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Village SquareCast

May 19, 2022

Dr. Kurt Gray of UNC Chapel Hill joins us for this timely and intriguing discussion about intellectual humility. Simply put, we'll be exploring the importance of knowing you might be wrong (gasp! yes, even you), why this is so important, and what we can do about it to help build human connections and...


May 5, 2022

100 Coffees.  Coffee and people are two of the joys of Alex Workman’s life. He has a long-standing goal of trying to have coffee with someone he’s never met (or doesn’t know very well) once a week. In 2021, Alex embarked on a challenge to meet 100 people for coffee – he reached his goal by May and kept right on...


Apr 29, 2022

Are you tired of us vs. them, good vs. evil, partisan politics? Join us on Village SquareCast, "the podcast your mother warned you about,” for a fresh take on the topics you're not supposed to discuss in polite company—politics, religion and race—between people who don't look or think alike—with...


Apr 7, 2022

Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America

“We can be different and united—the value of the American experiment is contingent on the truth of this proposition.” —Theodore Roosevelt Johnson III

Dr. Theodore R. Johnson is the great-grandson of sharecroppers who, unfathomably, believed in what Johnson...


Mar 24, 2022

It’s easy to lose touch with just how extraordinary it is that America’s charting Declaration named “the pursuit of happiness” right up there with life and liberty as our opening argument to stick it in the king’s eye. So are we happy? If you look at objective measures of late, the answer is “no.” And...