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  • Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective

Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective

Duration: 46:00 (Full Program)
Program: Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective
Broadcast Date: May. 17, 2011

Civility is a polite act or expression. This applies to our daily lives as we try to extend courtesies, even when we find out someone may not agree with our view of the world. As we’ve found, the more we associate with people who think and act like we do, the less civil we are to others.

This Conversation on Civility program uses portions of three different speakers to spur discussion between J. Barry Griswell, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Scott Raecker, executive director of Character Counts in Iowa; Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Kathy Obradovich, political columnist, Des Moines Register.

This program also includes an interview with Joe Shannahan and Chuck Larson, Jr. The two are still partisan to the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, but collectively, they’re in business together in a public policy and consulting firm. How does this work when two political rivals go into business together?

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Post Date: May 17, 2011