Many Americas: Navigating Our Divides
7/18/21 - 7/24/21
We are many Americas. We are many geographies, many economies, many cultures, many beliefs. We are a nation of differences and divides, and in a summer following a presidential election and a devastating pandemic that has thrown those divides into stark relief, we look to better understand those many Americas, the barriers—real or perceived—that keep us apart, and together consider how we navigate our differences in charting a future for our nation.
The Conflict Trap
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.
Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, published by Simon & Schuster in April 2021 — the learnings from which ...
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.
Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, ...
Music School Festival Orchestra: The Marriage of Figaro
Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.
Once per season, the Music School Festival Orchestra collaborates with the Chautauqua School of Music Voice Program (chaired by legendary pedagogue Marlena Malas) in a magnificent opera performance. This summer, they will present a quin...
Divided We Fall: Understanding and Healing a Broken Land
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
David French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time. A New York Times best-selling author, his most recent book is Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, which begins with a sta...
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Michael Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. He is an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan (Haudenosaunee) from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern O...
Listening to Disrupt
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Katherine Cramer is the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a visiting professor with the Center for Constructive Communicat...
Gary Phillip Zola
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at...
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 22, 2021.
One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience, an examination he will bring to the...
Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court Presented by Melissa Murray
Originally broadcast at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where she teaches constitutional law, family law, criminal law, and reproductive rights and justice. Her writing has appeared in a range of leg...
CLSC Special Presentation: "Begin Again" and "Shakespeare in a Divided America"
Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Book available online at the Chautauqua Bookstore: https://www.chautauquabookstore.com/book/9780525575337
Sony Ton-Aime, Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts, interviews Eddie Glaude, author of CLSC selection "Begin Again," and, in...
AAHH DeRay Mckesson
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 23, 2021.
*Please note that a small portion of the Q&A was edited due to technical difficulties.
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated ...