Across our community, Alaskans are trying to navigate the new realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversations about masking, vaccines, and whether to return to work and school can trigger strong feelings and in some cases have resulted in strained friendships and divided families. These conversations mimic the political divide and frequently devolve into defensiveness, contempt, criticism, and hurt feelings. These high conflict conversations do nothing to improve public health and are tearing at the foundations of our community and the sense of unity we take pride in as Alaskans. Please join us for
a discussion about how we have gotten to where we are, and how we can move from destructive to constructive conversations about these challenging issues.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
GUEST: Megan Cacciola-Vice President of Programs, Alaska Humanities Forum
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 8 p.m. AKDT
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