This program first aired on Feb. 1, 2021
I recorded this soon after Joe Biden became president. The U.S. had just endured a bitterly contested election, and the conflicts that tear at the country showed no signs of going away -- then or now. To do more than separate into groups and shout at each other, we need to do a better job of addressing and resolving conflicts. On this edition of Davisville Kara Hunter, executive director of the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center, talks about how to handle conflict, wherever we find it.
She believes the quantity of conflict might not have increased in recent years, but our exposure to it has. Also, people might have become more comfortable sharing their disdain, disappointment and disillusionment.
To address the prevalence of conflict, she’d start in three areas, which she discusses on the show. She’s optimistic that we can get a handle on the problem, but says we’ll need good leaders who demonstrate conflict management, and we’ll need to consider our “will” – when we’re confrontational, are we just venting? Or do we really want to see change?