The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes starting
in the month of January, held every Tuesday night from 7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST.
To participate, either go to the designated link for each program or call-in
live at 347-324-3591.
January 1st : Becoming Conflict Competent: Your New Year's Plan
Host: Pattie Porter
In today’s program, we are going to help you develop a plan for “Becoming Conflict Competent” in the new year. So, if you want to stop running away from those tense situations or maybe even curb your sharp or sarcastic tone when you are defending yourself, then listen in for a simple plan to help you change how you will deal with these conflict situations in the coming year. I am asking you to make 4 commitments on your journey to becoming conflict competent.
January 8th: Dignity, Humiliation, and Conflict
Guest: Evelin Lindner
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," this is the first statement of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since this declaration's adoption in 1948, political rights have been foregrounded. Now the time has come for humankind to give dignity sustainable attention. Human rights are embedded in dignity, but dignity has a larger humanizing scope than rights. Dignity entails justice and peace, and it manifests as unity in diversity and supports an ethics of care.
January 15th: Building Peace Through Religion
Guest: Karen Bhangoo Randhawa
Guest Host: Steven Kotev
Often times religion has been cited as a cause of violence. More and more scholars are exploring religion's potential for peace. In her new book, Civil Society in Malerkotla, Punjab: Fostering Resilience through Religion, Bhangoo looks at a diverse religious community in Northern Punjab that became legendary for it's commitment to peace under the threat of violence.
January 22nd: Dancing at the Crossroads
Guests: Michelle LeBaron
Creativity, culture and collaboration are themes that run through Michelle LeBaron's work. She is an internationally renowned scholar/practitioner, currently serving as a professor of law and Director of Dispute Resolution at the University of British Columbia. Previously, she was a tenured professor of conflict analysis and resolution and women's studies at George Mason University in Virginia after practicing law and psychotherapy.
January 29th: We Have a Voice: Engaging Citizens in Issues that Impact Our Lives
Guest: Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer
Guest Host: Zena Zumeta
American voters have lost confidence in the ability of our political leaders to solve the most serious of problems: a staggering deficit, the need for jobs, a broken tax system. They feel frustrated, worried, angry and ashamed by the way our elected officials act. They blame a lack of respectful dialogue in the political system and politicians' unwillingness to engage across party lines for the Confidence Crisis in which we find ourselves.
Thank you for listening in and supporting the program...Pattie Porter, Host, The Texas Conflict Coach®