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This live radio talk show is produced and originated in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina for broadcast on multiple radio stations. The show was created by Mary Kendall Hope Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies to talk about current issues of conflict. Each week, the host creates a forum for exploring both sides of current events, national and international conflicts, politics and social justice issues. The objective of the show is to transcend "right" and "wrong" opinions to more deeply understand the underlying reasons (both sides have) that drive their perspectives. The goal is to educate the listening public with respectful ways to talk about issues that two sides disagree on. The conversation is structured to examine the specific issues that individuals disagree on respectfully. The hope is that this show will reveal to listeners that people can disagree politically, but still care about each other and respect the underlying reasons for different perspectives. When each side thoroughly opens its mind to the other perspective without negative judgment or the need to be "right" and the other side "wrong" - moments of transformation and later transcendence can happen.

This live radio talk show is produced and originated in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina for broadcast on multiple radio stations. The show was created by Mary Kendall Hope Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies to talk about current issues of conflict. Each week, the host creates a forum for exploring both sides of current events, national and international conflicts, politics and social justice issues. The objective of the show is to transcend "right" and "wrong" opinions to more deeply understand the underlying reasons (both sides have) that drive their perspectives. The goal is to educate the listening public with respectful ways to talk about issues that two sides disagree on. The conversation is structured to examine the specific issues that individuals disagree on respectfully. The hope is that this show will reveal to listeners that people can disagree politically, but still care about each other and respect the underlying reasons for different perspectives. When each side thoroughly opens its mind to the other perspective without negative judgment or the need to be "right" and the other side "wrong" - moments of transformation and later transcendence can happen.
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This live radio talk show is produced and originated in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina for broadcast on multiple radio stations. The show was created by Mary Kendall Hope Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies to talk about current issues of conflict. Each week, the host creates a forum for exploring both sides of current events, national and international conflicts, politics and social justice issues. The objective of the show is to transcend "right" and "wrong" opinions to more deeply understand the underlying reasons (both sides have) that drive their perspectives. The goal is to educate the listening public with respectful ways to talk about issues that two sides disagree on. The conversation is structured to examine the specific issues that individuals disagree on respectfully. The hope is that this show will reveal to listeners that people can disagree politically, but still care about each other and respect the underlying reasons for different perspectives. When each side thoroughly opens its mind to the other perspective without negative judgment or the need to be "right" and the other side "wrong" - moments of transformation and later transcendence can happen.

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English

Contact:

919-246-9639


Episodes

Carolina-Duke Rivalry w/Bucky Waters & Tim Hucks

12/17/2018
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Legendary Sports Caster Bucky Waters & Veteran Carolina Graduate Tim Hucks discuss the history of the Carolina Tarheels & Duke Blue Devils Rivalry. From the history (of both schools) in the Southern Conference in the 1920's to the 1953 formation of the ACC, these two veterans detail the iconic rivalry between the UNC Chapel Hill Tarheels & Duke University Blue Devils. Apologies for quality of this recording. Our small community station is experiencing technical difficulties. 39 Year...

Duration:01:24:31

Voter Fraud, #41 & Projections: Presidential Election 2020

12/11/2018
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Dan Friedman (Conservative) and Solomon Gibson, III (Democrat) discuss the voter fraud that has emerged in 2 counties in North Carolina; former President (#41) George H.W. Bush (who passed away) & projections for the 2020 Presidential Election. Our original LIVE recording was lost due to a technical failure. I apologize for the poor quality of this recording, but at least we do have this back up recording of the show. Dan & Solomon intelligently and respectfully discussed all issues from...

Duration:00:58:25

Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) 2018

11/27/2018
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Bob Hall, EPA charter member & Industry expert and Marcus Cooke, Professor of Environmental Studies discuss the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). These two veterans present analysis from both political perspectives regarding the NCA4's most salient points about climate change, global warming, and the history of the EPA. They presented innovative concepts for future energy use including: Nuclear, Wind, Solar, & Other Renewable Energy sources. They both repeatedly stressed the dire...

