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Conversation without bias or agenda that seeks an exploration of today's most important topics in an environment with diverse viewpoints and a thoughtful exchange of ideas. Breakthrough the echo chambers and agenda driven news sources and join the independent purple conversation.

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Conversation without bias or agenda that seeks an exploration of today's most important topics in an environment with diverse viewpoints and a thoughtful exchange of ideas. Breakthrough the echo chambers and agenda driven news sources and join the independent purple conversation.

    A conversation about policing in American past and present, with major David Hughes.

    A conversation about policing in American past and present, with major David Hughes.

    Across America today it is impossible to escape our current, often times very heated, discussion about the police. In some communities there are protests against and calls to defund the police. Other communities offer overwhelming support of their police and are pleased with their local police departments. Often, we do not have the opportunity to have a real conversation with a police officer about their views and opinions. Even rarer, I would guess, would be the opportunity to discuss policing with a 33 year veteran of law enforcement who offers a unique prospective. Today we are having a conversation with, Major David Hughes the Professional Standards Bureau Chief for The Newport News VA Sheriff’s Office since 2014.

    • 41 min
    The warmth of welcoming is needed today more than ever, a conversation with country music artist Jenny Tolman

    The warmth of welcoming is needed today more than ever, a conversation with country music artist Jenny Tolman

    In today’s polarized world the welcome mat has turned into a worn out welcome for too many. Right now it seems it is very important to recalibrate and remind ourselves of our common humanity and bonds. To do so with humility and humor is an added benefit, and to translate our common humanity into music we can enjoy, relate to, and understand well that is an incredible talent. The warmth of welcoming is needed today more than ever, a conversation with country artist Jenny Tolman – Welcome to the Purple Conversation!

    • 50 min
    Music and Musicians Have a Unique Ability to Bring Us Together – A Conversation with professional violinist Kimberly Hope

    Music and Musicians Have a Unique Ability to Bring Us Together – A Conversation with professional violinist Kimberly Hope

    Scientific studies have shown that music can provide a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, stress, anxiety and depression reduction, positive boost to energy & self-esteem, elevation of mood and improvement in quality of life. We really do not need scientific studies to prove the power of music, do we? Today we talk with professional violinist Kimberly Hope and she surprises us with playing one of her original songs “Shine”. Join us in having a Purple Conversation!

    • 55 min
    Open debate and the free expression of ideas – will we protect it?

    Open debate and the free expression of ideas – will we protect it?

    In this episode we explore a recent letter appeared on Harpers online website July 7, titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate." Our nation is indeed in a moment of intense debate and dialogue expressing itself in a variety of ways, with a needed focus on racial justice, police reform and inclusion. This heated moment has sharpened the trend toward silencing, shaming and canceling. Join us in having a conversation about the free expression of ideas.

    • 11 min
    The Emancipation Memorial – should it stay, be taken down, or can history and Frederick Douglass provide a path forward? A conversation with Dr. Jonathan White.

    The Emancipation Memorial – should it stay, be taken down, or can history and Frederick Douglass provide a path forward? A conversation with Dr. Jonathan White.

    The Emancipation Memorial – should it stay, be taken down, or can history and Fredrick Douglass provide a path forward? A conversation with Dr. Jonathan White. When considering statues, memorials, and history itself there are typically multiple layers of meaning or interpretation. As we continue our national conversation on statues, and even the core history and founders of our country, it is important to give consideration to the time and culture when those moments occurred. Today on The Purple Conversation we have a conversation with Dr. Jonathan White. Dr. Jonathan White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author or editor of 10 books, including Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln. He serves as vice chair of The Lincoln Forum, and on the boards of the Abraham Lincoln Association & the Abraham Lincoln Institute. His most recent books include Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War, and “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, which he co-authored with Anna Gibson Holloway. – Together let's have a Purple Conversation.

    • 47 min
    3.9 million stories and here is an inspiring one - a conversation with Nia Hill.

    3.9 million stories and here is an inspiring one - a conversation with Nia Hill.

    According to 2019 data there were around 3.9 million students that graduated with a college degree in the United States. Among the degrees earned, around 989,000 were associate’s degrees and 1.9 million were bachelor's degrees. The transition from college graduate, to job seeking candidate is interesting to say the least...the joy of a diploma and a major accomplishment soon gives way to writing a resume, networking and all the excitement that job interviews offer. 3.9 million stories and here is an inspiring one!

    • 30 min

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We need more podcasts like this!

Such a great podcast, with such an important message. Looking forward to more episodes!

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