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Jacob Hess says its time to form treasonous friendships

“Has the ice-bucket challenge lost its excitement for you — and are you ready for something even more daring in the new year? Let the Clinton and Bush families be your example” says Jacob.

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City of Tallahassee features our founder Liz Joyner

“Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” Liz Joyner feels that way about lack of civility and harsh political discourse but she did something about it in 2006 by starting the Village Square.

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The Village Square launches the 13th season of God Squad

Vanessa Rowse and Leon Kung highlight all of the God Squads of The Village Square’s 13th season of our series on faith and politics!

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THE BIG AND BEAUTIFUL IDEA BEHIND AMERICA THAT WE’RE FORGETTING

Where America has been and where we’re going | Liz Joyner

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Tallahassee officials talk trust in Blueprint, civility at Village Square Town Hall

The conversation touches on conflict of interests, Blueprint stadium funding, civility and Roberts’ Rules.

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Nick Maddox: Can we talk about race and elections?

Commissioner Maddox highlights the importance of leaving our silos and engaging with others who don’t look or think like us.

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Justin Gest speaks about his book “Majority Minority” to Village Square audience

He deep-dives into our changing country virtually on May 19

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The Village Square and Leon County host the 7th annual Created Equal

This year’s Created Equal will ask: Are elections fair and secure for everyone? Should we be doing more?

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Harvard professor lights a fire for Tallahassee nonprofits | Notes on Nonprofits

Board Chair of INIE, Paul Malley and Executive Director Kim Grippa talk about the impact Arthur Brooks’ visit has had on local 501(c)3s.

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The Village Square’s God Squad tackles loneliness and extremism

Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation.

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Lessons learned from Arthur Brooks and “From Strength to Strength”

Is it possible that the second half of your life can be as happy, fulfilling, and exciting as the first? Author Arthur Brooks thinks so, and he has the tools to help you develop a so-called 401(k) for your future happiness.

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Sally Bradshaw
writes about
upcoming
Dinner guest,
Arthur Brooks

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Arthur Brooks
pays a visit to
Midtown Reader

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SquareCast joins The Democracy Group

Village SquareCast is part of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what’s broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it. Find The Democracy Group (and listen to all their fabulous podcasts) HERE and subscribe to Village SquareCast HERE or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jonathan Rauch tackles facts & ‘fake news’ at The Village Square

Author Jonathan Rauch and PolitiFact Executive Director Aaron Sharockman sit down to discuss Rauch’s thesis on “The Constitution of Knowledge,” described by Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as a “thought-provoking and essential work.”

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Liz Joyner shares tips
for civil dialogue on
Upstream Downstream podcast

Liz Joyner provides practical tips for how to have civil conversations with people across the aisle. Check out Season 2
Episode 7 of Upstream Downstream podcast to
learn from Liz’s 15 years of doing this work.

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Liz Joyner: Bridging Divides and Disagreeing Well

“Bridging divides is not about being on the same page; it’s about being able to disagree well. And it all relies on one very important foundation: a trusting relationship.”

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Liz Joyner appears on Civil Squared podcast

The Village Square’s founder & president, Liz Joyner, joined the fab team at Civil Squared to talk about the importance of building trusting relationships BEFORE trying to bridge divides.

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The Village Square welcomes Dr. Danielle Allen in “Our Declaration.”

Intellectual powerhouse and Declaration of Independence expert Dr. Danielle Allen will kickstart the 15th season of The Village Square.

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Tallahassee Young Actors Theatre premieres “Crossing Jordan.”

Former Village Square Board Member Bill Mattox joins a pre-panel discussion for the Young Actors Theatre “Crossing Jordan.”