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The "Seeking Justice" LIVE Radio Talk Show originates on the Campus of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The show's objective is to transcend issues of conflict by listening to both sides of the story. Topics include: Current Events, Political Controversies & National & International Conflicts. Hosted by Dr. Mary Kendall Hope. 90.9 FM WQFS Greensboro, 4-5pm ET every other Wednesday.




Conflict Management After Nature Driven Crisis

On this episode, my guest was Dwayne Church, Assistant Chief in the Planning Division for the City of Greensboro and Public Information Officer (PIO). Dwayne and I discussed conflict and crisis management in nature driven crisis situations such as what our country has been experiencing after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We discussed the training protocols that improved after the 9-11 attacks - in which consistent methods for response were mandated for all states and all response...

Duration: 00:53:07

The North Korean Conflict with Dr. Victor Archibong

My guest on this episode was Victor Archibong, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Greensboro College. Our topic was the present U.S./World conflict with North Korea. We discussed the history of the North Korean conflict (both prior to and after the Korean War), and the present conflict escalations. Dr. Archibong presented past political advances & positive steps made with North Korea, and I highlighted how these small inroads of positive interaction could be...

Duration: 00:59:41

Restorative Justice with Daniel Rhodes, Ph.D.

Daniel Rhodes, Ph.D., UNCG Director of Undergraduate Studies in Social Work discussed the emerging Restorative Justice (RJ) movement and the integration of RJ practices into communities, professional training and academic programs such as social work, peace & conflict studies, community justice/criminal justice, and sociology. We discussed how RJ seeks to holistically address experiences of harm - which formerly had been disregarded. We discussed how modern police training and practices...

Duration: 00:54:51

Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) with Diya Abdo, Ph.D

Diya Abdo, Ph.D. was my guest to talk about her originally created program: Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) and the new ECAR minor at Guilford College. This program hosts about one refuge family in cooperation with a local refuge resettlement program for the first couple of months that the family is assigned to the United States. Originally created at Guilford for the Greensboro city area, ECAR has hosted 5 families over the last 2 years of its existence. During this time, Diya has been...

Duration: 00:52:45

Conscience of a Conservative: Book Discussion

In this episode, Dr. Thom Little, UNCG Professor of Political Science came on to discuss this newly released book: Conscience of a Conservative. I read passages from the book, beginning on page one and going through to the last page, and we analyzed the impact of these selected statements and concepts brought by its author. Written by Senator Jeff Flake (R) from Arizona, this book harkened back to the title it emulates - the original "Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry...

Duration: 00:58:21

The Beloved Community Center

The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro Co-Exective Directors - Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson joined me for this show with Wesley Morris, New Director of the BOTHI Initiative (Beloved Organizing Training & Healing Institute). They discussed a brief history of the creation of the BCC of Greensboro which included Joyce Johnson's history with Martin Luther King, Jr. & Desmond Tutu. Rev. Nelson Johnson spoke at length about the BCC's initiative to form Raleigh's Moral Monday...

Duration: 00:52:48

Helping the Homeless with Streetwatch

Streetwatch, GSO was on today's July 19th show from 4-5pm ET on 90.9 FM WQFS Greensboro. Audrie Keen discussed the formation of Streetwatch over coffee with a friend in 2008. She described how they made soup and carried it to the streets, camps, and under bridges these nine years - picking up team members along with way. She described that she formed this organization after looking into the eyes of someone who asked her to simply be a friend. She said that she realized the truth of this...

Duration: 00:53:32

Summer of Rage: Analyzing the Shootings of 2017

On Today's "Seeking Justice" LIVE Radio Broadcast I talked with Nicole Kaufman, Counselor about the uptick in shootings this year and over the last few years. We discussed: causality, warning signs & signals that a person may be at risk and correlations to mental health issues. We further compared and contrasted the lack of options to conflicts in potential shooters' minds. We explored options for building good friendships and support systems that respect the need for justice in those who...

Duration: 00:59:19

The Travel Ban & Immigration with Mr. Alexander Eiffe, Attorney

Mr. Alexander Eiffe, Immigration Attorney discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold portions of The Travel Ban on individuals coming from 7 specified Middle Eastern countries. Mr. Eiffe summarized the salient points to know from this last ruling and how these apply to potential immigrants. He presented repeatedly the knowledge that each individual case would have separate sets of variables and considerations - regarding both entrance into the U.S. and each individual's...

Duration: 00:55:56

Healthcare II with Don Hild, 30 Year Veteran the Health Insurance Industry

Don Hild, Veteran of the Healthcare Insurance Industry and I discussed the present problems with American healthcare. We began with an analysis of the good & bad points of our existing ACA (Obamacare) system. We analyzed the AHCA (American Healthcare Act) House of Representatives bill and the current Better Care Reconciliation Act from the Senate that is in current debate. Don provided an excellent historical, non partisan analysis of the ACA, with very specific examples - helping...

Duration: 00:54:30

Terrorism: Analyzing These Late Spring Surges with Ara Serjoie

Ara Serjoie, Vice President of Advancement at Guilford College joined me to discuss the recent surges in terrorism. We discussed some of the underlying causes of terrorism as well as long term considerations of how to address the root causes of terrorism. We discussed how terrorists twist statements from Islam to suit their own narratives. Ara discussed what and how terrorists use the religion of Islam falsely to support their own needs. He discussed how this mis-use of Islam has nothing...

Duration: 00:42:24

"Fake News" with Dr. Roy Schwartzman and Rachel Sanders

I was joined today by Dr. Roy Schwarzman, UNCG Professor of Communication and Rachel Sanders, Media Literacy Educator who teaches a new seminar in understanding "Fake News." We first discussed how our topic related directly to today's shooting of Congresspersons in Alexandria, Virginia. I outlined how violence exists on a continuum from thought to speech/arguments to physical violence. So to understand how "fake news" has stemmed from echo chambers and confirmation bias, helps us...

Duration: 00:58:07

CLIMATE CHANGE: The Paris Agreement; History & Science of Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE: The Aftermath of the Paris Agreement Decision My guests were Dr. Dave Dobson, Guilford College, Professor of Geology & Environmental Studies & Lorelei Elkins, Greensboro Environmental Services & Triad Air Awareness. Dave discussed the history & science behind climate change, giving a complete comparison to the cycles that the earth has gone through. Lorelei, Dave and I analyzed the ramifications of the Paris Agreement decision. We discussed the details of the conservative...

Duration: 00:55:55

Taking the Temperature of the Trump Investigation

Dr. Thom Little and I discussed the status of the Trump Investigation. We compared all of the major separate investigations - how they overlap and the potential outcomes of each. We discussed the "court of public opinion" and how this is separately playing out. Thom presented that impeachment is a political process driven by public opinion. We discussed the three past Presidential Impeachment processes: Nixon, Johnson, and Clinton (in that order). Thom presented the interesting details of...

Duration: 00:45:28

Healthcare: 2017-2018 The ACA versus the Proposed AHCA

Don Hild, Veteran Director & Insurance Agent joined me to discuss the differences between the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the Proposed AHCA (American Health Care Act). Don discussed the many nuances and differences between the two healthcare initiatives, including the history leading up to the ACA and the specific challenges that plagued the ACA. We discussed that these challenges appear to not have been addressed in the work thus far to compile the AHCA. We discussed many of the...

Duration: 00:55:28

VOTE! with Director of Elections, Charlie Collicutt

Director of Elections, Charlie Collicutt (Guilford County, North Carolina) discussed the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the North Carolina Voter ID law. He discussed the ease of the process to register to vote, absentee voting and early voting in NC. We briefly touched on national election controversies such as whether and how checking for voter fraud can happen. We discussed the difference in the electoral college for the national Presidential election and the popular...

Duration: 00:49:05

Seeking Justice With Nicole Berrios, Private Counselor

In this clip, Nicole Berrios, LPC discuss ways to handle stress. Nicole gives simple, specific options to consider and we both discussed the benefits of counseling. This episode originally aired 12-12-16. A full recording can be accessed by contacting me through email. As a licensed counselor (myself) of 20 years, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode with Nicole because it gave me an opportunity to promote the healthy choice of seeking counseling.

Duration: 00:07:06

With Congressman Amos Quick (D) of North Carolina State House

Congressman Amos Quick (D) of North Carolina joined me to discuss the current and pending legislation in our North Carolina State House. This episode aired 5-10-17 and was previously recorded due to his work schedule in our congress. Amos discussed in detail the HB2 & HB142 "Bathroom Bill" giving a brief history, definitions and present status of the compromise. He discussed all sides of this issue. He further discussed that the House had approved a year's "stay" of the bill that may...

Duration: 00:56:14

With Todd Warren, President, GCAE North Carolina

Todd Warren, President, GCAE (Guilford County Association of Educators) in North Carolina came to talk with me about his innovative plans for educational reform and the work to improve and support public education. Todd is a grassroots organizer for progressive ideas and programs. He discussed his work to mobilize communities throughout Guilford County and North Carolina to get informed and get involved in the legislation that affects the lives of their children and families.

Duration: 00:54:33

With Congressman Mark Walker (R) North Carolina

Congressman Mark Walker (R) of North Carolina's 6th District came to "Seeking Justice" LIVE on this episode which aired 4-19-17. Mr. Walker is the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee - on which his job (as he discussed) is to seek compromise and often mediation between the opposing House members and the Administration on some of the most salient issues facing our legislature. Mr. Walker gave a comprehensive update on a number of issues that he is currently working on. He presented...

Duration: 00:56:29

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