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  • 00:29

    IoUC: Online Civility with Peggy Parks

    in Technology

    You have probably heard of "haters" or "trolls" or "cyber-bullies."  Where did they come from?  Why do they attack?  Has the digital world of social media and mobile created a new underground culture of bad behaviour?  Join Deb and Tom as they converse with Peggy Parks, a leading civility expert form the Parks Image Group, Inc. (www.theparksimagegroup.com) about the lack of civil behaviour online and what we can do to make the Internet a safer place to express ourselves and disagree in a respectful manner with those who we do not share the same perspective.  Respecting boundaries, taking responsibility for our own online comments and conduct, and setting a good example for others are some of the topics we will hit on during the interview.

    About Peggy: Peggy Parks has the opportunity to see people in business settings as well as social ones. A key element in her observations is noticing how people treat each other. That’s how she discovered a lack of civility in the world and decided to do her part to change that.  As the Southeast’s leading Civility Expert, Peggy views good manners, the ability to listen to learn and to appreciate other viewpoints as key elements for civility. And a person who practices civility actually polishes their personal image.  Featured in numerous publications, radio and TV, Peggy is pleased to count UPS, Southern Company and The Coca-Cola Company among her clients. Peggy can be reached at Peggy@TheParksImageGroup.com or 404/266-3858.



  • 00:42

    Civility AND Reason: Lunch with Louden 6/4/15

    in Politics

    “Civility without reason, or reason without civility, are disingenuous attempts to understand one another.” Call 301-259-1869 and share your thoughts on this statement. We might play your comment on Lunch with Louden!


    Poll after poll tells us that Americans agree with one another more than they disagree. This appears to be true whether the topic is the toxic effects of money in politics, the over-reach of corporate persons, inequality within justice and law enforcement, or who should be allowed to vote. So why does the country feel so polarized?

    We have talked before about how word tricks are used to make us appear unlike one another: that polarization is the antidote to unity.

    Coffee Party USA has taken the position that civility and reason are the the keys to unlocking the linguistic doors between the many houses of American thought. But civility is often discounted as manners over substance, and reason is often discounted as “your” facts.

    IMHO civility and reason only become powerful when exercised together. Civility without reason and reason without civility are just more of “the same”: noise that passes for conversation and the verbal jousting that passes for attempts to understand one another.

    If the goal is to see where we do agree, where we can join to make change, then certainly the concept of civility AND reason are worth a try.


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  • 00:31

    Where did civility go, I'm missing it!

    in Spirituality

    Spirited was actually on the board of an organization called "Civility-at-Large" years ago.  The intent was to focus on the issues surrounding the growing lack of civility between people of all walks of life.  The subject still is an intense one for her, as well as most of us, as we go along our way each day.

    From Bullying and lack of senstivity to where to draw the line in our interpersonal relationships in all areas of our lives, it's all quite a spiritual topic! 

    Tune in to what promises to be a show that some may not want to hear, and others may leave applauding!  

  • 01:01

    The Debate That Cried Out for Civility and Reason: Lunch with Louden 11/05/15.

    in Politics

    The most recent primary candidate debate was a political scream for help. “Are you a comic book version of a president?” I was shocked and remain concerned about the lack of civility and reason.

    Those of us who value civility and reason now have a perfect compass point for our stand: that we, the people, deserve adult, fact based, and respectable discussion on meaningful issues before this republic’s democracy. 

    On November 6th, the day after this broadcast, there will be a candidate forum moderated by Rachel Maddow, and on November 14th the next primary candidate debate will be moderated by John Dickerson. Charlie Rose asked Mr. Dickerson if the last debate was "a teachable moment"? I think it was. And you?

    You can share your observations about this most recent debate and thoughts about your hopes for future debates by calling in, participating in chat during the broadcast OR you can join the ongoing conversaton between now and air time on Lunch with Louden 



  • 00:12

    JR Wild Show episode 3 -- Civility

    in Politics

    Tonight we are on late, because I was at a local meeting.  They where talking about civility and that is what we will do tonight.  

  • America in Blue & Red: Bridging the Cultural Divide w/ Compassion & Civility

    in Current Events

    Are you disheartened by the polarization in our public (and often private) political and cultural conversations?  This show is for you!

