A candid conversation between a law enforcement officer and a young, activist journalist. This is an honest, at times tense conversation, and the most important podcast I’ve produced. I am grateful to Steve and Raven for agreeing to go deep over an...
A candid conversation between a law enforcement officer and a young, activist journalist. This is an honest, at times tense conversation, and the most important podcast I’ve produced. I am grateful to Steve and Raven for agreeing to go deep over an issue that’s causing a deep rift in our country.
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The lack of civil discourse in our country is not just exhausting, but dangerous. We have lost the ability to listen to one another with an open mind, and more importantly, an open heart. Conversation alone often doesn’t right injustices, but it starts the proverbial ball rolling. It pains me that Americans have forgotten how to converse with one another without rancor. And, no, it hasn’t always been that way. There was a day, not so long ago, when Americans popped out of their bubbles to listen.
When I started my podcast, “I Hate Your Generation,” I wanted to see if people who disagree can still have a meaningful dialogue. The answer is a resounding yes. Still it took a mediator – me – to bring those disparate people to the table. I find that achingly sad. It’s part of the reason I ask students at Loyola Marymount University to take part in my podcast – to get them out of their bubble, but it also gives them an opportunity to justify their beliefs. Ditto for the people on the other side of the conversation.
“I Hate Your Generation” is an experiment that's still unfolding, but it’s been eye-opening, even for me, a journalist, who has talked with different kinds of people all over the world.
This episode, “BLM vs Police” is the most important episode I’ve produced thus far. It’s an honest, sometimes painful conversation between a law enforcement officer and an activist student journalist of color. They explore the kinds of issues we should be talking about in this country – with one another.
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