Our world is more connected than ever before, but that has brought with it a seemingly endless variety of information and opinion sources. Instead of coming together, we are becoming more tribal. We are dividing ourselves into identity groups with opposing worldviews and even different facts. The result is unnecessary conflict and an inability to solve our shared problems. We are in a state of “culture war”.
But we can move forward in peace, and with a sense of fairness. We can make our lives fundamentally better. There are basic principles we’ve known since the Enlightenment, that when embraced and extended, will allow us to live together in community once again. To construct a shared understanding of reality, bridge our differences and rebuild our institutions. But it requires a deeper commitment from all of us, toward greater curiosity, empathy and integrity.
Welcome to Culture War Radio. Liberal Values are Worth Fighting For.
Culture War Radio is a live streaming call-in show (live.culturewar.us) from Downers Grove, IL on Sunday nights at 9pm CST till midnight, with the full unedited audio then released as a podcast (radio.culturewar.us). Launched in March 2019 and hosted by William Maggos, the show includes a weekly review of the news mixed with music, but the focus is on having an ongoing open and free-form conversation with guests to provide as many perspectives as possible about what makes for a healthy culture (wiki.culturewar.us).