Posted: August 29, 2020
Another instance of police violence against an unarmed black man in Kenosha leads to the paralyzation of Jacob Blake. Protests turn to riots and downtown Kenosha burns, bringing guns and militia the next night. Unrest turns ugly as a 17-year-old vigilante kills 2 and injures a third. Where do we draw the line between protesting and rioting? How do we repair the relationship between police and the black community? Does any of the violence bring us any closer to justice or change?
Tagged in: BLM, police, protest, riot, vigilante Posted: August 6, 2020
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The use of two atomic weapons that marked the end of World War II remains arguably the most controversial decision made in the history of warfare. In this episode, we examine the decision, aftermath, and the ramifications of this world-changing event. Today we make the painful choice to remember to ensure that tomorrow we never forget.
Tagged in: hiroshima, nagasaki, nuclear weapons, world war II Posted: August 4, 2020
Like many workplaces, The Proversation finally moves forward using ZOOM. In this episode, Rick and Brian freestyle across a swath of topics including coping with unemployed life, the upcoming school year, and a Wisconsin lake party that attracted many hundreds of people while the state is under a mask mandate.
Tagged in: mask mandate, remote learning, zoom Posted: June 23, 2020
The internet is a seductively powerful tool, to be sure, and has changed our lives for the better in many ways. But has it made us better people?
Read Entire Article Tagged in: facebook, instagram, twitter, youtube Posted: May 30, 2020
America's soul is aching in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd. Far from an isolated incident, injustices of this magnitude find ourselves questioning the very nature of humanity. Today I spent the day in the middle of a community reeling in pain, but I came out on the other side with a warmer heart and a renewed sense of hope. I'd like to try to bring you along for the ride because the destination is peaceful.
Read Entire Article Tagged in: george floyd, hope, mgc