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Author Bill Shireman is forging alliances to battle polarization in politics between conservatives, progressives, corporations, and activists, helping adversaries find one another, and meet on common ground. Listen in to hear how he's doing that!
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
#TChat Radio is all new on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 7:30 pm ET (4:30 pm PT).
We've all seen what polarization can do to a community and country. Extreme polarization hobbles our ability to improve processes and social ills, to progress at a global business leader, to just plain get things done.
According to our guest this week, Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), collaboration is the remedy for polarization.
"Collaboration is not about giving up your individuality. In fact, successful collaboration depends on speaking clearly and honesty about what you stand for. Collaboration is about valuing and mobilizing diversity as a force toward the common good. It is about recognizing and respecting the humanity in each individual, even those who are stuck at a pole."
This is tough for leaders and individual contributors to do in the heat of polarization, but it's critical for the world of work to advance, as well as the world itself. This is the very heart of productive communities online and off.
This week on TalentCulture's #TChat Radio and Twitter #TChat, we’re going to discuss the benefits of community collaboration in every incarnation and entity we belong.
Join co-creators and hosts, Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman and their informative expert guest:
- Jesse Lyn Stoner (@jesselynstoner), a business consultant, coach, former executive, and bestselling author who has worked closely with leaders for over 25 years, helping them create collaborative, engaged workplaces that make a powerful and positive impact on the world.
This will be another great show, so we hope to see you here!
In a society of people such as in America where emotion and intellect are often in marked opposition to one another, it is no wonder that finding common ground between opposing viewpoints is so difficult and challenging.
Yet, after all the many years that science has had since its vast discoveries on brain-mind research of the late twentieth century into the new millenium, the fact that we are still unable to reconcile the perceptions of both right brain, creative problem solving and the cold hard facts of the left may well be at the core of many of our present day problems.
Anastasia and Jack take up this issue of personal disparities and how they are reflected in our current social and political polarization problems.
Tonight's show is an abridged recording of an event that was part of the Beyond Barbie performance series, which was produced by artist Susan Singer. Thanks to Susan for sharing this Beyond Barbie event on The Authentic Woman.
Host Shannon Fisher shares stories of her experiences as an activist, lobbyist and community organizer - and offers solutions we can use in our personal interactions to reduce friction when discussing political topics. She then interviews linguist, Kathryn Ruud, about the use of language in political propaganda.
Using examples from the media, Kathryn offers fascinating information about how political candidates use language and other tactics to polarize us. The audio quality of the portion of the evening that includes Kathryn's demonstration of the seven strategies of polarization that contribute to strong divisions in American society is compromised, so for the second half of the broadcast, we would like to direct our listeners to Kathryn's website for videos of her lecturing about these strategies.
For other podcasts of this show, please see The Authentic Woman on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC, owner of this podcast. Thanks to our sponsor Michael Lowndes at www.pmlmedia.com.
“Who would have thought that the simple act of doing a radio show could lead to the unearthing of a hidden formula for overcoming one of today’s most pressing societal problems; polarization?”
Nonetheless this is exactly what has occurred in the brief one year plus several months this show has been on-air with Blog Talk Radio.
In this episode Jack invites Anastasia to share the profound transformative dynamics operating behind the scenes in her life, as well as the lives of others, in the time period of this program that have led to her discovery.
Find out how day-to-day interpersonal encounters uncovered Anastasia's surprisingly simple, but not easy to do, “Lean In Legacy Template” the new centerfold of the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show.
It is actually THE ONLY question anyone needs to ask and answer at this time. It is: "Am I going to repeat thrid density?" Many people have told me that they know that this is their last life time on and with this planet, but what they do not realize is that this means that they will end up repeating third density! Why? Because ONLY those who are service polarized evolve. What is service polarization? It is the development of the Self according to either positive or negative energy as one's path as purpose. Only what contributes energetically evolves. Self-service controls and manipulates. Serving others creates and manifests. What is left is being and living what is ONLY arbitrary. As it stands now about two million people are harvestable as what serves others positively. Those who are negatively polarized are also few in number. There is coming that time when those who are living arbitrarily experience the "ending of the world" as there is no coming back to planet earth evolution wise. Harvestability is not understood at all currently by people going about their business. There is a reason for this through the law of confusion, which is also the law of free will. Everyone chooses what to feel, sense, think, and envision making life what it is for each of us. existence gets on with the task at hand, which is evolving humanness into a greater and more unified ideal. Few realize this now. There is ONLY knowing the Self according to its Designed Intention, serving others, and aspiring to collectively ascend. Everything in and as life assists people in what service they wish to perform and evolve as. It is essential that people choose to serve others if they hope to ascend as one ideal. Nothing else matters as nothing else exists! At the highest levels of creation only collectives that have ascended exist. Individuality ceases at the third octave of sixth density acvcording to the RA. Time is running out... Choose wisely.
