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Thinking Clearly

May 4, 2018

Critical thinking encompasses a wide variety of concepts and related topics. This episode reviews the high points of what past shows have covered and re-anchors some of the most important aspects of the critical thinking process to master for becoming a better critical thinker.

Apr 6, 2018

In this episode, Bob and Julia unpack the construct of worldview, discuss its relevance to critical thinking and demonstrate how to uncover one's own worldview and the worldviews of others.

Mar 2, 2018

Show hosts, Bob and Julia, demonstrate a civil dialogue as they discuss a topic about which they disagree. Even though the topic, "Humanity is Worth Saving", generates a lively discussion, the focus is on the process of civil dialogue rather than the content of the topic.  An-studio facilitator helps guide...

Feb 2, 2018

This show is part 2 of a series on "Having Civil Dialogues." Julia and Bob discuss the issue, guided by audio clips from radio host and author, Celeste Headley, social psychologist, Professor Rob Willer, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Krista Tippett. The question of how to integrate the principles of Civil...

Jan 5, 2018

With incivility on the rise in the U.S., this episode focuses on the importance of and methods for having civil dialogues. Bob and Julia discuss the topic with Arizona State University Professors Jennifer Linde and Clark Olson, co-founders of the Institute for Civil Dialogue and co-authors of the book "Hot Topics, Cool...