This year we’re throwing caution to the wind and diving right into the biggest, ugliest and most divisive issues we’re dealing with in America today. We’re going to spend the Year Living Dangerously.
The 2009-10 Dinner at the Square season will look at some of the deepest divisions and most challenging issues in American today – how we fix health care, protect the environment, fix the economy and morally heal our society. You know all the things that we agree on completely.
Throwing all caution and sense of self-preservation to the wind, we'll be finishing up our season of Living Dangerously on the prickly topic of the culture wars - the treacherous waters where faith, culture and politics interest. You'll have to hang on for the ride.
If you fall on the red side of the partisan divide, you're liable to see current governmental spending as dangerous. If you fall on the blue side of the divide, you're more likely to see the tea party movement itself as a danger. Common ground is becoming increasingly hard to find.
Confused by competing "facts" in the angry partisan feud over global warming? The Village Square is bringing the global climate change debate home to Tallahassee. We'll feature a panel of experts from different sides of the contentious issue in a search for common sense solutions.
As the spate of August town halls comes to an end, The Village Square offers a new twist on the health care debate by serving it up for dinner, with a side of civility, diversity of opinion and fact checking on the side. Who knew this was possible?