5 episodes

As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.

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As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.

    Admiral James Stavridis: Pulling Out of the Pandemic. Creative Strategies

    Admiral James Stavridis: Pulling Out of the Pandemic. Creative Strategies

    The coronavirus emergency is the world's biggest crisis of the 21st century--worse than the tragic losses ‪on 9/11, and the economic damage of the great recession. Using lessons from history, we look at positive ways for all of us to emerge from the pandemic. Retired Admiral James Stavridis spent 37 years in the US navy and served in both Democratic and Republican administrations. He led US Southern Command in Miami and served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. His latest book is "Sailing True North". Admiral Stavridis calls himself "a very serious cook” and is spending time during the lockdown learning a new language: Portuguese.

    • 25 min
    Paul Light. Shared National Sacrifice: Are We Ready?

    Paul Light. Shared National Sacrifice: Are We Ready?

    The times ahead may be radically different than what most of us have experienced so far in our lives. This episode considers what kind of sacrifices will have to be made now and in the future. How can volunteers make a difference? What needs to be done to prevent a further fraying of the fabric of our national life? Guest: Professor Paul Light of New York University, who often writes about public service, and has testified before Congress.

    • 24 min
    Wesley Clark. The Leadership We Need at a Time of Crisis.

    Wesley Clark. The Leadership We Need at a Time of Crisis.

    What does it take to be an effective leader at a time of unprecedented crisis? We look at the vital skills great leaders share in common. Guest: Retired four-star general, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, Wesley Clark. He shares his unique experience in the military, business, politics, and as the leader of the non-profit group, Renew America Together. 

    • 25 min
    Jared Bernstein & Maya MacGuineas. Saving Lives and the Economy

    Jared Bernstein & Maya MacGuineas. Saving Lives and the Economy

    The world is struggling with a devastating global health emergency, but pressure is building to end lockdowns and ease other restrictions. What are the best ways to restart the U.S. economy without risking public health? We discuss how to find common ground while navigating this challenge. Guests: Jared Bernstein, former economic advisor to Vice President Biden in the Obama Administration and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. 

    • 27 min
    Introducing Let's Find Common Ground

    Introducing Let's Find Common Ground

    As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jvmill ,

Love the focus on solutions

If you’re tired of the endless finger pointing that seems to accompany so much political discourse, give this a listen and be amazed as smart, accomplished people from across the political spectrum actually focus on ways to make things better!

Int6 ,

Thought provoking

Great to see intelligent discussion bringing together different points of view around important topics

luuuuumkkkkee ,

Refreshing

A thoughtful and refreshing take compared to the polarized discussions we see in the media all day long. Thanks, Common Ground Committee for putting this out!

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