As the 2021 holiday season approaches, many of us are looking forward to seeing our beloved family and friends gather around the table together once again after a long time apart.

Many  of us are also dreading the possibility of having hard conversations at these gatherings.

How can we prepare to have hard conversations with people we genuinely care about?


Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Conference panelists:

Wendy Bjorklund, St. Cloud State University


Pam Secklin, St. Cloud State University


Jennifer Senchea, St. Cloud State University


Suzanne Stangl-Erkens, St. Cloud State University


Scott Wells, St. Cloud State University

Show Notes:

Book: Talking across the divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World  

Bridge Alliance

More in Common

Common Ground Committee

Episode Manager: Scott Wells

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Produced by Riverside Productions LLC

Music by Epidemic Sound

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I’m Still Listening – Justnormal

Meet You There – Eric Feinberg