    Amy Beth welcomes advocate and Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight author Aspen Baker for a conversation about bridging the cultural divide. The founder and executive director of Exhale, Baker shares what led her to develop an organization that offers tools for anyone to have a compassionate discussion about contentious topics like abortion, guns, Gay rights and political campaigns. 

    Plus: we wigh-in on the winners, losers & highlights of the second volatile GOP presidential debate. 

    And the usual hoopla: Free flow Pop Culture convo, Inspiration to Action shout-outs, humor, music and more! 

    Join the conversationL Tweet 24/7 @abwrites. Call during show only 347-857-4505 

    Listen LIVE or anytime on demand! 

    ***Please support the artists you hear on this show. All books & most music are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and wherever fine work is sold.  


  • 02:59

    The Bible Destroy Ancient Civility Of Society, By Removing Goddesses and Gods

    in Music

    Under the Goddesses and Gods; the Mesopotamian's passion for law and justice, however, did not have its,origins solely in loftly ideals. It stemmed also from a competitive and individualistic temperament, and a high regard forprivate property. As early as 2500B.C., soon after writing had been invented, some Mesopotamians had began to inscribe their transactions--actual contracts and deeds of sale for hoses, fields and even slaves--on tables of clay.  These documents spelled out, in permanent  form that could easily be referred to at any time, agreements for dealings between oeople. Since they established precedents for future actions, they led inevitab to  one of the Mesopotamians' greatest contributions to civilization, a logical system of written law.

    When the A.D. anno domini hijack the ancient African indigenous civility with monotheistic [he and him-God it created an aberrational shift in perception and behavior of people--and down goes the way of man, ebbing into psychological ignorance.

  • 01:30

    Policing today: Hot Button Topics with the LESMA Team

    in Current Events

    Founded out of a necessity to protect and insulate our heroes who stand that "Thin Blue Line" between civility and chaos.
    For far too long the silent majority stood by and watched as the vocal minority fed their hate into the war on police in America. Now with the birth of yet another hate group (BLM movement) that singles out the 1% of our population that defends the other 99%, LESMA was born.

    Our mission is to defend, insulate, represent and support these brave men and woman while they faithfully discharge their duties and sworn oaths. While the majority of the civilized world stands behind them we at LESMA promise to stand in front of them as guardians to our guardians. We promise to take on the battles that often times they themselves are not able to do themselves. To hold the media accountable for their often slanted reporting in order to increase ratings and increase advertising revenue. Holding Politicians accountable for their quick knee jerk reactions and statements that often times place the officers in the crosshairs of ne'er-do-wells. Corporations whose policies and procedures leave officers unfairly protected. To push for legislature that offers enhanced protections to our officers and first responders.

  • 00:51


    in Prayer

    Wasn't it smart of God to create seeds? That way he had a self-perpetuating creation. "And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind." (Genesis 1:12) God doesn't have to keep speaking things into being from scratch. When an apple tree dies, new ones have already sprung up to replace it. The oak tree drops its acorns and new oaks grow up.

    Notice that each created thing has its own kind of seed. You don't have to worry when you plant tomatoes that you will get apples. Plant a maple seed and you will always get a maple sapling and then a full grown maple tree. This principle carries over to all kinds of seeds.

    Take for example, an act of kindness is a seed. A smile is a seed. Forgiving a debt is a seed. Sharing someone else's load is a seed. Plant one of those seeds and it will produce after its own kind. For instance, we can let someone into our traffic lane and it is much more likely that person will let the next person in. When we smile we start a chain reaction of smiles. A garden of courtesy produces a bouquet of civility.

    After God finished his creation he "saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) We can be smart like he was and plant those self perpetuating seeds. Then we can look over our life and see how he was right; it IS very good. Join us for live prayer at 6:00 AM, Mon.-Fri. Dial 714.459.3963.

  • 00:30

    Rosalinda Randall Etiquette and Civility Consultant

    in Entrepreneur

    Host Kevin Willett is joined by Rosalinda Randall Etiquette and Civility Consultant. Listen in to hear some great advice for Holiday Networking. Please visit her website at www.rosalindarandall.com for great adive on etiquette 

  • 00:29

    Business Etiquette, Relearn Civility

    in Business

    Keep it Civil, Stupid! The Civility CEO, Sue Jacques (pronounced JAKES) is on today's Piggy Bank Promotions radio show, talking about the importance of running a business that insists on civility...and how to set it up.
    Come listen on Blog Talk Radio--Wendy Meyeroff