Tell us a story. Share an experience. It’s this sense of possibility and vulnerability that just may be the way in to hearing each other — to engaging and understanding those who fundamentally challenge us in the deepest ways, on the most contentious of issues. We (me included) often posture and blame.
We’ll be selecting the best of these stories for a radio show and podcast — recorded in the first person, in the voice of the author — for our ongoing "Civil Conversations" series.
And, please share this with others, whether it’s on your personal blog or Facebook or Twitter or even through an old-fashioned letter via post. We’re a public radio program, and it’s our mission to make this effort as expansive and truly representative of our public dialogues as we possibly can. We want to hear from all types of conservative and liberal voices — religious, social, political — and the many others navigating that vast middle.