Kids and Kops In Conversation, the final event of the first New Horizons' Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations Series, has placed the organization Anastasia heads in a unique position. A murder last Saturday afternoon in the local community within which these programs have been being held, the Kids and Kops program following on it this Saturday, June 20, means that this community has moved itself onto a profound healing platform. (This program was rescheduled from May 16 in order for New Horizons to support and participate in a local Stop The Violence March.)
Already in Frederick County, Maryland, the local community has shown itself incredibly able to move beyond the polarization of "kids and kops" to reach new levels of caring, compassion, healing and hope.
Listen in to tonight's show and give yourself an uplifting opportunity as Anastasia and Jack explore the possiblities beyond one of America's most disturbing problems of our time; relationships between kids and kops, especially when kids are of color.
Then join Anastasia and Jack as they invite listeners to take this topic to a deeper, more profound and personal level in the Conference Call discussion immediately following the broadcast portion at: 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).
Coffee Party USA is a grassroots, non-partisan movement that aims to restore the principles and spirit of democracy in America. It started on Facebook as a popular fan page in January 2010 and has since blossomed into a national non-profit organization with a network of over half a million people and dozens of local chapters.
Its path to restoring democracy in America includes:
Identifying and advocating for legislative fixes to reform campaign finance laws, Wall Street regulations, and the tax code;
Promoting cultural changes to address political disengagement, polarization and widespread misinformation.
Coffee Party USA is a transpartisan organization that does not endorse political candidates.
Debilyn Molineaux, president of Coffee Party USA is our guest. Linda Lombardo hosts.
“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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Life is what we make it out to be for our self and all else. Life humanly is what one feels, senses. thinks, and envisions that can be anything at all or nothing at all. This can be thought of as reality is self-defined. Infinity makes anything possible. Importance of something differs from person to person. Meaning is given by us to everything. What a person represents is showcased by hiser mannerisms and involvement. Meaning, value, function, and purpose of somethig is determined by each one of us for whatever reason/s one has about something or someone. Not easy being human. One can get to that point where little to nothing bothers one's point of view. Acceptance and evenmindedness are keys to evolved consciousness. Holding to the knowing of oneness eliminates any/all judgment. The work is continuous. So is the path that culminates in polarization of both positive and negative energy. It is only service polarity that evolves. Love is what understands. Light is what is wise. Then there is having fun and smiling as much as possible.
Okokon Udo's blog begins: Can you hear the cries? Have you tapped into the global channel lately? Are you listening to what is happening? What an intense last couple of months, no, years, we have had. I have been holding my breath, hurting on the inside, sourcing, praying, wishing and hoping. I have been hoping that the level of polarization and extremism that is showing up in national and global discourse can be noticed. And that the awareness can provide us with data. Data about how we suddenly forget to celebrate what’s right with the world and resort to behaviors that are demeaning, marginalizing and plain destructive. And how in that space, boxes suddenly emerge. We become US and they become THEM. And the lines get drawn. And THEY cease to be human. And they become objects (aka enemies). And WE become justified in pointing (words, guns, pens, energy) at them and killing or destroying them, literally and figuratively.
Host Linda Lombardo and guest Okokon Udo talk about the lines of separation. Okokon is a global leadership consultant, facilitator and coach, and founder and president of Distinctive Leader Options, Inc.
What you say after you say “hello” can make all the difference as to the course your life path may take, win or lose, stressed Eric Berne, M.D.. Berne, the author of What Do You Say After You Say Hello?, also, authored the runaway best seller of the late 1960s, Games People Play, and was the architect of Transactional Analysis (TA).
By way of introducing her “Lean In” Legacy Template, show host, Anastasia Rosen-Jones, draws upon this central tenet of TA theory. To create this template, Anastasia, a retired psychotherapist, Certified Transactional Analyst and Gestalt therapist, builds on more than forty years of analyzing and treating dysfunctional relationship patterns.
Anastasia's skeletal framework, The “Lean In” Legacy Template, is designed to spotlight transformational opportunities for turning polarization into progress in human affairs. Anastasia offers her template as a guidebook, for those who would seek the “possible” in ourselves and with one another.
The “template" is, likely, to become the centerfold for this program's identity. In this episode, co-host, Jack Slattery, invites Anastasia to share the background stories behind the creation of this new tool, “The Lean In Legacy Template,” and the pathways she traveled on both her, professional and personal journeys, to design it.