Duration:00:59:45

Healthcare 2019: Promises & Projections

11/23/2018
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Bill Hendrickson and I discuss the most important healthcare questions, promises and projections for 2019. From the ACA to current challenges such as pre-existing conditions and rising healthcare payments, Bill's insight from present professional association and many years of experience with Health Insurers provoked a compelling interchange. We analyzed what may happen if the ACA continues to lose federal support as well as the potential of states like North Carolina to adopt Medicaid...

Duration:01:03:07

The "Silent Sam" Confederate Monument Controversy at UNC Chapel Hill

11/16/2018
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I was pleased to host Harry Watson, Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill and James Ward, Sons of Confederate Veterans to discuss the controversy surrounding the removal of "Silent Sam" or "Soldier Boy" statue. This monument was toppled by students and others on August 20, 2018. Harry, James & I discussed the depth of the controversy - stemming back to its deepest historical roots in slavery, The Civil War, Jim Crow Laws, Confederate and Southern Cultural history, and present feelings...

Duration:01:05:26

2018 Election: Understanding the Electorate in America

11/9/2018
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Thomas Mills, Founder & Editor of Politics NC joined me for an analysis of the 2018 Election Results. We began with a slate of topics and questions - analyzing the mid-terms. Then a deeper conversation about racism emerged off-script. This analysis dominated our discussion, as we delved deeply into the racial divide that is brewing in America. Reaching back through history to the Civil War era, we exchanged multiple views and perspectives on the driving forces behind racism in years past -...

Duration:00:59:39

Representative Graig Meyer (D) NC House of Delegates District 50

11/2/2018
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Graig Meyer (D) NC House of Delegates Representative for District 50 discusses a range of important and current topics from Education reform, Prison reform, The Amendments on the Ballot in NC, Voter ID & Voter Disenfranchisement, Health care, Tax reform and the upcoming 2018 Election. When asked if there would be a "Blue Wave" or "Red Wave" Representative Meyer states that there is no way of really predicting what will happen. He did detail his specific differences from his opponent,...

Duration:00:56:04

Republican Party Chair Waddy Davis for Orange County, NC & (R) Candidates

10/26/2018
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Waddy Davis, Chair of the Republican Party in Orange County, North Carolina brought 3 NC State Candidates. They discussed current national events such as the bombings, the angry divide, Immigration, Trump, the Mueller Investigation as well as state and local issues that included education, taxes, Voter ID in NC, student loan debt, and the environmental issues in our region. Ken Rothrock (R) for NC House of Delegates District 50. Dr. Marcus Cooke (R) for NC House of Delegates District 56 &...

Duration:00:59:47

Democratic Party Chair, Jim Bartow for Orange County, North Carolina

10/19/2018
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Democratic Party Chair, Jim Bartow for Orange County, North Carolina discusses local and national preparations for the 2018 Elections. Detailing the neighborhood ground work that has been mobilized both locally and nationally, he contrasted this person to person work with the big national statements being issued by the Republicans. Mr. Bartow discussed the Amendments presented to North Carolina voters - discussing the details of each and why these are an issue. We discussed the history of...

Duration:00:49:06

Candidate Barbara Howe (I) U.S. House of Representatives

10/12/2018
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Ms. Barbara Howe (L) Libertarian Candidate for The U.S. House of Representatives presents her platform for Congress. She discusses what it is to be a Libertarian, and how this differs from the present political party beliefs. She further talked about the present Republican dominated branches of government (Executive, Legislative & Judicial) and her recommendations for integrating Libertarian views into these institutions. Barbara discussed her thoughts about Mr. Trump, the most recent...

Duration:00:47:55

VOTE! Your Voice Matters in These Mid-Term Elections

10/5/2018
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Director Rachel Raper, Board of Elections for Orange County, NC discusses the many ways our citizens can vote from Mail-In Ballots, Early Voting to Voting at the Precinct on Nov. 6th 2018. She further discussed the simple process to register to vote with a postcard or instantly at the DMV in NC. We also talked about the history of Voter ID in North Carolina. Rachel clearly stated several times that citizens in NC do not have to present a photo ID for this election. Lastly, we discussed the...

