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Calm Down, People, It's Going to be Okay by Garrison Keillor


(Connections   March 30, 2022)
Our problem isn’t polarization, it’s Twittification …
Topics: Civility Communication Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Humor Jesus News Politics Popular Culture Social Issues Social Media War


Political Clout by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 20, 2021)
The role of Big Tech raises questions about who decides what we think and see…
Topics: Communication Internet Language, Meaning News Social Issues Social Media Technology Trends Values


A Tale of Two Sicknesses and the Making of Public Policy by Jim Slusher / Daily Herald


(Health & Wellness   August 13, 2021)
Reaching beyond 'news by anecdote'…
Topics: Communication Compassion COVID-19 Disease News Wisdom


Vaccination Resistance by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   July 17, 2021)
What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American willingness or reluctance to be vaccinated, and the impact on our ability to reach herd immunity to end the threat of COVID-19…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Demographics News Social Issues Social Movements Statistics Trends Trust


The Rush Has Been Hushed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Arts & Entertainment   February 20, 2021)
Remembering the voice of conservative Americans…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Media News Politics Radio Tribute, Testimony


The Key to Post-Election Divisions by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2020)
Finding seeds of friendship in common ground…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Diversity & Pluralism Friends & Neighbnors Prayer Social Issues Values Voting & Elections


Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy


(My World   July 30, 2020)
'Cancel Culture' needs to slow down…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Freedom Language, Meaning News Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Movements


About Those Numbers by Stu Johnson


(My World   May 19, 2020)
Putting COVID-19 numbers in perspective…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease Ethics & Morality Media News Research Social Issues Trust Writing


Kids, I Lost My Job by Ken Potts


(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Be open, honest with kids about your employment…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Family News Parenting, Parents Relationships Unemployment Work


Morning News by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 16, 2015)
I suppose not a few like to start the day with good news. Good luck…
Topics: Communication Knowledge Media


BP's Svanberg Lays an Egg by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 20, 2010)
Small people? How about all people?...
Topics: Communication Current Events, News

Mr. Gates, Help Me Open Windows by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 2, 2009)
Exposing the real crime in Cambridge (and elsewhere)…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Political Correctness

When Losing Means Winning by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 26, 2009)
Lessons from the Miss USA Pageant…
Topics: Communication Media