


Here in the United States, we take public speaking classes in school and speech is a protected right under the Constitutional, but no such attention is paid...