We call this show The Common Good, because we know there is much that contributes in a positive way to the Common wealth of our community.  Unfortunately however, there are times when we need to – get comfortable with being uncomfortable.  On this program, we believe that Black Lives Matter.  We believe that we do have systemic racism.  Period.  We can work to make progress – but we have to do it together.  

My first guest this week is Barb Seamen who recently covered two events that represent the massive support the community has in the fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion of black, indigenous, and people of color.  That overwhelming show of support and solidarity is starkly contrasted by the words and actions of a relative few who work to undermine any progress through willful ignorance and a flat out refusal to listen.  This is a vivid reminder of just how much work we still have left to do, and encourage everyone to listen more, speak less, and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

The second part of the program is the second in a two-part series highlighting Re-Imagined Radio.  In this episode, we are joined by Dr. John Barber, faculty with The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver and founder of Re-Imagined Radio.