Five essential steps for having a difficult conversation

“These days, it seems that there are more and more deal breakers when it comes to deciding whom we’re willing to talk to. But in our tense era of deep divisions, talking to each other—and […]

“When you start shaking people’s belief systems, it’s gonna cause fear. ”

On the Road to DC—Bowling Green, KY (2): Trump had been in office one week when I met with several of the teaching staff—and one student—from Southcentral Kentucky Community College. None of them voted for Trump, […]

“We’re slowly starting to wake up and say, ‘wow, this shit really happened’.”

Road to DC: Durham, NC (Part 3) — In part three of our Durham, NC conversation we hear from Atrayus, founder, president and CEO of the non-profit Movement of Youth, which serves the “educational and social […]

“What does an American look like?”

Road to DC: Durham, NC (Part 1) — In Durham we met with four men—Atrayus, Charles, Humberto and David—who in a wide-ranging, three-hour conversation gave us insights into worlds we have little exposure to. The […]

“What’s going to happen to the country I’ve grown up in?”

On the Road to DC: Bowling Green, KY — At the University of Western Kentucky I met with three students who, like those at the University of Pittsburgh, are involved with FeelGood: a non-profit youth […]