Duration:00:26:16

FEAR by Bob Woodward & Tomorrow 3.0

9/28/2018
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Dr. Michael C. Munger, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Duke University & Professor of Political Science analyzes FEAR by Bob Woodward with me. Dr. Munger further discussed the details of his book: Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs & The Sharing Economy. I began our analysis of FEAR by presenting my disappointment with the book not living up to it's title and cover presentation. I expected Mr. Woodward to provide an analysis of the FEAR that the Trump Presidency has engendered in both the...

Duration:00:41:12

What Can Your Representative (D) or (R) Do For You?

9/14/2018
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Dan Friedman (C) Conservative and Solomon Gibson, III (D) presented a lively, fun, and respectful discussion of current events ranging from political party labeling, The "Silent Sam" Confederate Monument Debate, Local vs. State Control of issues, Voter ID, and their own respective historical analysis of Presidents past. An unexpected analysis of the Presidency and Impeachment of Bill Clinton evolved as both Dan & Solomon discussed the human fallacies of Presidents as men. Both Solomon &...

Duration:00:52:20

Bridging The Political Divide

9/9/2018
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Recorded LIVE from WCOM 103.5 FM in Carrboro/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, veteran talk show host Bill Hendrickson of "Time Out" and I discussed our American political divide. I gave a brief background of the formation, development & history of the "Seeking Justice" talk show concept from 2014 through it's move to the Triangle of North Carolina. The show's objective: to reveal deeper perspectives of both sides of current events, contemporary issues of conflict, and social justice issues in...

Duration:00:52:24

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R) North Carolina

5/7/2018
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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R) of North Carolina's 5th Congressional District - began our interview with a brief history of what led her on her journey toward leadership. From her days as a School Board Member, Professor at Appalachian University, President of Mayland Community College, NC State Senate then Seven Term Congresswoman, she revealed that her beginnings were humble and hard work guided her path. As Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, she detailed her...

Duration:00:26:58

Training Police Officers to Better Address Conflicts

5/2/2018
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Retired Police Chief & Current Director of Public Safety for Guilford College William Anderson shared his thirty years of experience as a veteran police commander and 4 time Police Chief. The many conflicts that have received public attention and negative notoriety in the news during the last 20 years has stimulated a gradual opening of awareness in a police system that continues to face challenges between officers and members of the public. William discussed how he and the public safety...

Duration:00:53:55

He Who Must Not Be Named: The Consequences of Silence

4/25/2018
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It's the topic no-one will bring up or talk about - the Trump Presidency and scandals. The short and long term effects that the political divide in America deepen by the day and month, as individuals on both sides of the aisle avoid even speaking the President's name in public. Dr. Roy Schwartzman and Dr. Thom Little Little and I analyzed the reasons why this topic has been the GOP elephant in the room. We further discussed it's affect on millennials - who seem so disconnected that they...

Duration:00:56:32

Student Journalists Discuss Current Events, Their Awards & Contemporary Journalism

4/18/2018
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Award winning student journalists: Praveena Somasundarum (Pulitzer Center Fellow) and Abby Bekele, Photo journalist from The Guilfordian discussed with surprise guest: Dr. Cheryl Hatch, Professor of English the latest journalism awards won by Guilford College. The Society of Professional Journalists, Region 2 (NC, VA, Maryland, & Washington, D.C.) Mark of Excellence awards have been given for about 60 years and this year was the first collection of wins for Guilford College. Praveena (2017...

Duration:00:48:29

An American Culture of Violence

4/11/2018
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Since our first beginnings as a nation, our culture has been shaped by cycles of violence. Even though there were periods of significant peace, a focus on our violent history paved a pattern of errors in reaction and formed a "tradition" that we have had a hard time overcoming. Dr. Mike Sistrom pointed out that the period between 1890 through the early 1900's marked an influential era of violent reaction that may have formed our 20th century patterns of gun violence. Dr. Aqueil Ahmad...

Duration:00:54:59

Relationships: A Woman's Perspective with Nicole Kaufman

3/28/2018
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Nicole Kaufman, licensed counselor joined me for our last women's history month show discussing relationships from a woman's perspective. We began by touching on the recent scandals in the news: "Stormy Daniels," Karen McDougal & Summer Zervos. We did not discuss the details of these incidents but rather how these factors are changing us. We compared current events to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Describing the new monogamy, Nicole brought research data reflecting current data on cheating...

Duration:00:55:37