Ideas at Work
“America in One Room” and the Future of Democracy with Larry Diamond and James Fishkin

“America in One Room” and the Future of Democracy with Larry Diamond and James Fishkin

February 5, 2020

In this episode, we bring you a discussion with the architects of “America in One Room,” a ground-breaking experiment conducted in September 2019. Could our democracy work better if citizens were actually able to think through policy proposals and deliberate? Discover what happened when 500 American voters came together for a 3-day experience in self-government. Our guests share why this gathering might offer good news for the future of democracy.

Guests:

Professor Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

Professor James Fishkin, Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy

 

Show Notes

“A Better Way to Talk Politics” with Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers

“A Better Way to Talk Politics” with Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers

January 2, 2020
In this episode, we bring you a special conversation with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, hosts of the "Pantsuit Politics" podcast. We invited Sarah and Beth to join us to talk about their new book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), and share their principles and strategies for having healthy political conversations in the midst of profound disagreements.
 
You'll hear about the origins of their successful podcast, why they think it's so important for us all to keep talking about politics, and how we can navigate difficult discussions with our family, friends, and neighbors.
 

To learn more about "Pantsuit Politics," visit pantsuitpoliticsshow.com. Read more about I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) here.

 

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“Uncovering Truth in the Age of Fake News” with Katherine Mangu-Ward

“Uncovering Truth in the Age of Fake News” with Katherine Mangu-Ward

January 2, 2020
In this episode, we bring you a conversation with Katherine Mangu-Ward, the editor-in-chief of Reason, the magazine of free minds and free markets. Jennifer K. Thompson asks Katherine about her perspective on political journalism today, the rise of "fake news," polarization, and the call to regulate speech on social media.
 
Our guest offers an in-depth look at the state of journalism in the US and shares why she believes that competition, the free exchange of ideas, and human ingenuity will ultimately get us to the truth.
 

To learn more about Reason, visit reason.com.

 
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“Should Taxpayers Pay to Create Jobs?” with John C. Mozena

“Should Taxpayers Pay to Create Jobs?” with John C. Mozena

January 2, 2020
In this episode, we bring you an interview with John C. Mozena, the president of the Center for Economic Accountability. John joined Mike Craig for a conversation about economic development deals at the state and local level.
 
We'll dig into his experience on both sides of this issue - as a former communications and public relations expert who once authored press releases supporting tax credits and subsidies in the name of "job creation" - and now as the leader of a nonpartisan advocacy organization with a vision of economic opportunity for all. John shares the facts about economic development in the US and what you can do to promote transparency in your community.
 
 

To learn more about the Center for Economic Accountability, go to economicaccountability.org.

 
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“Dig Where You Are” with Nan Alexander Doyal

“Dig Where You Are” with Nan Alexander Doyal

January 2, 2020
In this episode, we bring you an interview with Nan Alexander Doyal. Nan joined Jennifer K. Thompson for a conversation about her book Dig Where You Are: How One Person’s Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World. They discuss her book as well as her work as President of the International Forum, an organization that designs active learning experiences for leaders of global corporations. Drawing from her extensive experience learning alongside of ordinary individuals making a big difference, Nan shares practical guidance about putting our talents into action for social change.
 
 
To learn more about Ms. Doyal's work, visit digwhereyouare.com.
 
 
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“Confident Pluralism” with John Inazu

“Confident Pluralism” with John Inazu

January 2, 2020
In this episode, we bring you an interview with Professor John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University St. Louis.
 
Professor Inazu sat down with Center Executive Director Jennifer K. Thompson to discuss his book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. Their conversation explored how we can work across ideological divides and protect the free and open exchange of ideas in America.
 
 
To learn more about Dr. Inazu's work, visit www.jinazu.com
 
 
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