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Sandy and the Traubmans Interviewed for NYC Radio Show

On Wednesday morning, I was interviewed by Dena Kolbert for her live program “City Watch” on WBAI Radio – a listener supported, non-commercial radio station for New York City’s Peace and Justice Community. I had the opportunity to talk about dialogue and deliberation (what they are, how they relate to each other) and to introduce the four streams of D&D practice (exploration, conflict transformation, decision-making and collaborative action).

Dena had attended a workshop I gave on “deciding when to use which D&D methods” at the Network for Peace Through Dialogue conference in New York City in June, and thought her listeners could benefit from hearing from me. It was a quick 20-minute segment, but I had the chance to go into a bit of detail about the Conversation Cafe method (which I consider dialogue simplified to its essence) and about AmericaSpeaks’ huge 2002 program Listening to the City.

My friends Len and Libby Traubman (convenors of the long-running Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue group in San Mateo, California) were interviewed after me. Their segment includes audio from the film Peacemakers: Palestinians and Jews Together at Camp.

If you’d like to listen to the program, go to http://archive.wbai.org/ and look for the City Watch program on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00 am.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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  1. Nice interview Sandy! You were clear and offered a useful stream.

    Thanks for mentioning our 21st Century Meeting process and Listening to the City.

  2. Thanks, Susanna – I really appreciate that!

    I was thinking about having someone from AmericaSpeaks listen to the interview; I often talk about Listening to the City when I'm asked to give speeches or do interviews since it's something so many people can relate to – and I wanted to make sure I represented the program well. Let me know if you have any comments/critiques about that.

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